Job Locations US-AK-Seward
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(05/21/2024 9:23 AM)
Job ID # (iCIMS)
Job Posting Categories
Food and Beverage/Culinary

What perks can you expect?

/ Competitive perks & wages 

/ Referral and end-of-season bonus available

/ FREE staff housing

/ Access to iconic National Park experiences

/ Fun staff events and parties

/ Industry discounts

/ Training to help your career grow

What will be your daily pursuit?

Deep down, our mission and values make us who we are as a team. This is what we strive for in all of the connections we create for our guests and for each other.

What will you do in this job?

Coordinates activities of and directs training of sous chef, prep cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service. The Chef is responsible for overseeing the operation of Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge and Day Lodge on a remote island and ensures guests receive a high quality lodging and dining experience. The Chef works with the General Manager and others to ensure the island is safe and highly enjoyable for guests. Facilities are clean and well maintained, necessary supplies are on hand, and waste is minimized.

  • Provide excellent guest service to guest and other team members
  • Make sound judgments and anticipate issues and opportunities
  • Handle comments, complaints, and concerns with a high level of efficiency and in the best interest of the guest
  • Work closely with all other departments to ensure overall guest satisfaction
  • Ensure that guests’ special needs are met
  • Plan menus for all meals that create an exceptional dining environment that is compatible with the island experience, allow options for guests with special dietary needs, and manage costs
  • Primarily responsible to prepare for, cook and clean up after all meals served in the wilderness lodge, fine dining setting
  • Conduct other duties as required, including opening and closing duties, coordinating employee meals, Day Lodge support, ordering materials and other tasks

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as Executive Chef or similar position and training; or any combination of management, education and experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Experience managing high-volume kitchens in a variety of different restaurant types
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience working in a seasonal working environment desirable 
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Training for Alcohol Professionals, TAPS
  • ServSafe Managers Certificate

What will your work environment be like?

We wake up every day to greet glaciers, mountain peaks and pristine lakes. At Pursuit, we live the dream. We’re united by an intrinsic love of exploring that can’t be confined by physical borders. Together, Pursuit team members and guests create inspiring memories they will share with their friends and families for years to come. It’s all about sharing our amazing destinations.



Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  


Pursuit places a high value on diverse backgrounds and experiences, recognizing that they serve as catalysts for creativity and innovation. We encourage individuals who are eligible to work in the USA to apply and join our inclusive team! 


We are working to eliminate barriers for applicants and team members from equity-deserving groups. If you can’t apply online or need accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact our Talent & Acquisition Team at ta@pursuitcollection.com 


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. 


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