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Head Cook
Posted date [Sep-13-17]  (ID: 161394)
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For the past century, millions of guests have enjoyed sporting events, concerts, cultural activities and of course, Playland and the annual summer Fair at the PNE. From it's inception, the PNE has continued to showcase the best of Vancouver to the rest of Canada and the world.


Head Cook





Event Based (Approx. 35-40 hours per week)

Ability to work a variety of shifts, including evenings, holidays, and weekends

$23.19/hour + 10% in lieu of benefits and vacation


September 12, 2017


We are seeking a hardworking and motivated individual who has a passion for the Food & Beverage Industry and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). The Food & Beverage department is looking for an experienced Head Cook with strong culinary, leadership, organization, and time-management skills. The Head Cook will be responsible for guiding and overseeing the catering kitchen, managing staff, developing recipes and menus, and ensuring all dishes are executed successfully.

The Head Cook of the Food & Beverage Department will work under the direction of the Catering Manager and is expected to maintain a high standard of food quality and presentation, while ensuring work is performed in compliance with FOODSAFE  guidelines and all other applicable legislation and company policies.


  • Collaborate with Food & Beverage Managers to plan and develop recipes and menus
  • Create and cook a variety of dishes, ranging from small scale catered events to larger scale buffet style dishes
  • Assign duties to and supervise 1 – 16 kitchen staff, ranging from dishwashers, prep-cooks, and cooks
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow FOODSAFE  guidelines, standards and regulations
  • Working and planning towards seasonal ingredients and  the expected number of customers for various catered functions and quick service locations
  • Understand and demonstrate proper operation of standard cooking and kitchen equipment such as gas ranges, ovens, deep fat fryers, steam cookers, meat slicers, dishwashers and other related equipment
  • Working with budgets when ordering food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient kitchen operations while
  • Analyze recipes to assign prices to menu items, based on food, labor, and overhead costs
  • Perform the function of short order cook as required
  • Ensure PNE Uniform and Appearance Policy is adhered to at all times
  • Performs other related duties as required


  • Must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience cooking in the Food & Beverage Industry
  • Must have supervisory experience in the Food & Beverage Industry
  • Must have successful completion of Grade 12
  • Red Seal Certification is preferred
  •     Post-Secondary education in a related field is preferred
  • Must be FOODSAFE Level 1 Certified
  • FOODSAFE Level 2 Certification is considered an asset
  • Must have a strong understanding and knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in large scale cooking as well as short order cooking
  • Must have the ability to effectively plan and oversee an efficient work schedule
  • Must be able to stay up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
  • Must have working knowledge of various computer software programs including MS Office
  • Must possess excellent communication & interpersonal skills in order to establish effective working relationships with staff, guests and clients


Applications for this position must be submitted via the PNE website by Sunday, September 24 2017 at: www.pne.ca/jobs

Job Title Head Cook
Company Name Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Category Category -> Hospitality / Tourism
Job Type Job Type -> Full-Time
Salary 23.19/hour
Location Vancouver
Area Location -> BC - Vancouver