Part-Time Permanent and Full-Time Permanent positions
$15.85/hour + tips

Riverest is hiring full-time and part-time employees!

About the job

52 Wharf Street, L’Orignal, Ontario (Located 1 hour from Ottawa and from Montreal)

Start date
As soon as possible

39 guests indoors; 40 guests outdoors

Flexible scheduling possible; availability to work weekends, holidays and evenings

Operating hours
*Subject to modification
Sunday 10AM to 9PM
Monday -closed- except holiday long-weekends
Tuesday -closed-
Wednesday -closed-
Thursday 10AM to 9PM
Friday 10AM to 9PM
Saturday 10AM to 9PM

$15.85/hour + tips

Position purpose
Prep Cooks play an integral role in translating our vision through our food, guided by the Executive Chef and Sous Chef. The Prep Cook will have the opportunity to hone their craft, while working with local products in a professional and respectful environment. What’s more, the Prep Cook is one of the “moving parts” facilitating a pleasant and seamless experience for fellow team mates, and for guests.

Major responsibilities

  • Follow work plans and prep lists created by Chefs;
  • Receive kitchen orders;
  • Sort, process and store/label all ingredients accordingly, so they are organized and easily accessible;
  • Execute recipes, including measuring ingredients accurately;
  • Process ingredients by washing/cutting vegetables, cutting meat etc.;
  • Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.;
  • Prepare simple dishes (garde-manger);
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.;
  • Perform other kitchen duties as assigned;
  • Learn about the cooking methods and techniques employed in the kitchen;


  • Bilingual in English or French a must
  • Proven experience as a prep cook in a fast-paced environment;
  • Working knowledge of health and safety protocols in the kitchen;
  • Ability to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room employees, and guests;
  • Ability to bend, stand, and stoop for long periods of time, and working long hours in hot conditions;
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs.


  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Team-oriented;
  • Organized;
  • Punctual;
  • Interest in working with local/seasonal food

Riverest Culture & Vision

Riverest is located on the waterfront in the quaint village of L’Orignal, Ontario. Halfway between Montreal and Ottawa. Riverest will operate in a recently restored Regency-style home, originally built in 1833 and overseeing L’Orignal’s marina.

Riverest will feature a main dining room, private dining room and bar/café that will also house a small retail space featuring local products. In addition, Riverest will cater to the busy Marina, offering take-out food and beverage service.

We envision a warm and inviting atmosphere where guests can expect a more refined, though accessible menu that pays homage to the history of the building and the land, through local producers and seasonal ingredients.

At Riverest, we believe strongly in a fair, safe and inclusive working environment. We encourage applications from people of all walks of life who share a passion for the type community we are aiming to create, and the standard of service we are aiming to deliver. Though it should go without saying, Riverest welcomes applications from BIPOC and LGBTQ2I+ persons.

We believe in transparency and teamwork. All members of the team contribute in an essential way to the success of the business. This is the guiding principle behind our salaries and the equitable distribution of tips. We strive to create an environment where employees have the opportunity to grow professionally.

A Note on COVID-19

  • Staff and guest safety are our number one priority; Riverest intends to play an active role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the highest standard of sanitation and contact tracing, in accordance with provincial guidelines.
  • Wearing face-masks for staff is mandatory, until otherwise mandated by the health authorities; these will be provided by Riverest
  • Teleworking is not a possibility for this position

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