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Kitchen 1st Cook

Requisition #2388495
Job LocationCanada-Ontario-Port Perry
Job StreamCulinary
Job TypePermanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate$19.29 - $24.12 / Hour
Number of Positions2
Posting Date17-Jan-2023
Expiry Date17-Feb-2023
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsHigh School
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel is seeking full-time 1st Cooks!


Reporting to the Sous Chef/Executive Chef, the First Cook is responsible for providing exceptional food quality for employees and guests. This role required the incumbent to demonstrate strong knowledge of food safety and ensuring that all cleaning and sanitation requirements are always adhered to.


The ideal candidate is an energetic professional with proven knowledge, skills and abilities, executing the following support of the company’s vision, mission and values:


  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills are required to be displayed at all times
  • Prepare food for the buffet, a la carte menu, cafeteria and catering events according to specifications and guest requests
  • Prepare a la carte menu orders as per specifications and ensure proper presentation and garnishment of dishes in an efficient manner
  • Collaborate with Third Cook to ensure all food items are prepared under the supervision of the Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager
  • Bake, roast, steam broil and cook food as required
  • Control food waste and spoilage
  • Restock low food items and inventory during shift
  • Ensure cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen area at all times
  • Inspect work area daily and report any hazards and/or defective equipment to the Sous Chef/Manager immediately
  • Comply with all health and safety requirements including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Report all injuries, accidents and unusual conditions to the Sous Chef immediately
  • Perform other duties as required by the Sous Chef


Successful applicants will demonstrate the following qualifications:


  • Must have formal culinary training with 4-5 years of progressive culinary experience in a large kitchen
  • Extensive knowledge of kitchen equipment, food safety and sanitation practices
  • Must be WHMIS certified
  • Show initiative and understanding of other roles and responsibilities in the kitchen
  • Exceptional knife handling skills
  • Ability to follow and provide instructions in a friendly and professional manner
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the causes of food poisoning and method of prevention
  • Ability to analyze current inventory and develop daily prep lists in order to control food waste and spoilage
  • Ability to prioritize and possess excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees and management as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to perform tasks and duties effectively and safely within prescribed time limits

Great Blue Heron Casino & Hotel candidates must be ready and willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays. The hours of work will be based on operational needs. Ready to embark on your next adventure?


Application Process: Submit your resume to hdavies@gbhcasino.comWe will only be accepting applications electronically – hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Please indicate the position title(s) and job posting number(s) on the subject line.


Great Canadian Entertainment is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we welcome all qualified applicants to apply to join our team of unique contributors. We accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process and applicants are encouraged to advise Human Resources in advance if an accommodation is required. We thank all applications for their interest and will contact those qualified to continue in the recruitment process.