Position title
Head Cook

Camp Wanapitei in Temagami, ON is looking for a HEAD COOK for this spring and
Want to experience remarkably clean air, crystal clear waters, and breathtaking starry skies? Consider
living at our remote, rustic northern Ontario location cooking meals for campers and staff members.
Menu planning, food ordering, and supervisory experience is a must.
Located on the beautiful shores of Sandy Inlet on Lake Temagami, Camp Wanapitei is a summer camp
for children and youth ages 7-18. We employ approximately 70 young people seasonally each summer.
Our site staff are key players in ensuring a positive in-camp experience for our campers.Reporting to the
Director, the Head Cook’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● planning, preparing and presenting 3 daily meals and snacks on time to campers and staff
members – numbers fluctuate from 25 to 170 with two large banquets of 250 and 400 people.
● Participating in weekly management meetings.
● planning and presenting food for campers and staff members with special diets such as gluten
free, vegetarian, lactose intolerant.
● food purchasing (placing weekly food orders) and budgeting.
● supervising and directing the kitchen staff.
● cleaning and organizing the kitchen before the start of the summer season and shutting down the
kitchen at the end of the summer.
● preparing menus in accordance with Wanapitei guidelines and the Canadian Food Guide.
● working with the Canoe Trip Director to aid in fresh food allotments for canoe tripping groups.
● complying with all Health and Safety and Canadian Food Inspection Agency guidelines regarding
food storage and handling, as well as kitchen cleanliness.
● making sure that the kitchen is swept and mopped daily.
● making sure that the food areas of the kitchen are locked nightly.


Safe Food Handling Certification, Standard First Aid and CPR-C.


Preferred Applicants: A mature person with exceptional organizational and cooking skills, who prides
themselves on their work and the ability to supervise a small team. Adaptability and resilience are key to success in the kitchen.

Dates: May 6th - August 28th, 2024 (with a possibility for an extension into September).

Salary: Compensation based on experience.

To Apply: Email Mercede at mercede@wanapitei.net for more details.

Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
Job Location
Remote work possible
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