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
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.
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 canada.ca/coast-guard-jobs.
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.