MISSISSIPPI - Kitchen Utility

Kitchen Utility 

US–Mississippi River 


Full-time employment: Earn up to $55,000 annually, participation in Viking’s employee benefits package, including health insurance. 


Founded in 1997, Viking is the world’s #1 small ship travel company, operating on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world. In September 2022, Viking launched the Viking Mississippi, a state-of-the-art 386-guest ship, which cruises along the Mississippi River between New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN. 

As part of our Mississippi Galley team, your job is to supervise and maintain the cleanliness and functionality of all galley outlets, pot & dish washing machines, and adjacent food areas. You will report to the Kitchen Steward. 



Elevate Your Career 
Regardless of where you are on your career journey, Viking can help you in reaching new destinations with: 

  • Paid training program in skills and approach to premium hospitality services 

  • On-the-job coaching to help you advance rapidly  

  • A lifelong network of hospitality professionals 


Onboard our ship 

  • Most common rotation schedule is 6 weeks on board, 2 weeks off, which includes up to 13 weeks off per year 

  • Lodging (shared cabin with 1 other crewmember), meals, Wi-Fi, uniforms, and laundry are free of charge for all crew members 

  • Travel to/from the ship provided by Viking 

  • Crew-only deck and dedicated recreational activities 


Benefits year-round, on and off the ship 

As a full-time employee, you are eligible for benefits such as: 

  • Viking pays for and provides more, better coverage: Health, vision, and dental insurance with very low premiums (some plans are fully paid by Viking) 

  • Referral program & retention bonus 

  • 401k savings plan with company matching all your contributions with an additional 4% 




  • Establish and maintain cleaning routine in all food production outlets 

  • Ensure cleanliness of galley storage areas and provide necessary cleaning materials 

  • Ensure cleanliness and working condition of cleaning equipment and utensils, and report any damages 

  • Control garbage segregation and comply with Public Health Policies and Procedures 

  • Assist with F&B events, provisions loading, and training of Galley Staff 

  • Lead and support a multi-cultural team, maintain impeccable grooming standards, and secure company property 



  • Professional experience as a Kitchen/Hotel Steward or similar at a 5-Star hospitality and/or restaurant environment; shipboard experience is an advantage. 

  • Must have experience in leading multi-cultural teams; flexible, stress resistant, committed team player; strong administration skills are preferred and must be proficient with PC based databases, spread sheets, and word processing systems. 

  • Guest-focused, service-oriented, positive personality, professional appearance and impeccable hygiene standards  

  • Excellent knowledge of all public health policies 




  • U.S. or Permanent Resident (green card) to work onboard the ship, as required by federal regulations. 

  • Ability to satisfactorily pass a pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for marijuana and other controlled substances. We are a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. 

  • Viking Cruises is an At-Will Employer. As such your, employment with Viking is a voluntary one and is subject to termination with or without cause or notice, at any time by you or Viking. Nothing in this document or in any oral or written statement shall be interpreted to conflict with or limit the right to terminate employment at-will. 


“As for conditions — in terms of contracts, special benefits and vacations during the season — Viking is far above average within the industry.”

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