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Sous Chef, F/T, $18/hr+

Choices Markets Commissary Kitchen in Burnaby has an opening for a full time Sous Chef.  The ideal candidate will supervise and work directly with our production team on a daily basis ensuring our savory food items are consistent for: recipe, quality, taste, food safety, and presentation.

Responsibilities include:

  • oversee much of daily kitchen production;
  • assist with planning and organizing production schedules;
  • oversee and supervise production processes;
  • train cooks and support staff in the kitchen;
  • work directly alongside cooks, packaging and dispatch staff;
  • maintain quality control standards;
  • assist in selecting, ordering and purchasing materials;
  • monitor & control shrink and waste;
  • maintain health and safety standards;
  • completes inventory monthly;
  • assists Chef as requested in product development;
  • assists Commissary Director as requested with systems and change management; and
  • other duties as assigned.


  • experience in a food manufacturing industry preferred but not essential;
  • experience in working in a high intensity food environment helpful;
  • diploma from a recognized cooking school and/or experience in a high volume restaurant, hotel, or catering company;
  • experience with HACCP or equivalent an asset;
  • experience working in a multi-lingual staffing environment; and
  • understands and has experience with inventory, scheduling, purchasing, and waste management elements.

The ideal applicant:

  • has commercial large volume cooking experience;
  • can lift up to 50 lbs;
  • has a positive attitude, is hardworking, and is an active mentor;
  • is a solution oriented thinker, able to solve problems in a timely and independent manner;
  • is passionate about working with both food and people;
  • is strong organization, interpersonal, and communication abilities;
  • is able to work in “cold rooms” as required; and
  • is able to work a variety of shifts as needed including weekends.

The wage for this position is $18-$21/hr, depending on experience.

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