2024 Fair Catering Cook

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 5 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on June 21, 2024

Job Description

Wage: $22/hour (PG79) (plus 5% in lieu of benefits and vacation)
Dates: The PNE Fair runs from Saturday, August 17 – Monday, September 2
Hours: The PNE Fair is open from 11AM – 11PM
Availability Requirements: Must be available for up to full-time hours (40 hours per week) including evenings, weekends, and late nights from August 17 – September 2.

We are seeking an experienced cook that has good communication and time-management skills to join our culinary team. Our ideal candidate is a team player that can present a professional and respectful work ethic. The Catering Cook of the Food & Beverage Department will work under the direction of the Kitchen Manager and will maintain high standards of food quality and presentation, while ensuring work is performed in compliance with FOODSAFE guidelines and all other applicable legislation and company policies.

Why join our Fair Team?
-We create memorable experiences, and we have fun doing it – join us!
-Training and development – learn new skills and gain valuable work experience
-Career growth – opportunities for promotions and position transfers every Fair season
-Great perks & employee rewards!
-Employee discounts on food and PNE tickets
-We want to recognize you – gift card rewards available all season long!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What will you do this year?

In your role as a Catering Cook, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Cook and prepare food according to production guidelines and recipes for a variety of catered functions as well as PNE concession stands
-Understand and demonstrate proper operation of standard cooking and kitchen equipment such as ranges, ovens, deep fat fryers, steam cookers, meat slicers, dishwashers, and other related equipment
-Ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature for the appropriate length of time and follow all food safety standards
-Ensure that the highest quality of food is served timely and effectively
-Responsible for using correct portions when cutting, preparing, and serving items
-Cut, trim, bone, and carve meats and poultry for cooking
-Control food waste and loss
-May produce food and serve customers at an a la carte station
-Maintain a clean and sanitary workstation
-Maintenance of all walk in coolers including labeling, dating, and rotating all products
-Ensure PNE Uniform and Appearance policy is always adhered to
-Perform other related duties as required

What else?
-One to two years minimum of previous experience required
-High school or equivalent education required
-FOODSAFE Level 1 Certified
-Good knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in large scale cooking as well as short order cooking
-Skills to prepare and present foods in an appetizing manner
-The ability follow recipes and to safely operate all kitchen equipment
-Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
-Excellent customer service
-Previous experience helping supervise prep cooks is considered an asset
-Post-Secondary education related to this position is considered an asset

Who are you?
-Skillful Communicator


$22/hour (PG79) (plus 5% in lieu of benefits and vacation)

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled. The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at hr@pne.ca. Please note that the PNE is in the process of updating the Collective Agreement for this position, and may make amendments to this position in alignment with any Collective Agreement updates.

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