Job Posting 74361

Lead Cook
Pacific Community Resources
Fraser Valley
closes in 3 days (Thu, 30 Sep)
full time - term / contract  •  $28.91/hour – $32.01/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Traverse Program - Chilliwack

TERM Full Time (35 hours/week) 

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.

Position Summary:

The Lead Cook works as part of a large multi-disciplinary team that provides treatment for substance use for youth (13-18) in a residential setting. The team works within the strategic objectives of Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. As a member of the team, the lead cook develops menus and recipes according to licensing and the national food guide, monitors specialized dietary needs including participant allergies, maintains licensing and health authority standards, ensures a clean and safe work environment and performs administrative duties such as ordering supplies, managing suppliers and monitoring kitchen expenditures.  The lead cook also provides direction to staff, supports participants with work placements and /or volunteers as required.

Primary Duties:

  • Provides direction to other cooks, participants, volunteers and/or community placements assigned to work area.
  • Performance evaluations, scheduling and monitoring and supervising staff.
  • Ensures food is stored safely and according to licensing and Foodsafe guidelines
  • Follows all guidelines for a licensed kitchen in a residential program
  • Lead responsible for licensing for kitchen
  • Lead responsible to meet with licensing for Fraser Health inspections
  • Plans and develops menus and recipes according to licensing, Canada Food Guide and input from others.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks such as estimating food and supply requirements based on menus and minimum/maximum.
  • Prepares and serves meals and snacks by performing duties such as planning food preparation and cooking schedules.
  • Maintains kitchen security by performing duties such as ensuring all knives are kept under lock and key except those in current use.
  • Performs a variety of inventory control duties such as storing and rotating food and supplies.
  • Gathers quarterly feedback from participants and make adaptations accordingly.
  • Ensures a clean and orderly environment.
  • Maintains equipment in the area by performing duties such as monitoring of functioning and reporting malfunctioning equipment.
  • Reports any malfunction in equipment to manager of program
  • Maintains related maintenance manuals, cleaning schedules, temperature logs and computerized records.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

Minimum of Grade 12 education, Graduation from a recognized 12 month or more program in cooking plus two (2) years of recent related experience with institutions or large organizations or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
  • Tuberculosis and medical clearance
  • Foodsafe Certificate Level II
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate

 IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Manager, Traverse Program  

Salary Range:     $28.91/hour – $32.01/hour, Plus benefit package (100% employer paid)
Closing Date:     Open Until Filled

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“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”

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