YXY Food Preparation Cook (In-Flight Kitchen) - 4N19-026
Air North

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Posted: 04-12-2019

Closes: Until Filled


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Employment Opportunity

Food Preparation Cook (In-Flight Kitchen)

Competition#: 4N19-026
Wage: Commensurate with Experience
Hours of Work: Full-time (35 to 40 hours per week)
Status: Seasonal (April – September 2019)
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
Closing Date: Until Filled

Air North, Yukon's Airline's has a dynamic catering team driven by culinary excellence. Each day our flight kitchen prepares a menu consisting of fresh baked goodies, healthy snacks, hot and cold sandwiches, and entrees. Culinary innovation is highly encouraged in our flight kitchen, as our team is always seeking to produce new treats for our passengers, as well as for the special events we cater. Your attention to detail and organizational skills will make you an integral part of this fast paced and exciting environment.
Your main responsibilities will be preparing ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, meat slicing, and portioning; as well as, taking an ongoing inventory of ingredients to ensure nothing is running low. The Prep Cook maintains a clean and safe working environment. The job requires physical endurance as well as mental determination, and involves working in a fast-paced, busy environment as part of a team. The work schedule requires working during holidays, weekends, evenings, and early mornings.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Measures ingredients and prepares them in accordance to Air North Flight Kitchen standards and specifications
· Undertake basic cooking duties such as sautéing, grilling, baking, parboiling food etc.
· Receives deliveries and stores food in refrigerators, freezers, and dry store room. Accepts or rejects ingredients from food suppliers based on their appearance and quality
· Labels and stocks all ingredients on shelves so that they are organized and easily accessible, and ensures all food and other items are stored properly
· Washes, peels, and chops ingredients in order for them to be used in meal preparation
· Keeps track of ingredient quantities and ensures that there is always enough for the day/week
· Informs supervisor and/or lead when the ingredients stock is getting low or when equipment or kitchen tools are not working properly
· Cleans and sanitizes the working surfaces, utensils, equipment, and working areas
· Carefully monitors the temperatures of the cooler and freezer rooms to ensure that the ingredients are kept at the appropriate temperatures
· Maintains the kitchen by sanitizing prep areas before and after use and making sure that all knives and critical equipment are clean
· Performs other kitchen duties such as dish washing to assist the catering team

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

· Proven experience as a prep cook
· Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
· Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with an ability to stay positive under pressure
· Knowledge of kitchen equipment, tools, and utensils. Able to work with steaming pots, pans with high heat temperatures, sharp utensils, slicing equipment, etc.
· Strong communication and learning skills with the ability to work as a team and follow verbal instructions
· Very good physical condition and endurance
· Demonstrates a passion for the culinary arts and takes pride in their work

Conditions of Employment:

· High school diploma or equivalent is desirable; training from a culinary school will be an asset
· 2+ years' experience in food prep
· Must be able to work weekends, holidays and evenings
· Must be able to obtain and Retain a Transport Canada Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC) and Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP) within 90 days of employment
· Must be physical fit (able to bend, kneel, crawl, stoop, climb, and lift up to 70 pounds repetitively)
· Must be able to comfortably operate a 5-ton truck, maneuvering around equipment in tight areas
· Valid Class 5 Driver's License
· Must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or show proof of right to work in Canada


How to Apply:

Quoting competition #4N19-026, please submit your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department:
Email: careers@flyairnorth.com
In Person: Air North Office, 150 Condor Road, Whitehorse, Yukon

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position. Due to the substantial volume of applications we receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants must clearly indicate that they meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for a position.
Air North, Yukon's Airline is committed to employment equity, and has been serving Yukoners for over 40 years. We offer competitive wages, an attractive benefits package including great travel perks, and an enriching work environment for our 500+ employees.



Positions open: 3
Hours per Week: 35-40
Wage: Commensurate with experience

Full Time Days Evenings Weekends Variable Seasonal Permanent

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources
In Person: