Gana-A'Yoo, Limited
  • 03-Jan-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Customer Service
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We encourage our employees to grow, develop and to exhibit a high quality of work. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits program to our valued employees. Our full-time benefits package includes paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year, medical, dental, vision, group life, employee assistance program, flexible spending account options, and a 401K.


Kaiyuh Services, LLC is seeking a full-time Executive Chef to join our team. The Executive Chef shall comply with the Statement of Work and provide high quality, nutritious food and food services to the employees of The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

Location: Durham, NC

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Primary Duties include:

  • Coordinates successful contract execution
    • Oversee activities directly related to providing food services. Prepares and cooks most entrees, vegetables, starches, desserts, etc. Receives assignments and establishes timelines and goals to execute assignments. Applies quality oversight principles to problems of service delivery by staff, usually under the direction and in compliance with contract specifications. Maintain required records including food production, inventory, income/expense, meal counts and personnel records. Provide a clean, safe, and attractive serving and dining area, reasonable prices for food and a variety of food offerings.
  • Manages personnel and labor
    • Trains and supervises the performance of assigned staff, interviews and selects employees and coordinates transfers, reassignments, terminations and disciplinary actions; assures substitute coverage as necessary. Creates schedules and prioritizes services effectively. Complies with the terms and procedures as written in the Statement of work.
  • Manages operational budget
    • Responsible for budget preparation and management; coordinates the requisitioning and purchasing of food service supplies and equipment; controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established limitations and purchasing rules, develops contract specifications and scope of work. Collects and accounts for funds receipts and making necessary bank transactions.
  • Creates operational and safety procedures
    • Institutes a culture of safety and compliance. Ensure compliance with applicable health and safety standards. Instructs employees in safety procedures. Ensure program follows proper sanitation procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience as a chef in the commercial food service operation with demonstrated ability to plan, prepare, and serve meals
  • Ability to pass a background and drug screening
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products
  • SCA/Government contracting experience preferred
  • Experience in public relations and be able to deal with the public and employees in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Experience in food service operations and be fully knowledgeable about local, state, and federal health codes and requirements
  • Experience in Alaska Native Corporations preferred

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The majority of work is performed in an office setting and interfaces with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds. [Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions].

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Gana-A'Yoo's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

"Gana-A'Yoo" in Athabascan means "friends," or "friends together." Our team members are always willing to step up and help. Our company logo features clasped arm/hand as a symbol of agreement and support for each other as Gana-A'Yoo. This symbol of friends united or in agreement is reflected in our company culture, which encourages our team members to maintain our relationships with our clients as one of cooperation and diligence. We work as part of the team. We also strive to invoke a focus on customer service that encompasses every aspect of our performance.

Our company Kaiyuh Services, LLC is reflective of the Gana-A'Yoo sense of place. "Kaiyuk" is the traditional great homeland of our shareholders from the villages of Nulato and Kaltag, which includes the area across from Nulato and adjacent to Kaltag incorporating the Kaiyuk, or Kaiyuh Mountains, lakes and slough.

Kaiyuh Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Gana-A'Yoo Shareholder hiring preference (PL-638). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, marital or family status, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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