Kitchen Steward
Vancouver Aquarium - Vancouver, BC

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ROLE OVERVIEW

Become part of a dynamic team and work in a unique environment. This is a casual position with flexible hours that offers a competitive pay. Successful applicants will be reporting to the Sous Chef and will be responsible for cleanliness, maintenance, and organization of the kitchen and kitchen equipment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assisting with food and banquet setup, maintenance and tear down of events as directed by Sous Chef;
  • Expediting food onto buffets/food stations and clearing of stations in a timely fashion;
  • Maintaining and cleaning all food services workspaces to ensure hygienic, safe and orderly working areas: dishwashing, bussing stations, offices, storage, pre-function space, banquet space etc;
  • Washing, maintaining and restocking all plate ware, cutlery, glassware, to ensure kitchen operations may function smoothly;
  • Completing all closing duties for the kitchen and banquet offices and leaves them in pristine condition;
  • Performing additional duties as required;
  • Continually improves our impact on the environment and greening of operations;
  • Maintaining organizational safety standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • 1 year of experience in high volume/high end banquet or restaurant service;
  • Food Safe Certification required;
  • Preferred Serving it Right certification;
  • Preferred previous serving and dishwashing experience;
  • Hepatitis A vaccination or immunity required;
  • Interest in food service and kitchen processes.

Technical Competencies

  • Good time management skills and multi-tasking skills;
  • Able to read, write and communicate fluently in English;
  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills with a “can-do” attitude;
  • Good team skills with an ability to work independently; minimal supervision;
  • Basic MS Office: Outlook, Word, Excel;
  • Preferred good product knowledge of meat, fish, fresh produce and beverages;
  • Ability to perform in fast paced high pressure environments;
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs and walk a few steps;
  • Ability to stand for long periods;
  • Second language an asset;
  • Active demonstration of the company’s values and mission.

Working Conditions

  • Constantly standing and moving around in a kitchen environment;
  • Frequently twisting, crouching, and stooping, handling and grasping various kitchen utensils;
  • Occasionally twisting, sitting, using leg/foot to operate kitchen equipment, climbing stairs and balancing supplies, food and kitchen items;
  • Exposure to varying temperatures (72 – 110 degrees F);
  • Exposure to slippery floors, bacteria in foods, noise and vibrations.

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