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Fairmont First Cook in Lake Louise, Alberta

Company Description

Embrace your passion for hiking, skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities in Banff National Park while pursuing a fulfilling career at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a risk, make a change and experience a new adventure while further developing your career. To live and work in a National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Our team is a network of empowered individuals with a strong sense of themselves and the hospitality industry. Work hard, play hard and receive extraordinary benefits including subsidized onsite accommodations, which make saving money very easy to manage. Join our Fairmont family today!

What is in it for you:

  • Subsidized staff accommodation provided on-site for full time status employees

  • One complimentary meal per shift in our staff cafeteria (additional meals can be purchased for $5/meal)

  • Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Vision & Dental) including extended benefits like; Mental Health (up to $5,000/year), Orthodontics (up to $2,500/year), Fertility Drugs and Gender Affirmation (Lifetime maximum of $10,000) for full time permanent status employees

  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with employer matching up to 5% of annual earnings for full time permanent status employees

  • Employee travel program with discounts on room rates as well as on food & beverage at Fairmont & Accor properties world-wide

  • Access to the Mountain Explorer Travel Program - Discounted room rates including 50% off all food & beverage at Fairmont Resorts in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper & Whistler (subject to availability)

  • Comprehensive wellness platform (LifeWorks) for employee mental health and wellbeing support

  • Discounts while using our resort’s Food & Beverage Outlets, Fitness Centre, and Spa 

  • Automatically added to our resort’s Colleague Lifestyle Program which includes access to staff activities and events

  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and over 5,000 properties with Accor

Job Description

Come join the culinary team at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Develop your culinary skills with some of Fairmont’s most talented chefs, while enjoying the lifestyle of the Canadian Rockies. Bring your talent to new heights. 

What you will be doing:  

  • Review the daily production sheets with the Chef de Partie/Sous Chef and prepare the food items in accordance with Fairmont standards in an efficient manner

  • Adhere to standardized recipes and specifications in order to maintain consistency

  • Keep work station clean and organized including fridges/freezers, counter and stove tops

  • Ensure that cook station opening and closing procedures are carried out to standard

  • Keep overproduction and food waste to a minimum, while ensuring proper rotation, labeling, and food storage

  • Operate kitchen equipment while adhering to safety procedures, and report any deficiencies

  • Ensure all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely and in accordance with hotel food safety guidelines

  • Assume responsibility for the operations of his/her food station when required

  • Ensure a clean and safe working environment, and actively participate in health and safety initiatives

  • Adhere to all hotel environmental policies and initiatives

  • Carry out any other tasks as assigned



Your experience and skills include:

  • Minimum 3-4 years cooking experience in two different kitchen departments i.e. garde manger, banquets, a la carte, breakfast etc.

  • Valid health & safety certificate

  • Experience in a luxury hotel with comparable service and standards

  • Red Seal Certificate (Journeyman’s papers) or recognized international equivalent

  • Self‑motivated, with the ability to make effective decisions

  • Demonstrates initiative, and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to maintain high service levels under pressure

  • Ability to consistently stand and walk through out shift

You may be required to work on holidays, weekends, overnights and other non-day shifts. Submission of your application to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise indicates that you are able to meet these requirements as needed.

Additional Information

Visa Requirements: Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

APPLY TODAY: We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about living and working in Lake Louise! www.lakelouisejobs.com

Why work for Accor? We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

About Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Persons who anticipate needing accomoations for any part of the application or interiew process may contact, in confidence: cll.careers@fairmont.com

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