Why You Should Consider a Cooking Job in Alaska

Working as a cook in Alaska is a great way to build your resume and gain a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan experience. We offer seasonal hotel jobs at our Westmark and Princess Wilderness Lodges locations, as well as our rail services area. Here are four reasons why you should consider applying for our summer cooking jobs in Alaska!

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  • Gain Key Culinary Experience

    Alaska Tour Jobs has all types of seasonal hotel jobs in the culinary field. We need bakers, line cooks, prep cooks, chefs, and sous chefs at our lodges and rail services sites, which sprawl out all over the state. These summer cooking jobs help you to diversify your cooking skills and become a more well-rounded chef. Do you have experience cooking in one area but are looking to develop skills in another? You could learn to create Alaska specialty seafood dishes like king crab and salmon to help you stand out. Have you worked as a line cook and are now seeking supervisory experience? We have both team lead and supervisor roles available to take your career to the next level.

    Are you new to the kitchen? Many of our jobs require some previous experience or training, but we also offer entry-level positions that allow you to get a cooking job with little or no experience. Make sure to check out the requirements of each position to help find the right one for you. And remember, anyone who works with food in Alaska is required to hold a Food Worker Card, which costs $10 and can be obtained online.

    Impress Future Employers

    The experience you gain in an exciting, fast-paced seasonal hotel job will give you unique professional skills that you can carry with you as you build your career. Employers want to be sure that they’re hiring skilled cooks and chefs who know how to handle a wide variety of orders simultaneously. They also want employees who are professional, have strong communication skills, work well on a team, and perform with the highest work ethic.

    You’ll also show employers your intrepid spirit by having worked in Alaska. No matter which cooking job you take on, you’ll build your skills and gain valuable experience throughout the season that you can demonstrate wherever you go in the future.

    Live in an Incredible State

    Let’s be honest: You’re looking for summer cooking jobs in Alaska because it’s gorgeous, right? It’s hard to equal the beauty, adventure, history, or vibe of living and working in America’s Last Frontier. No matter which Westmark or Princess Lodge you work at, you’ll choose a place with stunning scenery. In addition to living in an incredible place, you’ll get the added benefit of discounts on extraordinary leisure travel and sightseeing excursions, as well as day-off guides for each of our locations. Working with us is a great way to explore the state while building your kitchen skills.

    Make New Friends

    You never know who you might meet while working in Alaska. You’ll be surrounded with interesting people from around the world who have the same adventurous spirit, love all the things Alaska has to offer, and are committed to progressing on their culinary career path. Jase, who worked as a line cook at the Kenai Princess Lodge, shared his experience about the friends he made during his seasonal job: “Every single one of my coworkers was excited to be in Alaska, and we were always spending time outdoors, hiking, canoeing, and exploring our beautiful surroundings. One of the best parts of my experience was meeting all sorts of amazing people that, had I not come to Alaska, I would have never had the opportunity to meet.” A position with us is not just a job; it’s a special opportunity to build friendships that could last a lifetime!

    Are you ready to start your cooking career in Alaska? Take a look at our current job openings to find your ideal seasonal job.