Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2017 to 01-Dec-2018 (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Salary
  • Contract

POSITION: Prep Cook (2018/2019)

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT:  GSC Antarctica

Currently seeking a Prep Cook - Responsible for basic cooking and preparation techniques used to produce high quality, large volume meals; maintain clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner; assist Sous Chef and others as necessary.


Responsible for preparation of all assigned menu items for primary and satellite locations, utilizing proper cooking techniques and batch-cooking methods.

Monitors cooking, holding and serving temperatures of hot and cold food.

Agreement with and adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department.

Able to cook in a setting that is open/displayed to the customers.

Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the food services department.

Able to follow standardized recipes as assigned by the Sous Chef or Food Service Supervisor.

Able to coordinate, monitor and expedite batch-cooking procedures before and during service.

Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food.

Responsible for proper use and timely cleaning of equipment and tools.

Responsible for maintaining sanitation standards of work areas, cold and hot storage areas and service areas.

Responsible for complying with all standards of safety and sanitation in the kitchen and serving areas.

Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical working environments.

Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities.

Works conjunctively with Stewards to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.

Able to lift up to the safety regulation minimum from the floor to a table or cart in a safe manner

Able to stand for up to 12 hours.

Performs duties in support of Infrastructure and Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor).

Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position's work activities.

Complies with all ASC Environmental, Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals.   Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

Work to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.

Performs other duties as required.

EDUCATION:  High school education or GED.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License. Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate required.

TRAINING:  None Required.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum one year cooking experience in high-volume facilities. Prior military or government contract experience preferred.

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

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.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
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