Second Cook and First Cook - Seasonal and Permanent (April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021 Start Dates)

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Do you have a natural passion and creativity when it comes to cooking? Would you like be part of a dynamic and innovative team in one of the largest hotels in Canada? Continue your career in the kitchen and come and work with our committed Chefs and strong culinary team preparing and serving the finest meals with amazing local ingredients. Available Positions: Second Cook - Savoury Second Cook - Pastry/Bakeshop First Cook - Savoury First Cook - Pastry/Bakeshop Rate of Pay Second Cook:  Starting at $16.50 per hour. Full rate after one year is $18.35 per hour. Rate of Pay First Cook:  Starting at $17.50 per hour. Full rate after one year is $21.25 per hour. What is in it for you:
  • Subsidized staff housing for full time status walking distance from the hotel
  • Daily duty meal in our newly renovated staff cafeteria
  • Competitive extended benefits package including medical, vision and dental for full time permanent status
  • Employee Travel Program
  • Comprehensive Wellness Platform (LifeWorks)
  • Discounts on food & beverage/fitness centre/spa/golf and early bird specials for ski hills with option for payroll deduction
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within Fairmont Banff Springs and over 5,000 properties with Accor
  • What you will be doing as Second/First Cook - Savoury:
  • Prepare, cook and service all food items for a la carte and or buffet menus according to the recipes and standards including mise en place of fruits and vegetables
  • Ensuring quality, and freshness, to all food items being prepped 
  • Have full knowledge of all menu items in your area; participate in the creation of daily features and promotions
  • Receiving, and maintaining proper rotation of products in all chillers to minimize wastage/spoilage using FIFO
  • Following all standards set in place by the Sous Chef
  • Adhere to and follow ALLSAFE health and safety protocols
  • Flexibility to work in any kitchen venue environment at anytime
  • Other duties as assigned
  • What you will be doing as Second/First Cook - Pastry/Bakeshop:
  • Prepare daily production of fresh artisan breads, rolls, muffins and all other bakeshop items according to the standard recipes
  • Prepare daily production of fresh scones, cakes, cookies, tarts, squares/bars, according to the standard recipes
  • Proficient in artisan breads, quick breads and laminated products
  • Ensuring quality, and freshness, to all food items being prepped 
  • Receiving, and maintaining proper rotation of products in all chillers to minimize wastage/spoilage using FIFO
  • Following all standards set in place by the Sous Chef
  • Adhere to and follow ALLSAFE health and safety protocols
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Your experience and skills include:

  • Minimum 1 year culinary/baking & pastry arts experience for Second Cook and minimum 2 years culinary/baking & pastry arts experience for First Cook preferably in a luxury hotel or large kitchen environment
  • Certificate or Diploma from a recognized Culinary School an asset 
  • Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Able to lift, carry and pull up to 50lbs and able to constantly stand and walk throughout shift 
  • Able to withstand exposure to kitchen equipment includes large and small ovens, stoves, steam kettles, mixers, sheeter, fryers, rational ovens, steamers, tilt skillets, fridges and freezers as well as blast freezers
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and consistency with recipes and plating
  • Demonstrates initiative, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to maintain high service levels under pressure
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