Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

TITLE: Production Cook (2021/2022)

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: South Pole Station, Antarctica

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


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


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 (FSS).

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

Ensures quality of the foods taste and presentation

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

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

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, Baker, and/or FSS.

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

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

Monitors serving temperatures of hot and cold foods

Displays leadership abilities, good communication and organizational skills

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

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 maximum 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.

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. Provides 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.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility 75% or more of the time. The employee is occasionally required to remain in a stationary position for at least 50% of the time. The employee frequently is required to maneuver self to be able to reach product and/or materials needed for task. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is on occasion required to determine quality of flavor, appearance, and texture of product. The employee must be able to perceive oral and written instructions in the form of text, writing, graphs, charts, and/or video, and other forms of communication. Must have capacity for exposure to long hours, days, and weeks away from home.

Perform other duties as required.

EDUCATION: High school education or GED required.

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 two years cooking experience, with at least one year in high-volume facilities, not including convenience or fast food. 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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