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

POSITION: Production Cook (2018/2019)

SEASON: Austral Summer and/or Winter

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica


Currently seeking a Production Cook - Responsible for high quality, large volume food production as directed by Sous Chef; maintaining a safe, clean and sanitary work area, maintains equipment and tools in a professional manner; assisting the Sous Chef and others as necessary.


Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace

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

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

Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical working environments

Able to follow standardized recipes,

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

Is committed to producing high-quality foods, both in taste and presentation.

Agrees with and adheres 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

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

Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food, and efficient utilization of leftovers.

Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the Sous Chef and/or Food Service Supervisor.

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

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

Monitors serving temperatures of hot and cold foods.

Functions as shift leader in the absence of the Sous Chef; all other duties performed under the supervision of the Sous Chef and/or Food Service Supervisor.

Displays leadership abilities, good communication and organizational skills.

Assists in educating Prep Cooks on proper cooking techniques and holding temperature of foods.

Works conjunctively with Stewards and Lead Dining Attendant(s) to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.

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

Able to stand for up to 12 hours.

Supports the achievement of ASC/GSC metrics, whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, effected by this position's activities.

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

Perform other duties as required.

EDUCATION: High school education or GED required.  Preferably a graduate of a culinary arts program or a culinary apprenticeship program.

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

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years cooking experience, with at least one year in high-volume facilities, not including convenience or fast food. One-year supervisory experience preferred. 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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