ILF Cook

Employment Opportunity

ILF Cook

Summary: Lac Seul First Nation is seeking one full-time Cook for our new ten (10) unit Independent Living Facility. Under the direction of the ILF Manager, the Cook will be responsible for preparing and serving meals to the residents of the ILF taking into consideration dietary restrictions and modifications, and proper food handling guidelines. The cook will also be responsible for monitoring inventory and maintaining a clean and sanitary working environment. The Cook will represent Lac Seul First Nation and embrace the vision to improve living conditions for Elders, seniors, people living with a disability, and First Nations people while encouraging and reinforcing traditional practices and cultural beliefs. The incumbent will ensure the Cook position is represented in a professional, responsible, and respectful way at all times.


Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):

  • Inspect kitchen and food service areas.
  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods as instructed by the ILF Manager and ILF Procedures.
  • Clean kitchen and work areas.
  • Plan menus, determine the size of food portions, estimate food requirements, and cost, and monitor supplies.
  • Adhere to relevant food handling procedures, health and safety procedures, and policies professionally.
  • Assist the ILF Manager and/or Director of Home & Community Card with identifying areas of improvement for policy and procedures of the ILF Kitchen.
  • Prepare dishes for residents with dietary restrictions, modifications, and/or allergies.
  • Reporting to ILF Manager with problems.
  • Documenting temperatures of the cooler and freezer.
  • Unpacking dry goods in dry storage and cooler as required making sure items are properly rotated.
  • Contribute to providing a safe and stable environment for all residents.
  • Other duties as assigned by the ILF Manager and/or designate.


  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Post Secondary Culinary Certificate would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to create meals that would appeal to First Nations Elders.
  • WHMIS and Health and Safety Training or willingness to obtain.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Food Handling Certificate or willingness to obtain.
  • Strong planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to assume responsibility and meet deadlines.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Experience working in and with the First Nations community.
  • Two (2) Years of kitchen experience in a congregate/assisted living setting would be considered an asset.
  • May be required to work some evenings and weekends as required by operational needs.

Location:         Frenchman’s Head, Lac Seul, ON

Term:                 Full-time

Salary:              Wages start at $25.70/hour based on qualifications and experience.

Hours:               35 hours per week.

Closing:            Open until filled.


*LSFN offers great competitive wages, vacation, additional time off during Christmas Break and March Break, as well as great benefits*

As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all Lac Seul First Nation staff.


Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided.  Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered to: Lac Seul First Nation

Frenchman’s Head Band Office

Attention: C/o HR Dept.

P.O. Box 100

Hudson, ON.  P0V 1X0

Fax #: (807) 582-3585



Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions.  We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted.


Preferential Hiring Policy: Lac Seul First Nation band members will be given priority for hiring, followed by Indigenous persons who are non-LSFN band members. Where there are no suitably qualified Indigenous persons available for a position, the most suitably qualified non-Indigenous candidate will be hired.