Second Cook - Ampersand 27

Varscona Hotel on Whyte
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Part Time

Posted March 25, 2021

Varscona Hotel on Whyte & Ampersand 27 are looking for an exciting & enthusiastic addition to our culinary team!

The Second Cook prepares the food service items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment.  


Independent preparation and management of breakfast service and assisting with lunch service / brunch service.

Prepare food of consistent quality following recipe cards and production and portion standards, per check from servers.

Date all food containers and rotate as per Crescent standards, making sure that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures. 

Check pars for shift use, determine necessary preparation, freezer pull and line set up.  Note any out-of stock items or possible shortages.  Assist in keeping buffet stocked. 

Return all food items not used on next shift to designated storage areas, being sure to cover/date all perishables. 

Assist in setting up plans and actions to correct any food cost problems, control food waste, loss and usage per Crescent standards. 

Operate, maintain and properly clean deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron and flat top grill.

Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

Perform any other job related duties as assigned.


Minimum 1 year restaurant culinary experience required.

Finger/hand dexterity in order to operate food machinery. 

Cleanliness and organization skills required.

Must have the ability to communicate in English. 

Must be able to work varied shift work, including weekends and holidays.


Creative flair an asset.

Self-starting personality with an even disposition. 

Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times. 

Can communicate well with guests. 

Must be willing to “pitch-in” and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player. 

Finger/hand dexterity in order to operate food machinery. 

Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move goods weighing a maximum of 100 lbs. on a continuous schedule. 

  • Highly organized, results oriented and ability to work in a multi-functional team environment.
  • Must be completely familiar with the role during hotel emergencies, including fire alarms, medical emergencies, the use of Incident Reports and Logbooks.
  • Provincial legislation requires employees to work safely and cooperate with their employer by following the health and safety rules for the job.

Varscona Hotel on Whyte

8208 106 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 6R9


Telephone (780) 434-6111

Current Openings At This Location

Our Hotel

Varscona is a charming lifestyle hotel providing a warm and comfortable hospitality experience to those looking for a home away from home when they travel. Situated in the heart of historic Old Strathcona, and nestled amongst numerous restaurants, boutiques and theatres blending bohemian panache with contemporary chic. This central location provides easy access to the University of Alberta, downtown and south Edmonton business and government districts. The Edmonton river valley is a few blocks away and offers miles of cycling and walking paths, parks and off leash areas.

Varscona combines old-world comfort with modern amenities. Timeless furnishings featuring luxurious textiles in rich hues of green and earthy brown enhance the public spaces and guest rooms. Casual sophistication and warm hospitality provide guests a welcoming haven.

The Varscona team is empowered to do what it takes to ensure every guest’s experience is exceptional. Sincere, unscripted and genuine service is our trademark.

Crescent Hotels and Resorts are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

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