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NANA Regional Corporation Lead Cook, FT/PT - ANMC ($22/HR and up, DOE Benefits $12 Meal Card) in Anchorage, Alaska

Req ID: ANM00790


The Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) in Anchorage, AK is looking to hire a full-time Lead Cook to join our amazing kitchen team. Are you creative with a love for cooking? Would you like to work for a company that works hard to treat everyone with dignity and respect? Are you looking for an opportunity to gain valuable cooking/culinary skills? If so, please read on!

This culinary position earns a competitive wage of $22/hour & up, DOE. We provide eligible employees with outstanding benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a 401(k), life insurance, an employee assistance program (EAP), and a $12 meal card for every shift. We also support shareholder and native hiring. If this sounds like the right Line Cook opportunity for you, apply today!


This full or part-time position typically works nights and weekends. This full-time position typically works from 6:00am - 1:30pm, from 11:00am - 8:00pm, or from 12:00pm - 9:00pm. Weekends are required.


As a Lead Cook, you play a crucial role in delivering high-quality culinary dishes to our medical center patients. Working with our revered executive chef, you prepare and cook high volumes of soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other food items in our kitchen. The meals you're cooking are always made to the highest quality. As a lead, you will direct and guide line cooks and other kitchen staff, under the supervision of the executive chef and sous chef, to ensure food production is prepared accurately and in a timely manner. This position will support the AYR (At Your Request) station.

You review the needs of the day with the assigned supervisor. Once you receive your assigned kitchen area, you handle quality control in food preparation as well as overall sanitation of that area. Keeping the kitchen safe and clean is a top priority, and you take great care to adhere to all precautions.

This is a really cool place to work! Our executive chef is revered here in our area and was featured in the NY Times for the local food service program she is a part of. You love learning new cooking skills under her direction, rather than being stuck in a production line. Being part of a tight-knit culinary team is what you were meant to do, which is why you love this cooking position in our kitchen!


Built on a culture of safety and integrity, we deliver award-winning, integrated support services to a variety of clients. Our mission is to provide management and support services at a level of quality, value, safety, and expertise beyond our client's expectations. Our medical center is easily accessible and conveniently located near public transportation. Taking care of our team members is a priority. Our company is represented by five generations! We’re a great place for people to start their careers and grow. We are also extremely committed to maintaining a diverse employee community. In addition to rewarding work, we offer plenty of opportunities for growth!


  • Must have a High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Must have Municipality of Anchorage Food Handler’s Card or ServSafe contingent upon 30 days of hire.

  • Must have two (2) years of experience in a commercial kitchen in a food service operation, restaurant, hotel or hospital; lead cook experience preferred.

  • Must have knowledge and training in using a variety of food production equipment.

  • Must be able to work independently and complete assignments in a timely manner.

  • Must pass a fingerprinting background investigation that complies with The Crime Control Act, Child Care Worker Act and the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

  • Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English.

  • Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox), TB, and any other immunizations and screenings designated in the current ANTHC Employee Health Program for Infection Control in Hospital Personnel.

  • Contract requires candidate to get a flu shot pre-hire and annually thereafter.

  • Contractor may be required to maintain all employee health records on site.

  • This contract requires COVID-19 vaccination.


Level One: An individual is ineligible to work in any position that has regular contact with or control over children, dependent, adults, or vulnerable persons if the individual has been convicted of:

  • One or more felonies and/or two or more misdemeanors of crimes against persons and/or crimes of violence

  • Any crime against a child, dependent adult, or vulnerable person, regardless of its classification as a felony, misdemeanor, or another type of offense

  • Any sex crime, regardless of its classification as a felony, misdemeanor, or another type of offense

  • Murder

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous food service or hospitality industry experience


Weather: Indoors: environmentally controlled; requires most or all work to be done inside.

Noise level: Moderate

Description of environment: This is an industrial hospital kitchen located in a healthcare setting.

Physical requirements: Employee is required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.

Travel: None

Do you have a passion for the culinary arts? Can you work well independently? If yes, you might just be perfect for this cooking position!

Organization: Food and Facilities Management

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Primary Location: US-AK-Anchorage

Shift: Day Job

NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.