1st Cook

Marina Restaurant - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Marina Restaurant is looking for Cooks to join our team!

What we have to offer:

  • Employee Benefits program
  • Red Seal Apprenticeship opportunities
  • A great recognition program with positive feedback and incentives
  • Discounts at all Oak Bay Marine Group locations
  • Amazing annual staff party
  • Ample free vehicle & bike parking
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Staff referral bonuses
  • An amazing view at every location!

We are looking for someone who thrives in a team environment and wants to work with a dynamic team in a fast-paced, fun setting.

The ideal candidate:

  • At least 1 year experience in a busy kitchen setting
  • Is comfortable working with or without supervision
  • Knife & food prep skills
  • Food Safe Level 1
  • Focus on delivering exceptional customer service

You will work in the award-winning Marina Restaurant, a local favourite and “must see” tourism destination. You can take pride knowing our seafood menu is 100% Certified Ocean Wise and we believe in buying local, including sustainable seafood. With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast for all your senses.

Join the Marina Restaurant team and help us connect people to the wonder of the ocean by providing an unforgettable experience in a spectacular oceanfront setting!

Find out more by visiting us on the web at www.obmg.com/join-our-crew and apply today!


Cooks are responsible for ensuring all aspects of the daily kitchen set up and tear down are maintained to standard while executing the direction of the Chef and Sous Chef to achieve a cost efficient and high quality of product. They are primarily tasked with preparing all menu items to standard in a cost effective and timely manner.

This position’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate effectively with all team members.
  • Provide the best guest service possible.
  • Maintain standards set for quality and presentation at all times.
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and regulations including the OBMG Employee Handbook.
  • Operate and maintain equipment to standard while treating company property with care and respect.
  • Ensure safety, sanitation and cleanliness in the work environment at all times.
  • Demonstrate complete knowledge of all menus.
  • Read, understand and follow recipes.
  • Contribute ideas to menu development.
  • Always work in a cost-efficient and safe manner.
  • Other duties as requested by management.


Education and Technical Skills:

  • Line cook skills.
  • Knife and food preparation skills.
  • Knowledge of soups, stocks, sauces, dressing, vegetables and starches.
  • Understanding of front of house operations and functions.
  • Food Safe – Level One.
  • WHMIS knowledge and observance.
  • Occupational First Aid is an asset.


  • At least 1 year prior experience working in a restaurant kitchen.
  • Comfortable working with or without supervision is required for this position.
  • Experience working in high volume and high pressure situations.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Customer Focus: implies a desire to identify and serve customers. It means focusing one’s efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of the customer.
  • Service Excellence, “Yes I Can” attitude: Treating guests and crew with kindness and enthusiasm; exceeding expectations by anticipating guest’s needs; and resolving guest’s problems, never saying “no” without offering alternatives.
  • Relationship Building: is working to build or maintain relationships, networks or contacts.
  • Communicating Effectively: is the ability to ensure your message is clearly understood, regardless of the audience.
  • Personal Effectiveness: is identifying the best use of your time and other resources at your disposal.
  • Initiative: involves identifying a problem, obstacle or opportunity and taking appropriate action through proper pathways to address the problems or opportunities.
  • Innovation: indicates an effort to improve performance by doing or promoting new things, such as introducing a previously unknown or untried solution or procedure to the specific area or organization.
  • Team Player: is the ability to work co-operatively within diverse teams to achieve group or organizational goals. It includes the desire and ability to understand and respond effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds with diverse views.
  • Business Perspective: indicates the ability to understand the business implication of decisions.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work at speed under duress in an organized manner.
  • Ability to work while standing for extended periods.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds and lift above head.
  • The ability to bend.

Note: The designation of First, Second and Third Cook is based on the applicant’s knowledge, education and experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Kitchen: 3 years (Required)


  • FoodSafe Level 1 (Required)
  • Professional Cook Certificate (Required)
  • WHMIS (Required)