Breakfast Cook/Baker
Highliner Lodge & Charters

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Breakfast Cook/Baker

Highliner Lodge & Charters
Pelican, Alaska
$4,500.00 - $5,500.00 / month + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (May 20, 2023)

Employment Opportunity for a Breakfast Cook/ Baker at high profile SE Alaska Fishing Lodge!

We are a thriving, ambitious fishing lodge and as an expanding business, we are looking for motivated, honest, hardworking & talented individuals. The lodge is located in a remote fishing village. This position required some experience and ideally a background and understanding of seasonal work. 

Start date: May 20th / End Date: September 10th 

Job description:

You will work under the supervision and direction of the Head Chef. The job description will list items that may or may not be delegated to you by the head chef and can include other tasks not listed.

  • Oversee/prep of lunch sandwiches that go out on the boat for the fishing guests (30-50 sandwiches daily)
  • Cook breakfast for 25-50 fishing guests, buffet style. 
  • Cook breakfast for staff
  • Be confident in your ability to bake a variety of desserts.
  • Assist with kitchen operations: this includes taking inventory, storing food properly (with date & labels), cleaning and organization of all kitchen areas (such as refrigerators, freezers, counters, pots/pans, stoves, and ovens) 
  • Food and Beverage staff will include (at minimum) 4 servers, prep cook and head chef
  • The breakfast cook/baker is expected to prepare a wide variety of food items, including baked goods and desserts, and ensure that our standards are being met
  • The breakfast cook / baker is required to follow all health code regulations
  • We have an open kitchen that is exposed to our dining area to promote interaction between staff and guests.  Therefore, a professional appearance and friendly personality is a must.
  • You must be personable and capable of working well while in view of our guests and handle distractions well.
  • Yelling, arguing and cursing is not tolerated.  You must be capable of handling stress in a positive manner and to be focused on solutions, not problems.
  • You must keep this area extremely clean and orderly at all times
  • The breakfast cook / baker will work with the head chef, owner, lodge manager or another employee designated by the owner to ensure that the owner’s interest in having a first class dining experience at the Highliner Lodge is achieved as efficiently as possible


  • Servsafe certification or Alaska Food Handlers Card
  • Baking and culinary skills
  • Able to work independently and be self-motivated to achieve high standards.
  • Able to clearly communicate with co-workers, manager and owners
  • Able to complete tasks on a schedule
  • Outgoing and courteous with clients and staff
  • Able to lift 60 lbs and in good physical condition.  Must be able to work on your feet for extended hours.
  • Be drug free and a non or very, very light drinker
  • Able to live and work in a close environment with co-workers
  • Have good organizational skills and superior personal hygiene
  • Able to cook creatively with limited resources
  • Able to travel on small boats and airplanes.
  • Able to withstand extended periods of time in the walk-in freezer
  • No drama!  Lodge staff must maintain professionalism during their time off.
  • Ability to abide by the Lodge alcohol  and tobacco use policies.

Daily Schedule (split shift):

You must be flexible! First shift, and primary responsibility, is cooking and supervising breakfast service (~6 hours) and prepping dessert for guest dinner but you will also work a second shift (~6 hours) as directed by the head chef. Duties of the second shift may change from day to day. Second shift will primarily be assisting the head chef with guest dinner prep and service 

Guest Breakfast (Shift 1) 

  • Have all the lunch items prepped and completed by 5:00am
  • Prepare a hot / cold breakfast buffet for 35-40 guests + Crew 
  • First breakfast is served to our fishing guests from 5:30 - 6:00am
  • All fishing guests must be out the door and on their way to the boats no later than 6:20 am
  • Second breakfast is served at 6:30am to the departing guests, 
  • Staff breakfast is at 7:00am to around 8am.
  • Restaurant and kitchen equipment should be cleaned up by 8:30am
  • Bake bread 
  • You will have 4 hospitality crew helping you during service. 

Dinner (Shift 2)

  • Help chef with dinner prep and clean up 
  • Assist with dinner service:  Salad service, soup service and plating.
  • Assemble and prepare your mise en place for the next day's work. 


  • We expect the workweek will average 84 hours for the Breakfast Cook/ Baker
  • We do not guarantee this. There may be times when you will be asked to work more, or less than 84 hours
  • Working hours are to be logged on a daily basis on a form provided by Highliner Lodge & Charters. We will request that you submit it on designated days or at the end of the pay period
  • There are no promises of any days off
  • Moonlighting: You may not work at any other company or for any other individual in Pelican before or after your normal work at the Highliner Lodge without specific permission from the lodge owner
  • You are covered by Worker’s Comp Insurance while at work
  • Off-time activities are not covered by Worker’s Comp

Additional Requirements: 

We expect superior performance from our employees, in personal hygiene, professional contact with our customers and relations with other employees. The most important factors that we look for when hiring a person is a good attitude and a strong work ethic. If you aren't willing to put in long hours, this is not the place for you. We expect good manners, good grooming and a professional appearance.


  • $4,500 - $5,500 salary (DOE)
  • Share of tips (1-5% of overall tip pool, paid at the end of the season)
  • End of season bonus / travel stipend
  • Rehire bonus every year you come back
  • Future opportunities to earn share of profit and vested ownership of properties
  • Room & board will be deducted from your monthly paycheck at a rate of $500/month
  • Use of laundry facilities and wifi.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position you must provide ALL of the following: 

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Sorry, NO H2B visa's

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