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NANA Regional Corporation Cook - Valdez, AK in Valdez, Alaska

Req ID: ALY00452



The cook position is based in Valdez, AK. and is responsible for the daily preparation, production, stocking and presentation of a variety of foods, breakfast, entrees/soups, salads, salad bar accompaniments, pantry production, maintaining serving line levels, or the cleaning and sanitizing of preparation areas and equipment, and baking. All duties are to be performed in accordance with NMS’ mission, vision, and values as well as housekeeping policies, practices, and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs all main line food production duties with specific items determined by assigned shift.

  • Reviews the needs of the day with assigned supervisor(s), completes production sheets, reviews maintenance reports, and verifies supply needs and availability.

  • Assists assigned supervisors with menu and recipe development.

  • Monitors, replenishes all salad bar and pantry production items using proper rotation procedures.

  • Cooks such food items as breakfast, lunch or dinner foods, coffee, drinks, tray items, sandwiches, salad dressings, meat items, cheese or vegetable trays, salad bar items, etc.

  • Prepares, places, presents, and restocks such items as bulk/fresh vegetables, salads, relish trays, meats, sauces, cheeses or salad dressings, etc.

  • Prepares or utilizes production sheets to determine amounts needed for serving areas.

  • Uses a variety of food preparation procedures and equipment including a wide variety of cutting instruments. Uses previously made salads and producing new salads as needed.

  • Assists other personnel as needed in food production or in handling special duties.

  • Serves in the service line.

  • Handles special food preparation or cleaning projects as required.

  • Rotates food items as is appropriate to item.

  • Wipes down, cleans, and sanitizing preparation areas, salad bar area, workstation, or associated equipment.

  • Cleans various food service, food preparation equipment storage areas, etc. May include cleaning glass and general polishing, sweeping, wiping, or mopping of other areas or surfaces.

  • Verifies and oversees food serving lines, areas, bars, etc. to make sure they are properly stocked, set up, and cleaned.

  • Removes garbage from assigned areas, sets up or breaks down tables, snack bars, display cases, serving lines, etc.

  • Communicates with supervisors to discuss items needed for meals and backups.

  • May complete menu display announcements as outlined by a supervisor.

  • May handle or organize freight on a regular basis.

  • Responsible for quantity and quality control in food production as well as overall sanitation of assigned areas.

  • Assists in the supervision and training of food service personnel.

  • Observes and instructs others on the proper rotation procedures to be followed for produce and dairy products.

  • Maintains food production equipment and storage areas following proper sanitation, safety, and operational procedures.

  • Notify supervisor if safety and sanitation standards are not being met.

  • This position is responsible for the supervision of staff.

  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • At least six (6) months of directly related restaurant cooking experience which demonstrates a working knowledge of high volume food production, food service production, food service positions, equipment, and supervisory techniques.

  • Currently hold or have the ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) within 30 days of hire.

  • Must pass all pre-employment contract requirements which may include but are not limited to: drug test, physical and fit for duty assessment and hearing test. Applicants not located near a testing facility are responsible for paying for travel to the nearest testing facility.

  • Must be able to cooperate and work as part of a team with fellow employees, customers and clients.

  • Must be able to make decisions in the moment with little to no supervision.

  • Must be able to be on your feet for 8-12 hours per shift.

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

  • Must meet and adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by the company and client.


  • Three (3) years of directly related restaurant cooking experience which demonstrates a working knowledge of high volume food production, food service production, food service positions, equipment, and supervisory techniques.

  • Alaska Food Workers card and/or ServSafe Certification (must be able to obtain upon hire).

  • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or recognized formal certified training program from a National Association.

  • Two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory role in a restaurant and/or industrial kitchen setting.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoor/Outdoor. Frequently exposed to arctic conditions.

Noise level: Moderate to Loud

Description of environment: Employees must constantly be able to stand, walk, climb, push, pull use hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch. Employees are occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Physical requirements: Fit For Duty Test

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to knuckle x 2

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to waist x 2

  • Lift: Lift 50 lbs. from floor to shoulders x 2

  • Lift: Lift 30 lbs. from floor to crown x 2

  • Carry: Carry 20 lbs. with two hands for a minimum distance of 20 feet

  • Push: Push horizontally with a peak force of 50 f-lbs. with two hands.

  • Stoop & Twist: Perform alternate cross over toe touches x 5 each side, self-paced, continuous.

  • Squat Test: Functionally squat x 5, self-paced but continuous.

  • Kneel: Kneel on one knee and stand. Return to kneel on opposite knee. Repeat alternate kneeling sequence x 5 for each knee, self-paced but continuous.

  • Stairs: Climb up and down 10 steps x 4 for a total of 40 steps, self-paced but continuous

  • Stairs & Carry: Climb up and down 10 steps x 2 for a total of 20 steps while carrying 30 lbs. in one hand and using the other hand to grasp a railing for safety, self-paced.

  • Allow a 30 second rest period after climbing up and down 10 steps while carrying.


NMS Core Values

Safety guides our behavior.

Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.

Organization: Camp Services

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Primary Location: US-AK-Valdez

Shift: Variable

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.