Galley Utility

Galley Utility



The Galley Utility is responsible for the handling, transport and cleaning of food, food service equipment, utensils and areas in the galley and dish-wash area of the galley under the direction of the Executive Chef while maintaining proper galley sanitation and safety standards.


  • Work according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.
  • Responsible for the proper cleaning procedures in the dish-wash including but not limited to pre-rinse, pre-soak, wash, rinse and sanitize of all types of plate, silverware, pots and pans, utensils and glassware (except bar glass-ware).
  • Implementing and executing food handling and cleaning procedures in accordance with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations in the galley as outlined in the Safe Food Handling Manual and Cleaning Specifications Guide. Assist with trash removal and disposal.
  • Follows all reasonable orders from the Baker, Sous Chef and Executive Chef.
  • Follows prescribed hours set forth by the vessel’s daily roster.
  • Holds a position on the Vessel’s Emergency Station Bill.
  • Maintain awareness of basic safety rules, work place safety and respect for the environment.
  • Successful completion of Alaska Food Worker training and certification.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate
  • Culinary certification through school or previous company preferred.
  • 6 Months or less experience in the culinary or restaurant industry.
  • Organized, even tempered, multi-task oriented, ability to think quick and fair minded
  • Must pass a security background check and drug test
  • Latest experience must be within the past 2 years
  • Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.


  • First aid/CPR
  • Alaska Food Worker card
  • Alaska TAP (Training for Alcohol Professionals) certification


Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.


This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.


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