Job Posting

Summer Camp Cook/Baker

Tanamakoon is looking for a skilled cook/baker who is interested in a challenging and rewarding summer working alongsie our great Chefs!

The position requires staff to live on site during the contract

Employer: Camp Tanamakoon

Position: Camp Cook

Vacancies: 2

Terms of Employment: Seasonal Contract/full time

Location: Algonquin Park, Cache Lake access point, Ontario

Employment Address: Tanamakoon Lake, Km 24-Hwy 60, Cache Lake Landing, Algonquin Park, Ontario

Hours of Work: 40 hours/week

20-week duration from May 1 – October 15, 2023, based on 40-hour week – 6 days on, 1 day off



  • Room and Board
  • Salary: $26.25 – $27.50 CAD per hour ($1050.00 – $1,100 CAD per week) depending on experience

Contact: Resumes to  and include “Camp Cook” in the email subject line.


                                                               Duties & Qualifications:


Camp Cooks

  • Camp Cooks reports to the Camp Chef & Food Manager and provides daily meals and baking service. Up to two positions may be available.



  • Assisting the Camp Chef in daily meal production as required
  • Supporting the kitchen staff and the meal service as required.
  • Responsible for daily baking production.
  • Assisting the Camp Chefs in managing the day-to-day kitchen operation.
  • Maintaining excellent health and hygiene practices and adhering to the camp’s kitchen work and safety policies.
  • Support all protocols and policies as defined by the Ministry of Health and Camp Tanamakoon
  • Ensuring that special diet meals/deserts are prepared for campers, staff, and visitors with special needs.
  • Ensuring the camp minimizes food waste, and complies with camp and Algonquin Park practices for food and waste handling and cleanliness.



  • Overnight camp requires employees to live on site.



  • Secondary School completion required.
  • Prior experience preferred in a children’s summer camp kitchen/food service
  • Cooking/baking skills for large groups.
  • Cuisine experience: Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian, special diets, etc.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar setting.
  • Familiar and comfortable with the Algonquin Park area
  • Culinary education qualifications or certification required.
  • Excellent teamwork skills both as a leader and team player
  • Be comfortable in the natural world and semi rustic setting


Number of positions: 1 – 2. One position may commence earlier due to camp opening date and small group food service in advance of the main season.

Seasonal Contract/Full Time/ Day/Evening/Night, Weekday/Weekend.

A cover letter, resume, references, personal interview, and criminal background check is required for the successful candidate(s).





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