Starting at $14.00 hourly
Full-time, Seasonal Part-time

North Chicago, IL 60064


High volume, fast-paced and fun! Join the Back of the House team in Yellowstone National Park!

This position assists the restaurant Chef and/or Sous Chef in all basic food preparation, performing cooking functions or prep production. Job level is dependent on skills and experience.

The Details

Position Type: Seasonal, Full-time

Wage: $14-16/hr dependent on experience

Season Dates: April 2022 - October 2022

Schedule: Varies – ~40+ hours per week. May include weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Location: Throughout Yellowstone National Park (Canyon, Grant, Mammoth, Old Faithful, Roosevelt, Lake)

Perks & Benefits

  • In-park FREE housing provided including Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth), laundry, and all utilities ($45.74 per two-week pay period)
  • All meals provided including breakfast, lunch, and dinner ($164.24 per two-week pay period)
    • Meals and housing costs are subject to change
  • No Wyoming state taxes deducted from your paycheck
  • Free Employee Recreation Program (athletics, gear rentals, seminars, van trips, hiking, and more).
  • $350 Referral Bonus for EACH person you refer who gets hired
  • Time and a half paid above 40 hours

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Why Choose Yellowstone National Park Lodges

We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests. As part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, we the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, and as such, we are proud stewards of the park.

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  • Responsible for prep, set-up, service, clean up, and restocking of cooks line and appropriate prep areas.
  • Adhere to all sanitation requirements including product rotation, temperature maintenance and record keeping, storage procedures, cooking requirements, and handling techniques.
  • Ability to complete orders, by the plate or the pan, properly, according to approved menu specs and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work from prep and par lists and follow standardized recipes. Commit food specifications to memory.
  • Develop and maintain positive communication and teamwork with all co-workers and supervisors.
  • Work quickly, efficiently, and safely with all kitchen equipment.


  • Previous line or batch cooking experience preferred
  • Knowledge of basic sanitation and kitchen equipment skills.
  • Comprehending and extending/converting recipes.
  • Ability to absorb large amounts of information in a short period of time.
  • Ability to follow directions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, approximately 8 hours.
  • Ability to work in a hot environment for long periods of time, approximately 8 hours.
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, stretch, and reach for extended periods of time.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
Posting ID: 705740927 Posted: 2022-04-25 Job Title: Cook