Lead Cook


This candidate will possess a strong work ethic, servant’s heart, a desire to grow spiritually and a willingness to care for guests and other staff. This position provides a successful candidate with training and experience leading toward food service management. It is inclusive of operational aspects of the kitchen, dining room, dish area and laundry at our retreat and training center.

• Perform the planning, preparation & service of good food in accordance with safety, nutrition & guest needs
• Assist in the ordering, reception, storage & tracking of food products
• Assist in managing the cleanliness of kitchen, dining areas & equipment
• Provide leadership to staff, volunteers & guests in kitchen, dining room & dish area operations

• Annually affirm InterVarsity's Statement of Faith (https://intervarsity.org/about-us/what-we-believe
• Willingness to work at least 40 hours per week on a varied schedule including evenings and weekends 
• Have good communication skills, a professional demeanor and a service-oriented attitude 
• Ability to stand for long periods and to lift or carry items 40 lbs. or less

• Prior experience cooking in a retail food service, professional or institutional setting
• Ability to exemplify the love of Christ through humble, excellent & genuine guest service
• Ability to complete food handing training (ServSafe)
• High School graduate, at least 18 years of age

• Culinary Arts graduate
• Ability to communicate well to guests and staff
• Current professional certifications in: Food Handing (ServSafe); First Aid, CPR & AED 
• InterVarsity background or equivalent ministry experience 
• Other college graduate, trade-school certificate or post-secondary coursework 
• Preferably at least 21 years of age

Reports to the Food Service Manager. There are possible opportunities for advancement in this area.

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid 
Category:  Food Services


Job Contact: 
Rachael Celani 

(310) 510-0015 

How to Apply

External and Internal candidates must submit:

*If located in Alabama, Atlanta (GA), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Vermont, or Washington use the General Application – without salary history

  • Email the completed application to the Job Contact listed above or to Human Resources.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement: Purpose and Doctrinal Basis.