Algonquin Park / Canoe Lake – Host/Take Out Cashier

Algonquin Outfitters

Algonquin Outfitters (AO) is excited to have been awarded the contract to run The Portage Store at Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park! Within the concession is a family friendly restaurant overlooking beautiful Canoe Lake and AO is looking for friendly and personable Hosts/Take-Out Cashiers to join our team in this location for the Summer 2023 Season!

Our Hosts are the first point of contact for guests coming to the Bar and Grill to dine-in or order take-out. You will be a key player in helping to create a memorable and pleasant experience for the guests from start to end. As a Host you will be focused on providing a high level of customer service to all of our guests by managing the flow of guests. This is accomplished through greeting guests upon arrival as well as ensuring their last impression of the restaurant is positive as they depart, ensuring reservations and wait times are communicated effectively, creating an organized seating structure, order and flow, communicating with Servers about their sections, seating guests at tables, helping with food delivery and bussing, and coordinating the take-out processes for guests.

What does it take to become a Host on the AO Team?

  • Previous experience in Customer Service/the Hospitality industry with knowledge of point-of-sale systems are considered a definite plus but if you are keen, we will train!
  • Strong organization skills coupled with great communication skills so that you are able to easily engage with guests when they enter the Bar and Grill/may be waiting for a table.
  • Reliable, punctual and professional in presentation.
  • Comfortable working with telephones and knowledge of point-of-sale systems.
  • Open availability for all shifts is highly desired.
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time.

This busy summer Bar and Grill is a great place to work if you like people as guests to the park come from all over the globe and many staff have developed long lasting connections through their work with us!

We are open seven days a week from May through October. Shifts consist of weekends/days/nights and can be offered on a full-time or part-time basis. And an added perk… if you want to live in the Park for the summer, we offer accommodation for full-time staff. We also welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are interested in returning to work for us each Summer Season!

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal

Salary: $15.50 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Discounted or free food
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount
  • Wellness program


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips


  • restaurant: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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