100 + Summer Job Opportunities G.B. Catering ID: 57782

Deadline Date: 2019/04/01

Location: Huntville

COMPANY OVERVIEW... G.B. Catering has been operating successfully in recreational camps and outdoor centres since 1969. We provide food services at about fifteen locations across Ontario-and hire approximately 100 employees each summer. Our clients include sports camps, canoe tripping camps, camps for children with special needs (diabetic, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, etc.), religious camps, a family camp, as well as traditional children's camps. Feeding numbers at each camp range from 70 to 350 people per meal. G.B.'s recipe for success is based on our unique philosophy of preparing high quality home-cooking and fresh-baked goods, including our trademark homemade breads

Posting Date:
2018/12/11
City:
 Muskoka
Province:
 Ontario
Address:
 
Start Date:
 2019/06/11
Identifier:
 SummerJobs
Type:
 Contract
Hours:
 44+
Wage:
 425-1200
Number of positions:
  100+
Days of work:
 Varied
Occupation:
 Other
Duties:
 2017-18 APPLICATION INFORMATION COMPANY OVERVIEW... G.B. Catering has been operating successfully in recreational camps and outdoor centres since 1969. We provide food services at about fifteen locations across Ontario-and hire approximately 100 employees each summer. Our clients include sports camps, canoe tripping camps, camps for children with special needs (diabetic, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, etc.), religious camps, a family camp, as well as traditional children's camps. Feeding numbers at each camp range from 70 to 350 people per meal. G.B.'s recipe for success is based on our unique philosophy of preparing high quality home-cooking and fresh-baked goods, including our trademark homemade breads.
JOB PERKS... Season after season, many employees return to work with our company because:
- Camp LifeĀ is a unique experience. It is a fun place to spend the summer, meet lots of people and make new friends from other regions of Canada  and even other countries. Employees can participate in a variety of activities at camp which may include, canoeing, windsurfing, water-skiing, archery, basketball, campfires, and of course, there is always swimming.
- Salaries include free room and board, so employees can easily save all or most of their earnings during the summer.
- Opportunities to develop new job skills and independence abound.
- Qualified staff trainers are available to help those wishing to upgrade their cooking and baking skills.
- Hours worked can be counted towards Red Seal certification.
Scholarship program: G.B. provides three $500 bursaries each summer to outstanding employees who complete their contracts and who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution (e.g. college, Cegep, university, etc.)
UNIQUE JOB CHALLENGES... Fun and games aside, working in the kitchen at a summer camp is not a job for everyone. Working hours are long, the work is physically demanding and the kitchen can get really hot in the heat of the summer. Some of our locations are also pretty remote, and opportunities to go into town are rare-while this is great for saving money, it can be a difficult adjustment from city living. A quiz illustrates some of the major challenges associated with our unique positions, and will hopefully help you to determine if you're ready to face them.
SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE APPLYING HOURS OF WORK... Hours are long, the work is physically demanding, and the kitchen can get very hot in the heat of the summer. The average day is 8-9 hours of work (not including staff meals and breaks) - however the work days can be longer at the beginning of the summer, before everyone gets up to speed and into a routine (i.e. 9-10+ hours of work). The actual schedule really depends on the camp (different mealtimes, daily routines, etc.) and the speed of the employees. Employees work six days per week, with one day off (the actual day can vary depending on the camp). Working in the kitchen at a camp is different from a restaurant-you know exactly how many people you are feeding, and everyone is eating the same things. Since there is a fixed amount of work to be done, the faster it is completed, the fewer hours you and the rest of your team will work. When everyone works together as a team, the work is completed more quickly. An average day really varies from camp to camp. There are no real fixed schedules at any of the camps - we work as much and as long as it takes to serve all of the meals. Some days you might have a meal off because the whole camp is on a cook-out or BBQ and other days there might be a banquet, when breaks are limited.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much will I get paid?
