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First Cook – Spring 2018

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

This is a Contract position in Canmore region, AB posted May 9, 2018.

First Cook

– Spring 2018

Every memorable dining experience at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge begins behind the scenes with our culinary teams 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 and service all food items for a la carte and or buffet menus according to hotel recipes and standards
  • Ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of all work areas, utensils, and equipment

  • Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions

  • 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

  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies 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
  • Handle guest allergy concerns with appropriate care and importance by reporting to Sous Chef
  • Adhere to the hotels vehicle handling and safety policies while driving hotel vehicles
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3 years kitchen experience in a reputable establishment
  • W.H.M.I.S. certification required
  • Diploma or Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset
  • Valid Alberta drivers license an asset
  • Trained in knife use and safety.
  • Completion of a certified foodservice handling course required

  • 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

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 youre launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resortsand 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. Thats why you’ll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like Londons The Savoy, New Yorks The Plaza, and Shanghais 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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