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.

4-191011-9681: Cook
LocationOverseas - Iraq
Open Date10/11/2019
SOSi is seeking a Cook.  The 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 cook 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


  • 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
  • Willingness to learn and grow in food service abilities
  • Mature in judgment and behavior
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to consistently arrive punctually and contribute to positive dining atmosphere
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in full service or institutional food service environment 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • Ability to stand for long periods of time such as ten (10) to twelve (12) hours, bend, kneel, and reach to store/retrieve supplies 
  • Ability to lift, carry, and push supplies and boxes up to 50 pounds 
  • Good vision, reading ability, wrist movements, and physical feeling to operate food service equipment 
  • Ability to talk and hear well to instruct employees and assist dining facility customers 
  • Position requires shift work, days and nights 
  • Living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable 
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions 
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions


  • Fluency in a foreign language 


  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions
  • Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions