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Are you a Hospitality Pro looking for a unique position?

We are hiring a Lead Kitchen Host for our Victoria Cooking School!

Role Summary:

As the cooking class Lead Host you act as the supervisor of Cook Culture’s Victoria store kitchen and are responsible for ensuring that our cooking classes and private events meet our service standards, leaving a positive impression of Cook Culture and our events. The typical cooking class team is made up of a chef, for the instruction, and a few volunteers to assist the chef in preparation and clean-up. Your primary role is to hands-on manage the events, co-ordinate the volunteers, and communicate with the other Kitchen Hosts so that the team is best set up to meet our service standards.

You must be:

  • Personable and have a consistently positive attitude

  • Organized

  • Proactive

  • Confident on the computer

  • Physically fit

  • Flexible with your schedule, and able to primarily work afternoons, evenings, and weekends

Major Duties:

  • Maintain overall cleanliness and operation of the kitchen environment (extra deep cleaning will be required)

  • Manage and shop for basic stock levels in the kitchen pantry

  • Scheduling of volunteers and other kitchen hosts

  • Train new hosts and volunteers

  • Set up the kitchen and seating space for class events

  • Interact with class guests

  • Facilitate the sale of product during the event; must develop product knowledge and the ability to easily locate all store inventory for sale

  • Support the chef and volunteers throughout the evening (including prep work and cleaning)

  • Close and secure the till and store at the end of class

Our cooking classes have two busy seasons, mid-September to December and January to March/April. The expectation of hours required can be three-quarters to full time in the busy months to one-third to half time in the quieter time. Classes are primarily held in the evening so being able to work evenings and weekends is required.  You will also be required to spend time outside of classes, on pantry and kitchen maintenance; as well as, kitchen scheduling and volunteer coordination.

It is expected that you will be available to work shifts on the retail floor, so you will have a solid understanding of our POS program along with sales procedures, returns, inventory and class booking procedures.

Note: Our facilities come in contact with all types of foods. We cannot guarantee there will be no cross-contamination. In this position, handling all types of food is a requirement. Foodsafe, First Aid, and Serving it Right are appreciated; but, not required.

Compensation: We offer fair compensation based on experience, plus everyone gets sweet discounts and free shwag!

Please forward your resume and cover letter to

Start date: Early January 2017

*** No calls, please. Thank you for your interest, but only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. ***


Posted December 9, 2016 

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