Job Description

Safari Niagara is proud to boast an inclusive and diverse community. We are seeking an enthusiastic hands-on team player who is looking to grow their career at our Zoo. We invite you to apply. Position is located in Stevensville.

JOB POSTING – Food Service Cook – Food Services

The Food Service Cook will ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the foodservice division. Efficient operations will be supported by quickly preparing and delivering quality food for guest orders, maintaining clean areas, and a safe environment. This position will provide an excellent guest experience to all Safari Niagara patrons. Must be outgoing and enjoy interacting with the public.


  • Follows recipe specifications to ensure quality in each service
  • Possess basic food knowledge for a smooth transition into the role
  • Prepares food for Safari Niagara’s staff and customers, according to specification, promptly to efficiently serve consumers
  • Maintains a high level of food safety at all times to ensure safety and maintenance of regulations
  • Maintains health and safety of their designated food service location
  • Execute daily opening, closing, and cleaning duties to ensure smooth transitions and organization
  • Ensure proper rotation of all food using the FIFO system, including labelling and dating to follow the regulation of food service duties
  • Assist in preparation of food for all corporate gatherings and events in an efficient manner, with emphasis on quality and safety
  • Keep up-to-date with food locations and offerings for cross-training at different Food locations in the park
  • Awareness of park locations, offerings, and activities to answer any guest questions
  • Accepts any added responsibilities that may be asked throughout employment at Safari Niagara to support other departments


  • Preference is given to individuals with prior guest service experience, including cashier experience, retail experience, and other interactions with the general public
  • Preference is given to those with cooking experience and/or enrollment in a culinary program
  • Possess basic food knowledge for a smooth transition into the role
  • Outgoing and personable as to foster relationships with the Food Services employees
  • Health and Safety competencies to ensure proper execution of roles
  • Accountability and integrity
  • Able to prioritize duties for seamless execution
  • Ability to strategize to get duties done, given traffic and weather concerns or changes
  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, especially in hot kitchen areas
  • Adhere to safety precautions while executing duties, to avoid injury in the kitchen
  • First Aid, CPR-C, Safe Food Handling, Smart Serve and Workplace Health and Safety certification are considered an asset

Please apply, in confidence, by sending your resume to

We thank all applicants. Only those selected will be contacted.

We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

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