SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

Position: Cook II

Title Cook II
Location Vancouver, BC
Hotel Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver
Job Status Seasonal
Job Information


SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson.

We are looking for a Second Cook (Cook 2) at the Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown located in Vancouver, BC. This position will primarily cover vacation and sick leave. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for providing quality food and beverage to our guests in an efficient and courteous manner, in accordance with both Residence Inn by Marriott and Hotel and SilverBirch Hotel and Resorts standards. The starting wage for this position is $16.00/hour, to increase to $18.67/hour after passing 3 months probation, and will increase to $21.34/hour after one year of service.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare meals as per menu design, ensuring meals are cooked and plated appropriately as per health and company standards.
  • Checks food for tastes, smell, temperature, eye appeal and portion control.
  • Ensures timely rotation & utilization of mise en place to prevent spoilage and contamination
  • Ensures correct preparation of guest requests for special food items.
  • Anticipates and ensures entire station has sufficient, materials and preparation to meet production requirements.
  • Provides action plans and duty lists to next shift on a daily basis.
  • Checks banquet contacts for changes and assess needs and changes when necessary
  • Maintains all quality standards as set out
  • Has the ability to troubleshoot and make decisions quickly under pressure.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area at all times and adheres to Health & Safety Standards.
  • Ensures the safe operation of kitchen equipment by inspecting, reporting and correcting safety hazards.
  • Consults with the Kitchen Manager for use of prior days cooked food.
  • Ensures that food items stored in any storage area are covered and in the correct area
  • Assists in securing and controlling food stocks to prevent wastage
  • Know and be able to carry out hotel emergency procedures including emergency evacuation, guest or employee injury and reporting safety and security issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Preferred Skills & Qualities:

  • Minimum of 2-years’ experience in culinary role, preferably in a hotel or banquets environment.
  • Have their Food Safe Certificate
  • Be able to work various shifts, including afternoons and weekends
  • Exceptionally strong guest service skills to ensure superior guest service
  • Exceptional organizational skills with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion and drive to work and excel in the Hospitality Industry
  • Have a high attention to detail and be able to multitask under pressure in order to meet deadlines
  • Team-player who is able to recognize the value of guests and associates
  • Red Seal or other culinary certification/education an asset


Working Conditions:

  • Working in a busy kitchen environment
  • Standing, moving and bending on a regular basis
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Available times of work are typically between 5:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Must be available to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays as required


We offer associates flexible schedules, competitive wages and benefits designed to serve the unique needs of our diverse workforce and we are committed to continually ensuring market competitiveness. Our philosophy is to have a balanced focus on our associates, our guests and the reinvestment into our properties. We believe in a performance driven culture where our associates will be engaged in their careers and be enabled by supporting systems and processes. If you are interested in joining SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, we want to hear from you!

Apply to:

Human Resources



If you are considering employment with us, please be advised that SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

  • does not require job applicants to pay a fee for a job application or opportunity; and
  • does not make unsolicited offers of employment.

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