Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Assistants are responsible for washing dishes, setting tables, helping serve and clean up meals, and maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and dining hall.

Weekend availability is required.

This Part-time, Non-exempt hourly position reports to

Kitchen Manager


  • –  Wash dishes, pots, pans, food preparation tools and equipment using commercial warewasher and pot sinks
  • –  Clean and set up dining area
  • –  Clean floors
  • –  Assist in general kitchen clean-up, including recycling and laundry
  • –  Monitor cleanliness of Refectory building and dining area.
  • –  Practice kitchen sanitation and safety practices
  • –  Respond to requests from guests and monitor food serving areas during meals
  • –  Assist in food preparation and cleanup when requested by supervisor
  • –  Other projects as assigned by supervisor


  • –  Willingness to learn food preparation and sanitation practices
  • –  Able to follow direction
  • –  Able to lift 40 pounds unassisted
  • –  Able to lift 60 pounds with assistance
  • –  Able to work standing and walking for an eight hour shift
  • –  Able to work for two hours at a time without sitting down
  • –  Physically able to lift and carry plates and trays, slide dish trays into warewasher, and

    perform other basic tasks

  • –  Able to read and understand English. Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Free to work at least one weekend day or evening


5297 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 tel 707-433-2440 fax 707-433-3431

The Bishop’s Ranch is a self-supporting institution of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

The mission of the Ranch is to serve God by providing for people of all walks of life a place where lives are changed; a place of hospitality amidst the beauty of God’s creation where renewal of spirit, mind and body is nourished, leading to spiritual growth and closer relationships with God and one another.

We fulfill the mission of the Ranch by providing hospitality for retreats, conferences and other gatherings to groups and individuals from the Diocese of California, other churches, and non-profit groups. Our goal is to provide these services in a personal and relaxed but efficient way that enables guests to reach their goals for spiritual, personal, and organizational growth.

Working at The Bishop’s Ranch is service oriented, and doing our jobs successfully is based on teamwork. Because of the wide-ranging nature of the tasks involved in caring for our guests and facilities, it may be necessary to perform tasks outside our usual line of work. For example: when on duty in the kitchen a guest may come in and ask where sports equipment is found; an office worker may be called to help when a guest finds a broken water valve; a maintenance worker may need to help in the kitchen when a group suddenly has increased in numbers, or a cook must leave due to illness. The flexibility to help in such a situation in order to support our guests and the overall goals of the Ranch is a requirement of working at The Bishop’s Ranch.