Jasper, AB
$18.66 an hour - Full-time, Permanent

First Cook

Every memorable dining experience at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge begins behind the scenes with our culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As First Cook, the care you devote to all aspects of food preparation will result in the creation of truly spectacular fare.
Hotel Overview: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is surrounded by the snow capped mountains and enchanting lakes of Jasper National Park; a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site which includes the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada by the readers of SCOREGolf Magazine, a newly redesigned Fairmont spa, 6 food and beverage outlets, and many outdoor activities which are right outside your door. No matter what time of year you visit Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, you can expect to be a part of "The True Rocky Mountain Experience".
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: $18.66 /Hour at start. (this is unionized position. After 4 months satisfactory employment increased to $20.03)
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
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.
APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit https://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability and Excellence; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. Our Sustainability Partnership program represents our ever-expanding commitment to being a responsible business and to following the principles of sustainability across our operations, the world over. An exciting future awaits!

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