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Job Type:
Full Time
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Hannah Mayer
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Job Description:

The Cook/Garden Supervisor cooks as part of the kitchen team and designs and institutes a working relationship between Pendle Hill’s community kitchen and its organic garden. The Cook/Garden Supervisor’s work is split between the kitchen (approximately 60%) and the garden (approximately 40%) with the needs of food service taking top priority. The responsibilities and how they are divided will vary with the season and the needs of the kitchen staff.


Depending on the season, the Cook/Garden Supervisor shares in the responsibility for planning and cooking three meals a day for a community. The number of patrons for each meal fluctuates from approximately 30 to 120 persons due to number of guests and residents on campus at a given time. Cooks exhibit care, great time management and an ability to work as a team that includes highly experienced and novice kitchen workers.


Garden responsibilities include incorporation of our garden produce and outside local foods, storage of the harvest, and coordinating the use of our community labor. Our goal is to foster and sustain a holistic, cost-effective, land-centered food ethic that nurtures the body and spirit of the Pendle Hill community in accordance with our food philosophy and Quaker Testimonies.

Applicant Requirements:


  • Experience successfully cooking for large groups in restaurants, cafeterias, or similar settings.
  • Highly organized with good time-management skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • An understanding of processing and preserving garden produce.
  • Ability to bake bread and prepare homemade desserts.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of food preservation and season extension.
  • Experience in organic gardening practices including garden planning and plant propagation through harvesting.
  • Experience in the safe use of hand tools, rototillers and other equipment.
  • Experience with garden food processing.
  • A willingness to work irregular weekly, weekend and holiday hours.



  • A working knowledge of plant-based, sustainable nutrition.
  • Familiarity with raising chicken/poultry; aquaponics, and other “green” elements of farm-to-table work.



  • A highly welcoming attitude and willingness to provide hospitality for members of, and visitors to, the Pendle Hill community. Openness to a wide range of spiritual beliefs and experiences, cultural backgrounds and practices, and differences (of all kinds).
  • Familiarity with Quaker faith and practices, and a commitment to learning more and/or a willingness to gain, deepen, and nurture such knowledge.
  • Appreciation of the role of Quakerism in the mission of Pendle Hill. Please see our mission, vision, and values statements as part of familiarizing yourself with Pendle Hill.
Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 12/14/2018
Non-discriminatory Statement:
Position Level:
All Divisions
School Name:  Pendle Hill
Street Address: 338 Plush Mill Road
City: Wallingford
State: PA
Zip Code: 19086
Phone: 610-566-4507
Executive Director: Jennifer Karsten
Founding Date: 1930
Day / Boarding: Day Only
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Admissions Contact: Lina Blount
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08/18/2017 338 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

338 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA 19086 Organization

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