Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 10-Mar-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • 39000-47500
  • Salary
  • Seasonal

Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation, GSC, is renowned for excellence in delivery, performance and customer satisfaction with a focus on Food Service, Janitorial Services and Administrative Services. GSC supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) and we are currently seeking a Prep Cook at McMurdo Station.

As a Prep Cook you are responsible for basic cooking and preparation techniques used to produce high quality, large volume meals; maintain clean and sanitary work areas, equipment, and tools in a professional manner; assist Sous Chef and others as necessary.


SEASON: 2022-2023 Austral Summer

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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

SALARY: $625 - $710 per week


  • Responsible for preparation of all assigned menu items for primary and satellite locations, utilizing proper cooking techniques and batch-cooking methods.
  • Monitors cooking, holding, and serving temperatures of hot and cold food.
  • Agreement with and adherence 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.
  • Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the food services department.
  • Able to follow standardized recipes as assigned by the Sous Chef or Food Service Supervisor.
  • Able to coordinate, monitor and expedite batch-cooking procedures before and during service.
  • Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for complying with all standards of safety and sanitation in the kitchen and serving areas.
  • Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical working environments.
  • Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities.
  • Works in conjunction with Stewards to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.
  • Able to lift up to the safety regulation minimum 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 (as provided by supervisor).
  • Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position's work activities.
  • 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.
  • Work to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority on the job site
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • High school education or GED.


  • Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid U.S. Passport


  • Minimum of one-year cooking experience in high-volume facilities.
  • Previous experience with Food Services in Antarctica may be accepted on lieu of minimum experience.


  • US citizenship or permanent residency required.
  • A prerequisite of employment for this position is to successfully gain a favorable Tier 1 - Elevated Background Investigation (EBI) result prior to deployment. Candidates hired for this position will be required to complete; online forms, written forms, fingerprint cards and provide additional details and information as requested by NSF Personnel Security.

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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