Breakfast Cook – Kenai Backcountry Lodge

Located in the heart of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on the South shore of Skilak Lake. Surrounded by 1 million acres of designated Wilderness. This historic 1930’s hunting camp and fox farm was converted into a small eco-lodge 30 years ago. Now an amazing wilderness retreat focused on small group, nature based eco-experiences. Join our small team of adventurous staff as they craft the perfect wilderness Alaskan experience for our guests and have the summer job experience of a lifetime.

Includes cooking and presenting breakfasts on a rotating schedule of breakfast shifts.

This position takes leadership of the breakfast shift. Great guest service attitude is a must, as you will be the first person greeting our guests each day.

Previous cooking experience required. Pay is DOE.

Responsibilities include:

Cook and serve a high quality hot breakfast for guests and staff
Create a varied daily breakfast menu that caters to a wide range of palates.
Ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of the lodge and kitchen during breakfast hours.
Cater to various guest dietary requirements and any other guest requests in an enthusiastic manner.
Anticipate guest needs for both food and service.
Provide punctual breakfasts and showcase a sense of urgency when serving guests.
Wash all dishes, glassware, cookware, and serving ware used during breakfast service.
Ensure proper food practices and safety, including first in, first out.
Maintain a safe work environment.
Interact with guests, guides, and other staff in a respectful manner.
Participate in company practices and policies to conserve natural resources, reduce landfill-bound waste, reduce or eliminate the use of environmentally, harmful substances and products and work to help improve AWA’s environmental impact.
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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $16.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are required to be vaccinated as soon as they have access. We aim to be transparent with our COVID-19 precautions and mitigation plans and will make them available to you during the hiring process. We require mask wearing and/or social distancing and have modified our guest services accordingly.

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service


Previous cooking experience
Great team member
Committed to equity, inclusion, cultural competency, natural history and sustainability.

About Alaska Wildland Adventures

Alaska Wildland Adventures is Alaska’s leader in lodge-based adventure travel. Our goal is simple; to share Alaska’s wilderness with a few people who want a high quality, true Alaska vacation experience without compromising comfortable accommodations. We also know that true Alaska experiences cannot be mass produced, and our focus on small groups ensures each and every one of our guests will have a unique, personal interaction with the natural environment that surrounds them. We believe that smaller groups mean a bigger experience.
Over the years, we’ve built three Alaska lodges, each with its own personality and unique setting; yet all with the same commitment to service and the environment. Kenai Riverside Lodge, Kenai Backcountry Lodge and Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge all pay tribute to our commitment to sharing authentic Alaska with a light footprint in an interactive style.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume to Janeen Hutchins at [email protected]