Seasonal Steward/Chef

Opportunity Reference #: 
Reports To: 
Supervisor, Passenger Services
Posting Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10am
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11pm


  • Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities on the Polar Bear Express train between Cochrane and Moosonee.
  • Ensure food meets quality standards.
  • Estimate food requirements.
  • Prepare and cook food on a regular basis.
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen areas and dishes.
  • Responsible for providing quality customer service including implementation of outlined procedures in the event of train delays and/or services disruption.
  • Assist in the commissary and loading supplies onto the train.
  • Spare board availability 2 hours prior to train scheduled departure times.


  • Completion of secondary school diploma (or recognized equivalent) required
  • Three years cooking experience or two years of experience plus a culinary certificate
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to handle cash
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform different functions simultaneously (multi-tasking)
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Smart serve certificate required.
  • Must be available for on-call work
  • Committed to Company Health and Safety
  • Certificate in First Aid an asset
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are fluent in both official languages (English and French).
  • Safe food handing certificate is an asset
  • Requires frequent travel on board train
  • Requires weekend and statutory holiday work

CLOSING DATE:  May 23, 2017 no later than 11:59 p.m.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Qualified individuals may apply in writing with a current resume.

Ontario Northland is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources.

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How to Apply

Mail:Attn. Human Resources Business Partner
Ontario Northland
555 Oak Street East
North Bay, ON
P1B 8L3

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