Hostess/Food Runner (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 19 January 2018
Working for the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was a wonderful experience if anyone is interested in the hospitality services (FOH and/or BOH.) However, with its remote location it should be noted that work and play go hand and hand here and winters can be rough for staff that do not partake in winter activities. Although a gorgeous scenery, Lake Louise can be quite difficult to adjust to especially with on-site housings lack of privacy if you are starting at a colleague position. Also do remember how small the community is. But all in all, this hotel is a great place to meet wonderful people who have the adventure-bug in them whether staff or guests, and venture Banff while you can!
Free lunches, great benefits, beautiful location
Long hours, poor management, remote location, on-site housing
Cook assistant (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 17 January 2018
It is a great job during cruise ships season but you need seniority to be able to get hours, if you are at the bottom of the seniority you won't have hours during January to April and they expect you to apply for EI.