Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner Cooks

Job Description

Mile 175 Dalton Highway
Northern most truck stop in the US, nestled in the foothills of the Brooks Mountain Range along the Dalton Highway.

RESPONSIBILITIES of the Breakfast Cook / Lunch Cook / Dinner Cook
The cook has primary responsibility for a diverse set of food production activities focused on cooking delicious, handcrafted meals in our "scratch" kitchen for an equally diverse make-up of guests [recreational travelers, truckers, and workers] in our 80-seat roadside café. Breakfast --- our summer “midnight sun” season breakfast service focuses primarily on buffet service. Lunch --- our summer “midnight sun” season lunch service focuses on menu service. Dinner--- our summer season food service features both menu and buffet service.

Specific responsibilities include:
Execute final “line" food production activities required to fill service menu orders.
Execute all food prep activities required for menu / buffet service.
Assist with both prep and production activities associated with the production and assembly of “to-go” sack lunches.
Assist with dishwashing activities as required.
Execute all cleaning activities required to leave the kitchen “absurdly clean” at the end of the shift.


The Coldfoot Camp Breakfast, Lunch, or Night cook position is a perfect fit for an individual who:

Has previous line cooking and experience in a commercial kitchen --- OR --- is new to a commercial kitchen but has a sincere and enthusiastic willingness to develop new culinary skills.
Views favorably the idea of working in a "scratch" kitchen versus an "industrial" production kitchen.
Views favorably the idea of working in a non-corporate work environment
Likes to work hard [not just in concept, but in reality!!!]
Thrives on work requiring serious flexibility and multi-tasking.
Views favorably the idea of having a physical work component to their workday.
Is excited about the opportunity to spend a summer “midnight sun” season and fall “aurora” season north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska’s Brooks Mountain Range --- and, having the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the guests we serve.

The Dalton Highway, Alaska's Arctic wilderness highway, stretches north from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay.

Along the 500-mile highway, you’ll encounter the Yukon River, the Arctic Circle, the Brooks Mountain Range, and the Arctic Coastal Plain before the road’s termination at the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

Punctuating this Arctic wilderness are Yukon River Camp, Coldfoot Camp and Deadhorse Camp; each meeting, with a spirit of soulful hospitality, the important food and lodging needs of Arctic travelers.

Why Work Arctic?
WILDERNESS 24/7: It’s a paid working vacation. Not a mere visit to Alaska's arctic wilderness, but an unparalleled opportunity to live it.

GREAT COWORKERS: Great wilderness attracts great coworkers—perfect teammates for a season of life, work, and play.

HOUSING/MEALS: No rent, no food bills, no commute. (housing and meals included)

EARN IT, SAVE IT: Which is to say, we’re in a wilderness environment where the options for spending money are as scarce as the options for wilderness exploration are robust.

Yet, "working arctic" is not for everyone.

Many (even most) Alaska work first-timers may find our camps to be too remote.

For these persons, a Denali Canyon Park-type experience might be a better fit: a couple thousand fellow co-workers create a spring-break like social atmosphere, restaurants and bars are in close proximity, Walmart and movie theaters are just two hours away.

Other Alaska-work first-timers might have an expectation that their work days will be spent in a glamorous structure built by a Marriott or a Hilton.

This is not our camps.

Our camps are what they are.

Simple and unglamorous structures, staffed by great coworkers, serving guests who are thrilled to find the very thing that led them to a decision to explore off the beaten path in the first place: authentic hospitality, and a real, uncontrived atmosphere.


$15.00 / hour [potential for higher starting wage dependent on culinary skills and experience] PLUS gratuities PLUS $2,000.00 season completion bonus PLUS room & meals [at no cost to coworker]


Milepost 175 Dalton Highway, Coldfoot, AK,

Listing Closing Date

02 / 28 / 2023


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