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Prep Cook

Opening for residency in Fall 2019, Opal will be a boutique collection of retirement suites on Vancouver’s west side, offering refined amenities and services that are designed with the highest standards in mind. Opal is currently looking to hire multiple prep cooks in full time roles at the residence.


Who we are:

At Opal, we are leading the way in redefining seniors’ living. We build and manage innovative communities that provide the highest quality of life for seniors and keep families together.

Our Values and Philosophy guide our business and are represented by the word IMPACT: Integrity in our actions, Mentorship of our people, Passion for our industry, Accountability to our customers, Creativity in our approach, and Teamwork that focuses on collaboration. 

Every one of our employees plays a vital part in achieving our vision every day.


The role:

Working under the leadership & mentorship of a Michelin Restaurant Trained Chef and a Certified Chef de Cuisine.

As the Prep Cook your position is critical towards delivering the promised exceptional dining experience for our residents. 

Reporting directly to the Executive Sous Chef, responsibilities for this role includes preparing a wide variety of items for service including recipes, sauces, proteins, and vegetables.



  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food appropriately.

  • Prepare and cook food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards, and food preparation checklist.

  • Conduct food quality checks in accordance with the Opal Food Safety Plan and regulatory requirements.

  • Assist with cleaning, sanitation, and organization of kitchen, walk-in cooler, and all storage areas.

  • Ensure all orders are completed in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Perform all opening and closing assignments as instructed.

  • Work in a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends and public holidays

  • Support in daily shipping, receiving, distribution, inventory and control over kitchen supplies.

  • Adhere to work safety and WHMIS Guidelines. Actively promote a safe work environment.

  • Ensure the kitchen is being cleaned to Opal standards on an ongoing basis.

  • Perform other related duties as requested by Executive Sous Chef.


Who you are:

  • Two (2) years of kitchen operations preferably in a fast-paced environment and delivering high end Western and/or Cantonese Cuisine. 

  • Experience with baking, pastry making and desserts would be a strong asset. 

  • Possess a Food Safe Level 1 Certificate

  • Experience working in high volume, quality and hospitality establishments.

  • Good written and oral communication skills in English (Cantonese/Mandarin would be an asset)

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED


Benefits of Working at Opal:

We are one team. We believe that our collaborative culture provides a competitive advantage. We communicate openly with each other and value diversity in perspectives and opinions. We hold people in the highest esteem and work to understand and celebrate our differences. We offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • Competitive compensation package (above industry average)
  • 100% Employer Paid Benefits including Extended Health, Dental & MSP
  • Paid Vacation & Personal Days
  • Opportunities for Career Growth
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Professional Tuition Reimbursement


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