On-Call Cooks

Job Code: 3695394

Job Details

The Vancouver School Board welcomes applications for the position of:

On-Call Cooks

Cafeteria Teacher’s Aide 2 Salary: $29.36 (+16% in lieu of benefits)
Trade Qualified Cook Salary: $32.91 (+16% in lieu of benefits)

Applicants must be available to work Monday to Friday between 7:00am and 3:00pm

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/.

Under the general direction of the teacher responsible for the Culinary Arts Program you will demonstrate techniques and supervise students and apprentices in the preparation of a variety of food. You will ensure proper sanitation in food handling and cleaning, assist in planning menus and recipe development, order supplies and maintain kitchen utensils in good working order. As well you will supervise the activities in the main kitchen during the lunch period.


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Red Seal Cook Certification of Qualification (ITA Professional Cook 3)
  • Graduation with a certificate (or higher) from an accredited cooking course (e.g., Vancouver Community College, Malaspina College, Pacific Culinary Institute)
  • Valid FoodSafe Certificate
  • Demonstrated experience in commercial cooking and menu planning
  • Experience in a large size restaurant or cafeteria
  • Supervisory experience is an asset
  • Ability to communicate with vendors via email and place food orders

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 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 Permit or PR Card (if you are not a Canadian Citizen)

This posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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
June 09, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Various (on-call)
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately