2019 Employment OpportunityHead Cook

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Head Cook
North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site
Port Edward, British Columbia
May 1 - Sep 15/19
$18 - $20/hour depending on experience

Please submit a covering letter and resume to our General Manager at manager@northpacificcannery.ca

Note: Own vehicle is required due to hours and limited BC Transit bus service.

Job Description
North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site is seeking a full time Head Cook to administer the operations of our Messhouse Café on site. This includes ensuring all Regulations and Standards are adhered to, managing and controlling inventory, menu planning and implementation, food production, food costs, and supervision of staff. He/she would be in charge of all aspects of food preparation, presentation and meal service, ensuring they comply with all food preparation and service standards. He/she would estimate amounts and cost of all required supplies such as food and ingredients. He/she would be in charge of ordering or requisitioning food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation of the Café. He/she would be would be responsible for establishing menu options for tour groups as well as analyzing recipes to assign prices to menu items, based on food, labour and overhead costs. Prepare and cook food of all types on a regular basis or for special guests and functions. He/she would be part of the hiring process of Assistant Cook and would supervise this individual. He/she would keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen. The candidate would ensure all food and other items are stored properly each day. The candidate would also be responsible for taking food orders from patrons and running the Point of Sale System. The Head Cook will be in charge of the overall operation of the restaurant.

Preference will be given to candidates with 3+ years of professional restaurant cooking experience. Candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, superior customer service skills, be energetic, organized, self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills and be a team player. The Head Cook should have training in foods, nutrition, dietetics, and/or child food preparation. Must have Food Safe Certificate.

Orientation will include an extensive tour of the heritage site, where the candidate will be briefed on the North Pacific Cannery’s history, past programs, events, strategic goals and interpretation goals. As part of the orientation process, employees will also be required to read and understand the Employee Handbook which specifically outlines the policy and procedures of the organization. This includes a comprehensive health and safety, as well as an emergency plan. 

The Head Cook will report directly to the General Manager.

Characteristics of City / Region
North Pacific Cannery is located in pristine wilderness surroundings on the Skeena River in the town of Port Edward, located 20 km south of Prince Rupert with a population of 544. Prince Rupert is a port city with a population of 12,000 and serves as the land, air, and water transportation hub of BC’s north coast. The region is characterized by temperate rainforest, resource-based industry, and cultural diversity.

Mission & Mandate of Host Organization
North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site preserves, exhibits and interprets the history of the West Coast Fishing Industry, celebrating its role in the economic and cultural development of the province. The site is integral to a local, regional, and national identity, is significant as one of the few intact salmon canneries that remain on the west coast of North America, and continues to be relevant as a tourist destination and community hub today. 

NPC aims to be: a collective memory for the industrial fishery on the Skeena River and British Columbia; a cultural hub for the community, attracting the local population for arts and sports events; and a key driver of economic transformation in the development of a sustainable tourism industry for the region.