Schooool’s out for summer! - meaning our Chefs are off for the summer too! So what do they do?! College Chefs employees can use the summer as a time to relax and rejuvenate, or they have the option to take on an exciting opportunity for a couple of months. We love when our chefs choose to stay busy during the summer - they learn new skills, have new experiences, and stay up-to-date on their culinary chops, which all benefit their position as a chef with College Chefs. We created the website, Summer Camp Chefs (SCC), so that our Chefs have an additional avenue to find summer gigs should they choose to do so.
The SCC website features a Resume Board full of chefs, sous chefs, and dishwashers that are available for the summer, as well as a Job Board full of seasonal culinary positions located all over the country. Camps and Chefs can contact each other directly through the site about a position. The website is free to use for both the Chef and the camp in search of Summer culinary talent.
So far this year, we have had dozens of chefs and camps register for the website. There have been several successful connections made between camps and chefs, and many summer positions have been filled through the website.
According to College Chefs HR Coordinator Veronica Sanchez, “Generally the feedback that we get from our Chefs & staff is that they love their jobs and working for College Chefs. To some, however, the one downside is not having employment in the Summer.”
Sanchez continues, “We have had a few Summer Camps contact us each year so we thought why not make a website where those camps can meet our Chefs? So far it’s worked great. We built [the website] in-house and it’s pretty basic but it functions well. We’ve had almost 40 camps sign up to offer positions and that is really with no advertisement or outreach.”
By Emily Boland of Chef Placement Services
SCC is a JV with College Chefs and sister-company
Chef Placement Services
Chef Placement Services (CPS) has the one of the nation's largest databases of Chefs and specializes in finding phenomenal Chef talent for hotels, restaurants, casinos, resorts, etc.
Disclaimer: Participants in Summer Camp Chefs (Employers & Chefs) enter into a relationship at their own will and independent of SCC, College Chefs, & CPS.