A: Salaries vary depending on the position, but all employees receive free room and board. Entry-level positions (Dishwashers, Potwashers, Kitchen Helpers) start at $425 per week ($365+ $60 retention bonus to be paid upon contract completion), while Chef Managers earn $100 or more per week. For a full list of salaries by position, please check out the list of available positions.
Q: What are the accommodations like?
A: Accommodations vary widely between camps, from very rustic to more comfortable. The Chef always has a room or cabin of their own. For the rest of the kitchen staff, there are sometimes single rooms, but they usually have to share with one or two other staff of the same sex. You will be given a chance in the interview process to mention any preferences you might have. Once you are hired, more information about the accommodations at your particular camp is provided.
Q: Will I receive training?
A: All Chefs and Sous Chefs are required to attend our Orientation Weekend at the end of May, prior to the start of the season. Bakers receive 5 days of training right before they start regular work. All other employees receive on-the-job training when they start work at their particular camp.
Q: How will I get there?
A: You can either arrange your own transportation directly to your particular camp (we can assist with transportation from the bus station nearest the camp) or, you can travel to Huntsville and someone from our office will drive you the rest of the way to camp.
Q: When will I know if I have a job?
A: We start conducting interviews in February and continue through May and June. Once we receive your application, we will let you know our upcoming interview schedule. Following a successful interview, references are checked and suitable candidates are assigned a position at a specific camp and job offers are made. This is typically 1-3 weeks after the interview. Unsuccessful applicants are also contacted in this timeframe. Upon acceptance of our job offer, we mail out a contract package. This package contains a contract, conditions of employment, specific information about the assigned camp, a job description, and several other forms (health, tax, payroll, etc.)
Q: Do I get to choose which camp I'll go to?
A: Placement depends on many factors, including: previous experience, personality, sex (for accommodations), applicant preference, and available openings. We do not have all positions at all locations, and selection is greatest in late winter and early spring. We always try to place people at a camp where they will be happy. If you have particular preferences, please discuss them with us during your interview.
Q: What time will I have to start work?
A: Start times depend on the time that breakfast is served at a particular camp. At most camps the kitchen staff start work at 7:00am, but sometimes could start as early as 6:00 or 6:30am at a handful of camps.
Q: Why do I have to sign a contract?
A: We want to make sure you make a conscious decision, that you understand the conditions of your employment with us, and that you are fully committed to working all summer.
Q: Will I have to wear a uniform?
A: Proper kitchen attire must be worn for work. G.B. provides all employees with a basic uniform consisting of 4 white logo t-shirts, 2 pairs of chef's pants, a hat and aprons. Additional items can be supplied by the employee or purchased at cost.
Q: When do I need to apply?
A: Anytime, but we start planning for the summer early in the New Year, and recommend that applications are sent in as soon as possible. Applications are always accepted and processed; however we usually start interviewing by mid-February - the closer it gets to the start of the summer season, the fewer available positions.
Q: How old do I have to be?
A: Our minimum age for employees is 16 years old.
Opportunity Requirements:
AVAILABLE POSITIONS & JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARIES
CHEF MANAGER... The Chef Manager must not only be a great cook, s/he must have the leadership ability to manage, train and supervise students, while creating a motivating working environment for a team of 4-12 kitchen staff (depending on the site). Administration and inventory control, including determining quantities and placing food orders, are also part of the Chef Manager's responsibilities, requiring considerable organizational skills. The Chef Manager is G.B.'s designated representative on camp, and as such is responsible for developing rapport and maintaining good relations to satisfy our clients' needs. Ideally, the Chef Manager possesses a Red Seal - or a minimum 3-5 years of similar experience is required - and previous large quantity cooking experience.
Compensation: $1000 to $1200 and up per week, depending on experience and size of camp. Free Room & Board
