First Cook

Muskoka Bay Resort
February 7, 2024
March 8, 2024
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Job Type


LOCATION: Muskoka Bay Resort, Gravenhurst ON

POSITION: First Cook              

WAGE: Starting at $21.00

DEPARTMENT: Culinary            

STATUS OF POSITION: Full Time – Year Round

Position Summary

We are seeking a skilled and passionate Cook to join our culinary team. The Cook will be responsible for preparing and cooking a variety of dishes according to recipes and standards set by Muskoka Bay Resort. This role requires someone with a strong understanding of kitchen operations, food safety regulations, and a commitment to delivering high-quality meals to our customers.


Who We Are:


Muskoka Bay Resort redefines what it means to play and stay; to relax and live. Our resorts feature spectacular views year-round through every season. This magnificent, immersive experience is rooted in preservation and care. The pillar behind the country’s most picturesque area is our passion — Our Team.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • May act as lead cook on line in preparing meals to order in a timely fashion;
  • Maintain care of equipment using preventative maintenance techniques;
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area at all times using proper food handling and storage procedures;
  • In conjunction with the Chef and Sous Chef, review menu cycles and check supplies needed for all meals and special events;
  • Uphold high quality menu options that meet and exceed resident expectations;
  • Must be available to work all shifts;
  • Practice hygienic food-handling, preparation and serving techniques;
  • Prepare a variety of goods and items needed for special events;
  • Oversee second cooks and dishwashers to ensure team is working together;
  • Ensure that all prep work and products are lined up for upcoming production;
  • Complete food tracking worksheets when necessary;
  • Maintain commitment to excellence in carrying out production responsibilities;
  • Work with Sous Chef and Chef in supervising, receiving all goods and their proper storage;
  • Organize coolers daily ensuring all items are wrapped, labeled and dated


  • Proven experience as a cook in a restaurant or food service establishment.
  • Knowledge of culinary techniques, food safety regulations, and kitchen equipment operation.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Culinary degree or certification is a plus, but not required.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to stand for long periods and lift heavy objects.
  • Passion for food and a commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences to customers.



The Perks for our Team Members:

  • Gain experience in a fun environment
  • Free resort pass access: alpine lift pass, snow tubing, Nordic trail pass, pool, gym and more!
  • Hotel, retail and restaurant discounts
  • Meet new people and work within a great team
  • Additional benefits and perks may be available for permanent full-time staff.


Muskoka Bay Resort does not currently have staff housing available.


The above job description is not intended to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills or efforts associated with or expected of the role, but are intended to accurately reflect principal job elements.

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