Job Posting 98155

Kitchen Lead
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 17 days ago (Fri, 24 Nov)
full time  •  Grid 17 ($33.68 - $35.14/hour)

Kitchen Lead  

The 1.1.2. - Surrey 

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)


Grid 17 ($33.68 - $35.14)

Closing Date: November 24, 2023

Supervisor: Team Lead  


Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.



PCRS seeks an experienced Kitchen Lead for the 1.1.2. a 24 hour, 30 bed, transitional housing program in Surrey. The successful applicant will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing leadership, mentorship to staff and direct care support to youth participating in the program.


The 1.1.2. Kitchen Lead creates and oversees the culinary food program and supports the kitchen staff at the 1.1.2. The Lead is responsible for planning, assigning, and preparing menus providing nutritional meal plans seven days a week. The staff works within the strategic objectives of Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) to ensure the provision of effective and efficient services to our participants. Recognition that the youth are diverse, incorporating diverse cultural foods while maintaining nutritional standards is essential.  


The successful applicant will bring their leadership skills, passion for cooking and love of teaching and working with youth to their role.  


This position requires a flexible shift schedule that includes morning, evenings, and weekend rotations. Transition Worker are on-site positions and not available for remote or hybrid work arrangements.



  • Create and provide healthy, nutritious meals for residents of the 1.1.2.
  • Plan, purchase and manage food inventory, reconciling petty cash purchases.  
  • Maintain kitchen documentation and records for reporting, maintaining Fraser Health safety standards including sanitation and food temperatures. 
  • Facilitate food sustainability and knowledge within the 1.1.2.; actively participate and assist in coordinating food recovery activities with partners and community services. 
  • Provide supervision to staff working in the kitchen, maintaining good safety practices using a preventative approach; training includes kitchen health and safety skills, knife safety, kitchen communication, cleaning procedures, equipment safety, professional food safety and basic cooking methods. 
  • Liaise with onsite partners to coordinate kitchen access to external and internal groups; orientate volunteers, partners and staff to health and safety procedures in the kitchen. 
  • Provide food support and consultation surrounding special events. 
  • Responsible for regular kitchen and equipment cleaning 
  • Handle emergency situations safely and in accordance with agency and OHS policy and procedures. 
  • Work closely with team leaders, manager and occupational safety and health site rep to ensure     kitchen and food safety. 
  • Communicate effectively with coworkers and staff and participate in team efforts.



  • Red Seal or Professional Cook certification and two years as a kitchen lead. Academic work in nutrition, health sciences and social services is considered. Demonstrated experience coordinating a commercial kitchen. 
  • Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector. 
  • Current Standard First Aid certificate
  • Food Safe Level 2 
  • Experience training culinary skills to groups and individuals. 
  • Menu planning; incorporating diverse cultural foods, including local cultural foods. 
  • Experience creating and working with youth within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants. 

Additional Assets

  • Ability to respond to crisis scenarios using agency protocols and ethics.  
  • Effective team collaboration skills.   
  • Experience creating and working within a culturally inclusive environment for staff, partners, and participants.  
  • Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple, often conflicting priorities.


Who We Are

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.


Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being


We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.


We Offer

  • Equitable Base Pay
  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *
  • Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *
  • Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *
  • Flexible schedules and earned time off program *
  • Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations
  • In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development *
  • Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.


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