Head Cook
Doyon Universal Services - Anchorage, AK

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Under the supervision of the Food Service Manager, the Head Cook will assist with the café and catering operations.


High school diploma or equivalent

Five years of experience in high volume food production and supervision

ServSafe certificate OR current Municipality of Anchorage Food Worker Card (must obtain ServSafe after hire)


Valid driver’s license

Previous supervisory experience

Successfully completed and passed the “Certified Professional Food Managers” course

Culinary training from an accredited Culinary Institute or Management experience in high volume institutional type operations


Prepare daily specials, soups and catering entrees within quality guidelines and food cost targets

Assist Food Service Manager with oversight of catering and other kitchen production to include staffing and food cost guidelines

Order food and supplies from vendors

Assist in management of food cost by utilizing all food items in an efficient manner

Oversee kitchen staff and be able to hold staff accountable for following guidelines

Monitor Doyon HAACP program in accordance with established procedures. (Oversee daily checklist for compliance and assist with safety meetings).

Ensure that all sanitation guidelines are followed and the kitchen is kept in a clean and organized manner.

Work with the Food Service Manager in developing new menu items, catering requests and cycle menus

Willingness to perform others duties as required

Willingness to work at various locations as required


Commitment to Excellence : Identifies what needs to be completed and takes action to achieve a standard of excellence beyond job expectations

Corporate Values : Understand, embraces, and integrates DUS corporate values into everyday duties and responsibilities

Safety and Security : Promotes a safe work environment for co-workers and customers

Customer Service : Identifies and responds to current and future client needs by providing excellent service to internal and external customers

Teamwork : Resourceful team player that builds, strengthens, and maintains collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the organization

Leadership: Maintain a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes and coaches employees to meet high performance standards and goals


Attention to Detail : Ensures one's own and other's work and information are complete and accurate

Communication Skills : Listens, writes, and speaks effectively, and positively relates and interacts with co-workers and others

Decision Making : Makes choices or reaches conclusions by establishing objectives, gathering relevant information, identifying alternatives, setting criteria for the decision, and selecting the best option

Planning and Organizing : Systematically develops plans, prioritizes, organizes and manages resources in order to accomplish business goals within a specific time period

Workforce Development : Effective in the recruitment, selection, development, and retention of competent staff members

Management : Plans, organizes, directs, monitors, and controls a group of one or more employees or one or more entities to accomplish organizational goals and objectives


Full time regular employees have the opportunity to enroll in health insurance (medical/dental/vision), life insurance, 401k Retirement Plan and short term disability through AFLAC. Full-time regular employees are provided access to our employee assistance program.


The majority of the work is performed in a café setting with a wide variety of people in differing functions, personalities and abilities.


The employee’s work requires routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.


It is DUS’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


Doyon grants preference to Doyon Shareholders and shareholders of other corporations that grant a similar preference to Doyon shareholders, such as Alaska Native Corporations. The preference applies in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training. A preference will be granted to qualified Doyon shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other corporations which grant a similar reciprocal preference to Doyon shareholders, such as Alaska Native Corporations.

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