Camp cooks are highly motivated, servant-hearted and love working as part of a team. Being a cook at camp means a lot of early mornings and late nights, as well as working well under the pressure of feeding a lot of hungry campers!
Cooks are hugely appreciated – without cooks, there would be no camps! All cooks must have a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate, and must be able to keep records of spending, temperatures and hygiene control.
New applications are welcome at any time, and cooks will be allocated to a camp dependent on their availability and on space at the camp. All new cooks must fill in the online application form by the end of February to be considered for this summer’s camps, and must be able to attend the FCYC Training Day, which will take place on Saturday 25th April 2020.
There are three categories of cook:
As well as the requirement for all cooks to hold a Level 2 (or equivalent) Food Hygiene certificate, FCYC aims to ensure that its cooks have been trained in two main areas – safeguarding and cooking for those with dietary requirements. For those who have not already undergone training in these areas in the past three years, either through FCYC or through another organisation, FCYC can provide this training prior to camp. FCYC also provides training on being a good leader, working with young people who have Additional Support Needs, giving Bible talks to young people, and leading discussion groups. This training is recommended for cooks, but is not mandatory.
Camp cooks should:
You will also need to commit to: