First Cook

We are looking to hire a First Cook to join our Blue Hat Bakery-Café team. If you’re interested in positive teamwork, growth, inspiration, and good food, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.


  • Assist with food preparation and cooking activities for corporate events and public cooking classes
  • Prepare and cook food on a regular basis or for special guests and/or events
  • Prepare and cook food on a regular basis as needed for various outlets of Blue Hat Bakery-Café & Bistro
  • Prepare a large volume of meals daily following several different menus and concepts
  • Ensure appropriate portions as instructed by Head Chef
  • Recycle surplus production as instructed by Head Chef
  • Assist with assessment of food requirements according to the menu and inventory
  • Ensure compliance with hygiene, sanitation and safety standards (Food Safe Level 1 certification is required)
  • Ensure proper food preparation and maintenance of fresh and frozen items
  • Ensure all prepared items are packaged and labeled according to regulatory requirements and as instructed by Head Chef
  • Complete preparations and package food items according to weekly/daily recipe specifications
  • Cut, chop, and breakdown fresh produce using food processing equipment or other provided tools
  • Follow proper procedures for prepping, storing, rotating, stocking, and merchandising product
  • Maintain equipment in accordance with cleanliness and safety standards; ensure walk-ins and freezers are clean and organized
  • Strive to constantly improve performance
  • Perform duties in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist with execution of events

· Ability to work well in a team; maintain a positive and professional approach with co-workers and guests


  • 2 years production cooking experience, with demonstrable skills or applicable experience
  • Previous experience as a First Cook is required
  • Good understanding of food production and fundamental cooking techniques
  • Good basic math skills
  • Strong to excellent communication skills and willingness to work as part of a team
  • Ability to deliver information in a clear and respectable manner
  • Ability to follow directions and procedures, effective time management and organization skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency
  • Understanding of and compliance with company quality goals
  • Report to Head Chef
  • Baking and pastry knowledge is preferred but not required


  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • In an 8-hour workday: standing/walking 6-8 hours
  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling
  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting and reaching
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Ability to use standard tools and equipment, including specialized kitchen equipment

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 per hour


  • Discounted or free food


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y4: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Cooking: 2 years (preferred)


  • Food Safe, Safe Check, Food Handler or equivalent (required)

Work Location: In Person

Expected start date: Immediately

Please Apply here