Pastry Cook 1 (Bread)

  • Sodexo Live! - Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Front-line
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on July 2, 2024

Job Description

At Sodexo Live!, we take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. Here, you’ll build a career where ‘everyday’ is anything but normal. Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring your personality, your background and your desire to delight others. In return, we’ll give you all you need to thrive. After giving it all, you’ll return home knowing that you’ve played your part in creating a truly unforgettable moment.

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Location: We are seeking an experienced Pastry Cook 1 (Bread) for our Vancouver Convention Centre operations in Vancouver, BC.

Sodexo Live! is the Official Supplier of Food and Beverage Services to the Vancouver Convention Centre. Located on Vancouver’s waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. As British Columbia’s flagship convention centre, the facility hosts more than 500 events and welcomes hundreds of thousands of attendees each year, while generating significant economic activity for the Province.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Principal Function:
The Pasty Cook 1 performs as an informal leader among its peer cook positions. The Pastry Cook 1 will support in the large-scale production of baked goods and pastries for a variety of events.

The Pastry Cook 1 will contribute to Sodexo Live!’s operational and financial success by following all Sodexo Live! culinary standards for sanitation and preparation, and to ensure that pastry and bakery items are of the highest quality in taste and appearance to satisfy guests expectations and to maximize food revenues.

Essential Responsibilities:
– Prepare and coordinate orders so that bakery items are prepared timely and with accuracy and with the absolute highest quality of taste and presentation.
– Comply with all established health, sanitation and safety procedures.
– Set up and stocking work area, equipment, supplies and food items as directed by the kitchen managers.
– Adhere to Sodexo Live! standards for food quality, taste, flavour and presentation.
– Accurately weigh and measure all ingredients, following Sodexo Live! recipes.
– Ensure that food is portioned and presented according to standards, as well as guest specifications and preferences; Inspect portions and appearance of food prepared by other staff members, as directed by the kitchen managers to ensure consistent adherence to Sodexo Live! standards for food quality.
– Mix ingredients to form dough or batter with spiral and planetary mixers; Work comfortably with rack ovens, convention ovens and floor model sheeters.
– Work in collaboration with other unit culinary team members to achieve operational objectives.
– Participate in flow of work in the culinary department to maximize quality and efficiency.
– Ensure the proper storage, rotation, labelling and dating of all products.
– Apply consistent focus on the customer by paying close attention to detail, accommodating special requests and never allowing less than perfect baked items to leave the kitchen.
– Participate in and foster positive team relations with both front and back of the house staff.
– Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required from time to time.
– Contribute to goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to customer service and leading the culinary team by example.

– Minimum of 5 year experience as a baker or pastry cook in a fast paced environment.
– Ability to work under pressure and independently with minimal supervision.
– Proficient English communication skills in order to effectively interact verbally and listen attentively to co-workers and supervisors.
– Ability to follow written and oral direction.

– Culinary degree from an accredited college or university.
– Additional experience in a specialized bakery/pastry cook role.
– Experience working in high-volume operations such as a high-end hotel or convention centre.
– Food Safe Certification.

Other Requirements:
Must be able to stand and exert fast-paced mobility for entire shift. Must be able to frequently lift and carry food and other items weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally greater. Must be able to go from warm to cold climates (workstation to coolers).

Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.


$24.75 - $27.50 per hour

Other Perks/Benefits

Great News! You will receive: • 100% Company paid health and dental benefits (after wait period). • Access to employee and family assistance program, which offers integrated health services. • Opportunities for skills development and career progression. • Tuition reimbursement for educational and professional development. • A fresh, clean uniform provided with every shift. • Employee meals provided. • Access to free on-site gym facilities.

Job Application Process

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!, however, only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted. Sodexo Live! is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or any other applicable Provincially protected status.

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