Posting date: March 11, 2019

Location: 377 Howe Street (at Hastings)


Role Summary:

As the cooking class Lead Host you act as the supervisor of Cook Culture’s 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.


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
  • Schedule other kitchen hosts
  • Train new hosts and volunteers
  • Set up the kitchen and seating space for class events
  • Communicate with the chef and volunteer team about the flow and timing of the 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


Minor Duties:

  • Print and email recipes for guests, print class lists, and create name badges
  • Comfortable using Gmail for communication and accessing shared information
  • Monitor key products used in classes and communicate these to the Director of Culinary Operations
  • Maintain kitchen equipment inventory and pantry list
  • Maintain Volunteer list – communicate edits to the Cooking Class and Event Coordinator
  • Communicate the kitchen schedule with the Bliss Juice Bar staff



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, work with the Retail Manager to create the kitchen host schedule. You should be confident on the computer, able to easily email, access shared files, input info on spreadsheets, and do basic word processing.

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.

You are responsible for ensuring the kitchen is stocked and runs efficiently.  Any concerns regarding kitchen hosts, kitchen equipment, chefs, and volunteers is reported to the Director of Culinary Operations.

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.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

*Thank-you for your interest; but, only those candidates that we wish to interview will be contacted.*

Please note: this is a ´front-of-house´ position and not a chef/instructor role.

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