Excellent company to work for.
Second Cook (Former Employee) – Lake Louise, AB – 16 June 2016
I moved out to Lake Louise in July 2015. The location is one of the most beautiful places I've seen in my life. Mountains to climb and trails to hike. The job itself was working with skilled individuals who had the time and patience to show proper techniques to help their employees grow and learn. Truly I miss this place, but it was time to leave because unfortunately there just isn't anything in Lake Louise except the beautiful lake and the hotel. A typical day of work was prepping for breakfast or helping to get ready for buffets, or banquets that would be happening all over the hotel. Then, I would go help the other outlets. Line cooking in one of their restaurants. My supervisors were always helping, and teaching, giving advice, and most of them became quite good friends. The most difficult part of the job was trying to manage tasks appropriately. Meaning, only so much time to finish a certain task before something else had priority. The best part of the job was always being challenged on a daily basis, the friends I made, and last but not least, the benefit of working for Fairmont as a company. The destinations benefit, let my wife and I travel and visit other Fairmont destinations for half price or more in some circumstances. Truly, this was one of the best parts of working for this company.
Some exceptionally long days, housing/staff accommodations.