Cook / Commis 1

Work as a Commis 1 Chef in some of Canada’s finest hotels and resorts and play a vital role in the overall success of the restaurant.

Job Summary

Your role as a Commis 1 Chef, or prep cook, is to provide exceptional service and work as part of the culinary team to achieve the creation of spectacular menu items for guests in some of Canada’s top hotels and resorts. On our programs, we guarantee you a job as a Cook/Commis 1 chef.

  • Hourly wage: Starting from $9.60 – $12.20/hour (dependent on resort)
  • Work schedule: Hours and shift schedule will vary, and can fluctuate seasonally
  • Level of English required: Intermediate
  • Start dates: May/June (Summer), October/November (Winter)

Commis 1 Duties

  • Cleans, cuts and prepares all fruits, vegetables, herbs, and salad items
  • Cooks foods such as bacon, potatoes, eggs, vegetables, fruits, and pasta
  • Prepares dishes such as sandwiches, salads & vegetables
  • Serves food according to correct taste, temperature and visual appeal
  • Maintains the area in a clean, safe and sanitary manner
  • Maintains food safety temperature logs with direction from Lead Cook and Sous Chef
  • Reads and refers to cooking reference material
  • Completes assigned tasks as quickly as is safely practical
  • Follows the resorts policies and procedures and adheres to the grooming policies
  • Other duties as required

Required Experience

  • Previous kitchen experience is an asset
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, positive team player
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure


We have partnerships with unbelievable resorts in various beautiful Canadian destinations. With this program, you can work at a Commis 1 Chef in Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Fernie, Vernon and Kananaskis, among others. All of these destinations are located in either British Columbia or Alberta.

Have a specific location in mind? Let us know during your consultation and we will do our best to find you an employer in your preferred location.


Our resort partners vary from unique private hotels to internationally recognized brand hotels. All of our partners carry a three to five star rating and promise their guests the highest level of service and an unforgettable experience.

Our team will ensure to find you an employer that is a good fit for the experience you are seeking in Canada. We guarantee that all of our employer partners will offer you a great opportunity to gain new skills and have an amazing experience.


Since our employer partners and us care about you and your experience, there are added benefits in each and every placement opportunity! What you can expect:

  • Guaranteed staff accommodation (subsidized rent – the type of accommodation will be dependent on the resort)
  • Resort / hotel discounts
  • Staff events
  • And much more! Each employer partner will offer unique benefits

Let’s Get Started!

There’s a reason the early bird catches the worm. You may apply at any time of the year, however, the earlier you start planning, the better. If you are considering applying to one of our Resort Working Holiday Programs, the latest we typically accept applications are as follows:

Summer 2024: Until February 2024.
Winter 2024: Until May 2024.

Get in touch to start planning your working holiday in Canada.

Please check out our Eligibility page to see if you can apply.