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Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians such as: marine search and rescue, marine pollution response, marine communications and traffic management services, icebreaking and ice-management services, aids to navigation, channel maintenance and support of other government departments, boards and agencies by providing ships, aircraft and other services.

As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians.
La Garde côtière canadienne (GCC) possède et exploite la flotte civile du gouvernement fédéral et fournit aux Canadiens des services maritimes essentiels, notamment les suivants: recherche et sauvetage en mer, intervention en cas de pollution marine, services de communications et de gestion du trafic maritimes, services de déglaçage et de gestion des glaces, aides à la navigation, à l'entretien des canaux et au soutien d'autres ministères, conseils et agences du gouvernement en fournissant des navires, des aéronefs et d'autres services.

En tant qu'organisme service spécial de Pêches et Océans Canada (MPO), la GCC aide le MPO à s'acquitter de sa responsabilité d'assurer des voies navigables sécuritaires et accessibles aux Canadiens....

CCG National Inventory – Marine and Shore-based Positions: Chief Cook
Posted date [2024-Jan-22] (ID: 3249)

Ship’s Chief Cook

Pay: $72,177 annually


  • An experience of a lifetime serving Canadians
  • Unique work location on a ship
  • Strong work life balance
  • Paid vacation & sick leave and competitive wages
  • Hands-on training and career development
  • Inclusive, flexible and exciting workplace
  • Health & dental care for long-term employees
  • Canada Pension Plan for long-term employees

Job description:

Chief cooks on our ships provide food and catering services to our crew and passengers, including planning menus and preparing 3 meals a day for everyone onboard. They also help to supervise the kitchen staff.

Your work location would be one of our Canadian Coast Guard ships, which are stationed across Canada’s coasts. A typical work schedule is 2-6 weeks onboard a ship, followed by the same amount of paid time off.

About us:

At the Canadian Coast Guard, we work to ensure the safety of mariners in Canadian waters and help protect Canada's marine environment. To do this important work, we rely on the expertise of our skilled personnel. From our at-sea marine navigators and engineers, to our onshore response specialists, we’re here to serve Canadians and everyone in Canadian waters.

Find out more information about the Canadian Coast Guard by visiting our website at

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning the ship’s menus
  • Preparing and cooking all food
  • Modifying recipes to meet dietary needs
  • Overseeing and managing the kitchen staff
  • Ensuring food safety and sanitation standards are met
  • Managing supplies for the kitchen, including ordering and receiving food
  • Maintaining the ship’s kitchen and its equipment
  • Participating in safety and emergency drills and operations, like all crew members  

Education, Experience and Skills:  

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • Minimum of 3 months experience working as a chef or assistant chef
  • Valid food safety certification
  • One of the following:
    • cook certificate or a diploma from a recognized school
    • Red Seal cook certificate
    • Transport Canada Ship’s Cook Certificate
  • Dependable, organized, with a strong work ethic
  • Strong leadership skills

The Canadian Coast Guard: Live the experience of a lifetime every day.

Job Title CCG National Inventory – Marine and Shore-based Positions: Chief Cook
Job Details
Posted By Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Location Canada
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email DFO.CCGInfo-InfoGCC.MPO(at)DFO-MPO.GC.CA
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Relief / Temporary
Position / Rank Position -> Cook