Job Posting 87197

Second Cook
M'akola Housing Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Duncan - 5755 Allenby Rd.
closes in 5 days (Fri, 7 Oct)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $24.41 per hour


Temporary Second Cook – Full Time

M’akola Housing Society

Ts'i'ts'uwatul' Lelum Assisted Living – Duncan, BC

Who We Are

M’akola Housing Society (MHS) is an Indigenous affordable housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia. Our portfolio spans the entire province and involves property management, asset management, Assisted Living and providing professional consulting services to other service providers.

At MHS, we have energetic and engaged teams. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to delivering high-quality service to our tenants and their communities. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all team members take personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

We honour our Indigenous roots as an Indigenous organization and strive to hire and train interested Indigenous people to work in all areas of our organization. We understand that there have been historical events that have affected the identity of Indigenous people.

We accept all self-identifying Indigenous employees including status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. We honour and understand Indigenous cultures and values and do our best to support our employees.

If you have any questions regarding this position or applying for the position, please reach out and email us at: or by phone: 778-402-9260. We want to support all applicants during this process.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Kitchen Supervisor, the Second Cook is responsible for the basic cooking, baking and preparation techniques of the kitchen operations of the Assisted Living residence, referred to as “Ts'i'ts'uwatul' Lelum”. The successful candidate will work with the Kitchen Supervisor to provide high quality, low fat, low sugar, low salt meals and baked goods that are palatable and nutritious. The Second Cook will assist with food purchasing, food production and menu planning and be responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary working environment. The Second Cook will provide coverage for the Kitchen Supervisor as required. It is expected this role will represent MHS and embrace the vision to improve living conditions for Elders, seniors, people living with disabilities.

Due to the nature of the residents M’akola supports, the successful candidate must be or willing to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before their start date.

This is a 3-month term position with the possibility of extension. This position is full-time, Sunday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, compensated at $24.41 per hour.


  • Execute the preparation of meals and snacks in accordance with standardized recipes, safety and health standards and according to nutritional guidelines as set out in the Canada Food Guide for Healthy Eating
  • Unpackage dry goods in dry storage and cooler as required making sure items are properly rotated
  • Ensure compliance with all HACCP Food Safe guidelines in the handling and storage of all food supplies
  • Properly labeling and storing leftovers at the end of each meal
  • Assist Kitchen Supervisor with menu development, creation, and rotation when required
  • Assist Kitchen Supervisor to complete monthly inventory
  • Maintain hygiene and sanitation standards
  • Completion documentation assigned or required in the course of duties including daily logs as well as unusual or serious incident reports
  • Assisting dining room staff with serving meals when required
  • Administering First Aid to Residents in the case of an incident
  • Assist in dishing meals, washing dishes and mopping floors as required
  • Maintaining resident and staff confidentiality
  • Other related duties as may be required


  • Minimum Grade 12 Diploma
  • Post Secondary Culinary Certificate, Cook Red Seal Certification or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years kitchen experience in a high-volume facility or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Experience working in and with the Indigenous Community would be an asset
  • Courses required and paid for by M’akola:
    • Food Safe Level ll
    • Occupational First Aid Level l Certificate (updated every 3 years)
    • WHMIS and MSDS Certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Canada Food Guide for Healthy Eating
  • Understanding of Occupational Health and Safety standards
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Ability to take direction and follow procedures
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or willing to get vaccinated before start date.

Come visit us! M'akola also accepts in-person applications. Please visit our Assisted Living facility at 5755 Allenby Rd. with your resume and let us know what position you would like to apply to!

If a candidate requires reasonable accommodation or additional support to participate in the application process, please contact our HR department at or call 778-402-9260. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.

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