Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

4-190627-9263: Assistant Cook
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date6/27/2019

SOSi is seeking an Assistant Cook.  The Assistant Cook ensures that all meals are prepared, cooked, and served in accordance with standardized recipes so that food quality requirements are met and maintained.


  • Meets or exceeds industry and food safety standards for preparation, storage, and serving of food
  • Prepares, seasons, and cooks meals in accordance with standardized recipes
  • Follows daily production schedules and progressively cooks food in batches according to schedule
  • Carves and trims meats such as beef, veal, ham, pork, and lamb for recipes
  • Records food temperatures, production, and waste on required documentation
  • Ensures high standards of personal hygiene and that work areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary condition
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in full service or institutional food service environment
  •  Excellent English communication skills and ability to interact effectively with customers and other  personnel
  •  Knowledge of food service and sanitation standards.
  • Excellent knife skills for food preparation
  • Ability to wear Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) such as a ballistic vest and helmet
  • Ability to consistently arrive punctually and contribute to positive dining atmosphere
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally 


  • Fluency in a foreign language


  • Extended hours and weekend work is required with exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • May require the ability to lift / and or move objects or packages of up to 50 lbs