Vancouver Coastal Health

Cook 1 - Casual

Job ID 2024-121937
City Vancouver
Work Location
VCHA - George Pearson
Food Services - George Pearson Centre
Home Worksite
08 - George Pearson
Labour Agreement
Facilities Subsector
102 - Facilities BCGEU
Position Type
Job Status
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Support Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $27.56/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $27.56/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $27.56/Hr. - CAD $27.56/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Cook with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Join the Food Production Services team working out of George Pearson Centre to promote a safe and respectful working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff. Apply today to join our team!


This is a CASUAL/ON-CALL posting. We are always recruiting to maintain a robust pool of casual staff. This is a unionized environment/position and all vacancies are posted internally for current employees to apply.  Working more hours as a casual staff member will build your seniority hours; this will open more opportunities for you when applying for internal vacancies. 


As a Cook, you will:

  • Under the general supervision and direction of the Manager, Food Services or designate, utilize a variety of cooking methods such as frying, roasting, grilling, steaming, poaching, baking and boiling, prepare items by following established menus, recipes and production requirements for such food products and diet items such as soups, sauces, meats, fish, poultry, desserts.
  • Prepare, portion and service food items for patients, residents, clients, cafeteria, and catering as required.
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with safety standards/practices and health and safety requirements.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized 12 month program in cooking or an equivalent combination or education, training and experience.
  • Food Safe Certificate Level 1.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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