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Positions: Cook & Kitchen Assistant
Organization: Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort and Retreat

Location: near Englishtown/Indian Brook, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Housing: On-site housing may be available for rent (inquire)

Position 1: Cook

Cabot Shores is a Wilderness Resort & Retreat Centre that offers lodgings, food, outdoor & cultural adventures, wellness services, meeting & conference facilities and various types of retreats in an eco-friendly environment.

Our busy restaurant is looking for an experienced, forward-thinking cook who is passionate about food. You will be responsible for preparing meals for 10-60 diners (including couples, families, groups), assigning work in the kitchen, and for kitchen inventory management. If you are passionate about garden-to-table practices, sourcing local ingredients, outdoor cooking, creating nutritious meals from scratch and have previous kitchen experience, then we want to hear from you!


  • Organizing, preparing, and executing meals for guests and managing quality
  • Updating menu using local ingredients whenever possible
  • Upkeep of kitchen and ensure cleanliness (observing current covid-19 regulations in Nova Scotia)
  • Providing training and monitoring of other staff to prepare menu items
  • Inventory and inventory management
  • Take part in gardening and other food based projects around resort to contribute to goal of sustainability

Additional requirements:

Must be in good physical shape, able to lift and move 50lbs bags; organized, efficient in the use of time, ingredients/materials and other resources, cut down on single use plastics; enthusiastic about following green practices including composting; able to work alone and also be an integral part of a team; liaise with Guest Services & front of the house

The position is full-time in summer and fall 2024. On-site housing may be available for rent.

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume and a brief cover letter to:
Subject: Cook

Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents or hold a valid work permit.

Position 2: Kitchen Assistant

Cabot Shores is a Wilderness Resort & Retreat Centre that offers lodgings, food, outdoor & cultural adventures, wellness services, meeting & conference facilities and various types of retreats in an eco-friendly environment.

Organization: Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort
Location: Indian Brook, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia (On-site housing, see below)

Job Role and Responsibilities:

● The Kitchen Helper will assist in the Bistro food handling process: food prep, learning to help service, cleanup and coordination with the front desk, program-coordinator, the garden and other providers of ingredients.
● The job requires the ability to communicate well, to work under pressure and to interact occasionally with customers and vendors.
● Previously kitchen helpers have been promoted and several have later gotten involved with full time jobs here and or continued studies or enrolled in culinary

Essential Qualifications:

● Excellent communication skills and outgoing personality
● Participate in a fun and dynamic team environment
● Enjoy working as part of a team
● Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, prioritise tasks and take initiative
● Pay attention to detail and fully complete tasks
● Enjoy being in a rural area of Cape Breton
● Knowledge of local Cape Breton Island cultural events and outdoor activities

General information:

● Applicants must be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, hold a vadlid work permit, International Student or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment.
● Flexible schedule with split shift Staff Rental Housing and access to the kitchen may be available onsite.

To Apply:

Submit your cover letter, resume and references to

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

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We look forward to hearing from you!


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 12 2024    ID: 70242