Offers “Accor”

Expires soon Accor

First Cook (full-time)

  • Toronto, CANADA
  • Hotels - Restaurants

Job description

Company Description

For over 91 years, Fairmont Royal York has stood proudly as a Toronto landmark. When the hotel opened in 1929 it was the tallest building in the British Common Wealth and contained 1,048 rooms, a concert hall, library, extensive bakery, radio station and even a hospital. Today, this essential downtown landmark has completed a multi-million dollar transformation, reimagining its lobby, rooms, dining venues, event spaces, and Fairmont Gold – the property’s exclusive hotel within a hotel luxury experience. Another stunning chapter for Fairmont Royal York has begun. 

Job Description

Prepares food to the highest standards of food quality and presentation in workstation as directed by the Chef de Partie/Sous Chef on duty.  Works within the station in clean safe and efficient manner in accordance with the policy’s procedures and standards of the kitchen.

·  Review the daily production sheets with the Chef de Partie/Sous Chef and prepare the necessary food items in accordance with standards in a timely and efficient fashion to ensure that there is no interruption to guest service.
·  Adhere to standardized recipes and specifications in order to maintain consistency and ensure all standards are met
·  Keeps work station clean and organized including fridge’s/freezers, countertops and stove tops
·  Ensures that station opening and closing procedures are carried out to standard
·  Keeps overproduction and food waste to a minimum, ensures proper rotation, labeling, and storing of food in order to reduce food cost expense.
·  Will operate all kitchen equipment and conduct themselves with safety in mind at all times
·  Ensures that all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely in accordance with hotel and government Food Safety guidelines. Ensures that all ECOSURE standards + processes are completed on a daily basis in his or her kitchen department , this includes  but isn’t limited to filling out daily temperature logs , labelling and dating of items , as well ensuring food storage areas are cleaned daily and  standard hierarchy is followed
·  Ensures that all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely in accordance with hotel and government Food Safety guidelines.
·  Report any and all deficiencies in kitchen equipment functionality and quality of food products to Chef de Partie/ Sous Chef  in a timely manner
·  Complete other job related duties as assigned by your supervisor

Assumes responsibility for the basic operations of his/her station for short periods when required in the absence of the Chef de Partie


·  Minimum 3 years cooking experience in at least two different kitchen sections i.e. garde manger, banquets, a la carte, breakfast etc.
·  Valid City of Toronto Food Handler Certificate required
·  Experience in a luxury hotel with comparable service and standards an asset
·  Red Seal Certificate (Journeyman’s papers) or Recognized International Equivalent
·  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·  Aspires to become a Sous Chef with Fairmont Hotels and resorts

Physical Aspects of Position include but are not limited to the following: 

·  Constant standing and walking throughout shift
·  Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
·  Constant kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
·  Frequent ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

Additional Information

Do you enjoy helping others and building emotional connections to make people feel special and welcomed? If so, then we want YOU to be part of our Fairmont Royal York family.

Every day you will be responsible for engaging with our guests, clients and colleagues. You will create the essential Toronto experience at the hotel that has been a Canadian icon for over 91 years.  You will be given the responsibility to ensure that our guests and colleagues feel WELCOMED, CARED FOR and INCREDIBLE. Being part of the Fairmont Royal York family is more than providing warm and consistent service. As an ambassador of Fairmont Royal York, you will take the initiatives necessary to turn moments into memories by taking the time to understand our guests’ purposes: why are they staying at Fairmont Royal York, what is their length of stay and what are their preferences and passions? Making our guests feel heard and cared for creates an emotional connection to our brand and builds loyalty. 

These emotional connections are not just for guests. As part of the Fairmont Royal York family, you will be tasked with creating impactful relationships with your colleagues. 

If creating these lasting relationships and experiences excites you, read more about how your role supports our vision of continuing to create the essential Toronto experience!

What is in it for you:

·  Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
·  Daily, complimentary hot and cold meals in the staff cafeteria 
·  Learning programs through our Academies designed to sharpen your skills
·  Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
·  Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities. The sky is your limit

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

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.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. 

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo!  #BELIMITLESS

Note:  Must already be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for the position

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