Production Cook (2013/2014) - McMurdo
Gana-A'Yoo Service Corporation - Centennial, CO

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POSITION: Production Cook
SEASON(S): Austral Summer and/or Austral Winter
LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica
SECTOR/DEPT: GSC Antarctica
Currently seeking a Production Cook - Responsible for high quality, large volume food production as directed by Sous Chef; maintaining clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner; assisting the Sous Chef and others as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Functions as shift leader in the absence of the Sous Chef; all other duties performed under the supervision of the Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef.
Responsible for preparation of all assigned menu items for primary and satellite locations, utilizing proper cooking techniques and batch-cooking methods.
Ensures quality of the foods taste and presentation.
Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department.
Able to follow standardized recipes, as well as develop high-volume recipes as needed.
Able to coordinate, monitor and expedite batch-cooking procedures before and during service.
Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food, and efficient utilization of leftovers.
Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the Baker, Lead and/or Executive Chef.
Responsible for complying with all standards of safety and sanitation in the kitchen and serving areas.
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.
Monitors serving temperatures of hot and cold foods.
Assists in educating Prep Cooks on proper cooking techniques and holding temperature of foods.
Displays leadership abilities, good communication and organizational skills.
Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities.
Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical working environments.
Works conjunctively with Stewards to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.
Able to lift up to the safety regulation maximum from the floor to a table or cart in a safe manner.
Able to stand for up to 9 hours.
Performs duties in support of Infrastructure and Operations Division metrics. Train and orient subordinate employees on performance, documentation and activities that affect the achievement of Infrastructure Operations Division metrics.
Adequately and honestly track all date related to metrics.
Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics can be directly or indirectly, effected by this position's activities.
Provides direct support, using staff resources if necessary, to the achievement of all metrics related to ASC.
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.
Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
Perform other duties as required.
EDUCATION: High school education or GED. Preferably a graduate of a culinary arts program or an apprenticeship program to provide production of broad range menus.
CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License. Current ServSafe®Food Handler certificate required.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 years cooking experience, with at least one year in high-volume facilities, not including convenience or fast food. One year supervisory experience preferred. Prior military or government contract experience preferred.
OTHER: US citizenship required.
Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) an Alaska Native Corporation has offered outstanding Janitorial and Food Services for over 10 years. GSC has an exceptional record for providing food and janitorial services with ongoing contracts in many facilities types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary and field sites. Utilizing state of the art environmentally friendly cleaning products we create healthier surroundings, promote productivity, reduce costs, and increase safety of buildings. Our Food Services are committed to customer satisfaction and thorough quality control processes resulting in successful competitions for quality of service awards including the U.S. Air Force “Best Dining Facility” in Air Combat Command and runner up to the Ney award for best dining facility in the Navy.
GSC 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 supported by Compass Group
Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates. EOE & AA Employer M/F/D/V.

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