Au Sable Institute -- Summer Cooks (3 positions)

COOKS — Three (3) full-time cooks at our campus in northern Michigan (mid-May through mid-August)

The summer cook positions will be responsible for all tasks involved in preparing and serving food as well as the upkeep of the kitchen/dining facility under the supervision of the Food Service Manager and Director of Support Services. Cooks will be responsible to make nutritious meals from scratch in a timely manner for approximately 20-60 people. Cooks will be required to follow food safety standards while prepping ingredients, following recipes and handling and storing food. Cooks will have a hospitality role introducing meals and engaging positively with members and guests of the AuSable community. They can expect to work 35-45 hours per week. Schedules are rotating and days worked change week to week.


  • Must be passionate about food and extending a pleasurable eating experience to others.

  • Must be responsible, trustworthy, teachable, organized and have an attention to detail.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work on your feet for 8 hour shifts.

  • Must work adequately under time pressures and constraints.

  • Preferably cooks would have a valid driver’s license.

  • Preferably cooks will have some experience in cooking, baking, food prep, following recipes and/or be in an academic culinary program. However, neither are requirements.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be minimum wage (currently $10.00 per hour) for the first 40 hours each week, time and a half for additional hours in the same week. Housing and meals also provided.

Positions are open until filled

To apply please fill out an online application by clicking here or send email to Eric Bond at