In May & August each year we bring two cooks from overseas to Australia (all expenses paid) to volunteer their cooking skills for 18 weeks.
Our past volunteers (mostly from the Seattle area so far) had the experience of a life time, and we're now hiring for the next 2 semesters coming up.
Experience is negotiable but applicants must be well organized, able to manage a busy kitchen effectively, develop and train junior assistants in food preparation, passionate about all aspects of cooking and willing to put in the extra effort to produce freshly made high quality meals for large groups.
There is also a junior position available, suitable for those with less experience in kitchen management, etc but diligent, teachable and capable of cooking pre-planned meals for smaller groups of 10 to 20 as needed.
We don't serve frozen prepackaged/processed foods at Attunga, everything is freshly home made and we place great importance on the quality of food service. We are also developing a new organic garden this spring and will be incorporating fresh, organic produce in our cooking where possible.
If you have what it takes and have always wanted to visit Australia and would like to do something meaningful & completely different for 18 weeks, you are welcome to apply.
It is hard work and a significant responsibility but very rewarding, and a once in a lifetime opportunity to work and serve in a truly beautiful location.
In return for your help, we provide (at no cost to you) :
- Your return airfare to Sydney Australia
- An Australian working holiday visa with 12 months validity
- Travel Insurance including emergency medical coverage for your time in Australia
- Transport to and from Sydney airport to Attunga
- All meals
- Accommodation on site
- Use of our facilities and recreational activities such as horseback riding, hot tub, pool, etc.
Plus you'll get to come along on our week long 'Taste of Australia' tour to the best tourist locations, beaches, mountains, zoo in this part of Australia
You need pay for nothing and there is absolutely no cost to you, other than discretionary spending on personal items, souvenirs, etc.
The next position starts mid August '17 and is for 18 weeks, returning to the USA late December. The one after that starts mid January '18, returning to the USA late May
Our directors are based in the Seattle area for the US summer and typically interview at offices in the Kirkland Area in May and June each year, or by Skype if you live elsewhere.
Meet some of our past cooks
from South Africa ~ Jan to May '16
from Spokane WA ~ Aug to Dec '15
from Seattle WA ~ Jan to May '15
from Kalispell MT ~ Aug to Dec '14
from Seattle WA ~ Aug to Dec '14
from Seattle WA ~ Aug to Dec '13
from Cozad NE ~ Aug to Dec '13
from Seattle WA ~ Aug to Dec '12
from Seattle WA ~ Aug '12 to May '13