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Make A Future

Culinary Assistant

Surrey, BC
Part Time
A month ago

Surrey Schools, recipient of BC’s Top 100 Employer and Canada’s Greenest Employer awards, has 75,000 students in our 140 school sites.  We are the largest school district in the province and one of the largest in Canada. Our school district is innovative, creative and prepares students with the critical skills and compassion that they will need in our rapidly changing and complex world.  


The eleven Culinary Arts Programs provide practical experience in food preparation for students looking to advance training in this discipline.  The Culinary Assistant assists the Teacher – Chef by leading small groups of students in the Teaching Kitchen using industry standard techniques for food preparation, presentation, and food safety.

Called on short notice to work at a designated school, the Culinary Assistant works as directed by the Teacher – Chef to monitor and supervise students as they prepare and serve food, and maintain proper kitchen sanitation.   


Typical duties, as directed by the Teacher – Chef, include:

  • Working successfully as a team member with the Teacher – Chef, and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and staff
  • Monitoring students in food preparation using established techniques, including salads, sandwiches, hot food, baking and other items.  May occasionally need to prepare food for special requests
  • Demonstrating correct use and proper sanitation of food service equipment, monitoring the cleaning for equipment, additional cleaning as required
  • Assisting with inventory and making recommendations for supply orders, receiving deliveries and reporting any issues to the Teacher - Chef, proper storing of food and related supplies to maintain food safety and freshness
  • Following established procedures to ensure food safety and economy
  • Cashiering and banking duties, maintaining records related to the operation of the Teaching Kitchen 


Job Requirements:

  • Graduation from a one year course in professional cooking at a post-secondary institution
  • Current Food Safe I certification
  • At least 6 months related experience in a fast paced/high volume food services environment, in an instructor capacity
  • Able to speak, read and write clearly in English
  • Available for work on an as needed basis (no guarantee of hours) from 7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, from September to the end of school in June


Qualified applicants can apply via Make Future at  Please ensure to upload your resume and cover letter.


Note:     Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search prior to employment.  Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.