On-Call Cafeteria & Food Service Workers

Job Code: 3550121

Job Details

The VSB Welcomes Applications for:

On-Call Cafeteria & Food Service Workers

(Elementary School Hot Lunch Programs and Secondary School Cafeterias)

Cafeteria Teacher’s Aide 1 Salary: $28.90 (+16% in lieu of benefits)
Food Service Worker Salary: $23.99 (+16% in lieu of benefits)

Applicants must be able to work Monday to Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm

Only applicants who are fully qualified will be considered for this position

At VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems.

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and learning and work to expand Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum and within our 107 schools and programs, where more than 50,000 students learn and grow.

Equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education. More than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices and building relationships. VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics. Students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging are equally important. We strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we seek to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. Our work is guided by the VSB Education Plan and grounded in the embedded equity statement. For more information about our school district, visit https://www.vsb.bc.ca/.

In Elementary schools, reporting to the school Principal/Vice-Principal you will prepare simple desserts and food accompaniments, serve meals, order, receive, store and inventory supplies, train and supervise students with meal service, clean and sanitize the kitchen and serving areas, as well as maintain records for the program.

In Secondary schools, under the direction of the Cafeteria Kitchen Work Leader, you will provide assistance in food preparation, assist in setting up luncheon entrees and desserts, serve students, perform cashier duties, clean and sanitize areas and equipment, and assist in stock taking and inventory.


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Extensive knowledge of kitchen and food service operations
  • Experience working in a medium to large size restaurant or cafeteria
  • Valid Food Safe Certificate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maneuver heavy objects (min. 25 lbs.)
  • Experience working as a cashier
  • Ability to use email to place food orders with vendors
  • Completion of an instructor's program in baking is an asset

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume (for teachers only, include Teaching and non-teaching work experience)
  • 3 Professional References-names, email addresses and phone numbers of your last direct supervisors/managers. Colleagues, friends, family are not accepted.
  • A copy of your Work VISA or PR Card (if you are not a Canadian Citizen)

We do not notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application. Applicants will be contacted directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.


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Posted On
March 24, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Various (on-call)
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter