Sous Chef
Doyon Universal Services - North Slope, AK

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Under the supervision of the Executive Chef, employee satisfies the need of our clients by ensuring high quality cost effective services and is responsible for meal planning, food preparation, purchasing, inventory, DUS paperwork, safety program, HACCP/food sanitation activities, general sanitation of the kitchen facility, and cleanliness. In addition employee is responsible for supervision of assigned staff.


High school education or equivalent

Two years of supervisory experience

Two years of experience in quantity food production

State of Alaska Food Worker Card

ServSafe Certificate (required after hire)


Culinary training from an accredited culinary institute or management experience in high volume institutional type operations

Previous remote site experience

Certified professional food manager

Current driver’s license


Maximize cost containment and savings opportunities consistent with the contract and company goals, which include food cost management and efficiency in portion control. Must be willing to assist and direct staff to comply with portion control

Ability to cook and produce food for up to 800 people

Prepare meats, soups, gravies, sauces, casseroles, side dishes, entrée; utilizing standardized recipes, while maintaining food at proper temperature, minimizing waste while utilizing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles for the provision of safe and sanitary food

Build and maintain good public relations with the client, residents, and co-workers

Monitor and maintain a high level of safe and sanitary working conditions

Maintain accurate administrative and production records

Adhere to local, state, federal, and other regulatory agencies, standards, codes, and laws.

Conserve nutrients and freshness of food items by adhering to quality and time limits for preparation and service of food

Work with the Executive Chef to prepare food orders using automated ordering system and check for accuracy to insure adequate supplies are in stock

Arrange special catering functions setup as required by client

Ensure that food purveyor’s are providing quality food products and meeting USDA standards

Ensure kitchen, warehouse, refrigerated storage areas, dining, spark rooms, and living quarters are cleaned and inspected on a regular basis

Adhere to HACCP guidelines and assist in employee training

Monitor, orientate, supervise, and train kitchen staff

Assist in scheduling the daily activities of the kitchen staff

Work with and assist Executive Chef with daily personnel issues in a professional manner

Meet with Executive Chef to discuss employee performance issues, staffing requirements, maintenance problems, special events, and any other non-ordinary situations

Supervision of the kitchen staff to help ensure compliance with all HSE and DUS policies and procedures

Assist in maintaining employee personnel records and record keeping as per OSHA requirements and DUS HSE Department

Assume an active leadership role in the employee safety program

Conduct daily department safety toolbox meetings

Ability to step into the role of Executive Chef in their absence

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 : Maintains 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 employee will be required to live and work in a remote and confined workspace for extended periods of time and e xposure to work assignments consisting of twelve-hour days and able to work day or night shifts as required. T he majority of the work is performed in a remote 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. There is a lack of immediate access to critical medical services as well as urban community services.


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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