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Dexterra Remote Camp Chef - James Bay Lowlands in Thunder Bay, Ontario

Company Description


We've been serving Canadian clients for over 75 years. The companies that began independently and now form Dexterra Group have an outstanding record of supporting the infrastructure and built assets that play a vital role in our society and helping our clients achieve higher performance and productivity. Powered by passionate people, we bring the right teams with the right skills together – offering both experience and regional expertise so companies can operate their day to day, confidently and successfully.

Job Description


Reporting to the Site Supervisor and District Manager, the Remote Chef plays a key role by executing all culinary duties. The position is based at Wyloo Canada’s remote Esker Site, in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • With the support of the Executive Chef, you will utilize a creative and appealing rotational menu with the dietary needs and tastes of the site and field crews in mind

  • Preparing nutritious meals and snacks daily for up to 12 people alone or up to 40 people with the support of a Kitchen Assistant

  • Adhering to safe food handling practices and supervision of the Kitchen Assistant

  • Maintaining cleanliness, operational excellence, and safety in the kitchen/preparation areas

  • Preparing, submitting, and receiving grocery orders while staying within project budget, ensuring minimal wastage, and maintaining onsite food inventory

  • Actively participating in and contributing to a positive safety culture on the project while following all Outland-Horizon North and Wyloo Canada’s safe work practices and procedures, wearing and maintaining required PPE and participating in safety meetings and training, as required



  • You have a Remote Cook Certificate and/or Culinary Diploma with previous remote camp experience (required)

  • It's an asset if you are Red Seal Certified!

  • You have a Valid Safe Food Handling Certificate (required)

  • Must have an acceptable Criminal Records Check

  • You are a highly responsible, team-oriented person who can prioritize tasks and maintain calm in stressful situations

  • You have basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (word and excel), Microsoft Teams and email proficiency (Outlook)

  • You have the ability to work efficiently and productively both independently and as part of a team

  • You have the ability to handle the following physical demands:

  • Lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 lbs

  • Climb ladders or stairs

  • Stand, walk, squat, kneel or sit according to task for extended lengths of time

  • Perform repetitive hand work requiring full use of both hands

  • Perform work with arms at full length and with arms above shoulder height

Additional Information


  • FREE meals and FREE accommodations while on site!

  • Travel provided to and from site from designated pick-up locations in Thunder Bay, ON , Geraldton, ON and Nakina , ON

  • Wi-Fi across site

  • Access to a gym and sauna on site

  • You will receive competitive medical and dental benefits upon day of hire PLUS $500 annual Wellness Benefit AND $500 annual Health Spending Account

  • Excellent work-life balance with 2 week on/2 week off rotations in a remote camp life setting

  • Employee Referral Program – earn up to $1000 for each referral hired!

  • Paid travel time

Work Schedule and Remuneration:

Remote Chefs work rotational schedules of 2 weeks on/2 weeks off. You may be required to work weekdays, weekends and general holidays.

Wages are paid on an hourly basis. Specific pay details are discussed at the interview phase.

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.