Do you have a natural passion and creativity when it comes to cooking or baking? Would you like be part of a dynamic and innovative team in one of the largest hotels in Canada? Continue your career in the kitchen and come and work with our committed Chefs and strong culinary team preparing and serving the finest meals or pastries with amazing local ingredients.
Your team and working environment:
Fast-paced, upscale, luxury hotel
Close proximity to multiple ski resorts in winter and world-renowned hiking trails in summer
Hospitality employees worldwide making this a great place to develop lifelong connections
What you will be doing:
- Prepare, cook and service all food items for a la carte and or buffet menus according to the recipes and standards
- Have full knowledge of all menu items in your area; participate in the creation of daily features and promotions
- Receiving, and maintaining proper rotation of products in all chillers to minimize wastage/spoilage using FIFO
- Adhere to and follow ALLSAFE health and safety protocols
- Flexibility to work in any kitchen venue environment at anytime
- Other duties as assigned
What is in it for you:
- Guaranteed $15.00 a day housing for full time employees walking distance from the hotel
- Includes daily hot meal and salad bar in our staff cafeteria
Employee Travel Program
Competitive extended benefits package including medical, vision and dental for full time permanent status
Comprehensive Wellness Platform (LifeWorks)
Discounts on food & beverage/fitness centre/spa/golf
Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within Fairmont Banff Springs and over 5,000 properties with Accor
CAN$28.000 per year
Your experience and skills include:
- Red Seal Journeyperson Cook Certification or international equivalency required for Demi Chef de Partie positions and higher
- Minimum 1 years’ culinary experience preferably in a luxury hotel or large kitchen environment
- Certificate or Diploma from a recognized Culinary School an asset
- Safe Food Handling Certification
- Possess strong organization & communication skills
- Works well with others, demonstrates good team spirit with an open mind
- Able to lift, carry and pull up to 50lbs and able to constantly stand and walk throughout shift
- Able to withstand exposure to kitchen equipment includes large and small ovens, stoves, steam kettles, mixers, sheeter, fryers, rational ovens, steamers, tilt skillets, fridges and freezers as well as blast freezers
- Self‑motivated, with the ability to make effective decisions
- Demonstrates initiative, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
- Ability to maintain high service levels under pressure
Schedule flexibility, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays
Must be able to lift and carry up to 40+lbs and able to constantly stand and walk throughout shift
A National Historic Site of Canada, the Fairmont Banff Springs has been a shining example of Canadian hospitality from its inception. William Cornelius Van Horne, the General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, first considered constructing a grand hotel in the Canadian Rockies when several employees of his railroad stumbled across several mineral springs in 1883. Noticing a great opportunity to facilitate travel along the Canadian Pacific Railway, Van Horne immediately set about constructing a brilliant grand dame that would be one of the world’s most luxurious. As such, he commissioned blueprints for an impressive hotel that would be situated at the convergence of the Bow and Spray rivers. Architect Bruce Price lead the design team, who relied upon Châteauesque-style architecture as the source of his inspiration. Construction commenced in 1886 and concluded some two years later. As soon as it debuted as the “Banff Springs Hotel” in 1886, it rapidly became one of the top three mountain resorts in North America.
From 1900 to the 1920s, several adjustments were made in order to update the hotel and its offerings to keep its longstanding status. Among the first construction projects undertaken around that time was the development of the hotel’s iconic 11-story tower. Designed by architect Walter Painter, it possessed an amazing array of woodwork and limestone native to Alberta. Yet, much of this work was significantly compromised when an accident afflicted the entire hotel in 1926. Fortunately, an engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway—John W. Orrock—restored the hotel back to its former glory. He managed to unify the appearance of the Banff Springs Hotel, giving it the current façade that is present today. The hotel continued to endure through the Great Depression and its stature never diminished. It continued to host countless luminaries from throughout the world, as well, including King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, during their Royal Tour of Canada in 1939.
The Banff Springs Hotel briefly shutdown in 1942 as a result of the scarcity in labor wrought by World War II. It would not reopen until the war ended in 1945. Though it took most of the 1950s and 1960s to reclaim its former status as one of the greatest resort getaways in the North Americas, the war had not completely ruined the hotel's charm. Adapting it to the new economics of the era, several changes to the hotel provided it with new life. A pivotal point came in the 1970s, when the Banff Springs Hotel began to stay open year-round. As such, it offered guests a bevy of new winter activities. More renovations and expansions were done a decade later, providing guests with the most cutting-edge accommodations and amenities of the time.
In the 1990s, Ted Kissane became the manager of the Banff Springs Hotel. He subsequently restored the majestic hotel, giving it the nickname the “Castle in the Rockies.” Another series of expansions followed shortly thereafter, which saw the addition of a new spectacular facility called the "Banff Springs Conference Center." In 2011, Canadian Pacific Limited—the parent company to Canadian Pacific Hotels—merged the brand with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts following a massive corporate reorganization. That fusion resulted in the Banff Springs Hotel getting renamed as the “Fairmont Banff Springs.” With over 100 years in hospitality, the Fairmont Banff Springs staff are still trained in exceptional service and excellence. The rebirth of the hotel time and again has provided guests with an incomparable access to the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. A proud member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, the Fairmont Banff Springs continues to be among the best historic destinations in all of Canada.