Job Opportunity | Cook | Gold Bean Café


RATE $16.00 per hour
POSITIONS Multiple Positions Available
LOCATION Gold Bean Café, Gold River NS                                           


Acadia First Nation (AFN), owns and operates the Gold Bean Cafe located in Gold River, NS.  The café is an upscale licensed sit-down restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a take-out menu, specialty coffee drinks, with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.  AFN is currently recruiting for a part-time cook that is responsible for working as part of a team, in a fast-paced work environment to prepare quality food in accordance with the menu, to customers, with strict adherence to all health and safety regulations.


  • Follows health, safety, and sanitation guidelines for the preparation and service of all menu items, specials and related products
  • Establishes daily cook stations (hot and or cold side) and stocks them with the necessary supplies to prepare menu for service
  • Prepares a variety of foods, grilling, frying, chopping, sautéing, broiling meat, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces and cold food items to standardized recipes
  • Takes inventory counts before and after shifts, completing daily and weekly food inventory or storage sheets
  • Estimates expected food consumption, based on demand and inventory counts to determine the requisition of supplies; may place orders for inventory
  • Maintains the work area throughout the shift, keeping preparation and service areas clean and sanitized in observance of safe, sanitary food handling practices
  • Adhere to all cost control guidelines that have been established, monitoring stock and utilizing products prior to expiration date to minimize waste
  • Ensures the highest standards to ensure consistency in food quality and speed of quality service
  • Establishes and maintains well stocked inventory of the Gold Nugget AFN C-Store, preparing and packaging products for sale
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions. troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventative maintenance, calling for repairs
  • Maintains daily temperature logs, checking freezers, refrigerators, or heating equipment (and record in log) to ensure proper functioning
  • Creates signage for daily specials and or special occasions and events
  • Prepares orders for catering services
  • Adheres to all Acadia First Nation Policies & Procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Culinary arts diploma and or culinary skills certification from a recognized educational institution
  • Previous work experience in hospitality and or catering sector
  • Food Hygiene or Food Handlers Certification
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR and WHMIS
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety standards and restaurant regulations
  • Detail oriented and highly observant
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage a fast paced, highly stressful work environment

Deadline to Apply:  Open Until Positions Are Filled

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to **Please quote GBCOOK# on your cover letter and indicate your salary expectations for this position.

AFN reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment and does not assume candidate expenses related to this recruitment process.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.