Rainier Guest Services

Want to cook in Paradise? Mount Rainier National Park is looking for cooks of all levels!

Ancient forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls, and a volcano!

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts immediately! (May 12, 2019)


Prepare, cook, and serve food in Dining Room serving up to 700 covers per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at a high level of competence. that are nutritious, safe, wholesome, eye appealing, delicious, and meet recipe and food cost specifications.


  • Prepare and cook food items according to recipes, daily menus, and supervisor instructions
  • Clean and inspect kitchen equipment and appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation
  • Operate all food stations, including performing station checklist, temperature log, counter meeting, and signage
  • Requisition food supplies, kitchen equipment and appliances based on estimates of future needs
  • Provide guidance to less experienced cooks and prep cooks
  • Adheres to food safety guidelines including ServSafe and HACCP
  • Attend and participate in safety meetings
  • Sample, smell, and observe food to ensure conformance to recipes and taste and appearance standards
  • Performs such other related duties as directed or required


  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. equivalent required; Culinary school diploma preferred
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to competently cook at all kitchen stations; able to complete all Cook 2 tasks with easy and accuracy
  • Beginner to several years of culinary experience in full-service restaurant required; national park experience strongly preferred (Recruiting team will discuss cook levels with applicants
  • Possess or be able to successfully complete ServSafe or Washington Food Handler certification; strong sanitation skills
  • Possess strong knowledge of culinary terms and practices; able to prepare items “from scratch” and follow recipes

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Move about to accomplish tasks, particularly frequent movements from place to place within the unit. Bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms and hands above shoulder height frequently; move in a constantly changing environment
  • Lift, carry, and push up to 15 lbs. regularly, 20-30 lbs. frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • Able to withstand temperature extremes in freezer, walk-in refrigerator, and cooking areas
  • Able to stand for extended periods
  • Climb steps regularly
  • Speech recognition and clarity, including the ability to understand the speech of co-workers and the ability to speak clearly to be understood by same in English; ability to read work-related documents in English
  • Physical presence at the job site is essential to perform job duties

Equipment Used

  • Typical professional kitchen equipment and utensils (knife, range, oven, mixer, etc.)
  • Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used: gloves, goggles, apron, cut glove, steel mesh, mitts

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