Positions with Adelynrood and the Companions


The Work Environment

The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross (the Companions) is a nonprofit women’s organization with members around the world. We own and operate Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center in Byfield, Massachusetts, where our offices are located. Adelynrood provides a peaceful park-like setting for our paid staff, our members and our guests.

From May to October, Adelynrood has a busy schedule of retreats, conferences, meetings, and other opportunities for our members and guests. We hire seasonally to support our hospitality and we have year-round staff that support the activities of the Companions’ organization, and the operations of the conference center.



We have openings for creative chefs from late April to Early October. We do quality scratch cooking that is served buffet style for between 10 and 110 guests. Our food is seasonal and healthy, with a diverse and flexible menu. The kitchen is spacious, sunny, and well set up. We pride ourselves on offering fine dining in a rustic environment with a relaxed atmosphere.

We’d like you to share your own specialties, while also having the flexibility to adapt to the dietary needs of those we cook for. We are an independently owned kitchen operated by a non-profit that values our employees. This is not industry, this a quiet corner of the culinary world.

There is a full-time breakfast-lunch position and two part time positions with flexible schedule possibilities. Compensation starts at $22.00 per hour and increases depending on responsibilities.

Because of our location 5 miles south of Newburyport, you must have your own transportation.

Full Time Chef: Tuesday-Saturday 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Part time Chef 1: Wednesday-Saturday 3:00PM -8:30 PM
Part Time Chef 2: Sunday-Monday 6:00AM to 2:30 PM

Flexibility with scheduling may be possible.

Email Chef Manager, Adam Segal.