Holland America Princess Tours

Executive Chef

Job ID 5596 Date posted 01/24/2023 City Trapper Creek State AK Country United States Job Type Full Time

Job Description

Executive Chef-Trapper Creek, AK

Service Excellence. Performance. Integrity. Teamwork. Consistency. Innovation.

Our Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge's Executive Chef is the culinary leader of the dining experiences for the food and beverage operations across the entire property.  The menus, meal presentations, product inventory and ordering, and sanitation are pivotal in creating a positive and memorable culinary experience during the Alaska adventure. The Executive Chef will work with both front-of-house and back-of-house teams to ensure guest and employee dining venues are safe and clean while maintaining compliance with company policies and local regulations. Provide excellent customer service, both internally and externally; ensure all menu executions are in line with venue standards; and support the overall financial goals of the operations.


  • Oversees and manages the food preparation and production activities and operations among multiple venues to include the two full-service dining spaces, dinner show, employee dining and two coffee/espresso markets.
  • Train and lead approximately 80 seasonal team members to ensure menu standards and dining experience expectations are being upheld.
  • Assists with menu preparation, cooks and prepares food.
  • Monitors the daily operations, including production, sanitation, menu standards and team member performance to ensure customer satisfaction and operational objectives and goals are met.
  • Monitor and track food sales. Recommends strategies to increase revenue goals, maintain food cost, and uphold guest satisfaction.
  • Complies with all management responsibilities in accordance withCompany policies, objectives and applicable government laws and regulations.
  • Adhere to and enforce Health, Environment, Safety, Security (HESS) requirements.
  • Adhere to and enforce Risk Advisory and Assurance Services (RAAS) requirements.
  • Maintains accounting and inventory systems; actively manage and monitor ordering, receiving and warehouse operations within company guidelines.
  • Analyzes and prepares reports and maintains records.
  • Participates in the interviewing, hiring and training of culinary employees.
  • Responsible for the employee lifecycle, supervision, performance management, salary administration, time management, corrective action and training of directly assigned personnel.


  • This job normally requires a professional level of knowledge in food preparation and production equivalent to that which would be acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, culinary degree or equivalent certified training.  Demonstration of directly related work experience may be considered in lieu of the educational requirement.
  • This job normally requires three years of progressively responsible positions in restaurant or equivalent institution cooking.  Demonstrated supervisory experience in a business environment is required.
  • Must pass a pre-employment background check.
  • Must have or the ability to obtain an Alaska Food Handlers card.
  • Participates in HAP’s safety culture to ensure a safe workplace for all team members and a safe vacation experience for all guests.
  • Dedicated to delivering excellent customer service to all guests, coworkers, and vendors.
  • Participates in HAP’s sustainability program, aka “Sustain Alaska & the Yukon”, and efforts by actively recycling (where available), reducing waste, and educating guests about our commitment to the environment. 
  • Commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States. Holland America-Princess is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas at this time (e.g., H-2B status).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the use of computer business applications, with working knowledge of computerized point of sales (POS) systems, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to prioritize work, maintain attention to time constraints, while working in a team or group environment.
  • Ability to organize work, meet deadlines, possess an attention to detail and accuracy, supervise and manage staff.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with multiple tasks and external influences.
  • Ability to communicate, coordinate and collaborate with multiple departments, management, and staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to support and comply with company policies, procedures and guidelines including support and comply with company health and safety standards.


  • Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family​
  • Health Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Rewards & Incentives

Our Culture…Stronger Together: 

Our highest responsibility, and therefore our top priorities, are always compliance; environmental protection; and the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, the people in places we visit, and our Carnival family, both shoreside, and shipboard. Please visit our site to learn more about our Culture Essentials, Corporate Vision Statement and our Core Values at: https://www.princess.com/aboutus/culture-framework/.  

Holland America Line and Princess are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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