Kitchen Assistant-Sous Chef

IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is looking for a Kitchen Assistant for their upcoming season. For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below.

IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It features a collection of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in northwestern Ontario, Canada. For over 50 years, scientists at IISD-ELA have conducted whole-ecosystem experiments and made significant scientific discoveries related to issues such as acid rain, mercury from air pollution, algal blooms and pharmaceutical chemicals in water. The facility is operated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development—an independent think tank headquartered in Winnipeg.
IISD-ELA acknowledges that our research facility is located on Treaty Three lands and the care of these lands during experimentation and restoration to original state is implicit in its mission. Many local schools in the region come to the facility to learn more about the science of aquatic ecosystems and how humans serve a role in working with one another to protect these resources.
The Kitchen Assistant will work under the direction of the Head Chef on all aspects of food preparation and cleaning. This is a seasonal position from April 22 to November 8, 2019. The kitchen prepares three varied and nutritionally balanced cafeteria-style meals during the work week. Kitchen staff also ensures that there is adequate and appropriate food available for staff who remain on-site over weekends. Full room and board will be provided at the IISD-ELA facility, as well as travel to and from the facility (to Winnipeg or Kenora) on weekends.

Employer Name: IISD Experimental Lakes Area Inc. (IISD-ELA)
Location/Address: In and around Kenora, ON
Application Deadline: June 5, 2019
Hours of Work: April 22, 2019 to November 8, 2019
Job Type: Seasonal
Wages: $660–710/week based on experience

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

• Prepping food for meals (produce washing, peeling, chopping, measuring, cooking, baking)
• Cleaning kitchen, dining hall and washroom
• Monitoring kitchen inventory
• Assisting head chef in menu design

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

• Good written and oral communication
• Good organizational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent physical stamina
• Ability to act on clear instructions from supervisor
• Ability to work and live in a semi-remote location
• Willing to live in dorm room with shared washrooms and lounge area.

The Kitchen Assistant must live on-site at the IISD-ELA facility from Sunday night through Friday afternoon for the duration of employment. Transportation to the research camp is provided on scheduled shuttle vans. Room and board are provided, including Internet and laundry facilities.
Qualified applicants must be willing to live on-site in dormitory-style accommodations and enjoy working on a team in a field camp environment. Experience in culinary arts should be highlighted in application.

How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

To apply for this position please visit to submit your resume and cover letter.

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