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Second 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.

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.  Assist First Cook and Jr.

Sous Chef in all areas of the kitchen including food production, standards and kitchen sanitation.  Position assists in ensuring guest satisfaction is achieved while maintaining the operating standards.


  • Knowledge of kitchen operational procedures
  • Understanding of Restaurant; Room Service; Bar/Lounge and Event Ops department procedures
  • Knowledge of basic sanitation requirements and food handling safety standards
  • Have a good understanding of food cost and waste control
  • Good customer and associate relation skills
  • Knowledge of overall hotel operations as they relate to the kitchen
  • Good presentation and platform skills
  • Good communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
  • Strong organization skills
  • Knowledge of purchasing, understanding of receiving, stock rotation and storage
  • Knowledge of governmental regulations and safety standards (WCB, MSDS)
  • Welcome and acknowledge each and every guest with a smile, eye contact and a friendly verbal greeting using the guests names when possible
  • 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



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Culinary Education/Trade papers
  • Certifications as required to comply with local Health codes
  • Related work experience


Working Conditions

  • 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 through narrow, confined or elevated spaces
  • Move up and down a ladder
  • Move over sloping, uneven or 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