First Cook

Kelowna, BC, Canada
Full Time
Entry Level

Department: Kitchen

Reports to: Executive Chef, Maestro’s Restaurant at Manteo Eldorado Resort


Our spectacular Eldorado Resort is situated right on the shores of Okanagan Lake, a few kilometers south of the William R. Bennett bridge. Eldorado Resort consists of Hotel Eldorado, Manteo, and Eldorado Marina, with world-class amenities including multiple outlets, gyms, indoor and outdoor pools, boardwalk, tennis courts, and a private beach.


Our new restaurant, Maestro’s Mediterranean Restaurant & Terrace located at Manteo features a curated selection of sea-inspired dishes, local vegetables, and generous usages of oils, spices, and grains. Inspired from the likes of Valencia, Genoa, Split, and Nice to deliver spectacularly inventive dishes in a refreshingly vibrant space. At Maestro’s, we know that a restaurant is all about people; we will ensure the highest levels of creativity, flavors, and service to always pursue our purpose of creating memorable experiences to our guests.


If you are looking for exciting and rewarding opportunities to showcase your talent and join a team that brings out the best in each other, then we want to hear from you! Our beautiful lakeside property offers a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We offer competitive earnings potential, employee discounts on water sport rentals, discounted food & beverage at all our Argus Properties Ltd Owned Restaurants and Hotels, fun social events, and great colleagues!



The role of the First Cook is the execution of various areas of line preparation, prioritizing duties, ensuring cleanliness throughout the kitchen and maintenance of quality standards.



You will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standard:

  • Prepare and plate dishes for service, observing the Chef’s recipes and pre-determined portion sizes
  • Work as part of the culinary team to produce high quality dishes consistently and quickly
  • Support rest of the culinary team to ensure top-quality service
  • Assist in food tracking and control as requested by the Chef
  • Properly labels, stores, and rotates food items to prevent excess waste
  • Work to maintain quality of all food prepared with the Chef de Partie on duty
  • Maintain Health and Safety to B.C. Health standards by keeping the whole kitchen area clean and organized and always observe health and safety practices
  • Maintain a professional kitchen appearance
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Responsible for the food preparation, food service and cleaning procedures for the section assigned to you.
  • Responsible for all food storerooms including fridges and freezers.
  • Take part in food storage (quality and quantity controls) when required.
  • Maintain the high standard presentation of food and buffets, together with the Executive Chef and is responsible for planning, directing, controlling, cooking and co-ordination.

Physical Aspects of Position:

Bending, standing, reaching, cutting, lifting, pushing, repetitive physical movements, dexterity, and full range of motion of hands to whisk, scoop, cut, scale, shape and move product as needed.

Work Environment:

Exposure to kitchen equipment; large and small ovens, stoves, mixers, fryers, combi ovens, steamers, fridges, and freezers as well as cryo-vac and sous vide machines.

Skills and Qualifications:

To successfully fill this role, you should demonstrate the following:

  • High School diploma
  • Food Safe Certificate required
  • Minimum of 2 years first cook experience in a fast-paced hotel restaurant
  • WHMIS training
  • Be legally able to work in Canada 



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