Job Information

NANA Regional Corporation Chef Manager/Food Service Manager K-12 (Housing Provided School Year Completion Bonus) in Nome, Alaska

Req ID: FOO00986



At the Direction of the General Manager, the Chef Manager/Food Service Manager will assist in overseeing food service operations for K-12 school nutrition services, serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and occasional weekend meals and miscellaneous events. . Other responsibilities will include menu planning, ordering, inventory, HACCP, and teaching culinary standards to staff. The successful candidate will be quality focused with the ability to grow student meal participation while controlling costs.


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  • Position can be a 10-month or a 12-month position, depending on candidate commitment. If offered a 12-month position, 2-months will be on an alternative NMS contract and location. School year completion bonus being offered. Housing provided in Nome.\

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports a high quality, cost effective general kitchen and food preparation operation in a K-12 school setting.

  • Develops appropriate National School Lunch Program (NSLP) recipes, menus, and meals.

  • Ensures all required supplies, resources, and materials are purchased, ordered, and available when needed.

  • Maintains excellent client and employee communications and relations to continuously improve the quality of provided services, resolve problems, and facilitate the acceptance and implementation of new services.

  • Will assist with hiring, training, supervising, and developing assigned personnel to keep them informed and motivated.

  • Makes sure the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all assigned employees are defined and understood.

  • Takes positive actions to facilitate the employment of NANA shareholders.

  • Develops, maintains, or approves various administrative matters or materials such as budget expenditures or development, operational reports, cost analysis or records, time sheets, payroll matters, personnel or accounting materials, work schedules, etc.

  • Documents positive steps regularly taken to implement an effective safety program.

  • Continuously seeks to improve the quality of assigned activities.

  • Assures a high degree of sanitation is observed in all assigned areas and responsibilities.

  • Conducts special demonstrations, special events, or theme activities.

  • Consistently demonstrates professional skills in efficiently carrying out assigned activities, using all forms of communications, handling of change, developing employees, solving typical problems, and making decisions.

  • Physically performs all types of high-volume food production, cooking, and preparation duties on a daily basis and regularly fills in for absent employees.

  • Performs various inventory and quality control tasks as well as completes various inspection checklists.

  • Will have to assist with receiving, managing, and delivering freight.

  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.

  • Must have a solid understanding of the culinary arts.

  • At least two (2) years of responsible experience as a Chef, Chef Manager, Production Manager, or related food service experience.

  • Must have a current ServSafe certification or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

  • The ability to operate basic office equipment and software programs to include email and MS Office programs such as Word and Excel.

  • Contract requires employees to speak, understand, read and write English

  • Position requires a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under NMS’ vehicle insurance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in culinary arts or hospitality.

  • K-12 food service experience.

  • Experience working in rural villages, rural Alaska or a similar setting.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoor/Outdoor (Occasional exposure to extreme weather)

Noise level: Moderate

Office conditions: Pace of work environment: Medium

Customer Interaction: High

Description of environment: School kitchen and cafeteria environment.

Physical requirements: Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Frequently required to walk, stand, lift, pull and push daily. Rarely in cramped or confined spaces and climbing.

Travel: Employee may travel up to 25% to various locations within the U.S. and/or remote locations and may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including but not limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes and ATVs. Travel is coordinated by NMS


* NMS Core Values*

Safety guides our behavior.

Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.

Excellent interpersonal skills needed to effectively motivate, direct, and lead assigned employees.

Must be proficient in performing many tasks simultaneously while at the same time making sure all details are properly addressed in those tasks.

A recognition that service is a demonstrated attitude and a state of mind, not a task or step.

A dedication to understanding and exceeding customer expectations.

A high energy level or sense of urgency in carrying out assigned tasks.

Required Language

Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference

NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

It is NMS policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.

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Organization: Food and Facilities Management

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Primary Location: US-AK-Nome

Other Locations: US-Alaska

Shift: Variable