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Delaware North Wayside Kitchen Trainer, Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Virginia

The Opportunity

Delaware North Parks and Resorts is hiring a seasonal Wayside Kitchen Trainer to join our team at Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Our ideal Kitchen Trainer is an experienced cook who enjoys working in fast-paced environment, taking pride in delivering high quality service and food to guests.


$21.50 - $21.50 / hour

Information on our comprehensive benefits package can be found at .

Life in Shenandoah National Park

Looking for a new adventure? Be part of a tight-knit team fortunate enough to live and work in the natural wonder of Shenandoah National Park. With a great work/life balance, you can spend your time off exploring the over 500 miles of hiking trails.

  • Low-cost shared dormitory housing available for $50/ week including all meals, utilities, and wi-fi

  • Shared fire pit area for use in dorm area

  • Meet guests and fellow team members from around the globe

  • Tons of outdoor activities including camping, rock climbing, repelling, cycling, fishing, horseback riding

Benefits at Shenandoah

  • Weekly pay

  • Free shift meal or all meals included with on-site housing

  • 30% discount on other meals

  • Employee discounts - 30% off most items

  • Referral bonus – earn $200 for each eligible referral

  • Training and development with opportunities for internal mobility and growth including the chance to work at our other locations nationwide

Note: Additional benefits including insurance and vacation are available for eligible year-round positions at other Delaware North properties


  • Supervise and train all team members and ensure food preparation and production meets quality standards

  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of walk-ins and freezers and ensure all kitchen equipment is in working order

  • Effectively supervise proper breakdown, rotation, labeling, dating, and storage of food

  • Perform opening, closing, and side work duties

  • Actively work to maintain food cost within parameters set by culinary leadership

  • Partner with team members and restaurant managers to satisfy guests

  • This position requires driving a company vehicle on a daily basis.


  • No college degree required

  • At least two years' experience as a line cook, including supervisory experience

  • Ability to effectively communicate with others and lead in a fast-paced environment

  • Attentive and detail oriented

  • Basic math skills with an ability to understand, calculate and follow recipe measurements and proportions

  • Possess and maintains a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity is sufficient to chop, mix, blend, whip etc. a variety of foods and liquids

  • Ability to lift and carry large pans from ovens or freezers, weighing up to 50 lbs

  • Standing and walking for the entire length of the shift

Shift Details

Day shift

Evening shift



Who We Are

Shenandoah National Park offers over 200,000 acres of protected lands with lots to explore including cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, and quiet wooded hollows. It’s a great place to hike, camp, bike, fish, take photographs or go canoeing. We offer on-site housing and a free meal during every shift.

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.