Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 05-Apr-2017 to 01-Dec-2017 (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Contract

POSITION:   Sous Chef Field Camp (2017/2018)
 
SEASON:  Austral Summer
 
LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica Field Camp
 
SECTOR/DEPT:  GSC Antarctica
 
Currently seeking a Sous Chef (Field Camp) Responsible for producing high quality meals, in accordance with fluctuating population; maintain clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner; assist others as necessary.  Possibility of being only cook at field camp with limited cooking facilities.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Displays strong leadership, communication and organizational skills; must be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others in challenging and atypical working environments.  Able to develop a cohesive team unit from a diverse population.  Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
 
Ability to adapt to difficult situations and limited resources during camp set up and take down. Accommodate extended working hours during these time periods.
 
Monitor water level in kitchen.  Assist in facilitation of keeping snow continually supplied to snow melter or stock pot for water production.
 
Monitor condition and stock of food at outside food storage locations, shovel excess snow, as needed.
 
Coordinate with Food Service Supervisor (if present) on weekly food-pulls from cargo line and freezer cave.
 
Responsible for proper documentation of food temperature logs, production records, and any other documentation required in regards to food safety and sanitation.
 
Monitor and provide snack items for warming huts.
 
Monitor access to freezer cave and assist in keeping doors free of snow.
 
Creatively utilize leftovers and use fresh produce before it spoils.
 
Properly seal and transport kitchen waste to waste line. Assist in monitoring waste area in galley.
 
Responsible for tasting, flavor adjustments and presentation of foods.
 
Monitors proper cooking techniques and holding temperatures of food and proper labeling and dating of food.
 
Prepare alternate menu items if the population's consumption exceeds production of a primary menu item.  Honors requests for late arrivals via plated food held in warmers or by keeping the service line open.
 
Prepare weekly menu and confirm availability of ingredients.  Keep track of inventory and inform Food Service Supervisor or Camp Supervisor of low supply, maintaining awareness of length of time field camp remains open.  Able to follow standardized recipes, as well as develop high-volume recipes as needed.
 
Responsible for all aspects of safety and sanitation in the kitchen, including proper instruction and monitoring of equipment usage and safety procedures, timely cleaning of all equipment and proper organization of dry storage and refrigerated areas.
 
Ensure camp personnel and scientists are sufficiently instructed on cleaning duties and adequately supplied with cleaning items.
 
Able to lift up to the safety regulation minimum from the floor to a table or cart in a safe manner.
 
Able to stand up to 12 hours.
 
Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
 
Performs other duties as required.
 
EDUCATION:  High School diploma or equivalent.  Preferably a graduate of a culinary arts program or apprenticeship program to provide production of broad range menus.
 
CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License required. ServSafe Food Handler certificate required.
 
TRAINING:  None Required.
 
EXPERIENCE:  Minimum 5 years cooking experience and menu planning is required, (not including convenience or fast-food), if working at a field camp as the only cook.  Minimum of 4 years relevant cooking and menu planning experience, if working under supervision of chef.  Demonstrated ability to work in remote and isolated environments is preferred.  Preference given to those who have cooked in field camp settings.  Previous cold weather camping is recommended. 
 
OTHER:  US citizenship or permanent residency required.
 
Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) an Alaska Native Corporation has offered outstanding Janitorial and Food Services for over 10 years. GSC has an exceptional record for providing food and janitorial services with ongoing contracts in many facilities types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary and field sites. Utilizing state of the art environmentally friendly cleaning products we create healthier surroundings, promote productivity, reduce costs, and increase safety of buildings. Our Food Services are committed to customer satisfaction and thorough quality control processes resulting in successful competitions for quality of service awards including the U.S. Air Force "Best Dining Facility" in Air Combat Command and runner up to the Ney award for best dining facility in the Navy.

GSC in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits supported by Compass Group.
 
We are committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers.
 
If you require assistance in the application process, please contact us at:
 
Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation
(720) 568-2120; GSCOpportunities@usap.gov
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. EEO is the Law poster.

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