Prep Cooks – JJ Big Bend

The commissary kitchen at JJ Bean Big Bend (#101 – 8288 North Fraser Way, Burnaby) is looking for Prep Cooks to join its team!

Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday. ***5 day schedule*** Weekend availability is a must.

Starting wage is $15.25/hour with opportunity to increase.


  • Physically fit, able to lift up to 25kg, able to work on your feet for +8 hours
  • Able to communicate and read English
  • Food Safe Level 1, understand FIFO, kitchen safety, etc.
  • Reliable transportation (we are near bus routes and have car & bike parking available)
  • Be a team player, have a positive attitude, be well-organized, take pride in your work, and be reliable
  • A willingness to learn and take direction
  • Basic knowledge of cooking techniques, however, training is provided

Other Assets:

  • Previous commercial kitchen experience (convection ovens, large batch production, etc.)
  • Previous sandwich/wrap making experience
  • Graduated or currently attending cooking school

The Position:

  • Excellent opportunity to get off the line and work daytime
  • You will be working with 4 other cooks every shift
  • Different daily tasks include: roasting veg, meat, mixing, making soup and cold sauces, using a meat slicer, following recipes and scaling ingredients, making sandwiches and wraps, assisting with stock rotation, and providing support for the bakery team
  • Overtime may be a possibility if we have a super busy day


The work is not difficult, but we are a busy production kitchen that currently serves 18 cafes throughout Vancouver. We are busy and fast-paced, so please be willing to work hard and efficiently! We get along as a team and have a lot of fun, but work with a sense of urgency to complete the day’s tasks.

The Benefits:

  • Medical and wellness benefits (after 6 months)
  • Wage increases as you pass graduated level tests
  • Free coffee and espresso drinks while on shift
  • 30% discount on merchandise, food, and drinks at all JJ Bean cafés
  • Free pound of coffee every 40 hours worked


If you meet the entire criteria, please email with “Big Bend Prep Cook position” in the subject line. Include a brief cover letter about yourself and your experience along with your résumé.

Applications should be received ASAP.