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Dexterra First Cook - Ascot Lodge in Terrace, British Columbia

Company Description


Dexterra Group is a fast-growing, financially strong, publicly listed company (TSX:DXT). We have a far-reaching presence across the entire continent North America with hundreds of full-time and part-time opportunities at any given time. We aim to provide our people with more than just a job – we offer fulfilling opportunities in a culture that promotes stability, diversity and inclusion, camaraderie, employee recognition, work-life balance, and doing what you love. For over 75 years, the companies that began independently, and now form Dexterra Group, have been dedicated to serving North American clients to create and manage built environments that play a vital role in our economy and our local communities. And, that’s something we’re truly proud of. Work That Matters, People Who Care.

Job Description


Based in a world class Horizon North camp facility, the regular shift for this position is 20 days on and 10 days off, with 11 hour workdays. Transportation is provided to site from designated pick up points.

The First Cook is responsible for preparing and cooking all main meals as per requirements; and ensuring all meals are prepared and served on time to the highest standards of Horizon North.

Your work will include:

  • Cook a variety of appetizing meals which includes: meats, seafood, soups, poultry, vegetables and other food items

  • Use all kinds of cooking method to prepare top quality food including deep-frying, pan-frying, broiling, baking, boiling, grilling, sautéing, steaming and other methods

  • Ensure that all meals are prepared within the allocated food budget

  • Ensure consistency in food delivery including cooking, handling, storing and labeling products in accordance with FOODSAFE standards

  • Perform other duties in final food presentation including plating and garnishing

  • Operate all kinds of commercial and non-commercial kitchen equipment such as stoves, ovens, steamers, grills, broilers and other equipment

  • Assist in menu planning, inventory counts and grocery orders

  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of dining room and kitchen areas


  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance with a 20 days on/10 days off rotation.

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Whereas other companies are downsizing, we are growing!

  • Be #1 on day 1 by joining an industry leader.

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  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the hospitality / food service industry

  • Minimum 1 year prior experience as a Sous Chef in hotels, resorts, restaurants and/or camps, with the cooking competency and knowledge of international and domestic cuisines

  • Must be able to work alone in certain settings.

  • Must have an excellent practical and theoretical background in all areas of the kitchen i.e: Hot Kitchens, Cold Kitchens, Pastry / Bakery, Butchery and Banquets dealing with large numbers of guests;

  • FoodSafe Level I is minimum. SafeCheck advanced food safety certification or HACCP certification is an asset.

  • Knowledge of Computer programs (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Sysco, Outlook)

  • Successful candidate MUST obtain a 80% make or higher on the mandatory WHMIS test (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Additional Information

Dexterra Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status, or any other legally protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the hiring selection process are available upon request.