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The Meatza Wagon

  • Po Box-MXY-81A, McCarthy, AK
  • www.meatzawagon.com
  • soleproprietorships

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Sous Chef


Outdoor adventure is in abundance here. Explore glaciers, ice caves, hiking trails, wildlife, river rafting, ice climbing & more. The small local community is also a hoot! Wrangell St. Elias is the largest National Park in North America @ over 13 million acres. We are surrounded by gigantic mountains & glaciers. Alaska does not disappoint. Visit our website for more info!!!

min experience

salary range

$16 - $18 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

SOUS CHEF-2021-Wrangell St. Elias National Park, McCarthy, Alaska

 Summer Seasonal Work- June  – September

  • Prepares and cooks food, according to specifications, proper presentation, and in a required sanitary manner.
  • Makes daily preparations of menu items & specials in a high quality and  presentation manner & arrives to work on time daily clean and ready to      work.
  • Assists  in other food preparation (hot or cold) for other events as needed.
  • Cleans work area when cooking is completed. Assists in keeping kitchen area  clean, including, refrigerators, freezers, dry storage areas & dishes.
  • Operates  equipment in safe and sanitary manner.
  • Reports  to Executive Chef or other supervisor on food supply shortage or any other problem at the station.
  • Assists  in receiving and storage of food when necessary.
  • Performs  other duties as requested.
  • Assists  other cooks in food preparation as needed.
  • Breaks  down the station in the end of each shift: turns off all equipment and  lights, locks storage areas.
  • Line  cooking and daily prep are the main tasks, but you will also be asked to help with and share in “window duties” – taking orders, money, greeting  guests etc…
  • You  must obtain an Alaska Food Workers Card prior to your start.

Location & Activities

· The Meatza Wagon is a Gourmet Food Truck located in the historic town of Kennicott, AK, which is located within Wrangell St. Elias National Park. (Largest National Park in N. America)

· Kennicott is a very remote town, 60 miles from pavement, local summer residents range from 200-250 people, & thousands of annual tourists.

· The remote nature of this location provides for a challenge in running a food truck as well as otherwise “normal” daily routine. You will need to be flexible and understanding when it comes to certain tasks & daily routine. Stay open minded and acceptant to these procedures.

· The Surrounding area provides an abundance of outdoor adventuring, activities, wildlife & a local community.

· Hiking, Pack Rafting, Back Packing, Ice Climbing, Glacier Hikes, Flight Sees, Fishing, Biking & Community Softball every Friday Night!

· There are 5 other restaurants in the area to go along with, 2 hotels, hostel, camp grounds, guide services & flight services, a small grocery store and 2 bars

· Live music venues also pass through the valley

Food & Chef

· Even though The Meatza Wagon is a Food Truck, The food is “gourmet casual”. PRIDE & attention to detail must be taken in all preparations.

· All food preparations are made from scratch on a daily basis to ensure that the guest receives the BEST possible quality of food. Nothing pre-packaged. An accent to an already amazing vacation. “Real Food!”

· Most of all the herbs and vegetables used in food prep, are locally grown. The Meatza Wagon also has a small garden of its own that you will assist in tending.

· Chef/Owner Joe Macchina is a classically trained chef who grew up with a culinary background and takes great pride & satisfaction in his work. CIA graduate, Culinary Professor at UAF (University of Fairbanks Alaska) & 15+ years of running commercial kitchens.

· The work setting is casual, very fun, relaxed and rewarding. However busy and full of daily tasks.


· You will be provided with- Housing (very basic “dry cabin”) away from town, bicycle for transportation, 2 meals per working shift, locals shuttle pass

· “dry cabin” includes- 2 burner propane cook top, propane light, futon, outhouse, access to a well for water (drinking, utility)

· Provided will also be access to a laundry and shower

The Kennicott/McCarthy Area is an extremely fun and adventurous place. It is very wild & remote so it is not for everyone. People come here from all walks of life & from every corner of the world. This makes for a diverse landscape of people, opportunities & scene. It is advantageous if one is open to learning and can “go with the flow”. This area ends up being one of the greatest places some people have ever come to and they come back year after year after year. Some never leave & some never return. If this sounds like your cup of tea…?…You can contact me directly with a resume & any questions.

Thanks Kindly,

The Meatza Wagon

Send Resume with references to:

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Special Benefits

Housing & utilities provided.

Minimum Requirements

Must be legal to work in the united States.

Personal transportation is highly recommended.

Food Safe Certified.

Alaska Food Workers Card.

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