Alaska Arctic Catering & Support Services is minority owned Alaska business and has been active in the
remote camp and catering since incorporation in the State of Alaska in 1974. We are proud to have
provided quality services at competitive rates for base camps, hotels, drilling rigs, drill ships and
platforms, seismic crews (land and sea) and construction camps. Our HSE and employee training
programs are second to none in our industry.
Arctic Catering was purchased June 17, 2019 by R&G Food Services, Inc. (which does business as
Latitude Catering). Latitude Catering has 22 years’ experience in commercial catering with an emphasis
on corporate, emergency and wildfire camp operations throughout the lower 48 states.
Prior to the purchase of Arctic Catering by R&G Foods, Arctic had a rich history as a 49% minority owned
company, Kuukpik Arctic Services LLC. (KAS). KAS was formed on September 3, 1996, when the Articles
of Organization were filed with the Department of Commerce and Economic Development, State of
Alaska, in accordance with and pursuant to the Alaska Limited Liability Companies Act, AS 10.50. This
partnership with the Kuukpik Corporation of the village of Nuiqsut was formed with the expressed goals
of providing employment opportunities for Kuukpik shareholders and returning profits from contracts
performed to both ‘member’ corporations.
Our Added Value
Arctic Catering is committed to local hire throughout our operations. It is our belief that with continuous
management support and site supervision and necessary training, we can maximize employee retention
and provide our client with consistently high quality of service. Safety is a leadership priority. Our
employees receive NSTC, SIM and Servsafe certification and follow-up training from our HSE Director.
We follow Green Star policies and are ISO 14001 compliant.
With every contract we enter, we hope to establish a relationship based on cooperation, characterized
by teamwork, mutual respect, trust and integrity by management and employees. Our intention is to
pursue the objectives of assuring that safety is a priority, that the work will be performed in an
environmentally sound manner, and that continuous improvement in performance of the contract is
integral to the success of the project.
Arctic Catering has been in the business of providing catering, housekeeping, janitorial, camp
management and support services in Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and North Dakota since
1974. We have also provided services in the Middle East, Egypt, Africa and Australia.
Our management team is comprised of experienced Alaska professionals committed to providing for our
clients the highest level of service in our industry. They are continually trying to find cost-effective ways
to improve the quality of life in those that we serve and employ.
Teri Nienhaus - Alaska President
Teri Nienhaus brings over 35+ years’ experience managing and leading workforces within Alaska’s
industries thriving on oil, gas and mining. She has had a long-standing career as a leader both in Human
Resource Management, Operations Management and HSE. Teri has the responsibility for leading the
Alaska Operations’ business entity. She oversees and evaluates both internal and external strategic
initiatives carried out by the senior management team. As a servant leader, Teri provides the
management and vision necessary to ensure that Arctic Catering has the proper operational controls,
administrative and reporting procedures, human resources, and systems in place to effectively grow the
organization and fully support its clients and customers.
Terry McIntosh - Chief Operating Officer
Providing strategic leadership in managing our client relationships to maximize client service value and
EBITDA results, Terry brings more than 30 years of experience in identifying, meeting, and adding value to
client needs in all aspects of facility management, high volume food service & catering activities, food costs
and inventory control management. Terry’s expertise is derived from 30 years of directly related experience,
in progressively advancing positions from Head Cook/Baker, Catering Manager, General Manager to Chief
Operations Officer. Terry’s depth of knowledge on managing front line staff in all aspects of food
presentation, inventory control, human resource management including workforce planning and development
for large North Slope oil and gas camp facilities, off shore platforms, cat trains, mining camps and deep water
ships is unsurpassed.
CG Thomas – Vice President of Operations
Leading the Operations and Procurement Departments, CG Thomas brings over 20 years of extensive
food knowledge combined with 15 years of solid experience in remote camp management and catering.
CG leads with a responsive understanding of strategic operations. He is responsible for both long- and
short-term operational plan development for remote camp and institutional catering. CG’s hallmark is his
effective communication with clients, field supervisors and vendors to ensure that all stakeholder needs
are satisfied quickly and efficiently. He provides direction to eight direct reports with greater than 275
operational staff members.
