The Fairmont Palliser Kitchen Helper (seasonal) Temporary in Calgary, AB

The Fairmont Palliser

Branch Calgary AB CA

Kitchen Helper (seasonal)
Calgary, AB

Maintains food cost through the minimization of food waste. WHIMIS, FOOD SAFE. The preparation of menu items as assigned and cooking of food for service….

Primary Location


Canada-Calgary-The Fairmont Palliser

Employee Status


Limited Term

Kitchen Helper

This role is a stepping stone to becoming an Executive Chef. As a member of the Kitchen team, you are responsible for the daily production and preparation of food items in any of the kitchens assigned. This is an opportunity to start your culinary career.

Hotel Overview:
Centrally located in downtown Calgary, The Fairmont Palliser is the city’s premier, landmark hotel. With 407 elegantly appointed guest rooms, and the recent completion of an extensive renovation project, The Fairmont Palliser is truly the place to be.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

The Duties below, and Other duties as assigned by management

Provide warm, sincere and engaging service that follows the service essentials, ensuring Guests feel valued

Treat each and every Guest as a unique individual, personalizing the interaction(s) with thoughtful and personal touches

Resolve Guest problems and never say “no” without offering an alternative. OWN the follow-up to ensure the problem is resolved, and be that guest’s point of contact

Be an ambassador for the Brand, Hotel, Community and Colleagues

Be guided by and always exhibit Fairmont core values; respect, integrity, teamwork, accountability & Excellence

Be aware of, support and ensure all health and safety policies, environmental policies & evacuation procedures including updates are adhered to

Follow and deliver all Leading Quality Assurance Standards for your position

Ensure a safe, clean hotel at all times and take ownership for your area

Adhere to grooming policies to ensure a professional appearance is always maintained

Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service

The preparation of menu items as assigned and cooking of food for service

The organization of food item mise en place required for the station assigned

Work effectively and efficiently on the station to which is assigned

Ability to multi task effectively with a variety of tasks and assigned duties

Maintaining food quality, preparation and timeliness through use of established standards and safe food handling practices

Maintains food cost through the minimization of food waste

Maintains a safe work environment

All other duties as assigned

Previous experience is an asset

Journeymen’s papers or Red Seal or equivalents would be an asset

A minimum of 1 year experience in a similar hotel or restaurant environment

Must have good communication and interpersonal skills

Must be able to work flexible shifts

The following courses would be an asset: WHIMIS, FOOD SAFE

Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

Must be able to stand for long periods of time (for up to 8 hours)

Must be able to work in both hot (behind cooking line) and cold (fridge/freezer) environment

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Hourly Rate:
$16.98 per hour to start, $17.98 full rate

Visa Requirements:
Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

The Fairmont Palliser is committed to an employment equity program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among staff. We therefore encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit


to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!


At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you’ll find exceptional work opportunities – throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific – as well as industry – leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award – winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Job Level








Rotating / Shift Work




Closing Date


02.Apr.2015, 12:59:00 AM

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-03-21
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