RIVER - Commis de Cuisine

River – Europe





Part of our Galley team on our River vessels, the Commis de Cuisine prepares meals to the fullest satisfaction of our guests and ensure compliance with Viking River Cruises Standards and HACCP rules. The Commis de Cuisine reports to Executive Chef and Sous-Chef.



  • Assist with preparing and cooking daily meals for crew and guests according to Executive Chef Manual and menu cycle
  • Handle groceries, products, and galley equipment with care; conduct inventory and stock takes
  • Ensure proper waste disposal and adherence to HACCP rules and company standards
  • Maintain cleanliness in galley and production areas; participate in onboard training programs
  • Assist Executive Chef with food supply orders and budget management, keeping food cost within budget



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 from many different countries 
  • Internal transfer opportunities to River, Ocean and Expedition ships 


On board our ship 

  • Lodging, meals, unlimited Wi-Fi, uniforms, and laundry are free of charge for all crew members 
  • Crew cabins with only 2 berths (you will have one roommate). 
  • Travel to/from the ship provided by Viking 
  • Dedicated crew areas and activities 
  • Sundeck area for crew use  

Employee benefits 

  • Paid vacation 
  • Referral program 
  • Loyalty bonuses 
  • No immediate tax deduction – potential for tax-free salary, depending on nationality 




  • Graduated apprenticeship as cook required
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience in 4 or 5-star kitchen/galley
  • International experience/ship experience preferred
  • Good English skills, other languages are an advantage
  • Ability to work independently, service-oriented and guest focused, and ability to train and motivate subordinates.



Founded in 1997, Viking is the world’s #1 small ship travel company - with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels sail over 100 itineraries around the world. In 2022, Viking expanded its award-winning fleet with two expedition ships built specifically to explore the world's most remote destinations, as well as a new Mississippi River ship.



Our roles will be subject to our appearance standards (including in relation to visible tattoos) and employees are expected to project a professional image at all times. Visible tattoos are not permitted. Tattoos concealed with make-up, skin-colored sleeves or any covering other than the company uniform will still be considered visible for the purposes of our appearance standards. Exemptions to this may be considered on a case-by-case basis where appropriate. Tattoo removal may not result in successful employment and therefore is not encouraged and is the candidate’s personal decision. Furthermore, any offer of employment is subject to you passing all mandatory medical examinations as required by the company.  For further information, please contact our recruiting team.

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“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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