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Position: Prep Cook
Organization: Camp Fircom
Location: Vancouver / Gambier Island, BC

Housing: optional on-site accommodations (see below)

Term: April 23rd, 2019 – October 24th, 2019; full-time (5 days per week on the island)

Salary: $114 per day(14.25/hr), plus year end wedding tips.

Reports To: Head Chef/Food Service & Farm Manager

Overview of Camp Fircom

Camp Fircom is located on the south-eastern tip of Gambier Island, a short water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. The heart of the non-profit is running summer camp programs, and in addition the venue also operates a year-round retreat centre hosting weddings, conferences, work retreats, adult programs, congregational retreats and other groups. It is a 120-acre waterfront property which connects to kilometers of hiking trails, has three beaches and lots of recreational opportunities. The mission of Camp Fircom is to create communities of belonging and experiences to grow on.

Camp Fircom’s kitchen is about 4 years old and has a variety of quality equipment to execute meals for groups from 12 – 200. We take great pride in offering simple, homemade and delicious food to all our guests, whether it be summer camp or a wedding. We have a goal in offering more vegetarian-based meals to our guests, and offering quality customer service. We are a nut-aware kitchen and cater to a variety of allergies and dietary needs. We have a ½ acre garden and orchard and upkeep a small flock of chickens. The produce from the garden often comes into the kitchen to be used for delicious fresh food for our guests.

Camp Fircom is an off-the-grid location which means that all kitchen waste must be processed onsite. The kitchen team takes part in the responsibility of taking out the compost to the farm, cleaning and properly sorting recycling, and bagging and storing garbage so Site Staff can get it removed from the island.

Nature & Scope

Working with the Head Chef, and Sous Chefs, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the Food Service Department. The Prep Cook will provide leadership and mentorship to junior staff members of the kitchen team and any volunteers that are working in the kitchen.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparation and service of meals in conjunction with the kitchen team
  • Provide inviting, knowledgeable customer service during meal times
  • Support in ordering and inventory systems, unloading food deliveries and proper storage systems
  • Maintain required Food Safe health standards
  • Contribute to a clean, sanitary work environment
  • Help maintain daily/weekly logs re: temperature of fridge, meals, waste, etc.
  • Dishwashing as needed
  • Participate in waste management system; composting, recycling, etc.
  • Communicate daily with the Head Chef, and other Managers as needed, regarding overall functioning of food services and guest experience.
  • Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to guests, campers, volunteers, and staff
  • Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the mission and goals of Camp Fircom
  • Participate in evaluation process and make recommendations for following year
  • Be a part of the onsite Fire Response Team, training given.
  • Other duties as required.


  • 2 to 5 years of cooking experience, preferably in hotels, camps, or other large-scale venues
  • Current Level 1 Food Safe
  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • Banquet experience preferred
  • Ability to bend, lift, and carry 50 pound bags
  • Passion for healthy food and an interest in organic farming


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Experience living in a remote work setting
  • First Aid certification

Position Details:

This job is on Gambier Island and will require you to be on site five days of the week. The position starts April 23rd, 2019 until October 24th, 2019. Shared accommodation is supplied and meals when living on site. Training will be given on site. Possibility to work and live on site with discussion.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Ana-Luz Cobon at No phone calls please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 7 2019    ID: 50180