Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 14 May

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Part-Time, Event Based
    Wage & Pay Grade: $18.07/hour (PG 38C)+ 10%

    in lieu of benefits and vacation
    $20.18/hour (PG 44C) with Red Seal +10% in lieu of benefits & vacation

    Date Posted: April 16, 2019

    Who we are…

    The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 108 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $54 million dollars and generates revenue through three activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 750,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.

    At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution.  With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees or the community.

    We are seeking hard-working individuals that have an interest in food preparation, food quality and food presentation. Our ideal candidates are goal-oriented and have previous cooking experience with a reputable organization. They will work will along-side team members with a varying degree of experience and under the direction of our Kitchen Manager.

    Why join our Team?

    Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    Flexible work environment
    Health and wellness employee events – put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
    Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
    Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
    On-site fitness center
    Competitive compensation package
    Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!
    What will you do this year?

    In your role as a 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 gas 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, following all food safety standards
    Ensure that the highest quality of food is served in a timely and effective manner
    Cut, trim, and carve meats and poultry for cooking
    Ensure use of correct portions when cutting, preparing, and serving items
    Maintain a clean and sanitary work station
    Control food waste, loss, and usage per standard operating procedures
    Maintenance of all walk in coolers including labeling, dating, and rotating all products
    Ensure PNE Uniform and Appearance Policy is adhered to at all times
    Performs other related duties as required
    What else?

    Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience cooking in the Food & Beverage industry
    Must have successful completion of Grade 12
    Post-Secondary education or completion of technical courses related to cooking is considered an asset
    Must have a FoofSafe Level 1 Certificate
    Previous experience supervising or assisting  Prep Cooks is considered an asset
    Must possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills in order to establish effective working relationships with staff, guests and clients
    Must have a strong understanding and knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in large scale cooking as well as short order cooking
    Must be able to follow recipes and safely operate all kitchen equipment
    Must be able to prepare and present food in an attractive manner
    Must be available to work a variety of shifts on a part-time basis, including weekdays, weekends and evenings
    A Red Seal Certification is considered an asset and will yield a higher hourly wage
    Who are you?

    Skillful communicator
    Detail oriented
    Where and when to APPLY?

    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled.  We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Number of vacancies: 2
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: High school
  • Years of experience: 1
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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