Xanterra Travel Collection Lead Cook $16.65/hr- Glacier National Park in Columbia Falls, Montana
Overview High volume, fast-paced and fun! Join our Back of the House team in Glacier National Park! At Glacier National Park Lodges, we depend on our team members to be highly motivated, committed, and competent people who share our vision and work together to attain it, while our work environment encourages responsibility for personal growth and promotes pride in each employee. No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park. You will play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to all our guests. About Glacier National Park: Glacier National Park encompasses more than 16,000 square miles of largely wilderness area and is known for its seemingly endless acres of rugged and breathtaking landscapes. Glacier National Park was established in 1910 and stands today as a monument to wild natural places. As part of the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, the park includes 175 named mountains, 762 lakes (130 named lakes), 200+ named waterfalls and 25 named glaciers, as well as 1,000 plant species, and hundreds of animal species. Just as the landscape and wildlife are part of the heritage of Glacier National Park, so are the historic lodges and classic Red Buses and their drivers known as “Jammers.” The Xanterra Travel Collection is the authorized Concessioner, so you are not only joining the Glacier National Park team – you are also joining the larger Xanterra Travel Collection family that prides itself on offering a world of unforgettable experiences, to our employees and our guests. We encourage our seasonal employees to transfer between properties and reap all of the benefits & perks that we have to offer. To learn more, please visit www.xanterrra.com/careers. What You Are Looking For: Are you interested in working and living in Glacier National Park? Are you looking to make life-long friends with people from all over the world? Do you have a positive attitude and solid work ethic? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, exciting work environment? Are you seeking upward mobility and growth opportunities? Are you looking to gain experience in tourism & hospitality operations? If you answered, “Yes” to these questions, a job in Glacier is ideal for you! The Details: Positions start late May - June 2022 and extend through mid- to late-September (dates depend on Location). Start Date: May - June, 2022 Employment Type: Full Time, Seasonal (ideally full season or early/late season) Schedule Varies: 32 to 45 hours per week. Perks include: On-site meals (cafeteria style) and lodging (dormitory-style or RV site) Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) and laundry facilities provided Free Red Bus Tours (as available) Exclusive Retail and Dining discounts in Glacier The adventure of a lifetime!! Responsibilities A day in the life of the Lead Cook: Creating a quality product in a timely fashion for guests and staff Communicate closely with chef on duty. Follows recipe cards and use a full range of cooking methods. Familiar with operation of kitchen equipment. Maintain Xanterra standards of sanitation throughout pantry/salad areas of the kitchen. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Essential Skills and Knowledge: Our Lead Cooks should have 2 to 3 years experience as Lead Cook, First Cook, or is a culinary school graduate. Ability to communicate clearly so that others in the kitchen understand expectations and tasks. Seeking Lead Cooks that will mentor and develop Line Cooks and kitchen staff. Multitasking to perform various cooking and lead duties at the same time. Being able to remain calm in a high stress environment is essential for these positions. Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand for long periods of time, approximately 8 hours. Must be able to walk for long periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, stretch, and reach for extended periods of time. Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.