Senior Cook

The Sr. Cook brings their knowledge and experience to oversee all daily meal preparation, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner service.

“The atmosphere at Vanwey strives to provide a successful learning environment for those who wish to come on board. The goal is simple, to provide training, professional experience, and personal growth to each employee”

Jason Lee, MA
Contract Manager, Vanwey Dining


Yong holding a tray of food at DRTC's Food Service contract at Tinker Air Force Base.

Tinker Air Force Base

DRTC supports military personnel year-round at the Vanwey Dining Facility located on Tinker AFB. The mission here at Vanwey Dining seeks to provide nutritional meals while also supporting military readiness.

The USAF constructs all recipes which consist of region-specific items combined with an international flair. Over the past two years, the focus has been to bring Vanwey’s kitchen and prep areas into the 21st century with the purchase and installation of state of the art equipment. The purchase of all new Rational® Combi ovens, fryers, and grill area are a few of the current upgrades. Experienced leadership and training are requirements to take your career to the next level.


  • Full-time/Part-time schedules available
  • Morning/Afternoon/Evening shifts available

Pay & Benefits

waiting period applies (criteria apply)

Hourly Wage $17.00-$18.00

  • Sick/Personal Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation – Two (2) weeks paid vacation after 1 year of service.
  • Health Insurance – No cost for full-time/part-time employees

Tinker Air Force Base Location

Qualification Summary

At least five years of experience in food service or the completion of a certified training program is preferred. Must be 18 years old or older. Background checks are required to enter work site/facility and other employment screenings may be necessary as required by the agency.

Physical requirements for the job include, but are not limited to, standing for the full shift, lifting up to 50 lbs and able to carry up to 100 feet.

Employees at Tinker AFB must be able to meet the DRTC transportation service at the main gate to work their assigned schedule.

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DRTC is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

Career Advancement Opportunities

The goal of every cook is to become an executive chef or one day own their own business. The training received at Vanwey advances culinary experience and exposes the Sr. Cook to the business side of restaurant operations. Management at Vanwey also provides training in leadership/management philosophies, business ethics, mediation and conflict resolution, scheduling, menu planning, purchasing, and production. The skills taught at Vanwey provide a foundation for multiple positions in the restaurant industry, including Executive Chef, General Manager, Regional Manager, and owner/operator ventures.