Lead Cook

Anchorage, Alaska

Cook 1 
At Alyeska Resort, our Cook 1 is a cornerstone of our culinary team as lead line cook, responsible for crafting delectable meals and maintaining the highest quality standards. If you're a passionate and experienced cook who thrives under pressure and is dedicated to delivering culinary excellence, we want you to join our team. 

Position Responsibilities 

  • Create complete meals, individual dishes, and specialized meals, considering dietary restrictions and allergies. 
  • Maintain food quality, portion sizes, and determine food proportions for consistently excellent dishes. 
  • Work independently with minimal supervision while adhering to health and safety standards. 
  • Manage kitchen operations, including supervising 2nd and 3rd cooks and assisting with team training. 
  • Collaborate in menu creation and standardization, planning menus, estimating food requirements, and monitoring supplies. 
  • Clean and organize the kitchen and work areas to meet our quality and safety standards. 
  • Organize and manage buffets and banquets, ensuring a delightful dining experience. 
  • Inspect, report, and correct safety hazards to ensure the safe operation of kitchen equipment. 
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area. 
  • Assist with the implementation and creation of new menus in alignment with our culinary standards. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Essential Skills and Experience  

  • Dynamic, enthusiastic individual who thrives under pressure and can perform multiple functions. 
  • 3-5 years or more of related cooking experience. 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.  
  • Completion of a 3-year apprenticeship program for cooks or equivalent culinary education. 
  • Strong commitment to health and safety standards for a safe work environment. 
  • Understanding of labor and cost control fundamentals with the ability to adhere to established plans. 

Why Alyeska? 

Alyeska Resort is a 300+ room resort which includes a Nordic Spa and Ski Area, nestled in the mountains of Girdwood, Alaska located 45 minutes south of Anchorage. Alyeska Resort is an incredible place and Girdwood is a friendly, lively town where residents value both outdoor adventure and community spirit. Alyeska Resort offers the type of atmosphere where our employees are able to work hard and play hard and are encouraged to share their enthusiasm with our guests.  

Offering year-round and seasonal opportunities, working at Alyeska Resort is both rewarding and exhilarating. Alyeska Resort offers many exciting career opportunities, beautiful surroundings and exciting employee benefits including:  

  • Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance for regular full-time employees  
  • Paid holiday and paid time off (Vacation and Personal)  
  • Free Season Pass for employees and qualified dependents  
  • Roth 401(k) and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • Discounts for rooms at The Hotel Alyeska and affiliate hotels  
  • Discounts in Resort restaurants, shops, and Nordic Spa  

Family, Quality, Winning, Industry and Honesty:Our people realize that relationships rooted in trust, honesty, respect and gratitude are essential to all. We never get a chance to make a second first impression. Success is planning the details. We are focused and committed to doing what we say and accepting feedback as a gift. 

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Physical demands: Ability to lift up-to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, walk, push or pull heavy equipment and stand for extended periods of time.  
  • Work Environment: This role occasionally involves extended hours, nights, and weekends to accommodate peak business periods. Operating within a dynamic, fast-paced guest-centric setting, you will maintain a high level of interaction with staff, guests, and stakeholders. 

Alyeska Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All resort employees must possess current documentation showing they are eligible for employment in the United States. Alyeska Resort accepts applications for currently available positions only and does not accept applications for “general employment.” Preference may be given to local candidates, as relocation may not be available.  

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