Summer 2021 Cooks and Kitchen Positions - Yellowstone National Park, WY - Xanterra - Yellowstone National Park, WY



High volume, fast-paced and fun! Join the Back of the House team

Yellowstone National Park Lodges operates 31 restaurants within the park that range from fast-casual to fine dining. Approximately 2 million meals are served in Yellowstone every summer! Our parent company, Xanterra Travel Collection, strives to use local and/or organic ingredients whenever possible for both guest and employee meals. More than 58% of Yellowstone’s food purchases come from sustainable sources. Learn more about the Food & Beverage department.

The Details

(April-October 2021)
~40+ hours per week (time and a half is paid above 40 hours)
Low-cost housing (dormitory style), meals (cafeteria style), and Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) provided. A low-cost bimonthly deduction covers all meals, your dorm room and all associated utilities (including limited Wi-Fi) and the use of in-house laundry facilities.
With 2.2 million acres in your backyard, there are many possibilities for socially distant adventure!

Learn More about life in Yellowstone here:

Why 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 are the primary authorized concessioner in Yellowstone, and as such, we are proud stewards of the park.

PLEASE NOTE: As we closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to adopt appropriate sanitization measures and are carefully following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for both employees and guests.

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Applicants for a Cook and Kitchen Crew job will be considered for the following positions, based on skill levels and business needs:

Kitchen Staff & Fast Food Crew

  • You will perform a variety of tasks in and around the kitchen such as light food prep, serving food in a cafeteria, running pre-ordered food to tables, performing dishwasher duties, and running a cash register. As this is an entry-level position, no prior experience is needed.
  • Wages starting at $11.00/Hr.

Employee Dining Room Staff

  • Feeding our employees is top on our list. Be part of the crew that cooks and serves our employees. It's a great way to meet all the employees on location.
  • Wages starting at $12.00/Hr.


  • Cook positions are available in our guest dining rooms, cafeterias, and employee dining rooms. Job duties of the position vary by location and function.
  • Wages starting at $12.00/Hr.


  • Able to operate at a high volume in a fast-paced environment

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.


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