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


REPORTS TO:  Sous Chef



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.


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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