Great Blue Heron Help Wanted

1st Cook
Job ID 2017-1393 Job Category Food & Beverage Job Type PT Contract Number of Positions 2 Reports to Sous Chef License requirement Criminal Background Check External Rate $17.14/hr + $1.15/hr in lieu of full time benefits Shift Any shift during any day of the week (days, afternoons and midnights)
Job Description
The Great Blue Heron is currently looking for 2 part time 1st Cooks for a 6 & 8 month contract.

The duty of the 1st Cook is to provide excellent service & food to casino guests and staff using the cafeteria.  The 1st Cook will be required to work independently, with other cooks and under the supervision of the Sous Chef.


Promote the values of the Great Blue Heron Cultural Compass by example at all times and guide staff in adopting these values as a way of operating daily at the Great Blue Heron
Preparation of buffet, line menu items (a la carte), cafeteria and catering items according to specifications and guest requests.
Prepare line menu (a la carte) orders according to specifications, ensure proper presentation and garnishment of dishes fast and efficiently
Prepare all food items with the prep assistance of 3rd Cook under the supervision of the Sous Chef and/or Kitchen Manager
Bake, roast, steam, broil and otherwise cook food
Control waste and spoilage and restock any low items during shift
Plan and prepare daily menu and buffet items based upon ease of production, recipe specifications, current inventory and guest comments along with assistance of Sous Chefs and Kitchen Manager
Ensure quality food preparation and promptness of food products
Ensure all prep, re-stocking and cleaning is completed prior to the end of shift
Set-up, restock and tear down of buffet
Assist with the duties of other kitchen staff as needed
Perform other duties as required by the Sous Chef


Education and Experience:
Must have formal culinary training with 4-5 years of progressive culinary experience in a large kitchen
To accept training as necessary when required by the Kitchen Supervisor, Kitchen Manager or F&B Manager
WHMIS Certified

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of kitchen equipment and exceptional knife skills
Ability to give and follow directions in friendly and professional manner
Ability to perform tasks and duties effectively and safely within prescribed time limits
Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with company and departmental policies and procedures
Be thoroughly familiar with the causes of food poisoning and method of prevention
Maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees and management as part of a team
Excellent customer service skills in order maintain a good rapport with customers and employees
Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast paced environment

We offer a competitive Salary, life insurance, RRSP’s, Employee Assistance programs, free parking and discounted meals in our staff cafeteria and a GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

You must be 18yrs or older to work at the Great Blue Heron Casino

The successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal background check.  If you need assistance/accommodation during the recruiting process then please contact the our HR department.

Only Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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