Cook Job in Vancouver for The Salvation Army Harbour Light |

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November 18 2020
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Hospitality, Catering, Tourism, Kitchen
Vancouver, BC



  • On Call


Position Purpose Summary:

The Cook prepares and serves nutritious meals as outlined on menus in accordance with applicable food service and safety regulations.


  • Prepares meals including meals for special dietary needs of the residents
  • Adapts work practices within specific parameters to ensure the efficient delivery of food services
  • Makes use of and decides on best use of resources, including donations to minimize waste
  • Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence
  • May perform some employee supervisory duties in the absence of the Food Services Manager and Kitchen Supervisor
  • May supervises students, volunteers and / or residents in work therapy
  • May order food supplies
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness at all times within the kitchen and storage areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


EXPERIENCE, Qualifications and Education requirements:

  • High School diploma, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months.
  • Willingness to adhere to the Mission Statement of Harbour Light and the values of The Salvation Army
  • One to three years Cooking experience with at least one year in Institutional Cooking
  • Must be fluent in English, both orally and written
  • Has the ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Is knowledgeable about food preparation and is familiar with kitchen equipment
  • Current and up to date WHIMS, First Aid Level I, Food Safe Level I
  • Criminal Record Review Act clearance to work with vulnerable adults
  • Must be able to work variety of shifts including 5 AM

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean driver abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training