SCOL is Hiring Retreat Cooks

January 6, 2024

Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL) Retreat Center is looking to create a pool of on-call lead and assistant cooks to support our expanding retreat operations. If you are looking for a way to serve the dharma, and if you have basic kitchen skills and a flexible schedule, retreat cooking might be for you.

SCOL is located just north of Goldendale, Washington. It comprises 240 acres of oak and pine forest and has a year round creek. There are trails to walk, and a variety of wildlife species to watch. Retreat cooks may also have the opportunity to have interviews with teachers and attend retreat sessions. There is also a shrine room specifically for staff use.

These are contractor positions. Housing is provided. Applicants must have transportation. Training and menus are available. Please click on the links below to view job descriptions and details for both the Retreat Center Cook and Retreat Center Kitchen Aide/Assistant Cook positions.

Lead Cook Job Description

Kitchen Aide/Assistant Cook Job Description

If you are interested in this position, please contact Wilder and Vicki at