Employment Opportunities

Guest House is currently recruiting the below position. Application instructions are below.

Prep Cook – Part Time

Guest House Retreat & Conference Center, located in southern Middlesex County is currently seeking a Part Time Prep Cook. The ideal candidate lives locally and is self-motivated, energetic, a team player, and demonstrates a strong work ethic. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to customer service excellence and a serious interest in learning and growing in the food service industry. Hospitality experience is a plus.


The Prep Cook reports to the Executive Chef. The starting salary is $12.00 per hour. Our business is flexible based on occupancy and events scheduled throughout the year, which means the number of work hours will vary week-to-week, up to 24 hours during busy periods. Primary schedule is weekday and weekend shifts, which typically start at 7 a.m. or one hour before meal times.Evening shifts on occasion. The selected candidate will undergo criminal and employment background checks.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare creative, thoughtful meals adhering to the highest standards of Guest House
  • Ensure meals are out on time, every time
  • Maintain ServSafe certification
  • Promote workplace safety
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Interact with guests in a friendly, professional, and caring manner
  • Accommodate dietary requests and restrictions
  • Other tasks, possibly outside of primary job description, as assigned by management

Skills and requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year experience, or will train the right individual
  • ServSafe certification
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Proficient English verbal and written skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Dependable transportation
  • Trustworthy
  • Ability to use e-mail
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Local residency preferred
  • Neat appearance

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please send an e-mail to rhonda@guesthousecenter.org or visit our Craigslist posting.

TO BE CONSIDERED, please submit ALL of the following:

  1. Resume or employment history & education
  2. Cover letter stating why you are interested in the position
  3. Contact information, including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone #

You may also stop by Guest House to complete an employment application. We are located at 318 West Main Street (Route 148) in Chester (at the Chester/Killingworth Town line).

**No Phone Calls, Please**