Foster Family Coalition of the NWT
April 4, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
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Northwest Territories


Under direct super vision of Camp Manager responsible for safe and healthy food preparation handling, storage and disposal


June 17th 2019 - August 20th 2019


Duties of the Camp Cook include but are not limited to:


  • Prepare a healthy, diverse food menu
  • Place food orders accurately and on time
  • Familiarize self with Camp Cookhouse and organize pantry/supplies and appliances to work ergonomically.
  • Participate in all Staff Training

During Camp – Kitchen Specific

  • Ensure orders are delivered/picked up in timely manner
  • Manage kitchen inventory
  • Ensure meals are prepared on time and that there is always extra food ( a little bit anyways, no kids should leave the cookhouse hungry)
  • Make sure snacks are prepared on time every morning, afternoon, and evening (routine is so important!)
  • Keep water tank filled, and ensure there is purified water for campers at all times
  • Monitor propane supply
  • Ensure camp kitchen is kept orderly and as safe as possible
  • Ensure garbage is put into bins every evening
  • Ensure all campers do their own dishes.

During Camp – Generally

  • Work with staff to ensure camp cookhouse is a quiet, orderly place
  • Work cooperatively with kids who volunteer to work in the kitchens

In Between Sessions

  • Ensure towels and wash clothes get brought to town to be washed
  • Communicate if propane tanks nee to be refilled
  • Ensure and food that will spoil between sessions is brought to town
  • All garbage is removed from Camp and bins
  • Provide Camp Director with upcoming session food order

Post Camp

  • Participate in camp take down, includes loading all camp materials and transporting back to town for storage
  • Clean and sterilize kitchen and all equipment in preparation for winter
  • Responsible for unhooking propane from stoves and refrigerators


  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Knowledge and understanding of Northern cultures, preference given to Aboriginal candidates
  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate and work with others
  • Be physically fit
  • Interest and ability in cooking nutritious meals in a rustic camp environment
  • Clear Criminal Record

Company Info

The Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is an organization that exists to address and meet the needs of foster/adoptive families across the NWT. The decision to form this organization began in June 2001, after the Yellowknife Foster Family Association hosted the National Foster Care Symposium. Delegates at this symposium unanimously agreed there was a need for a Territorial wide organization. The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT (FFC-NWT) was formed in June 2002, and on October 2, 2002, became incorporated under the Societies Act. The FFC-NWT became a registered charitable organization on September 5, 2003. In the fall of 2013 we expanded our services to support pre and post adoptive parents.

The Foster Family Coalition of the NWT is a unified voice, dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and youth in care by supporting foster families' well being.

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