Commis 2 (Tournant) Full Time

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Post Date: 19 Mar 2014
Location: Pan Pacific Vancouver
Division: Food and Beverage & Culinary
Ref No: C2-001-22
Job Description:

Status:   Full Time hourly (unrestricted availability required)

Schedule:  Flexibility Required: Rotating Shifts, Weekends & Holidays Involved

Reporting to the Sous Chef and/or Chef de Partie, the Commis 2 will be responsible for preparing and servicing all food items according to the production standards established by the Executive Chef and the Pan Pacific Hotel. Additionally this position will be responsible for leading the 3rd Commis, Cook’s Helpers & Apprentices offering guidance in accordance with culinary standards, recipes and menus of the Pan Pacific.

The key responsibilities of the Commis 2 include but are not limited to:

• Develop, prepare and service multicultural recipes and menus ensuring consistency in taste and presentation of all food items; ensures consistency in taste and presentation of all food items.
• Maintains daily mis-en-place and prepares certain food items for the following days duties.
• Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock.
• Inspect and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
• Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters.
• Monitors related equipment, reporting any problems or inconsistencies to the Sous Chef.
• Maintains a clean and safe working environment.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):
• Constant standing and walking throughout shift
• Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
• Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting  


• Able to maintain a sustained level of concentration in a high pressured environment ensuring quality in all food production and service is consistent with the Hotel standards.
• Has the ability to perform functional role:  know how to operate all operational equipment & systems relevant to their role and within their immediate work area; can demonstrate knowledge of all standards relating to their role.
• Maintains the technical skills within culinary ranking:  speed, efficiency and time management are at the core of cooking competencies.  Depth of skill & knowledge expected to acquire, grown and attain with each year.
• Commis 2 must be able to work with minimal supervision and have basic supervisory skills & responsibilities for 3rd Commis, Cook’s Helpers & Apprentices; Has the ability to lead the production line in the absence of the Commis 1 or Sous Chef.
• Encourage potential and apprentice chefs in their work, offering guidance in accordance with culinary standards, recipes and menus of the Pan Pacific.
• Has the ability and flexibility to work all areas of the kitchen including but not limited to: Café hot & cold line, Banquet Production, Garde Manger and the Butcher shop. 
• Maintain highest standard of professionalism, ethics, grooming and attitude towards guests, clients and other associates
• Maintain professional business confidentiality as required. 

Qualifications and Technical Experience
• Red Seal Certificate or equivalent.
• Undergraduate degree from an accredited culinary school an asset or equivalent level of experience.
• 2 years with intermediate work related work experience in a hotel or restaurant setting.  Previous experience with related equipment.
• Food Safe 1 and WHMIS certificates are essential.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Able to maintain a sustained level of concentration in a high pressured environment ensuring quality in all food production and service is consistent with the Hotel standards.

Please submit a cover letter explaining your motivation for the position and how you meet the selection criteria along with a current resume. All application documents are to be submitted via the Careers page on the Pan Pacific Vancouver website

Please Note:
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in Canada will not be considered.

The Pan Pacific Vancouver thanks all interested applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity
The Pan Pacific Vancouver is committed to building skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and actively recruit members of Employment Equity designated groups.

These groups are:

  • Members of visible minorities
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Aboriginal peoples, and
  • Women

Please note a recent scam involves soliciting individuals for international employment via e-mail using various internet based e-mail accounts that use the Pan Pacific name. Individuals are then asked to provide copies of their personal identification and to send money in order to process the application.

Pan Pacific Hotels Group has not authorized this form of communication and no such recruitment program is being offered or sanctioned by our company. These offers are fraudulent. Pan Pacific Hotels Group has notified the authorities to investigate.

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If you have been a victim of this scheme, please contact your local police department to report the matter.