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This is a Contract position in Baffin posted August 23, 2017.

Position Title: Cook

Locations: Current needs in Igloolik, Nunavut

These roles are offered at a contract level (6 months) and the compensation package varies upon property, size of operation and volume of the hotel. The positions are paid per hour (hourly would include a meal plan). There is subsidized housing (either in hotel or staff housing).

The community owned Co-operatives in the Arctic are multi-purpose businesses that provide a wide range of services to their members and their communities. Services provided by local Co-ops include hotel and tourism operations within "Inns North" Hotels. Hotels can vary from a small hotel (4-6 rooms) to a larger hotel operation (40+ rooms). Some restaurants are for hotel guests only, while others are open to the public.

Position Summary:

The Cook is responsible for assisting in the supervision of the day-to-day operations of the restaurant under general supervision of the Co-operative General Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist in food preparation with the objective of ensuring an acceptable level of standard;
  • To maintain good and regular communication with the General Manager, and with the staff;
  • To maintain good housekeeping routine to insure the kitchen and dining room is kept in an acceptable level of cleanliness;
  • To complete spot checks of inventory in the kitchen and dining room on a daily basis;
  • To complete spot checks of the kitchen and dining room on a weekly basis and to report any problems to the General Manager;
  • To assist in the preparation of the monthly menu and cost out all meal items to insure proper margin is being maintained;
  • To perform other duties as required for the proper management of the kitchen and dining room.


  • 3-5 years experience in the food industry and/or Formal educational experience including a Cook Level I or Journeymen’s certificate;
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment;

Working Conditions:

  • Extended hours of work, including 50-60 hours per week are not unusual in a hotel operation;
  • Access to medical facilities is limited with many locations only having a nurse’s station.