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Park Executive Chef

Company: Guest Services, Inc.
Location: Ashford
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


Park Executive Chef

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is an iconic point in the Washington landscape. Our associates gain valuable experience here while meeting guests and coworkers from around the world, and in their free time they have a magical world of pristine mountain meadows, majestic waterfalls, peaceful old-growth forests, and much more to explore! Throughout the season we have regularly scheduled activities and day trips with transportation provided for associates, including trips to nearby adventures or cities like Seattle to visit Pike Place or catch a Mariners game! Employees with vehicles are only a short 2 hour trip away from exploring many destinations like Portland and Seattle on their own.

Because of our unique location, room and board are provided to associates who do not live in one of our surrounding communities at a very low-cost via payroll deduction. Laundry facilities are provided at each dorm unit at no cost to employees. Employee meals are served in Employee Dining Rooms. We can also accommodate a limited number of RV units. All RV's must be fully self-contained - no camper shells/vans, etc.

Do you naturally reach out to help others, including guests and co-workers? Are you excited by the opportunity to live in a remote and beautiful location? Are you willing and able to work hard? If so, we want to hear from you!


Manage all aspects of the culinary operations at Mount Rainier National Park to maintain a consistently high standard of cleanliness and food excellence. Provide up to 1,200 covers per day over three daily meals between Paradise Inn and National Park Inn, and hundreds of daily meals at Sunrise Lodge and Jackson Visitor Center. Ensure that all foods for Dining Rooms, Employee Dining Rooms, Caf, and quick service outlets are nutritious, safe, wholesome, eye appealing, delicious, and meet recipe and food cost specifications. Supervise chefs, cooks, and utility staff to ensure tasks are completed in safe and efficient manner. This position is based at Paradise Inn during the summer season, National Park Inn during the winter season.


Monitor, problem solve, and direct workers to ensure efficient and safe completion of all culinary tasks daily

Train and on-board new staff on safety and procedures including recipes and plate presentation

Sample, smell, and observe food to ensure conformance to recipes and taste and appearance standards

Communicate regularly and professionally with numerous people including general manager, food & beverage manager, dining room staff, warehouse manager, and laundry staff to ensure efficient operation of food operations

Ensure that each food operation adheres to food safety guidelines including ServSafe and HACCP

Attend and participate in management and safety meetings; conduct regular department meetings

Under guidance of each property's General Manager, participate in and give working direction for pre and post season setup / teardown

Manage staff appropriately to enforce standards and minimize personnel conflicts

Ensure department records such as schedules, payroll, food safety logs, inspection logs, and receiving invoices are completed accurately and timely

Performs such other related duties as directed or required


High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent required; Culinary school diploma strongly preferred

Five years culinary experience in full-service restaurant required; national park experience strongly preferred

Moderate computer knowledge and ability including Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, POS system

Possess strong knowledge of culinary terms and practices; able to prepare items "from scratch" and create recipes

Strong supervision and management skills required, including the ability to guide and develop others

Physical and Mental Requirements

Move about to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit.Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently; move in a constantly changing environment

Lift, carry, and push up to 10 lbs. regularly, 15-20 lbs. frequently, and up to 30 lbs. occasionally

Able to stand for extended periods

Climb steps regularly

Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of co-workers and the ability to speak clearly to be understood by same in English

Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties

Equipment Used

Typical professional kitchen equipment (knife, range, oven, mixer, etc.)

Typical office equipment (computer, phone system, fax, copier, scanner, among others.)

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used: gloves, goggles, cut glove, steel mesh glove, mitts

Guest Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: Guest Services, Inc., Tacoma , Park Executive Chef, Other , Ashford, Washington

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