Fred Luecker - Operations Manager
Fred brings over 18 years of hotel and facility operational management leadership, including 7 years of
managing remote camp operations on the North Slope with up to 400 rooms and over 500,000 meals
served annually. He has received multiple awards and certification recognition for his management and
training talent expertise. Fred’s collaborative leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and client relationship
skills have produced strong camp management teams and excellent customer service to the clients they
serve. Fred specializes in executing strategy into action and achievement.
Anthony Robinson - Director of HSE
As an accomplished professional with a reputation for maintaining the highest risk
management/safety/health standards with the ability to conduct root cause analysis, Anthony (Tony)
establishes safety rules and codes of practice. He has extensive working knowledge to monitor and
implement environmental, health and safety programs and practices. Tony has proven accomplishments
in achieving Arctic Catering’s safety, and establishing, maintaining, and managing effective business
relationships at all levels. Tony is exceptionally skillful in protecting workers, assets, and the community
in the most cost-effective manners. A Licensed Registered Nurse with a background in medical/surgical,
occupational health, emergency medicine, psychiatric, and case management, Tony’s credentials include:
Certified Safety professional (CSP)
Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialists (COHN-S)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
Emergency Medical Technician, State of Alaska
Firefighter I, State of Alaska
American Red Cross Instructor in First Aid/CPR/AED
Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST)
OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry and Construction Industry
OSHA Training Institute Safety and Health Construction Specialist
OSHA Training Institute Safety and Health General Industry Specialist
OSHA Training Institute Safety Leadership
Certified Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
Doug Schneider - North Slope Supervisor
Doug brings over 35 years of experience working in culinary & camp management, of which over 19
years have been on the North Slope as well as other remote work sites. Doug’s high level of enthusiasm
for quality and safety has driven our management program. This allows Arctic Catering to maintain high
quality products that our clients demand and maintains Arctic Catering as the leader in both camp
management and catering. Doug is a very caring, dedicated and motivated professional who strives to
achieve what is in the best interest of clients, and he continually encourages and coaches others to follow
Eric Stream - North Slope Supervisor
Eric’s senior leadership brings over 35 years’ experience in Alaska in identifying, meeting, and adding
value to client needs in all aspects of camp management. Eric has managed and supported mine camps
and oil & gas camp populations over 500 within Alaska. He has a passion for working safely, has a
strong attention to detail, excellent organization & precise communication. His willingness and ability to
be aware of, understand, respect and value the diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to create high
functioning teams are demonstrated in the excellent service and safety record delivered by the teams he
has managed. Eric has realized an evolving safety culture of working productively and effectively in a
fast paced, stressful, demanding and ambiguous work environment to meet client needs and expectations.
Eric is a professionally trained culinary artist and has obtained the ServSafe-for-Manager certification.
Our Community Commitment
Community service projects, support and partnerships are important to the Arctic Catering mission and
our employees. We provide community support in the areas we work as well as throughout Alaska. We
partnered with Yuut Elitnaurviat-Bethel School, investing in a successful Alaska Native Internship
Program for Alaska Native Youth from the Bethel Region. Our Alaska President, Teri Nienhaus sits on
the United Way of Anchorage Board of Directors. And Terry McIntosh has over 25 years volunteering at
the highest leadership levels within the Anchorage Moose Lodge No. 1534. Our employees support and
participate in the Alaska Barefoot Mile foot race annually to ensure that awareness of human trafficking is
brought to light, and we have community partnerships with AWAIC, The Food Bank of Alaska and
We have been contracted to provide services for Conoco Phillips at Alpine, Beluga, CD5 and other
exploration/production locations, Exxon at Point Thompson, Brooks Range Petroleum, Eni, BP/Hilcorp at
Northstar, Caelus Energy/Pioneer Oliktok Pt and all other North Slope Locations, Shell Alaska, Stallion
Oilfield Services, William Scotsman, Nanuq, Repsol (all locations); Nabors Alaska Drilling; Global
Geophysical, Blue Crest Energy, Conam Construction, Price Gregory, SA Exploration and YUUT
Elitnaurviat. Operations also include Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Texas and North Dakota.