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Position: Wilderness Food Service Coordinator & Cook
Employer: Voyageur Quest & Voyageur Outfitting
Location: based out of Access Pt #1 Algonquin Park (east of South River, Ontario)

Type: full-time or part-time
Lakeside cabin (shared)

Voyageur Quest is a wilderness tour company that specializes in Algonquin Park. Our facilities — the Algonquin Log Cabin, the Algonquin Cottage Outpost, Algonquin Island Retreat, and Voyageur Outfitter are all located at Algonquin Park’s northwest corner. Our head office, reservations, and logistics are centered in our Toronto office. For more information - please visit

Our Covid Response - follows Public Health guidelines and directions. Though some of the large group arms of our business have been impacted by the covid pandemic, we feel extremely fortunate in having had a very busy spring and summer and anticipate another busy fall season on the private guided Log Cabin, canoe trip, and cottage adventure front. Our commitment in shaping our 2021/22 seasons will continue to provide private and small groups a safe place to connect with each other, fresh air, and adventure – all at the edge of Algonquin’s wilderness. We are seeking fully vaccinated staff.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and we appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments around the world who are on the front line working to contain this coronavirus – offering us all hope.

Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook

The Voyageur Quest Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook supports the needs of the Algonquin Log Cabin (serving groups of 4 to 18), the Broken Paddle Patio (serving small groups for breakfast or bbq dinners), Canoe trips and Special Events. The Food Service Coordinator and Cook is responsible for cooking, preparing and serving meals to VQ visitors while ensuring Food Safety standards and kitchen policies are followed. The Food Service Coordinator cooks, plans for dietary restrictions, problem solves menu issues, sets up the online orders, may shop or pick up orders, and ensures the maintenance of the kitchens.

The VQ Algonquin Wilderness Food Service Coordinator and Cook’s responsibilities include inventory, ordering, planning, shopping, preparing healthy and tasty meals in an open "off the grid" kitchen ensuring food safety practices.

Applicants should have: excellent organization skills, the ability to work in a small team, and background/understanding of food, menu, cooking, and baking, a special appreciation for Algonquin Park and our wilderness "off the grid" environment, and a love of connecting with people.

Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Cooking/serving food for visitors to the site. Includes preparing special needs diets for allergies and food restrictions. Ensuring special diet requests and needs are met at each meal is a must.
  • Has a strong understanding of nutrition and cooking recipes including special diets.
  • Ensures the kitchen is running smoothly. Establishes a positive relationship with Wilderness Guides and other coordinators. Anticipates and deals proactively with problems.
  • Oversees the implementation of food practices relevant to dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Prepares meals and ensures best practice cleaning practices.
  • Fosters a positive and nurturing environment between the kitchen and program wilderness guiding staff.
  • Interacting and communicating with visitors – an emphasis on relationship building and positive communication with visitors is key.
  • Implements safety procedures in the kitchen.
  • Preventative and ongoing kitchen maintenance and cleaning


  • Safe Food Handler’s Certificate.
  • Requires completion of High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of considerable position-related experience is required.
  • Considerable experience preparing special diets is a strong asset. Special diets include but are not limited to: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and allergies etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, good problem-solving skills, and the ability to work within a small team.
  • Must have email and telephone to communicate with the office.
  • Drivers license and car to get to and from work and for days off.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills
  • Red Seal cook or other cook certification (college or other) an asset.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Screening)

Contract from: Seasonal contracts or year-round opportunities, both full-time and part-time opportunities available.
Compensation: $18-$25/hour* commensurate with experience *customers tip direct to staff
Accommodation: Lakeside shared or private cabin accommodation while working. On your days off you are welcome to stay or commute.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé with cover letter to Eva at:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 28 2021    ID: 61451