Seasonal Lodge Cook

Sechart Lodge - Port Alberni, BC (30+ days ago)

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Sechart Lodge is a completely off grid wilderness kayaking lodge located 1/2 mile from The Broken Group islands (Pacific Rim National Park) in Barkley Sound, off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

We require experienced cooks capable of cooking from scratch, for up to 50 people in a buffet type set up. We do not have microwaves in our kitchen. Knowledge of fresh and dried herbs/spices for cooking is essential. Baking, ability to make various kinds of salads and sandwich artistry is required.

Must be hard working, extremely organized, willing to clean, do dishes and be comfortable with interacting in a professional manner with guests and staff. This position requires the ability and willingness to do both Lead and 2nd cook duties. Light housekeeping duties may be required at times when needed. Ability to follow Food Safe and Work Safe regulations.

Start date is May 21 to mid September.

A commitment to mid September is required. The work schedule is 2 weeks in / 1 week out. Transportation to Sechart Lodge is a 3 hour boat trip provided by Lady Rose Marine on the Frances Barkley ship from Port Alberni. You need to be able to be at the ship by 7:30 am on ship in days. Daily wage includes transportation from Port Alberni, accommodations, all meals and the use of a kayak when available on down time. PLEASE NOTE: We do not supply accommodation, meals, etc while on your week off.

Menus are planned by our kitchen manager.

The following is a list of Specific Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Prepare all components of the meal
  • Follow the menu and recipes provided (should be capable of cooking basic meals without recipe)
  • Ensure overall quality and presentation of the food is appealing
  • Ensure meals are served on time
  • Sanitizing all work surfaces and equipment used
  • Be aware of restricted dietary needs of guests.
  • Restock work areas and ensure proper stock rotation
  • Clean the kitchen as per cleaning schedule
  • Complete required HACCP logs
  • Maintain safe work environment at all times
  • Perform duties as per health and safety guidelines
  • Other reasonable requests from management


  • Food Safe 1 Certificate, Serving it Right, WHMIS, Bondable
  • Previous experience in Fine Dining considered an asset
  • Cook certification/papers- RED SEAL preferred but not required
  • Previous lead cook and baking experience
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to communicate with mangers, guests and other employees

Clean and organize the kitchen at all times. Follow all required checklists and cleaning schedules during work shift.
Assure the proper care and maintenance of all food service equipment; identify equipment needs for food preparation and service.
Ensure food quality by maintaining high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage, and sanitation of food products.
Maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork within the lodge

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for our company.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $160.00 /day

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $160.00 /day


  • cooking: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Food Safe or equivalent (Preferred)