Do you love to cook and love the outdoors?

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The Exchange

ITH Adventure Lodge in Big Bear Lake, California is seeking an enthusiastic cook to make nightly meals and meal plan! We value the importance of a home cooked meal shared with our guests. Our nightly dinners included in our guest's stay is what makes our hostel stand out among the rest! We are looking for someone who loves to cook and meal prep to take over our dinners 4-5 days a week. An extra bonus if you love the mountains and outdoors!


24 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Bartending: Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.


Fluent English

Between 20 and 45 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

You will be responsible for preparing and executing delicious meals 4-5 nights a week for our staff and guests here at our Adventure Lodge. You duties will include: creating a delicious, creative, weekly dinner menu within our lodge's grocery budget. Keeping up with food inventory. Maintaining kitchen areas and adhering to the high standards of necessary cleanliness for our guest's and staff's safety.

Activities & Shift

Typically work Sunday to Thursday 5-8PM cooking and serving dinner, and then 5 extra hours at anytime of your choice to prepare dinner menu, shop and meal prep. The remaining 4 hours will be to assist in cleaning Kitchen facilities.


You will work 24 hours a week and receive free accommodation in staff bunk room, two free meals a day, a shower, linens and towels provided, free laundry, wi-fi, and free camping trips and trips to our sister hostels in San Diego!