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Cooks (All Experience Levels)

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Cook at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Imagine having an ocean view at work every day? The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is searching for a team player interested in making meaningful contributions that will support life-changing exploration and discovery in coastal and marine environments. For almost 50 years the BMSC has supported year-round education and research on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. BMSC is owned and managed by a not-for-profit organization, the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society. The BMSC campus is on the west coast with a staff of approximately 25 people with additional staff hired seasonally. A competitive and comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan, including eligibility to join our pension plan, are currently provided to the BMSC through the University of Victoria (UVic) via an agreement the BMSC has entered as an external agency with UVic.

Job Profile: Our kitchen serves university and secondary school students on field trips, many seeing the ocean for the first time. Our clients tell us how much they relish our warm and friendly dining experience after being in the field all day. Our staff repeatedly tell us how much they value the experience of seeing these students at the BMSC. Our programs and menus are developed with sustainability in mind, and we strive to offer an array of hand-crafted items using fresh, quality ingredients. Careful thought and consideration goes into our programs, and it starts with our people.

Job Description: Under general supervision is responsible for the preparation, cooking and baking of all food or bakery products (including special diets) on a shift.


Supervises and participates in preparation, cooking, decoration and service of food on assigned shift. Anticipates and performs preliminary preparation necessary for future needs. Coordinates the apportioning of prepared food to clientele at scheduled times.

Prepares and cooks entrees, soups, sauces, vegetables, and other foods from menu plan, adjusting quantities to conform with production requirements.

Inspects food during and after preparation to ensure proper quantity, quality and adherence to dietary requirements.

Operates food production equipment such as mixers, ovens, choppers, slicers, shredders, steamers, grills, grinders, steam kettles, fryers and broilers.

Ensures proper food handling, sanitation, and safety and securing practices are maintained in kitchen, dinning rooms and storage areas.

Cleans assigned work areas and maintains utensils, knives and equipment.

Assists and directs kitchen helpers.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Foodsafe Level 1(minimum)

Three years experience cooking in an institutional setting or equivalent (preferred)

Capacity to communicate effectively with kitchen staff, staff of other departments, clients, and suppliers

Ability to work with or without supervision

Willing and able to work all shifts including weekends as required.

The position is unionized (Cupe 401) and members are entitled to benefits as defined in the Collective Agreement.

We are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus that is accessible to all and free from harassment, bullying, and discrimination. The BMSC recognizes that diverse staff and clients benefit and enrich our workplace and the broader community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been, and continue to be, encountered by equity seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, visible/racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here.

Accommodations may be available for the right candidate

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity, please forward your resume, a letter of introduction, and the names and contact information for up to three references

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Seasonal
Part-time hours: 20 – 37.5 per week

Salary: $17.53-$25.37 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Relocation assistance

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • English not required


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bamfield, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Cooking: 1 year (required)


  • Food Safe Level 1, SafeCheck, Food Handler or equivalent (required)

Work Location: One location

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