Line Cooks in Glennallen, Alaska

Job Details

  • Date Posted: April 29, 2022
  • Location: Glennallen, Alaska
  • Company: American Village of Alaska
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $16 / hour + tips
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: Some experience required

Company Contact

Send your resume to James Majors, General Manager via e-mail: [email protected]

Opportunity to work at the Caribou Grill in Glennallen, Alaska!!!

The Caribou Grill, owned and operated by American Village of Alaska, Inc. is seeking to fill multiple vacancies for the position of line cook, located in the Copper River Valley (Glennallen) of Alaska. The Copper River Valley is the gateway to Alaska’s interior.

Hunting, fishing, and hiking opportunities are plentiful in this rural, outdoorsy setting. The Caribou Grill is located on the same property as the Caribou Hotel (also owned and operated by American Village of Alaska, Inc.) and is about 10 miles away from one of the entrances of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, which is the largest National Park in the United States.

Enjoy breathtaking views of mountains, glacier-fed rivers, and aurora borealis (northern lights are typically only visible in the winter months). The summer months are filled with lots of sunlight (very little darkness) while the winters are dark and cold (we do not have 24 hours of darkness like in some places). The summer months are typically mild, while the winters can get very cold with lots of snow. Be advised that winter temperatures can get as low as -20°F, -30°F, -40°F, -50°F, and even (on rare occasions) as low as -60°F. Glennallen is relatively remote, but it is on the Alaska road system. The location of the restaurant is about 180 driving miles from Anchorage, AK via the Glenn Highway and about 120 driving miles from Valdez, Alaska via the Richardson Highway. Valdez is the closest city. Main roads and highways are relatively well-maintained by the Alaska Department of Transportation, even during winter months.

The successful candidate for the position of line cook will be adventurous, flexible, and will have can-do attitude. Living and working in Glennallen, Alaska presents a unique set of both challenges and rewards. The Caribou Grill is looking to hire line cooks immediately (as of April 27th, 2022). Some experience is preferred, but the lead line cook (kitchen supervisor) is willing to train candidates who have a good attitude, can work fast, and be willing to learn. Whether you are looking to work here for a few months or several years, we’d like to have the chance to meet and work with you. The full wage rate is for experienced line cooks: line cooks who need extensive training may start at a lower hourly wage.

Line Cooks will need to be able to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner – we especially need cooks right now who specialize in breakfast. Line cooks need to know how to operate quickly and efficiently. Line Cooks at the Caribou Grill may need to use the register to fill in, as there is a shortage of waitstaff. Line Cooks will be expected to maintain good hygiene and practice good food and personal safety standards. Line Cooks may be asked to clean, receive orders, or perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates who are hired from outside Alaska will likely fly into the Ted Stevens International Airport (also known as Anchorage International Airport). It is also possible to drive to Glennallen from the contiguous continental United States by going through Canada. If flying into Anchorage to begin work, there is a shuttle service that goes to Glennallen three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Employee lodging is provided at the Caribou Hotel, located on the same property as the Caribou Grill, at the steeply discounted rate of $20.00/night. Employee shift meals are available to employees at a 50% discount. Housing is difficult to find in the Copper River Valley, so you will likely need to stay in employer-provided lodging: at least at the beginning.

Those with active substance abuse issues need not apply – past issues are okay, as long as they stay there. A criminal history will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may be subject to a background check and drug screening after hire. We do not screen for marijuana/cannabis, as it is lawful for recreational use in the State of Alaska. However, employees of American Village of Alaska who come into work under the influence of intoxicating substances may be subject to immediate termination.

Candidates will be expected to get their Alaska Food Hander’s Card and Alaska Training for Alcohol Professionals (TAP) certification after they are hired. The company may cover the cost of the food handlers card and TAP certification.

Line Cooks may sometimes receive tips from customers in this position. Line Cooks may be needed to fill in to take orders for food and alcohol. There is no tip pool: charge gratuities are tracked in the Point-of-Sale System.

To apply for the position of line cook, please send your resume via e-mail to James Majors, the General Manager: [email protected].

Glennallen may be a small community, but it still has several businesses and some government services. Some of the businesses, services, and organizations you will find in Glennallen are:

Copper Valley IGA (grocery store)


Cross Road Health Ministries (Medical Clinic/Urgent Care)

Alaska State Trooper Station

Glennallen School (K-12 Public School)

Copper Valley Library

Charter School Program

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Office

Sparks General Store

The Hub of Alaska (24 Hour Gas Station and Convenience Store)

Glennallen Fuel & Service (Gas Station, Auto Repair, Towing)

U.S. Post Office

Glenn Transport

Crowley Fuels



Dental Clinic


Glennallen Hardware & Lumber

Trailside Espresso

Don’t delay, submit your application today!!!

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Send your resume to James Majors, General Manager via e-mail: [email protected]