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Kitchen Porter (dishwashing & food prep)

Title: Kitchen Porter
Location: Gracefield, Quebec (Transportation to and from Ottawa provided)
Work Term: June 1st – August 23rd
Salary: $2,500 – 2,700, including Room & Board

Description: Camp Misquah is looking for dedicated and responsible porters for our summer camp. Porters are expected to maintain open lines of communication and work in a cooperative manner with other camp staff in fulfilling roles and duties. Responsibilities include: maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen, kitchen equipment and supplies along with the other kitchen staff. Reports directly to the Head Cook and Assistant Cook.

How to apply

All of our hiring is currently being done through our camp’s Camp Brain software. To be invited to the next steps in the hiring process, please follow the link below to complete an application there.

On this site, you will be required to create an account. Once logged in you will be able to apply by completing the kitchen staff application. You will be contacted regarding next steps, such as an interview, once that application has been completed. 

Why work here?  

Camp Misquah hires individuals that are looking to learn skills  and gain experience related to their education or future careers, and those that want to make a difference for people with disabilities.  


The kitchen is an essential part of camp, ensuring that campers and safe are fed and kept strong, healthy, and energized. By working in the camp kitchen staff will learn and apply a variety of skills and contribute to building a positive and adaptive workplace that facilitates summer camp experience to people of all abilities 


What will I learn?  

o Self-confidence  

o Communication skills  

o Leadership  

o Interpersonal skills 

o Dietary accommodation  

o Your core values  

o What you are truly capable of 


How will I learn it?  

As a porter  you will work as a part of a team in the camp kitchen to prepare meals on all working days for all staff and campers (about 100 people total). You will work under the guidance and direction of the Head Cook to do tasks such as cutting, mixing, etc. to prepare meals and to plate and serve meals. Porters will learn camp dishwashing procedures to clean dishes and learn to operate sanitizing equipment. You will contribute to the maintenance and operation of a safe and efficient kitchen and dining area. 



  • Must be able to provide a clear Vulnerable sector police record check
    • Standard First Aid + CPR are assets
    • Food Safety Certificate must be obtained
  • Will be trained on camp and kitchen procedures. 


  • Responsible for the safety, health, and well-being of campers 
  • Adhere to all Covid-19 related policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparing, plating and serving food
  • Assist in unpacking and storing food and supplies
  • Wash dishes, put dishes through sanitization machine
  • Arranging and organizing dishes/cutlery in cupboard and drawers 
  • Achieve and maintain kitchen area and equipment cleanliness at all times
  • Take out and replace garbage
  • Sweep and mop dining hall floors and clean tables
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proven work ethic – able to consistently apply Misquah’s core values (respect, inclusiveness, safety and caring) to their day-to-day responsibilities
    • Strong creativity and problem solving skills, flexible and able to adapt activities to meet specific camper needs
    • Strong communication and team working skills
    • Experience working in a commercial or large scale kitchen is an asset
  • Experience working in a summer camp environment is an asset
    • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is an asset
  • Outgoing personality and willing to actively participate in camp


Job Duties

Kitchen Operations

Work with the kitchen team to assist with the meal preparation for 100 people, 3 meals a day

Assist in receiving food shipments and the safe storage of food items in the camp kitchen

Clean all food service and preparation dishes

Complete kitchen operations according to all health and safety standards

Contribute to the maintenance and cleaning of the kitchen & dining area




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