NANA Regional Corporation Cook - Bison Hall - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Girdwood, Alaska

Cook - Bison Hall - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center


Built on a culture of safety and integrity, NMS delivers award-winning support services to a variety of clients every day. Our clients have peace of mind, knowing that we are committed to delivering best-in-class service. NMS brings creativity, technology and experience to every project.

Our programs are carefully researched, tested and evaluated to deliver the taste, variety and value that our clients need. Our commitment to food safety is at the forefront of all our programs and practices, ensuring a superior dining experience. From kitchens located in Ketchikan to the North Slope of Alaska, our experienced and creative food service employees take pride in their work and deliver quality meals 365 days a year to a wide range of customers.

Beautiful new seasonal restaurant opening this year at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Milepost 79 along the Seward Highway. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit organization that provides care for hundreds of displaced animals and educates visitors about Alaska’s wildlife. The restaurant will be located at the new education center, Bison Hall.

This Cook position is responsible for the preparation, production, and presentation of a variety of foods, completion of production sheets and with other associated food service activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs all main line food production duties with specific items determined by assigned shift.

  • Reviews the needs of the day with assigned supervisor(s), completes production sheets, reviews maintenance reports, and verifies supply needs and availability.

  • Assists assigned supervisors with menu and recipe development.

  • Is responsible for quantity and quality control in food production as well as overall sanitation of assigned areas.

  • Assists in the supervision and training of food service personnel.

  • Arranges for kitchen helpers/assistants to complete smaller item preparation.

  • Verifies and oversees food serving lines, areas, bars, etc., making sure they are properly stocked, set up, and cleaned.

  • Using a working knowledge of all general food service area positions, this position “fills in” for any one of these positions at a moment’s notice.

  • Observes and instructs others on the proper rotation procedures to be followed for produce and dairy products.

  • Maintains food production equipment and storage areas following proper sanitation, safety, and operational procedures.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks occurring at the same time.

  • May assist other food service personnel at any given


Qualificationsand Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Alaska Food Workers card or ServSafe Certification contingent upon 30 days of hire.

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a grill or line cook position.

  • At least three (3) years of directly related food preparation experience.

  • Must follow professional demeanor and uniform standards all of the time per company policy.

  • Must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English.


  • The ability to instruct and train others in a fast paced environment.

  • Campus dining or cafeteria/production line experience.

  • Completion of vocational/technical program in the culinary field.

  • Certain position(s) require a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under NMS’ vehicle insurance policy

Fair Labor Standards Act Status:Non-Exempt/ Hourly

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment. The employee is occasionally required to walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Certain positions may require the employee to have the physical stamina to work long hours every day for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The above is not intended to list all possible essential functions or requirements as they are subject to change, the employer reserves the right to revise or change this description. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. All employees are expected to work varying hours of compensated overtime to accomplish various duties. All employees are expected to work rotating hours, shifts, or in different departments to accommodate the business demands. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential duties and meet the physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these conditions.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

NANA Shareholder Preference

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Company: NANA Management Services

Primary Location: US-AK-Portage

Other Locations: US-AK-Girdwood, US-AK-Anchorage, US-AK-Indian

Shift: Day Job

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Jul 6, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: AWC00101