Kitchen Volunteer Leader

City of Vancouver

Kitchen Volunteer Leader

Requisition ID: 12328

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Carnegie Community Centre serves as an important resource to Vancouver’s diverse Downtown Eastside community. Patrons participate in the educational, recreational, cultural and social programming; enjoy the delicious low cost meals offered at the cafeteria; or simply enjoy the Centre as the “living room of the Downtown Eastside".
Main Purpose and Function
The Kitchen Volunteer Leader (Cook) is a 100% hands on food production role that also includes responsibility for providing support, instruction, skills development and supervision to Centre volunteers assisting with food preparations. Reporting to and working with the Food Services Coordinator and Kitchen Program Assistant, the Kitchen Volunteer Leader (KVL) is responsible for the day to day execution of cooking and producing full meals for as many as 170 persons, using very few convenience items. The KVL is responsible for ensuring that all food operations are efficient, well organized, and meet food safe standards. The KVL will also support the food concession operations by providing assistance to the cashier; stocking and cleaning the concession; serving customers; and operating the cash register as needed.
Specific Duties/Responsibilities
The successful candidate will have extensive culinary training and food service job experience. Working knowledge of methods and techniques of food preparation and storage, care and use of modern equipment is required. Be knowledgeable in the nutritional value of foods, possess skills in large quantity cooking and baking, have a thorough knowledge of ethnic and vegetarian cuisine. Have the ability to prioritize and manage various complex tasks at once. Have the ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, volunteers, and the public, and manage conflict situations. Have the ability to lift and move moderately heavy orders of supplies; maintain cash accounts. Experience in training, mentoring, and working alongside others, including a varied group of volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities is an asset. Experience working with people with mental illness, addictions, or disabilities is an asset. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to a positive and supportive working environment, work effectively, independently, and as part of a team, and establish and maintain effective working relations.
  • Completion of Grade 10, (Grade 12 desirable), and completion of courses in food preparation, plus some related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience training others or working with volunteers would be an asset.
  • A Police Record Check Clearance is a requirement of this position. Clearance requires the absence of any criminal charges or convictions related to this position.
  • A Standard First Aid Certificate and a Food Safe Certificate is a requirement of this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of the methods and techniques of food preparation, serving and storage.
  • Working knowledge of the care and use of modern kitchen equipment.
  • Working knowledge of sanitation, public health and kitchen safety standards as applied to the storage, preparation and serving of food.
  • Working knowledge of concession operations and cashiering practices.
  • Some knowledge of the nutritive values of various foods.
  • Some knowledge of the organization's aims, philosophies, programs, policies and regulations.
  • Ability to instruct and lead a varied group of volunteers from the Downtown Eastside community.
  • Ability to understand the needs, attitudes and problems of volunteers and patrons and to provide constructive support and advice as appropriate.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others.
  • Ability to enforce facility rules and regulations and to deal calmly and effectively with difficult patrons.
  • Ability to administer first aid.
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetical calculations.
  • Ability to maintain cash accounts and records and write simple reports.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of kitchen equipment and utensils.

Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Parks 
Employment Type: Auxiliary / Casual 
Position Start Date: November 2018 
Salary Information: Pay Grade CCPG-014: $23.88 to $27.99 per hour
Application Close: November 18, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Food & Beverage Management
Posted: November 9, 2018, 12:26 pm
Expires: November 18, 2018, 11:59 pm

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