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October 10, 2003 at 11:34 am #225
I am planning on applying for next season, 2004-2005. I am wondering about how the kitchen works: hours worked, # meals cooked, quality of kitchen…
Any info would be helpful.
DanOctober 11, 2003 at 12:30 am #1848AnonymousMember
You should go to the site http://www.polarcafe.com and the person who who runs the site works in the kitchen. She can answer all your questions.October 11, 2003 at 11:22 am #1849
For the most part everyone here works a 54 hour workweek. 9 hours a day six days a week. In the summer there are 4 meals cooked a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a midnight meal called midrats. The shifts are varied so that all meals get covered.
I’m not a chef, but the quality of the kitchen seems pretty good. It’s amazing what a couple of good chefs can do with a warehouse full of frozen food and no fresh veggies.
mikeOctober 31, 2003 at 2:59 am #1850
thanks for the info.
does anyone know when they will start hiring for next
winter, (antarctica summer)?
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The annual Job Fair is held in Denver at the end of March or the beginning of April each year. It pays to go in person to get names of people to keep in touch with.
mikeNovember 10, 2003 at 1:14 am #1852
work hours are 6 days a week, 10 hour days. 4 meals a day are served. 1000 people are at McMurdo during the Oct. – Feb. season. Food is quite good. Always a vegetarian entre and at least 2 meat entres each lunch, dinner, and Midrats. Anything else?November 11, 2003 at 9:56 am #1853
Any chance of a newbie getting a job at the pole, or
does it usually take a few seasons on the ice before
you can work the pole.
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If you are really interested in working at the S. Pole….apply for a
position there, it might be easier to get a job there than at McMurdo….and
deffinately easier than being hired for Palmer Station. Keep in mind…a
person should be border-line NUTS to go to Pole! (grin)
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I am interested as well. could you let me know what you find out. Thanks.November 14, 2003 at 9:55 am #1856
Plenty of first timers get hired on at the pole. Like I said before your best bet is to attend the Job Fair in Denver. From there you will get names of the people who do the hiring and many will allow you to keep in touch.
The galley jobs are tough jobs as you are working when others are off, but if you an experienced cook you will be used to that and won’t mind it.
Just be persistant and don’t give up.
mikeNovember 15, 2003 at 10:06 pm #1857MN-SparkyMember
Hey Mike….where are you and your bride now-days?
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I”m sitting in the Aukland NZ airport. Leaving in 10 minutes for the Cook Islands in the middle of the pacific. Rarotonga, Aitutaki, and Atiu islands for the next month.
mikeNovember 25, 2003 at 11:31 am #1859
I have a friend down there right now plus another
friend that is on her way back from a year at the
pole, both working in the kitchen, so if you had any
questions send them my way and I will ask them.
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