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Food Service Supervisor (2021/2022) - Field Camp

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program Denver, CO

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Job Description

POSITION: Food Service Supervisor Field Camp (2021/2022)

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica Field Camp

SECTOR/DEPT: Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica

REPORTS TO: Culinary Manager

Currently seeking a Food Service Supervisor (Field Camp) - Produce high quality meals, in accordance with fluctuating population; maintain clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner; assist others as necessary. Position is located in remote field camp setting, with limited cooking facilities. Able to assist with and direct all positions as needed.


Responsible for overall quality, preparation, production and presentation of all food in camp.

Self-motivated and has ability to motivate others in remote, physically challenging and atypical work environments. Displays strong leadership, communication and organizational skills in a diverse supervisory capacity.

Functions as senior food services representative.

Ability to adapt to difficult situations and limited resources during camp set up and take down. Accommodate extended working hours during these time periods.

Monitor water level in kitchen. Assist in facilitation of keeping snow continually supplied to snow melter or stock pot for water production.

Monitor condition and stock of food at outside food storage locations, shovel excess snow, as needed.

Coordinate weekly food-pulls from cargo line and freezer cave.

Monitor and provide snack items for warming huts.

Monitor access to freezer cave and assist in keeping doors free of snow.

Monitors wholesomeness of all fresh, frozen and dry food products.

Communicates and coordinates with all Sous Chefs daily for timely and efficient utilization of leftovers, production information and usage of fresh produce.

Interacts with customers to obtain feedback on food quality, service, menu selection and sanitation; present information to camp supervisor and make adjustments accordingly.

Conducts production meetings and menu planning meetings with Sous Chefs.

Monitors availability of ingredients; make adjustments when necessary.

Monitors adherence to proper labeling and dating of food.

Monitor adherence to recipes and proper cooking techniques.

Responsible for maintaining superior sanitation and safety standards within the kitchen, serving area and dining area, in conjunction with the Sous Chefs.

Monitors food waste and establish waste minimization procedures, in accordance with accepted waste management guidelines.

Oversees food service personnel on the proper separation and disposal of food waste materials.

Oversees instruction to all personnel on the proper use, care and cleaning of equipment; provides instruction as needed.

Informs Sous Chefs of all events that cause population fluctuations; assist in making production adjustments accordingly.

Responsible for menu planning, ordering and receiving food as needed.

Responsible for keeping accurate inventories of all food service equipment and food items.

Acts as personnel representative to monitor morale and make recommendations to Camp Supervisor for improvements.

Assigns tasks and projects to personnel in addition to their designated daily tasks to maintain the overall organization of the food service department.

Assists in the overall evaluation of daily food service operations regarding policy, personnel and production.

Assists in all areas of the kitchen, serving and dining areas as needed.

Continually evaluates and improves the functionality of the food service operation.

Able to stand for up to 12 hours a day.

Able to lift safety regulation maximum from the floor to a table or cart in a safe manner.

Responsible for implementing and maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.

Responsible for safety reporting for all employees. This includes soreness, injuries, and near misses.

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility 75% or more of the time. The employee is occasionally required to remain in a stationary position for at least 50% of the time. The employee frequently is required to maneuver self to be able to reach product and/or materials needed for task. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is on occasion required to determine quality of flavor, appearance, and texture of product. The employee must be able to perceive oral and written instructions in the form of text, writing, graphs, charts, and/or video, and other forms of communication. Must have capacity for exposure to long hours, days, and weeks away from home.

Performs other duties as required.

EDUCATION: High school education or GED required. Graduate of a culinary arts or apprenticeship program to provide production of broad range menus required. Five years supervisory experience in a high volume food service capacity accepted in lieu of degree.

CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica. Valid driver's license required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 7 years cooking experience, with 3 years supervisory responsibilities in high volume (not including convenience or fast food) facilities is required. Previous experience with Food Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.

OTHER: US citizenship or permanent residency required.

Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits are supported by Compass Group.

We are committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. EEO is the Law poster.

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