Fort McMurray is the biggest community in the Wood Buffalo Region. It is located in the province of Alberta, is 435 kilometers away from northeast of Edmonton and 60 kilometers from the west of Saskatchewan border. The area’s main industry is oil sand mining and natural gas mining. It is home to eight hotels, with most of the hotels having been rated with four (4) stars, and the area has around 59 restaurants.
Restaurant profile of Fort McMurray
The restaurants found in Fort McMurray have different categories such as cuisine by region (Canadian, Chinese, International, Japanese, and Mediterranean) and by type (buffets, cafes, cafes-bistros, casual, caterers, chicken, donuts, family, family dining, fast food, ice cream and desserts, juice bars, pasta, pizza, regional cuisine, ribs and steak, and seafood). The highest number of restaurants are casual (10), fast food (9), and pizza (9) followed by steak (5). With this statistics, it is safe to say that short order cook jobs are available within the area.
Short order cooks are different from chefs in that the former makes simple and fast cooking meals (often grilled) and snacks, while the latter prepare full courses with a wider variety of meals. Short order cooks prepare different orders all at the same time, in contrast with chefs who tend to focus on a single order especially when it involves meticulous preparation. Short order cooks usually work in family restaurants, grills and coffee shops where food requires a relatively shorter time to prepare. The salary of a short order cook in Fort McMurray is usually at $15 to $20 per hour, with benefits and sometimes accompanied with an in-house accommodation.