SOUS CHEF... The Sous Chef works alongside the Chef Manager on food preparation and production. S/he also assists with staff training and supervision - particularly on the Chef's day off, when the Sous Chef is responsible for overseeing the entire kitchen operation. Knowledge of homemade soups and sauces, excellent knife skills, supervisory skills and a good work ethic are expected. Enrolment in a culinary program and/or 2-3 years similar experience is required. Large quantity cooking experience preferred.
Compensation: $650 to $850 per week depending on experience and location ($590 to $790 during the summer + $60 Bonus upon completion of your contract). Free Room & Board
BAKER.. The Baker is responsible for the preparation and production of all baked goods and desserts for the camp. This includes homemade breads, buns, cakes, cookies, muffins, squares, etc. - all made from scratch. In smaller camps, the position also involves helping with basic food preparation and service at mealtimes. A good work ethic, the ability to learn quickly, independent work abilities, and physical strength are required. Enrolment in a culinary or baking program and/or 1-2 years previous work experience is also required. Large quantity cooking or baking production experience is an asset. Training is provided.
Compensation: $500 to $600 per week depending on experience and location ($440 to $540 during the summer + $60 Bonus upon completion of your contract). Free Room & Board
COOK (students only!).. The Cook works on food production, preparation, and service—including making soups, vegetable preparation, grillwork and some cooking of meats. Cook positions exist only in our largest camps, and there are only a few available. Knowledge of vegetable preparation, grilling, good knife skills, and a good work ethic are expected. Enrolment in a culinary program and/or 1-2 years previous work experience is required. Large quantity cooking or production experience is an asset.
Compensation: $475 to $575 per week depending on experience and location ($415 to $515 during the summer + $60 Bonus upon completion of your contract). Free Room & Board
DINING ROOM SUPERVISOR (students only!)..  The Dining Room Supervisor oversees a team of 4-6 dishwashers, including training, scheduling, motivation, and discipline where necessary. This is a hands-on working position, where you lead by example. Leadership skills, good organization, ability to communicate with all types of people, and previous supervisory experience are required. Kitchen experience is an asset.
Compensation: $480 to $540 per week depending on experience and location ($420 to $480 during the summer + $60 Bonus upon completion of your contract). Free Room & Board
KITCHEN HELPER + PANTRY (students only!).. The Kitchen Helper assists with food and baking production and preparation - making salads, vegetable preparation, panning food items, portioning food, etc. S/he also helps with the service at mealtimes and sanitation. The Pantry assembles and prepares all of the condiments, salads, and beverages for service. S/he also helps with the service at mealtimes, basic food prep and sanitation. A good work ethic, the ability to learn quickly, physical strength, and good interpersonal skills are required. Previous food service experience is an asset.
Compensation: $425 per week ($365 during the summer + $60 Bonus upon completion of your contract). Free Room & Board
DISHWASHER + POTWASHER (students only!).. Dishwashers are responsible for washing all of the dishes, pots, pans and various kitchen utensils. This position is usually combined with Kitchen Helper, which involves helping in the kitchen with basic food preparation, dining room set-up, cleaning, service at mealtimes, etc. Potwashers are responsible for washing all of the pots, pans and various kitchen utensils. These positions exist only in camps where we are not responsible for dishwashing. This position also involves helping in the kitchen with basic food preparation, cleaning, stock handling, helping with service at mealtimes, etc. A good work ethic, the ability to learn quickly, physical strength, and good interpersonal skills are required. No previous experience is necessary. Compensation: $425 per week ($365 during the summer + $60 Bonus upon completion of your contract). Free Room & Board
Qualifications:
 
Misc.:
 Room and board provided.
Closing Date/Apply by:
 2019/04/01
How To Apply:
  Please fill out and application on our website. Please add resume and cover letter with your application.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Kelly Norton
Position Title:
 100+ Positions
Company Name:
 G.B. Catering
Address:
 102 Lindgren Road West
City:
 huntville
Province:
 ontario
Postal Code:
 P1H1Y2
Phone:
 18004615813
E-mail:
 hr@gb.on.ca
Web Address:
 //www.gb.on.ca/applicationform.html
 

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