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Food Services Cook in Cordova, Alaska

Job Details

  • Date Posted: July 24, 2022
  • Location: Cordova, Alaska
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $18.80 - $18.80 / hour
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Some experience required

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  • Cordova, Alaska
  • $18.80 - $18.80 / hour

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) is a private, non-profit hatchery association founded in 1974 by a local commercial fishermen’s organization to optimize Alaska’s wild salmon resources. PWSAC produces hatchery-born, ocean-raised wild salmon for commercial, sport, personal use, and subsistence fisheries in the Prince William Sound and Copper River regions.

Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) is looking for temporary, full-time Food Service Cooks to provide wholesome meals and a positive atmosphere for our remote hatchery crews.

Food Service Cook projects are available at our remote salmon hatcheries from February until November. Free room and board are provided on-site.

Submit an application at PWSAC Career Portal

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Basic Function:

The Food Service Cook III functions as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish. Under general direction, implements the authorized meal plan schedule by preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards.

This class is the senior working level of the foodservice cook series. Incumbents perform a leadership role in planning, preparing, and serving three meals and snacks for hatchery employees and their residing families, visiting employees, and on-site construction crews.

Food Service Cook III leads the implementation of the hatchery food service program; fully proficient in using standard methods and techniques, and can use a variety of interrelated skills to independently complete work that conforms to industry standards; supervise lower level food service cooks.

Description of duties and tasks:

  • In coordination with the hatchery food service program support team, prepares Cordova-based grocery orders for perishable foods, dairy and needed supplies with at least a one-week lead-time for order fulfillment.
  • Documents and inventories all incoming food and supply orders.
  • Assists in preparing weekly work schedules with the Hatchery Manager. Implements the authorized meal plan schedule to create varied, nutritious meals and snacks.
  • Prepares three meals per day with a minimum of one featured entrée per meal accompanied by two side dishes. Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.
  • Completes frozen and dry goods inventories quarterly and at the end of the season.
  • Ensures proper food storage and safety, marking the date and item. Monitors daily temperatures of refrigerators and freezers.
  • Keeps work area neat and clean at all times; cleans and maintains equipment used in food preparation.
  • Supervises and participates in daily clean-up of the kitchen and common dining areas.
  • Supervises and participates in routine cleaning of freezers and refrigerators.
  • Responsible for the security of kitchen and food storage areas. Supervises lower-level commissary cooks.
  • Within the foodservice section, assures implementation of the hatchery safety program and related functions.
  • Recommends procedures, techniques and new equipment to improve work efficiencies or adaptation to new techniques.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the practices, methods, and procedures of volume food preparation, cooking times and serving temperatures.
  • Knowledge of food handling, storage and rotation techniques to avoid cross-contamination and recognize critical control points.
  • Knowledge of regular or modified diets/menus, content, and limitations.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and software.
  • Knowledge of personnel management; skill in creating and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork.
  • Ability to prepare several menu items simultaneously, which may include both hot and cold items.
  • Ability to ensure adequate kitchen and food supplies and equipment repair.
  • Ability to plan and prepare meals for transport to field operation areas.
  • Ability to assign, monitor, train and/or evaluate daily tasks of lower-level food service cooks.
  • Skill in preparing, seasoning, cooking and baking the full range of foodstuffs that meet the standards of taste, temperature, appearance, texture and diet requirements.
  • Skill in resourceful creativity with supplies and inventory to minimize food waste.
  • Ability to organize time and prioritize activities, solve problems, and work independently within a team environment.

Essential Functions:

Work performed at any hatchery or remote location as needed. Must be able to move about freely; ability to lift and carry 30 pounds; ability to climb stairs; ability to climb aboard small aircraft; use telephones and computers unimpaired. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must be able to hear and see to receive verbal and written instructions.

Minimum qualifications:

Post-secondary training in an accredited vocational-training school in culinary arts; and two years of food service experience in a cafeteria, production kitchen or field camp.

Substitutions: Three years of progressively responsible work experience in food service will substitute for the required post-secondary vocational training.

Must have a current driver’s license and Alaska Food Worker’s Card.