Great Blue Heron Casino

1st Cook

3 weeks ago
Job ID
Job Category
Food & Beverage
Job Type
PT Contract
Number of Positions
Reports to
Sous Chef
License requirement
Criminal Background Check
External Rate
$17.14/hr + $1.15/hr in lieu of full time benefits
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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