Kenai Riverside Lodge Hospitality

Essential Requirements for Hospitality Positions:

  • Cheerful and enthusiastic attitude during long days working in tight quarters.
  • Possess the ability to work within a team structure and in a flexible manner to accomplish a variety of tasks, including: food preparation, packing, housekeeping and guest service.
  • For cooks: Ability to create, plan and prepare restaurant-quality, wholesome guest meals with a gourmet flair for several groups of people at the same time.
  • Ability to live and work in a communal, camp-like atmosphere.

Lead Dinner Chef

Promotes a positive learning environment in the kitchen. This position takes leadership of the dinner shift. Responsibilities include: staff supervision; quality control; oversight of meal preparation; and food inventory control. The Lead Dinner Chef will be responsible for 2 guest dinners (4 courses in each), staff dinner, and weekly special group salmon bakes. Previous cooking experience required. Pay is DOE.

Lead Breakfast Cook

Includes cooking and presenting buffet-style breakfasts on a rotating schedule of breakfast shifts. The job requires someone who is not afraid to get up early to start his or her breakfast shift at 3 am and work until 11:30 am. This position takes leadership of the breakfast shift. Responsibilities include: putting breakfast out on time; quality control of food; oversight of meal preparation; baking; and guest service. Great guest service attitude is a must, as you will be the first person greeting our guests each day. Previous cooking experience required. Pay is DOE.


This position will work alongside the Lead Dinner Chef in preparing and presenting 2 hearty, delicious family-style, 4 course meals each night. They will also support the chef in preparing staff dinner and weekly salmon bake lunches for special groups. Must have experience in food preparation and sanitation procedures. Great teamwork ethic, cooperative, positive attitude and flexibility required. Pay is DOE.

Trip Packer

Prepares and packs travel meals for all Alaska Wildland Adventure trips, including lunches for all AWA guests. The trip packer is also responsible for providing the employee kitchen with sandwich meats, cheeses, spreads and other essential lunch fixings. Coordinates commissary equipment and supplies. Must be organized and detail oriented. Pay is DOE.

Hospitality Staffer

Our hospitality is second to none. Whether cleaning cabins or serving dinner, we consider our work as an opportunity to demonstrate care for our guests and each other. This position is responsible for a variety of day-to-day guest services and will support all other hospitality positions. This includes cabin cleaning, dinner service, bartending, kitchen assistant,and the cleaning of the main lodge and other common areas. Must be organized, personable and have a great attitude and teamwork ethic. Pay is DOE.