Copper River Lodge

Cooking in a remote paradise

Small fishing lodge on the banks of Iliamna's Copper River

  • summer
Iliamna, Alaska
$3,500.00 - $5,500.00 / month + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (May 27, 2023)

Our chef is responsible for the management of all food service operations including the cooking and presentation of all meals for guests and staff (12 total). This will include everything from breakfasts, lunches packed for the guides/guests, and dinners. The position is flexible and can be tailored to the skills, preferences and personality of our chef. The chef will also train and supervise one kitchen assistant/housekeeper who will help with dishes, prep work, and various cooking duties. The chef is responsible for all food ordering, logistics, and budgeting. We offer room for creativity as the management simply oversees the kitchen operation to assure quality and productivity.  It is a challenging position due to the intimacy of the lodge. The kitchen is small and the equipment is basic and less sophisticated than most professional kitchens—2 propane stove/ranges, propane grill, small smoker, food processor, mixers, etc.  Even with the limited resources, our chef’s have always put out a great product.

Qualifications & Requirements:
* Hard working and physically fit with the energy to work long hours 6 days per week
* Culinary experience in restaurants or lodges

* Baking and dessert making skills
* Ability to interact and work well with others
* Cooperative and open to suggestion

* Good leadership and training skills
* Creative and willing to offer suggestions
* Must be positive, happy and enjoy their line of work
* An appreciation for the outdoors and the experience remote Alaska offers
* Strong customer service skills including interacting with people, sharing stories, etc.
* Ability to conduct kitchen operations in an efficient and professional manner
* Ability to delegate kitchen tasks to minimize workload and increase efficiency

Pay and benefits:

The chef position starting pay is $3500 to $5000 per month DOE + gratuities, room & board and travel (domestic).  The employment runs from late May to early October. Tips are pooled and distributed equally to crew members and average $800+/week.

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