1st Cook (MV Isabelle)

This is a remote role Contract

*Open to Internal Applicants Only

Primary Location: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada (January 2024) 

Employee Status: Contract 

Work Language: English 

Hours 60 – 84 hours per week 


About LandSea 

Operating out of beautiful Squamish, British Columbia, between the mountains, sea, and sky, Landsea specializes in providing workforce accommodation and catering solutions for projects in remote land and marine locations throughout BC and Western CanadaWe believe in and strive towards creating good places for people to live.  Anywhere.”  Come visit our website at https://landseacamps.com/  

About Working on a “Floatel 

LandSea will be providing workforce catering and accommodation services for guests onboard the MV Isabelle, a 650 passenger “Floatel”. The Floatel will be permanently docked in Squamish, B.C. and is estimated to operate for up to three years. All crew members onboard the MV Isabelle must have the minimum marine safety certifications required by Transport Canada for the specific job. 

Individuals who do not have the required marine safety certifications (see details below) will be required to attend a 5 – 10-day marine safety program. LandSea covers the costs of training, however, crew who do not complete minimum employment contracts are responsible for repaying part of all the training costs.  

At work, the crew are provided with accommodation, full meals, WIFI and can access health/gym facilities they can access when off work. We provide partial uniforms and help with the travel/reservations as needed to and from locations. Excellent Health and Wellness benefits are offered after three months. 

About the Opportunity 

We currently have an opening for 1st Cook.   

This is a supervisory role responsible for the full scope of planning and directing all food preparation and cooking activities at the camp. This includes food requirement estimates and labour costs, maintaining inventory, ordering food, kitchen supplies and equipment, ensuring the quality of food, creating new recipes, and preparing and cooking meals and specialty foods, including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances.    

The 1st Cook also supervises and schedules daily duties for kitchen staff and provides instruction to the 2nd Cooks and kitchen helpers in preparation, garnishing and presentation of food and teaching new cooking techniques.   

Key Responsibilities 

Plans and organizes food preparation and culinary activities 

Assists Chef with menu ordering, inventory, and daily production planning 

Preparation and production of menu items 

Ensures daily production levels are met 

Ensures all daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning lists are completed 

Ensures food quality, food safety and service standards are met and maintained 

May be required to perform administrative and supervisory tasks  

Adhere to safety policies and procedures by following safe work practices and company policies 

Performs other duties as may be assigned 

Maintain positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers 



Red Seal Certification is required 

Minimum of 3-5 years' experience as 1st Cook, preferably in a remote environment 

Proven leadership, organizational and time management skills in an industrial kitchen environment 

Food Safety certification in the province of British Columbia for the duration of employment is required 

Advanced (level 2) Food Safety certification is preferred 

First Aid Certification is preferred 

Ability to work within a multicultural diverse environment 

Excellent written and verbal English 

Proven experience with inventory and grocery ordering 


Physical Requirements 

Stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch for long periods of time  

Repeat the same movements, including fast, repetitive movements of fingers, hands, and wrists  

Use muscles to lift, push, pull or carry objects up to 50 lbs  

Use hands to handle objects and tools  

Willingness to travel often 


Certifications and other requirements 

Red Seal Chef Certification 

Domestic Vessel Safety Certificate  

Passenger Safety Management Certificate 

Advanced First Aid an asset 

Ability to clear a drug and alcohol test prior to hiring and potential random tests throughout employment with prior notice;

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