Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2019 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Salary
  • Seasonal

TITLE:   Sous Chef (2020/2021)

SEASON:  Austral Summer and/or Winter

LOCATION: Palmer Station, Antarctica

SECTOR/DEPT:  Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica

Currently seeking a Sous Chef (Palmer Station) - Responsible for production of high quality, large volume meals; maintain clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner; assist others as necessary.


Responsible for preparation of all items on a 35-day menu cycle, (or variations thereof), holiday menu items and food required for special occasions.

Communicates and coordinate with Food Service Supervisor daily for utilization of leftovers, production information and timely usage of fresh produce.

Responsible for tasting, flavor adjustments and presentation of foods.

Educates staff on and monitor proper cooking techniques and holding temperatures of food.

Confers with Food Service Supervisor daily on production schedule and weekly during menu planning meetings.

Responsible for coordinating, monitoring and expediting batch cooking methods before and during services.

Responsible for proper documentation of food temperature logs, production records, and any other documentation required in regards to food safety and sanitation.

Anticipates need for and oversee preparation of alternate menu items if the population's consumption exceeds production of a primary menu item.

Able to follow standardized recipes, as well as develop high-volume recipes as needed.

Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department.

Displays strong leadership, communication and organizational skills in a supervisory capacity; 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.

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.

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

Places weekly food order with Food Service Supervisor for menu items produced on that shift.

Records quantities of all food items prepared, served and discarded as required by the Food Service Supervisor, in accordance with approved waste management guidelines.

Honors requests for late arrivals via plated food held in warmers or by keeping the service line open.

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 9 hours.

Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics.  Train and orient subordinate employees on performance, documentation and activities that effect the achievement Operations Division metrics.

Adequately and honestly track all date related to metrics.

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

Provides direct support, using staff resources if necessary, to the achievement of all metrics related to ASC.

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

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 education or GED.  Graduate of a culinary arts or apprenticeship program to provide production of broad range menus required. Three years additional supervisory experience in a high volume food service capacity accepted in lieu of a degree.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:  Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica. Valid driver's license required.

EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of five years cooking experience with both sweet and savory products required. A minimum of two years supervisory experience required. Previous experience with Food Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.

OTHER:  US citizenship or permanent residency required.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL 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 are supported by Compass Group.

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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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