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Reports to: Executive Chef

Term: Permanent

Hourly: $19.50-$20.50 per hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: On-site in Gatineau, QC


The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), located at 120 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau Quebec, is looking for Cook to join their ranks in their newly outfitted state of the art space, and to support the Executive Chef of their culinary operations. The kitchen has been outfitted with the finest equipment on the market to accommodate a multi-faceted food and beverage program and to promote the ease of processes.

The kitchen space and supporting elements boast a wonderful Chef’s Tasting table, a rooftop greenhouse, lots of open spaces to encourage gatherings and a sense of community, a creative outlet in the chef curated pantry, and of course a state-of-the-art kitchen to anchor the program.

Job Duties

  • The Cook is responsible for ensuring that proper meals are prepared and served on time to guests.
  • The Cook will also assist in maintaining a safe and secure environment for customers and guests and other staff members.
  • Meal preparation and service to the customers and guests.
  • Ensure all dietary restrictions are met.
  • Clean, disinfect and store all kitchen equipment at the end of the shift.
  • Monitor kitchen inventory.
  • Report all repairs or damage in kitchen immediately.
  • Required to use cleaning products.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • Previous experience in a volume food preparation environment in the health care or hospitality industry
  • A valid Safe Food Handling Certificate
  • Working knowledge of special diets
  • Must have a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness
  • 2+ years professional culinary experience
  • 1 year hospitality experience
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to cook nutritious meals
  • Must be able to prioritize work for self
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, and flexibility
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • First Aid skills and/or certificates are considered assets
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Work Conditions

  • Must be available weekends and holidays to fit the needs of the organization
  • Overtime as required
  • Hazards associated with the trade
  • Physical ability to lift up to 40lb.

Preference will be given to Indigenous women candidates, please self-identify.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.

Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.

Please send cover letter & CV to:


Posting Details

Company NWAC
Location Gatineau, QC
Term Full Time
Posted May 17, 2022