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Casual Cook

Mar 2023

Casual Cook


Casual Part-time

COVID-19 considerations: All staff of Pacifica are required by PHO to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Job Description

We are seeking a Casual Part-Time cook for an in-residence treatment centre in Vancouver BC.

Prepares and serves normal and occasionally special diets in a residential setting. Responsible for maintenance of kitchen area, cleanliness, and sanitation as well as strict adherence to safe food preparation standards is required.

Nature and Scope of Work

This role reports to the Chef. The casual cook prepares and serves normal and occasionally special diets in a residential treatment facility. The casual cook is responsible for the maintenance of the kitchen area, cleanliness, and sanitation. The casual cook is also expected to adhere to safe food preparation standards.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Prepares foodstuffs, cooks and serves appetizing meals to residential facility clients and staff.
  • Works from prepared menus.
  • Implements practises to minimize wastage as outlined in kitchen protocol.
  • Washes, dries and puts away kitchen utensils and dishes.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen appliances, counters and general area.
  • Maintains cleanliness in staff lounge removes dishes, replaces supplies.
  • Relieves Chef as assigned.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with others effectively.
  • Ability to function independently in accordance with written instructions and menus provided by the Chef.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare, cook and serve nutritional meals.


Education, Training & Experience

  • Combination of two years of training and experience in general cooking.
  • Food Safe certificate.

How to Apply

Pacifica welcomes community members from diverse backgrounds and interests. We are particularly interested in diverse representation, reflecting the community we serve. As such, we encourage applications from historically under-served and under-represented groups including racialized, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), 2SLGBTQQI+ individuals and persons with disabilities.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Ianna.Yelchinko@pacificatreatment.ca.


About Pacifica Treatment Centre:

Pacifica Treatment Centre (Pacifica) is an innovative non-profit society, founded in1977, providing progressive in-residence treatment and community-based supportive recovery services for individuals experiencing problematic substance use, in conjunction with concurrent mental health concerns and trauma.

Pacifica has established a continuum of services that enhance sustainable recovery, quality of life, and wellbeing of the individuals we serve. Through treatment, education, and ongoing support, we empower individuals to “own their path” to self-discovery, self-empowerment, and self-actualization.

We are an accessible and gender-inclusive non-profit treatment centre in Vancouver.

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