Join our award-winning team this winter and summer for a true Alaska adventure! At Within The Wild Adventure Company, we believe in quality in all things we do and this is especially true in our kitchens. In our fine-dining kitchen, we prepare our foods from scratch, we use local Alaska products as possible, grow seasonal gardens, and serve innovative and exciting cuisine to both our guests and to our staff.
This position involves cooking for dog-mushing and heli-ski guests in the winter and cooking for our guests and staff of 15 people in the summer. The position runs from now until mid to late September. It is a great way to see Alaska and meet incredible people that work at the lodge.
Chefs in our kitchens are professionals who work closely together as a team to create seasonal menus that are some of the most innovative cuisine being served in Alaska.
Winterlake Lodge is a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. It is located one hour northwest of Anchorage along the Iditarod Trail, at the entrance to the Alaska Range.
Please apply to us only if you are a professionally trained chef who is passionate and enthusiastic about your food and the contribution you can bring to the table. We are looking for an experienced team member that can offer positivity, good organizational skills, and creativity to our workplace. We are not looking for angst or drama. We are not an ego-driven workplace. There is a potential to work with us year-round.
Our positions require potentially a little recreational culinary teaching (i.e. sociable interaction) with our guests and working in our lodge kitchen preparing cuisine for our guests and staff. We work approximately 10-12 hours per day... Our cuisine emphasizes global inspiration utilizing local products.
Within The Wild Adventure Company is a partnership, in existence since 1983, between Carl and Kirsten Dixon and their daughters Carly and Amanda Dixon. Carl and Kirsten travel between their lodges in the summertime and spend time at Winterlake Lodge during the winter months.
Remote lodging in Alaska has had a long and colorful history and we are proud to be a part of its present and future. During pre-airplane days, there was a “roadhouse” situated every twenty miles or so along trails routes for the delivery of mail by dog teams. Some roadhouses were no more than squalid shacks. Others were well managed and had reputations for fine meals and clean accommodations.
All of our Within the Wild backcountry lodges are in geographic areas of the state that have a colorful history and a story to tell.