Maligne Canyon Lead Cook

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

Jasper, AB
Full-time, Seasonal

What will be your daily pursuit?:
Support the culinary team in the delivery of exceptional dining experiences that energize the mind, body and soul, fueling our guests and staff for adventure!
What perks can you expect?:
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Seasonal work experience in iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring locations
Full-time work of 35+ hours weekly across the summer season
Fast-paced and active position – get your step counter ready!
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
The Lead Cook will provide excellent hospitality experiences through the careful preparation and cooking of food items while offering friendly and professional interaction with our guests and team members. Lead Cooks will directly support the line and prep cook team members in the delivery of our culinary offerings in accordance to our quality and presentation standards.
This is a multi-faceted position and can include any, or all, of the following:

Oversee the regular maintenance and cleanliness of the kitchen areas, food service line, buffets and food storage areas in accordance to provincial health and safety requirements
Act as an “on the floor leader for the culinary team and setting a positive example as to best practices in food preparation
Complete and oversee daily prep work needs including; wash, peel and cut vegetables, clean and cut meats, fish and poultry along with grab and go items for sale
Clean kitchen equipment and cooking utensils
Prepare, season and cook foods such as soups, salads, meat, fish, gravies, vegetables, desserts, sauces and casseroles
Preparation of all menu items in a manner consistent with recipes and health codes
Carve meats, prepare portions on plates and add gravies, sauces and garnish to servings
Prepare items for buffets
Oversee and deliver upon any special dietary needs
Ensure all food prep areas are effectively stocked and maintained to expected business volume each day
Professionally deal with any food service or quality issues stemming from the kitchen or line staff, reporting any larger issues to management
Uphold the high standard of environmental stewardship expected for all employees
Ensure that work environment is safe and free of hazards and team members have been trained and adhere to all safety practices
Participate in training of cooks and dishwashers
Ensure checklists are adhered to and up to date
Ensure all team members are up to date on policies and procedures as well as events
Participate in and create daily specials with support and direction from the executive sous chef
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Minimum 2 years-experience working in a comparable setting
Completion of culinary arts degree or equivalent, as asset
Effective communicator with high attention to detail Proven success in the ability to implement and maintain standards working with a team
background in banquets, high volume cafeterias or high production kitchen
What will your work environment be like?:
This fun, summer job runs from April 4 until October 23, 2022.
Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun!
Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around National Parks
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi
Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.