Line Cook
The Potato

Spend your summer making great food in McCarthy, Alaska, one of the most beautiful places on earth.

We're located in the heart of the country's largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias. McCarthy is a fun, quirky community surrounded by mountains. Plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure!

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Line Cook

The Potato
McCarthy, Alaska
$16.00 - $18.00 / hour + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 15, 2023)

Come join The Potato family! The Potato is a small, locally-owned restaurant. Our skilled and experienced team works together to bring eclectic, handmade, high-quality food to locals and tourists alike. It's a fast-paced, fun, rewarding and challenging environment. You'll never forget a summer with us in the town of McCarthy, located in the heart of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

The Job

We're hiring line cooks for Summer 2023. Our head chef has 20 years of culinary experience working in everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to contemporary casual. Whether you have little kitchen knowledge or you have a decade of cooking under your belt, we find a place for people that fit our work ethic, style, and character. 

Our season runs from late May to mid-September. Flexible start dates may be available.

Work Environment

Every summer, the Potato crew turns into one big family. We work hard, as a team, in our restaurant's fast-paced environment, but we also like to have fun. It's our philosophy that the quality of a customers experience is a direct result of our staffs joy, enthusiasm, and passion for food and drink. We encourage people to be creative, express themselves and don't accept any form of harassment or intolerance. We just ask that everyone respects one another, works hard and you come to work clean and presentable.

The Location

The Potato is located in downtown McCarthy, Alaska. The quirky and fun former mining town is full of history, music, outdoor adventure and community. This is an off-grid, remote location situated at the end of a 60-mile dirt road. It's also the hub for visitors to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the country's largest. The town sits at the foot of the Kennicott Glacier and is ringed by three mountain ranges. You'll have free opportunities to raft, flightsee, ice climb, glacier hike, and more.

Room, Board & Transportation

We have several housing options available within walking distance of the restaurant. Showers and laundry are provided. You'll get one shift meal a day and a 50% discount on all food items. You can also purchase food through our weekly freight deliveries. To get here, you'll be responsible for your flight to Anchorage, but we'll get you to McCarthy from there.

If you're serious about food and love adventure, this is the job for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply

Please send a resume, at least two references, and a brief cover letter explaining why you're interested in this position to