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Position: Jr. Sous Chef
Organization: Camp Fircom
Location: Gambier Island, BC (with on-site accommodation + meals, see below)

Term: April 23rd or April 29th, 2019 – October 27th, 2019; full-time (5 days per week on the island)

Salary: $135 per day, plus year end wedding tips, biweekly vacation payout

Reports To: Head Chef/Food Service & Farm Manager and Sous Chef

Overview of Camp Fircom

Camp Fircom is located on the south-eastern tip of Gambier Island, a short water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. The heart of the non-profit is running summer camp programs, and in addition the venue also operates a year-round retreat centre hosting weddings, conferences, work retreats, adult programs, congregational retreats and other groups. It is a 120-acre waterfront property which connects to kilometers of hiking trails, has three beaches and lots of recreational opportunities. The mission of Camp Fircom is to create communities of belonging and experiences to grow on.

Camp Fircom’s kitchen is about 4 years old and has a variety of quality equipment to execute meals for groups from 12 – 200. We take great pride in offering simple, homemade and delicious food to all our guests, whether it be summer camp or a wedding. We have a goal in offering more vegetarian-based meals to our guests, and offering quality customer service. We are a nut-aware kitchen and cater to a variety of allergies and dietary needs. We have a ½ acre garden and orchard and upkeep a small flock of chickens. The produce from the garden often comes into the kitchen to be used for delicious fresh food for our guests.

Camp Fircom is an off-the-grid location which means that all kitchen waste must be processed onsite. The kitchen team takes part in the responsibility of taking out the compost to the farm, cleaning and properly sorting recycling, and bagging and storing garbage so it can get it removed from the island.

Nature & Scope

Working with the Head Chef and Sous Chef, the JR Sous Chef will be responsible for supporting the smooth day-to-day operations of the Food Service Department. The JR Sous Chef will provide leadership and mentorship to junior staff members of the kitchen team and any volunteers that are working in the kitchen.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and run the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and Sous Chef
  • Provide inviting, knowledgeable customer service during meal times
  • Support in maintaining rotation and info for ordering and inventory systems
  • Ability to manage a daily prep routine
  • Understanding or openness to learn how to accommodate vegetarian meals and special dietary meals
  • Assist in co-training other kitchen staff as required
  • Maintain required Food Safe health standards
  • Contribute to a clean, sanitary work environment
  • Help maintain daily/weekly logs re: temperature of fridge, meals, waste, etc.
  • Dishwashing as needed
  • Oversee waste management system; composting, recycling, etc.
  • Communicate daily with the Head Chef, and other Managers as needed, regarding overall functioning of food services and guest experience.
  • Model enthusiastic, mature leadership to guests, campers, volunteers, and staff
  • Be sensitive to and strive toward fulfilling the mission and goals of Camp Fircom
  • Participate in evaluation process and make recommendations for following year
  • Be a part of the onsite Fire Response Team, training given.
  • Other duties as required.


  • 3 to 5 years of cooking experience, preferably some in hotels, camps, or other large-scale venues
  • Current Level 1 Food Safe
  • Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector upon hire
  • Ability to bend, lift, and carry 50 pound bags
  • Passion for healthy food


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Experience living in a remote work setting
  • First Aid certification

Position Details:

This job is on Gambier Island and will require you to be on site five days of the week. The position starts April 23rd or April 29th, 2019 until October 27th, 2019. Shared accommodation; max 1 roommate, can be supplied and meals when working/living on site. Training will be given on site.

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Ana-Luz Cobon at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 9 2019    ID: 53044