Position title
1st Cook

ARAMARK Remote Workplace Services is looking to hire KITCHEN STAFF for our remote lodges in Northern Ontario. Food Safety certification is required, as well as updated WHMIS. Comprehensive benefit packages are offered. Transportation is provided out of Timmins or Cochrane; a monthly travel allowance is provided for staff who reside further away. Successful candidates should have some experience in the remote or commercial cooking industries. Rotational schedules are typically 2/2, though a 3/1 may be available; with 11-hour shifts.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Accountable and responsible for maintaining a culture focused on having Safety as a value
  • Coordinate and be responsible for the handling, preparation, production, and timely service of all meals in accordance with methods and standards approved by the Chef
  • Coordinate all kitchen staff involved in the preparation and serving of meals
  • Prepare meals as per the menu plan provided by the Chef
  • Ensure adequate quantities of the menu choices are prepared as per the menu plan, and follow production quotas as set down by the Chef
  • Proper food storage, rotation, and discarding of expired foods fall under HACCP and FIFO guidelines
  • Serve all food items in accordance to HACCP and Food Safe standards
  • Ensure menu boards are updated daily
  • Provides culinary guidance and leadership to 2nd and 3rd cooks as well as new employees
  • Meet with the Chef daily to discuss menu preparation and production strategy
  • Shall attend all safety meetings and participate in Client and/or Aramark Emergency Response Procedures
  • Additional duties may be assigned

Physical Demands Requirements (Must be able to):

  • Stand for long periods of time with scheduled breaks
  • Short and long distance walking required
  • Use of step stools and stairs
  • Use force when push/pulling carts that weigh an average of 16kg
  • Operate kitchen machinery, not exceeding approximately 10.5kg
  • Frequently lift an average weight of approximately 12kg with a maximum of 16 kg. On occasion where weight may be greater than 16kg assistance from another person or a manual lifting aid is mandatory
  • Frequently reach below waist, waist to shoulder and above shoulder with frequent neck/back/torso twisting from left to right without restriction
  • Perform repetitive movements at the wrist including side to side/up or down and multiple grasps of an average 5kg with a maximum of 10kg. Simple, power and fine finger manipulation for duration of scheduled shift

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Ability to hear and understand verbal instruction as well as other sounds such as safety alarms
  • Ability to communicate effectively; written and orally in English
  • Must be able to see without impairment for inspection purposes and ability to read small text such as product warning label
  • Exposure to extreme hot and cold environments
  • Ability to work split shifts within a rotational schedule
  • Ability to work and navigate safely in close quarters and congested areas
  • Ability to balance and maintain stability on slippery surfaces
  • Maybe exposed periodically to elevated noise levels and surroundings
  • Ability and willingness to travel/work long rotations away from home

Candidate Requirements:

  • 3+ years Culinary experience preferably in remote camp or hotel/hospitality industries
  • Working towards Journeyman or Red Seal Certification in the Cook trade or equivalent
  • Valid WHMIS and Food Safe Advanced Certifications are mandatory, First Aid Certification is an asset
  • Additional certification may be required by work location
  • Outstanding communication skills and leadership skills
  • Strong with prioritization and time management
  • Ability and willingness to travel/work long rotations away from home

Send you resume to: hresume@aramark.ca

Employment Type
Job Location
Remote work from: Northern Ontario
Working Hours
Rotational schedules are typically 2/2, though a 3/1 may be available; with 11-hour shifts.
Base Salary
$20 Per hour
Date posted
July 30, 2021
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