Cook – Shunda Creek

ENVIROS – Who We Are:

Enviros is an innovative social services agency that provides critical, individualized programs to children, youth, adults, and families in vulnerable situations to meet their desired outcomes and wellness.

Enviros helps our clients make strength-based changes to move to independence within a healthy community.

Enviros focuses programs on the unique needs of individual clients practicing experiential learning to provide opportunities for personal discovery and growth.

Enviros focus is on building relationships and is the foundation of the work we do. This enables clients to develop skills, healthy trust, and independence.

Since our founding in 1976, Enviros has been an early adopter of new evidence-based best practices and has developed and informed other leading practices.

Why People Choose Enviros

Simply stated, our vision is: “The Power of Human Relationships Invites Belonging and Inspires Growth”.

Enviros’ vision, mission, and values inform our decisions and guide the direction that we take, and they can be found on our website.

Enviros Principles of Practice

Enviros’ Principle Based Practice is a model that utilizes principles to guide and drive action in practice, a decision-making tool in our interventions addressing critical areas of need, and the foundational structure of support for the crucial work we do incorporating strengths and culture into our day-to-day interactions.

Program Overview 

Shunda Creek is an 18-bed smoke free wilderness based live-in addiction and mental health recovery, program funded by Alberta Health Services and provided at no cost to residents. Shunda Creek is located by Nordegg, Alberta which is 3 hours northwest from Calgary and 3 hours southwest of Edmonton.

Position Overview

As the program cook you are responsible for menu planning, food preparation and overall kitchen functioning. This includes:

  • Monday to Friday you will prepare and cook high quality lunch and dinner meals that are both nutritious and appealing for 25 to 30 individuals in accordance with program scheduling.
  • Ensure sufficient food is available for staff and client meal preparation on the weekends.
  • Assist clients in learning some of the basics of food preparation when possible.
  • Ensuring healthy menus are planned for the week in consideration of budget, food allergies and sensitivities of both clients and staff.
  • Estimate program food requirements and prepare Town Run/Sysco food orders weekly.
  • Ensure that food spoilage and waste are kept to a minimum.
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment.
  • Adhere to all OH&S regulations, Safe Food Handling/AHS regulations, and program accreditation standards.
  • Assisting with unloading, loading, and placing of groceries and supplies.
  • Ensure cleanliness standards are met throughout the kitchen and dining facility.
  • Inspect and ensure all kitchen equipment is functional and in sanitary condition and responsible for reporting required kitchen maintenance.
  • Freeze dry meals for trail meals as needed (training can be provided)
  • Ensure kitchen, food prep areas and food storage meet Alberta Health standards.
  • Able to bend, move and lift up to 25 lbs or more.
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time.


As the program cook, your schedule is Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Qualifications – Skills

  • Food handling certificate
  • Culinary: 1 year preferred.
  • Cooking; 1 year preferred.
  • Experience cooking for camps preferred


  • Food Safe, SafeCheck, Food Handler or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector

Qualifications – Personality Traits

  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative
  • Creative – can think outside of the box. Creative solutions due to remoteness
  • Mentor others to learn cooking basics
  • Humorous
  • Calm demeanor
  • Fun by nature
  • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector check required
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively

Health and Safety Considerations

  • Practice prudent wildlife care in a wilderness setting.
  • Some risk of slipping on ice in winter on site sidewalks,
  • Forest fires are a risk. Evacuation on orders of Police or Forestry
  • Propane fueled furnaces in buildings. Monitors announce higher concentrations – evacuation if monitors announce high concentration and / or odour is smelled.
  • Food safety – food stored in refrigerators with backup generator coming online immediately on power outage.
  • Cooking on large propane stove – fire extinguishers immediately accessible.

Reports to Program Supervisor or onsite designate.

  • Meet with the program supervisor regularly either in person or by phone.
  • Meetings with the program supervisor should include but is not limited to a review of work schedule, client dynamics, food budget and efficiencies

If you’re interested in the position, please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter via the link provided

Enviros believes in the power of diversity, and we are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants and encourage people of all visible minorities, including Indigenous applicants, and those of any religion, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to apply.

Additionally, Enviros is committed to having a workforce of skilled and diversified representation of the population we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however, in our commitment to the population we serve, preference will be given to candidates self-identifying as an Indigenous Person.

Enviros is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.