Executive Chef
Grande Denali Lodge & Denali Bluffs Hotel

Adventure awaits! This could be you!

Hiring for Year-Round Executive Chef for Grande Denali Lodge & Denali Bluffs Hotel

Located at Mile 238 George Parks Highway near the entrance to Denali National Park

  • year round
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Mar 01, 2024)

Executive Chef - Live, Work, Play in Denali National Park 🌲🍽️

Company: JL Hospitality Management

  • Location: Denali National Park, Alaska
  • Position Type: Full-Time, 12 months with benefits
  • Reports To: Complex General Manager of JL Denali
  • Salary: Competitive, with Bonus Potential
  • Revenue Responsibility: $3 Million Top-Line
  • Benefits: One-bedroom cabin (April-Sept), Hybrid work during the off-season, 401K,Health Insurance

About Us

Welcome to JL Hospitality! We are an Alaskan-owned hospitality company on a mission to provide once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list experiences. Immerse yourself in our "Live, Work, Play" ethos while making a lasting impact on our diverse culinary operations.

The Opportunity

We're looking for an Executive Chef to head our multifaceted culinary team. This role demands a hands-on approach blended with a data-driven understanding of menu selection. You'll oversee a diverse range of dining concepts and a seasonal staff that includes J1 visa holders from around the globe.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for the seasonal opening and closing of the Lodge's kitchens.
  • Set and enforce nutrition, sanitation, and food preparation standards.
  • Develop and maintain training programs with an emphasis on safety, product quality, food production, and cleanliness.
  • Manage warehouse ordering, requisitions, stocking, and receiving.
  • Handle reporting and inventory systems.
  • Code and organize all food invoices for monthly tracking.
  • Estimate food consumption, costs, and set relevant pricing.
  • Create and analyze recipes for special dishes.
  • Purchase or requisition food and kitchen supplies.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate and as assigned.

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years' experience as an Executive Chef or similar position. Any combination of management, education, and experience that provides the required skills is also acceptable.
  • Proven ability to manage high-volume kitchens across various restaurant types.
  • Experience in handling banquets is essential.
  • Experience working in a seasonal environment is highly desirable.

Work Environment:

Imagine waking up every day to glaciers, mountain peaks, and pristine lakes. That's what it's like to work here. We are not just offering a job; we're offering an experience. It's all about sharing these breathtaking locations, not just with our guests but with our team as well. Your work environment is the epitome of natural beauty, making every day an adventure.


Come Live, Work, and Play in the stunning setting of Denali National Park. We look forward to receiving your application!

How to Apply

To seize this unparalleled opportunity, please apply online or submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for this role.

JL Hospitality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

For further inquiry, please contact Christopher Scheffer at cscheffer@denalialaska.com.

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