Career Opportunities
Culinary Arts Kitchen Assistant
Job Code: 2720926
School District #63 (Saanich)
Closing Date: Aug 25, 2019 4:00 PM PDT
  Posted on: Jul 05, 2019 
Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Claremont Secondary School
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements




Culinary Arts Kitchen Assistant

Posting #:



Claremont Secondary

Hours per week:

25 hrs



Start Date:

September 4, 2019

End Date:

June 26, 2020

Pay Rate:

$21.36 / hour

Deadline for applications:

August 25, 2019 4:00pm


10:30am- 3:30pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am - 3:00pm Wednesday & Friday(Schedule may change due to the operational needs of the program. Includes ½ hour unpaid lunch. 10 months per year while regular classes are in session.


District Overview

Driven by our desire to help students thrive in their academic and personal lives, the Saanich School District provides quality educational programs and a safe and nurturing learning environment for the over 7,000 culturally diverse students within its 18 schools. Serving the Saanich Peninsula located just north of Victoria, BC, the district has one of the highest graduation rates in the province and a student body that consistently scores well on annual assessment tests, thanks in large part to the dedication and efforts of our 900 teaching and support staff.


Under the direction of a teacher or School Administrator, provides support to students in the Culinary Arts program where staff are to prepare and mentor students on the operation of a fully functional commercial teaching kitchen.


  • Provides direct educational support to students in the Culinary Arts program by demonstrating and reinforcing food preparation techniques
  • Monitors students and problem solves with them in assisting with industry expectations of food preparation, presentation, service and portion control
  • Assists identified students with carrying out programs as recommended by professional staff
  • Organizes and prepares food items
  • Prepares and cleans up for cooking classes
  • Operates cash register and assists with cash handling procedures
  • Maintains and practices Food Safe standards (e.g. dish washing, food storage, kitchen and equipment cleanliness, proper rotation and storage of food, laundry, etc.)
  • Maintains economic use of food supplies
  • Shops, purchases, orders and receives supplies
  • Assists with the safe operation and routine maintenance of commercial kitchen equipment (e.g. deep fryers, ovens)
  • Responds to food service requests (e.g. take outs and coffee services)
  • Assists with menu planning


* Performs other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by the job description.


  • Minimum Level 1 Professional Cook Certificate or Hotel Restaurant Management Diploma
  • Two years of commercial kitchen experience with a minimum of one year working in an environment with children and youth
  • Advanced Specialized relevant skills in food preparation and marketing
  • Advanced knowledge of commercial kitchen food preparation, presentation, service and portion control, cooking and baking techniques
  • Six months related cashiering experience
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Food Safe Certificate Level 2
  • WHMIS certificate
  • Basic knowledge of WHMIS legislation


* Or an equivalent combination of training and experience


  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage in a fast-paced high stress environment with youth


* Applicants will be expected to possess the physical condition and health necessary to carry out the
   required duties of this position.



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