Second Cook

Cornwall, ON

Start date As soon as possible

Job type

Full-time Categories Hospitality, Food services, Foods

DEV Hotel and Conference Centre is looking for an outstanding individual to join us in the position of Second cook

The DEV facility is home to the largest hotel and conference center in Eastern Ontario. The site is located on 75 acres of indoor and outdoor space in Cornwall, Ontario and is ideal for gatherings and conferences of any size. The hotel offers over 500 guest rooms, as well as 70,000 square feet of dynamic and flexible meeting space.  For decades, the facility has continued to evolve and is the site of choice for corporate conferences, sporting events, government training programs, and more.

The successful candidate will report to the Lead cook and actively participate in the overall direction and future plans of the property.  With a focus on both our guests and our employees, which is at the heart of everything we do, this position is key to our ever evolving and exciting future.

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, we invite you to submit your application along with a letter of interest to

If this role is not for you, please contact us for other opportunities! Do you know the perfect candidate for this position?  Don't hesitate to tell them about this opportunity.

We offer very competitive benefits including compensation, group insurance, RRSP, employee assistance programs and more.



Essential Functions

Manage the daily functions of the kitchen with the supervision of the sous chef and the Executive Chef.

Reporting to the Lead cook, the position overall is responsible for:

  • Provide the highest quality of service to customers at all times
  • Be able to answer any recipe and production questions  

  • Assures safe, quality food products are maintained at all times
  • Implements and maintains all standards set by Sodexo policy
  • Produces and maintains acceptable food quality control for all food products
  • Follows menus, recipes, methods and specifications as directed by corporate policy and Executive Chef 
  • Maintain menu and food quality up to standards set by the Executive Chef
  • Follows the HACCP procedures for food quality and safety
  • Constantly strives to upgrade the food quality and presentation and establish the necessary controls that will assure a high level of quality and consistency
  • Controls food waste and insures unused food is returned to the storeroom on a daily basis
  • Enforces “clean as you go” work habits

With the support and direction of our management company, on behalf of our owners, we are seeking a generalist, with leadership experience in a multi department organization. Experience in the hospitality industry is an advantage as is experience with collective bargaining.

The person who is most suited to this role would be known for her or his:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Effective communications skills
  • Their nature to share information openly
  • Optimism, energy and a “can do” perspective
  • Calm and balanced approach to how they manage their priorities and the needs of those we serve
  • Active, engaging and inclusive style
  • Empathetic and responsive nature
  • Respect and care for others
  • Their integrity and accountability
  • Their professionalism and responsible decision making
  • Their pride and attention to detail
  • Their preference for a work place that is organized
  • Their overall confidence and presence 

The right candidate will be at ease learning the systems and structures already in place, and with the experience and talent they bring to our hotel, they will be able to enhance the strong foundation already established.

If you are interested in our exciting opportunity, please forward us your resume.

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Second Cook at DEV Hotel and Conference Centre

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