Banff Centre First Cook

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff, AB
$23.68 an hour - Full-time, Temporary

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First Cook
This is a temporary position to work during the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, from October 29 - November 6, 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney Band – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity
The Kitchen at Banff Centre is looking for experienced First Cooks to prepare distinctive dishes in our dining outlets, conveniently located just steps from the Centre's performance, meeting, and accommodation spaces and boasting an incomparable view of the picturesque Bow Valley. Our Kitchen Team are creative and inspired professionals, sharing their passion for great food and presentation perfection. Calm and composed while working in a fast-paced environment, the First Cook works alongside and coaches others in the kitchen to prepare exceptional and memorable food experiences.

Roles and Responsibilities
Ensure health and safety standards are followed during all stages and methods of food production
Prepare all food to the highest of standards set by the Executive Chef and Sous-Chefs; accommodate special dietary needs as required
Provide guidance and direction to Second Cooks and Pantry Cooks
Check menus, functions, and number of guests expected for the assigned work station; ensure work station equipment is tidy, clean, and sanitary
Ensure the cleanliness of all fridges and freezers; delegate cleaning tasks to Second Cooks and Pantry Cooks as required
Organize the kitchen in the absence of the Chef de Partie or Demi Chef de Partie
Qualification and Educational Requirements
A minimum of 4 years' experience working in a busy restaurant
Experience in pastry, fine dining, buffet, and large volume cooking
Possesses Red Seal or Journeyman Cook's Certificate or international equivalent
Employment Terms & Benefits|
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500-hour probationary period.
This position pays $23.68 per hour, depending on experience, working up to 40 hours per week on a rotating schedule.
This is a temporary position to work during the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, from October 29 - November 6, 2022
Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
Professional development
Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate + first month free for new staff
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the First Cook position until a suitable candidate has been found.
Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.
Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
All Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Employees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Commitment to Diversity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Guided by our values, Banff Centre is rooted in Alberta with provincial, national and global impact. Our strength arises from inclusion; the diversity of people, ideas, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds in our work and team. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply.

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