Third Cook - Benefits, Pension Plan, Paid Vacation + Growth Opportunity!

University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus - Kelowna, BC (29 days ago)

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UBCO is currently recruiting a team of energetic, passionate, and creative full-time (35 hours/week) Third Cooks throughout various Food Service locations on campus! Our Third Cooks mainly work in our Rocket and Picnic locations. With the direction of the Sous Chef, the Third Cook is responsible for cooking, day to day production, works the assigned line or station and does food preparation work. Please note that our kitchens are very busy open kitchens and front-facing interaction with customers is required on a daily basis.

Must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends as required.

For more information on our food vision and values, specifics on our locations, and information on our Executive Chef Shelley Robinson, check out the link:

Please note this position is sessional, ongoing each year from September to the end of April (May, June, July, August off). As position is 8 months, monthly salary to start is $2,486.00 ($16.39/hour) with annual increases

Who are you?

  • You are energetic, friendly and deeply passionate about food and dining experiences
  • You are excited about working in a fun university setting and building relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • You have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with an aptitude for working in a collegial and collaborative environment
  • You thrive while learning new things and take delight in solving problems
  • You care about supporting local, great ingredients, transparency and sustainability
  • You are looking for a career to develop into, not just a job. Endless opportunities for advancement with hard work!
  • You have a Certificate in cooking from a recognized cooking institution, Food Safe Level 1 Certificate (or willing to obtain one) and a Grade 12 education
  • You are excited about working with our new Executive Chef, Shelley Robinson, Interprovincial Red Seal Cook and Chopped Canada Winner!

Why Work for UBC?

We pride ourselves in having a dynamic workplace culture, great pay & benefits and opportunities for career growth. Here are just some of the reasons UBC is one of BC’s top employers:

  • Competitive salary and outstanding benefits
  • Generous vacation
  • UBC Pension Plan
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Professional development funds
  • Employee meal plan
  • Tuition waiver
  • Diverse portfolio offering opportunities in many different food services environments
  • Flexible working schedule

Job Duties:

  • Cooking food in assigned location
  • Participates in day to day production
  • Works the assigned line or station
  • Does food preparation work
  • Other duties as required


Certificate in cooking from a recognized cooking institution, Food Safe Level 1 Certificate (or willing to obtain one), Grade 12 education and one year related experience, including cooking in a food services environment with a variety of cuisines and specialty items or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $2,486.00 /month


  • Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Food Safe, SafeCheck, Food Handler or equivalent (Preferred)