alaskan fish fry

CIT – Chef in Training

Intern Description – Chef    

Intern Description – Chefs who apply for this position will develop culinary skills associated with the outdoors. Rocky McElveen is qualified in Regional Alaskan Organic cooking using garden produce, wild berries, plants, many species of fish from the river, plus an abundance of wild game. He can pass these culinary skills to you. Alaskan eating with class!

You will learn how to grow and to harvest fresh garden produce to prepare immediately for guests. Preparing wild game and wild caught fish is a true art and Rocky is a master at it. Rocky hosts well attended wild game dinners nationwide and will give you insights into this craft.

You will learn the art of cooking in a remote lodge with several types of stoves, deep fryers and even an underground “natural refrigerator” used by Alaskans and outfitters for centuries. You will learn how to serve guests, develop proper timing of food preparation so that it is hot and ready to eat and how to prepare lunches that stay fresh in the field for clients.

You will develop skills that won’t be learned in any traditional culinary school.

Cooking Alaskan Fish / Wild Game

Partial List of Chef Intern Program Goals:

  • Current Red Cross approved CPR and First Aid cards
  • Learn how to prepare fresh picked produce and wild caught fish and game
  • Learn how to insure safe food handling and proper sanitation in a remote environment
  • You will learn “Down-Home” Alaska cooking with class!
  • You will learn the basics of ordering, stocking of food and how to keep a good inventory
  • You will learn how to handle last minute food disasters and develop back up plans. (Believe me, all chefs need to learn this!)
  • You will learn how to oversee a kitchen, cooking equipment and food prep
  • You will learn what makes a good breakfast and later top it off with a special dinner
  • You will occasionally be required to prepare hot lunches for crew and clients
  • You will learn how to handle weekly turnover, new guests and assist with move-in/move-out
  • You will learn how to prepare hunting/fishing camp food in the field. (This will always come in handy!)
  • You will need a servant’s heart toward guests
  • You will need a willingness to help out wherever needed. 

Learn all phases of Alaskan Cooking.

  • Garden to Table
  • River to Table
  • Wildgame to Table
  • Smoking Fish and Meats
  • Dry rubs
  • Sauces and salsa
  • Organic vegetation


Click here to download Chef Intern Contract

Alaska, USA’s largest state yet remote from the main continent, offers a spectacular wilderness to experience. Thoughts of Alaska evoke dreams of larger-than-life scenic outdoors. These aren’t wisps of imagination. They are supported by incredible hunting & sport fishing experiences. All can be yours! Moose! Interior Brown Bear! Caribou! Wolverine! Wolves! The hunt of a lifetime!