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First Cook

Vancouver - BC, British Columbia,CANADA
Job ID
Banter Room
Job Category
Cooks & Kitchen Helpers
Posting Date
September 12, 2018
Expiry date
October 12, 2019

(National Occupational Classification  2016 - NOC Code: 6322)

Company Summary:

1097130 BC LTD. doing business as Banter Room

It's fresh, but comfortable; refined, but rowdy; light, but warm, minimal, but cozy; exciting, but familiar. Banter Room is a contradiction that melds just right, a blend of surprising and complementary opposites. We are not just another dark room. We’re approachable, unpretentious, and plain old fun. This is where you’ll meet the kind of person you want to meet. This is where you share food, drinks and stories with your favourite people. This is where your friends hang out. This is where you’ll always bump into people you know. This is Banter Room. We are looking for an energetic and efficient First Cook with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide this experience to our guests coupled with and a passion for delicious comfort foods like pastas, burgers and hearty sandwiches.

Company Operating Name: Banter Room

Business Address:  1039 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC V6B 5P9 Canada

Job Summary:

We are seeking a First Cook to add to our team of dedicated kitchen staff. Our ideal candidate has three to five years’ experience as a cook and experience with North American cuisine. We are looking for someone with great attention to detail and produces consistent dishes. Our First Cook must work effectively as a part of a team as they with have to work collaboratively with kitchen staff and front of the house staff. Dedication and efficiency are necessary for success in this position.

Job Title: First Cook

No. of Positions: 1

Job Description and Duties:

  • Preparing and cooking complete dishes such as pasta, burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads,

  • Plating, assembling and garnishing of all food products in a uniform manner

  • Monitor all dishes leaving the kitchen to ensure quality and good presentation of all food

  • Maintain clean and safe kitchen environment adhering to food safety rules, quality and control standards

  • Receiving, storage and preparation of all food products according to Banter room specifications and practices and overseeing kitchen operations

  • Estimating food requirements and costs, planning menu, monitoring and ordering supplies

  • Maintaining proper inventory levels of prepared products, supplies and equipment

  • Overseeing washing and cleaning of floors, crockery, utensils and other kitchen equipment to ensure that the necessary hygiene, health, safety and sanitary standards are maintained in the kitchen

  • Adhering to food safety rules, quality and control standards as per Banter Room standards

  • Controlling the products leaving the kitchen to ensure that each has been properly accounted for

  • Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers

  • Performing the duties as a Closing Cook, ensuring that the closing formalities and procedures are completely and accurately carried out per the restaurant standards as scheduled

Terms of Employment:
Permanent Full Time, Long Term

Hours of Work: 30 - 40 hours per week

Wages:  $14.00 - $16.00 per hour depending on experience

Overtime: One and one-half times the regular wage rate as per provincial regulations

Benefits Package:

  • Insurance from Workplace Safety and Insurance Board covered by employer

  • Vacation pay as per provincial regulations will be paid each payday on a semi-monthly basis

Location of Work: 1039 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC V6B 5P9 Canada

Anticipated Start Date of Employment:  As soon as possible.

Education, Experience and Language Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required

  • Able to speak, write, read and understand English

Working Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

  • Repetitive tasks

  • Attention to detail

  • Work under pressure

  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending

  • Standing for extended periods

  • Capable of lifting/pushing heavy objects weighing over 40 lbs

  • Spatial awareness and ability to navigate a busy kitchen

Additional Skills and Other Requirements:

  • 3 - 5 years minimum of commercial cooking experience are required

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Client focus and dependability

  • Multi-tasking

  • Must be a team player, flexible, reliable and organized

  • Must be available for all hours of operations and shifts including overtime and weekend work as required 

Preference given to applicants who are Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, New Immigrants, Indigenous Persons / Aboriginals, Visible Minorities, Vulnerable Youth and Persons with Disabilities

If interested in this position, please apply by email to us at or mail to Banter Room, 1039 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9, Canada with resume and cover letter. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.