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First Cook (Permanent and Seasonal positions available)

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa

This is a Contract position in Muskoka, ON posted May 7, 2018.

Term: Full Time

Role Summary

Reporting to the Culinary leadership team, this position is responsible for tasks that focus on the day to day activities in the kitchen.

Performing as lead cook on the line, assist Sous Chef and Junior Sous Chef in all areas of the kitchen including food production waste control, standards and kitchen sanitation.  Position assists in ensuring guest and associate satisfaction is achieved while maintaining the operating Standards.




  • Station operation, serving and preparing products in accordance to specifications or delegation and be cognizant to the tasks of the Junior Sous Chefs
  • Oversee the daily line operations, production and preparation of culinary items, minimizing waste and over production, ensures line is operational at opening time/service time, with production at the required level in accordance to specifications
  • Ensure that all production required is up to date prior to days off and that a task list is left for the next shift
  • Opens and closes kitchen shifts and ensures completion of assigned duties
  • Works with Restaurant and Event Ops departments to coordinate service and timing of events and meals
  •  Keeps abreast of upcoming events, takes an active role in the production of new menus and promotions
  • Operates all department equipment as necessary and reports malfunctions
  • Orders appropriate supplies for the area of operation with supervisor
  • Supervises line associates to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met
  • Actively supports cleaning schedules; ensures associates follow cleaning schedules and keep their work areas clean and sanitary.
  •  Communicates areas in need of attention to subordinates and follows up with supervisor.
  • Understands and complies with loss prevention policies and procedures.
  • Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the health and safety program
  • Adhere to all environmental policies and programs as required
  • Other duties as assigned




  • 2-3 Years Hotel experience preferred as 2nd cook or completion of a culinary apprenticeship program, with all round knowledge of the kitchen operation
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Culinary Education Trade papers
  • Certifications as required to comply with local Health codes
  • Related work experience
  • Leadership experience


Working Conditions (These are the physical abilities required to perform role expectations)

  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, cold environments
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Required to move, lift, carry, pull and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Stand, sit or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire shift
  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting and pulling
  • Move over slippery surfaces


JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa offers a challenging and rewarding work environment in the heart of Ontario’s Cottage Country.

Work in Luxury, Play in Nature.

We are currently recruiting for permanent and seasonal positions. Here’s what we require in order to consider your application:
-One professional reference letter on company letterhead
-Your availability (seasonal or permanent)

Please email your information to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is committed to building a more diverse workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.

How to Apply