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Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

149 Lockwood Rd
BARRE, MA 01005
Website:bcbsdharma.org
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience BARRE MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeRestaurant/Cooking/Food Service
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Preferred
2+
Preference: Required
Description:
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is a pre-eminent center for the study and practice of Buddhism in the West. Our 30-bed retreat center is located on 90 acres of wooded land in central Massachusetts. Our busy kitchen needs another full-time Cook to prepare and serve delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals for the students, teachers, and staff of BCBS. Some evenings and weekends are required.

Responsibilities include:
• Plan and prepare a variety of tasty and nutritious vegetarian meals for 25-45 people
• Prepare and serve a daily meal to our resident monk
• Make granola, breads, and desserts as time permits
• Maintain a clean, orderly and efficient kitchen work space
• Train and support retreatants in kitchen tasks
• Put away and rotate food deliveries
• Other duties and tasks as necessary
• Treat everyone with kindness and respect in every interaction
Requirements:
• One or more years of professional cooking experience featuring organic whole food ingredients, in a high-volume kitchen, preferably in a contemplative work setting
• Good organizational skills with demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple tasks with flexibility and good humor
• Flexibility in schedule, and ability to work some evenings and most weekends
• Ability to remain calm under kitchen pressure, and to work compassionately with retreatants
• Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to take direction; ability to function as both team leader and team player
• An interest in meditation practice and being of service
• Position involves standing for long periods and occasionally requires physical labor including lifting and carrying heavy objects

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits package.

BCBS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from historically marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send an email with your resume and cover letter explaining what interests you about this job with Cook in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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