Nature camp kitchen
Hand/Natural Chef’s assistant

If you love nature and introducing children to food, then this is the ideal job for you. First Hand Experiences is looking for a camp kitchen hand and assistant for our ‘Natural Food Chef and Educator. Your role will be to support the chef to deliver the food adventures aspect of the First Hand experiences programme. You will support the chef in teaching children how to prepare their own whole food lunches and snacks as well as help preparing picnic lunches for around 50 children and staff. We are proud that we are one of the only day camps in London to provide a vegan menu offering healthy whole food. As well as supporting the chef your role will include preparing, tidying, washing up, assisting children in cooking activities and serving the children.

Profile and Experience

Ideal candidates are excellent team players, hardworking, eager to learn and ambitious. With a passion for nature, the outdoors, food and children’s education you are on a path to your dream job.  Join a close knit community environment with passionate educators. Many of our assistant roles lead to other roles within the company.

Our assistant would work under the camp chef and camp leader to ensure all children are safe, happy and accessing our food programme.

No previous experience is needed as full training is given.

First Hand Experiences are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Hours – 9h per day. Days can be discussed.  We need assistants from Monday to Saturday.  You can apply for the 6 days or minimum 3 days. We’re flexible.

Rates of Pay:

Under 21: £56.00 per day

Over 21: £70.50 per day

Over 25: £75.00 per day

If you’re local you can travel to the site everyday, however if you are coming from London we offer accommodation to stay over.  Meals, snacks and drinks are always provided by us.

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About First Hand Experiences

Initial FHE blurb
First Hand Experiences is a fast growing company with big ideas about children and the natural world. Our day, sleep away and school camps are unique in that they focus on outdoor adventure, healthy whole food and the Arts in exciting themed programmes that celebrate the natural world.
We are currently recruiting for the summer holidays 2019 at both our West London day camps and our new countryside residential camp, Gather Green just outside Faversham, Kent.

At First Hand Experiences, what matters to children is at the heart of everything we do. Join our wonderful collection of experienced educators, artists, dramatists, musicians, gardeners and chefs that work with passion and care to offer unique camps throughout the school holidays.

Please check our website for more information about what we do

View our upcoming summer programme here

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