Coordinator of Food Services – Head Cook


Permanent / Full-time




Kuujjuaq, Québec

jos posting end date

September 30, 2022

The Coordinator of Food Services – Head Cook plays a crucial role in:

  • Planning meal and kitchen team schedule
  • Ensuring proper inventory
  • Providing a variety of healthy and nutritious meals for guests.
  • Maintaining kitchen and dining room area.
  • Providing general supervision of the kitchen area.

Purpose of position

Under the direction of the Administration Manager, the Coordinator of Food Services is responsible for planning the activities of the kitchen in order to provide meals for guests of the Centre.

Essential duties
and responsibilities

Food Preparation and Planning
  • Plans weekly menus for the guests.
  • Prepares and places orders for ingredients and equipment.
  • Prepares meals and snacks on a daily basis, while ensuring they are nutritional and well balanced.
  • Refers to the Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties.
  • Stays familiar with local country foods and how to prepare them.
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served if prepared by them.
  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers, and other kitchen equipment.
  • Prepares necessary requisitions to shop for food when required.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products.
  • Handles, stores, labels, and rotates all products properly and in accordance to applicable laws.
Kitching Area
  • Completes opening and closing checklists.
  • Maintains a sanitary and orderly work station area by washing and disinfecting kitchen area and equipment.
  • Promptly reports equipment and food quality or shortage problems to Manager of Administration.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, recipes, policies and procedures.
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the kitchen’s closing checklist, turn stove off and put away food.
Uniform Requirements
  • Clean non-slip shoes (must say non-slip on the shoes).
  • Clean apron (provided).
  • Hairnet or hat must be worn (provided).
Management & Administration
  • Plan schedule of the kitchen’s team.
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of ingredients and supplies.
  • Plans and prepares annual sealift orders.
  • Plans maintenance of the kitchen equipment.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager of Administration.


  • Specialized training in Food and Beverage (diploma or certificate).
Work experience
  • 5 years in a similar position.
  • Experience in event planning (an asset).
Knowledge and Skills
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with guests and staff.
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop, and frequently lift charges up to 40 pounds.
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 6 hours).
  • Be willing to follow direction and ask questions for clarification if needed.
  • Personal and professional experience in a northern and cross-cultural setting.
  • Healthy lifestyle.
  • Ability to work outside standard office hours.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook (an asset).
  • Must hold a valid drivers license.
  • Candidate must be willing to submit to a criminal records check.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Inuktitut as well as English (mandatory).
  • Ability to read, write, and speak French (an asset).

Work environment

  • Isuarsivik is undergoing a major transition that requires flexibility, creativity, and adaptability.
  • The incumbent must balance multiple demands and urgent requests from guests, staff, and partners.
  • The incumbent must also be prepared to meet the personal and professional challenges associated with living in a northern, isolated community with limited resources.

Salary / Benefits

  • Working conditions are based on Nunavik’s health and social services network.
  • Salary will be determined depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Probation period.
  • Mentorship or training program available (if requirements are not met).

It is the Centre’s objective to favor and promote the employment of beneficiaries from one of the Inuit land claims agreements. Therefore, it is at the discretion of the Board to waive any of the qualification requirements and implement a training or mentoring plan if necessary.

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