First and Second Line Cook - Rocky Mountains Summer Lodge Experience

Jasper, AB

ATTN APPLICANTS: We normally open May 14 with staff arriving as early as May 1. However due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic we are holding our open date as tentative for June 4.

Our priority is health and safety of all employees, guests, business partners and clients.

PLEASE APPLY and we will keep you updated as we receive direction from government bodies.This is NOT a work from home opportunity.


Now the GOOD news! Why Apply?

Incredible location, caring management team, work under a red seal certified chef, learn new skills, save for future plans, wonderful coworkers, accommodations provided with inexpensive rent, lifelong unforgettable experiences!!!

Everyone has the Canadian Rockies on their bucket list! This is your chance to move to Jasper National Park this summer where you will learn, earn, and explore amazing places with awesome new friends.

The lodge itself features both cabin and lodge-style accommodations catering to mid - upper-end clientele. We have won consumer rating awards from both TripAdvisor and We are ranked #4 on TripAdvisor for Jasper, have a rating of 8 on, 4.3 on Google reviews, and 4.4 as an employer on Indeed.

Whether experienced or building your career, Sunwapta is an excellent place to build your experience and propel your career in hospitality and tourism.

Through learning and growing we become the hospitality team that delivers the very best place to connect with nature

About the Position

The line cook positions at Sunwapta are the night line. We are currently hiring for both 1st and 2nd cooks so regardless of your experience level in a kitchen we may have the right position for you.

The 1st Line Cook position is so important that many seasons it is the position of the Sous Chef. Under supervision of Sous Chef/Executive Chef, this position is responsible for dinner line set-up and Mis-en-place. It is important to ensure the line is set-up on time, before dinner service begins. Prepare and serve all dinner menu items, as well as daily specials. Follow recipe standards, portion control, quality control and Food safe guidelines at all times. Ensure prompt service of plated foods, and ready for Dining Room to open on time. 

The 2nd cook position at Sunwapta reports to and works with the Sous Chef. They prepare and plate most of the evening dishes. This is a busy position and a step up from regular line cooking. There are many different cooking techniques to master. Ideally after a season in this position you are ready to pursue a first cook position in charge of a night line.


Depending on your role your responsibilities and duties could include:

  • Prepare and cook the evening dinner menu at Sunwapta. This is the highlight of many visitors holiday.
  • Understanding how important this position is to our guests perception of their Sunwapta experience
  • Maintaining a positive attitude and leading the kitchen by example
  • Understanding how important training and motivating are to the success of all team members at Sunwapta and wanting to help people learn and grow in their position
  • Assist with any banquets or set menus as required
  • Lots of prep, we do approx. 100 covers a night
  • You need to establish a good rapport with the Sous Chef who is your main work mate
  • Helping the dishwasher wrap things up at the end of the evening
  • You are responsible if the Sous Chef is not in the kitchen
  • Plating in a fast and efficient manner 
  • Making the Sous Chef look good 


Qualifications and Skills

  • This position requires two years in a similar position (that could be fine dining or a sit-down restaurant for the 1st line cook or fast food or any restaurant experience for the 2nd line cook)
  • The 1st line cook will be providing an example both on and off shift so you will need to be comfortable doing that. 
  • To be successful a 1st line cook you need to be interested in learning more about training and motivating staff.
  • You love fine dining or you're interested in learning more about high-quality restaurant food and service
  • You will be busy all shift so you need a calm temperament
  • Fast and efficient you like to get the job done


Apply today and let's see if we're a match for you!


Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

Sunwapta is located 53km south of the small mountain town of Jasper. We’re literally in the heart of the National Park, right on one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. It’s an ideal setting for those looking to be surrounded by awe inspiring nature with access to amazing natural attractions, hikes and more.

Being semi-remote is part of the magic for those who join our team. Everyone lives right on property so we’re like a big family with unparalleled sense of friendship and camaraderie as you join 40+ others in an incredible summer adventure. To help you on your journey we have Destyni, our community builder and Staff Experience Manager. Destyni coordinates daily activities to help you get to know each other outside of work. Activities range widely from team building, to fun activities, to experiencing the Rockies together. She does quite a bit more too (read it here).

We provide very inexpensive accommodation at under $150/m which you can read about in our FAQ and Housing Agreement. Once you’re hired, we’ve made it easy for you to simply pack your clothes and come out.

But first, you need to apply and get fully informed!


Get More Info on Working at Sunwapta Falls!

Sunwatpa is ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Jasper National Park on TripAdvisor, have won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence many times (both hotel and restaurant), recently received the Guest Review Award, have won AHLA and AAA awards and have a 4.4 star rating as an employer on Indeed.

The best place to start is by reading our FAQ and Staff Housing Agreement. These documents provide answers to the most common questions and help you understand our values and goals for our clients and staff. Another great way to get a feel for who we are is to read what customers have said! Check out TripAdvisor, and Googleand check Indeed reviews from past staff.


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