Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 08-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

TITLE: Food Service Supervisor (McMurdo 2021/2022)

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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

REPORTS TO: Culinary Manager

Currently seeking a Food Service Supervisor - Responsible for instituting and monitoring total quality control and quality assurance of the policies, standards and procedural implementations set forth by the food services department; employee issues; assisting and directing all positions as needed.


Plan, direct, and coordinate the Sous Chefs, Bakers and Cooks, in overall activities of the kitchens, serving areas and dining halls for McMurdo Station Antarctica; ensuring the highest level of quality and cleanliness to include the preparation and attractive/appealing presentation of food and beverage and the appearance of the dining hall.

Ensure the Sous Chefs and Lead Bakers plan daily food production needs and establish an effective leftover usage program.

Coach and train all Sous Chefs and Lead Bakers to compile and order all required food products, supplies, resources, and materials; track the purchasing/delivery and ensure the daily availability of product/supplies to the food service location. Assists and supervises in all areas of the kitchen, serving and dining areas. Monitors and augments instruction to all personnel on the proper use, care and cleaning of equipment.

Develop, maintain, and approve various administrative matters or materials such as budget expenditures or development, operational reports, cost analysis or records, time sheets, payroll matters, personnel or accounting materials, work and travel schedules, etc.

Maintain client and customer satisfaction and good public relations through effective communication and feedback that provides opportunity for improved operations.

Ensure that all supervisors plan, assign and direct employee schedules to include deployment, redeployment and weekly work schedules.

Conduct training programs; monitor and evaluate performance; reward and discipline; and address complaints and resolve problems.

Maintain a safe, and healthy working environment ensuring a high degree of adherence to the RPS Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance programs, HACCP, and ServSafe policies and procedures.

Consistently demonstrates professional skills in structuring assigned activities, teamwork, utilizing all forms of communications, implementing operational efficiencies, solving business problems, and making decisions. Demonstrates excellent team and program development skills consistently. Actively demonstrates GSC values and leadership principles.

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

Monitors overall quality, preparation, production and presentation of food on all shifts for all dining locations, functions and special events.

Informs Sous Chefs, Steward Coordinator, and Lead Dining Attendants of all events that cause population fluctuation at primary and satellite dining areas.

Responsible for documenting and communicating daily operational and personnel information to Culinary Manager.

Responsible for proper documentation of food temperature logs, production records, and any other documentation required in regards to food safety and sanitation. Monitors adherence to proper labeling and dating of food; adherence to recipes and proper cooking techniques.

Assists in resolving disputes and counsel employees on issues that shift leaders are unable to resolve.

Works closely with Culinary Manager to initiate progressive changes in the long-term and short-term operational goals of the food service department; may involve research and technical writing.

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.

Ensures that all subordinate employees are trained and understand ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals. Maintains documentation as necessary to meet these requirements.

Adequately and honestly track all data related to metrics. Supports the achievement of ASC goals, contractual commitments, and metrics, whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, affected by this position's activities.

Participates in and/or conducts inter- and intra- departmental meetings as required, including but not limited to weekly safety meetings, weekly production meetings, and weekly supervisor meetings.

Interacts with customers to obtain feedback on food quality, service, menu selection and sanitation; make adjustments accordingly.

Assigns tasks and projects to personnel in addition to their daily tasks to maintain the overall organization of the food service department.

Monitors the planning, ordering, preparation, service and clean-up of all food-related functions involving Distinguished Visitors to McMurdo.

Able to stand for up to twelve hours a day six days a week.

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

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

Responsible for safety reporting for all employees. This includes soreness, injuries, and near misses.

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.

Performs other duties as required.

EDUCATION: High school education or GED required. Graduate of a culinary arts or apprenticeship program to provide production of broad range menus required. Five years supervisory experience in a high volume food service capacity accepted in lieu of 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 7 years cooking experience, with 3 years supervisory responsibilities in high volume (not including convenience or fast food) facilities is 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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