First Cook
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Canada
15d ago

Summary of Responsibilities :

Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following :

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues;
  • Prepare, cook & service all food items for a la carte and or buffet menus or individual dishes according to hotel recipes & standards;
  • Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions;
  • Train junior staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food;
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment;
  • Ensure cleanliness & maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment;
  • Organize and manage buffets and banquets;
  • Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances and handle guest allergy concerns with appropriate care and importance by reporting to Sous Chef;
  • Control waste and spoilage in the assigned department;
  • Ensure proper labeling, dating and storage of all items in the kitchen;
  • Follow kitchen policies, procedures, and service standards and follow all safety and sanitation polices when handling food and beverage;
  • Responsible for ensuring preparation of all pertinent food items for work station and able to maintain the departments level of production and guest expectations in the absence of the Chef de Partie;
  • Monitor present and upcoming business volumes as well as food items and to communicate relevant information to their department in a timely manner;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Job details :

  • Salary : $17.94 / Hour at start. (this is unionized position. After 4 months satisfactory employment increased to $19.25)
  • Terms of employment : Permanent, Full time 35 Hours / Week
  • Start date : As soon as possible
  • Benefits : Group insurance benefits are available on the first day of the month following 3 months of employment (short term & Long Term Disability, vision, Medical, Massage, Chiro, Life, accidental death and dismemberment);
  • Dental benefits are available after 1 year of employment; After 6 months of employment will qualify to enroll in a defined contribution Pension plan;
  • 2 weeks paid vacation; All employees have access to discounted hotel stay within North & Central America based on availability, friends and family are also provided a discount;
  • staff accommodation is available for a cost to the employee subjected to conditions

  • Employment conditions : Overtime, Early morning, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Shift, Weekend, Night
  • Languages : English
  • Security and Safety : Criminal record check
  • Transportation / Travel Information : Public transportation is not available, hence, staff shuttle service is available for $5 round trip to the town of Jasper
  • Work Location Information : Staff accommodation available for a fee
  • Work Setting : Restaurant, Hotel, Resort
  • Qualifications :

  • 2-3 years kitchen experience in a reputable establishment
  • W.H.M.I.S. certification required and can be completed upon commencement of employment
  • Education and Diploma or Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset
  • Valid Alberta driver’s license an asset
  • Trained in knife use and safety.
  • Completion of a certified foodservice handling course required and should be provided within 3 months of commencement of employment ;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team with minimum supervision
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
  • Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to) :

  • Sitting - 1-2 hrs / day
  • Walking - 1-8 hrs / day
  • Standing - 6-8 hrs / day
  • Bending / Reaching - 1-3 hrs / day
  • Pushing / Pulling - 1-3 hrs / day
  • Physical Effort required to lift up to 50lbs
  • Environmental Stress - High - works mainly inside, however outside work may be required
  • Overtime required
  • Personal Suitability : ability to focus, attention on guest needs, remain calm and courteous at all times, ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team with minimum supervision, require Judgement, Flexibility & Reliability regarding job duties during work hours, Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, Strong interpersonal and problem-

    solving abilities, should be highly responsible and reliable, Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

    Visa Requirements : Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

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