• Full Time
  • Housing Available
  • Part Time
  • Student-Friendly
  • Temporary
  • Squamish, BC
  • Very competitive wages ranging from $28-$33/hr for experienced cooks and upwards of $38-$41+/hr for senior chefs CAD / Hour

Website squamishjobs Squamish Personnel

- Competitive wages & flexible schedules

Are you looking for a new culinary adventure or some additional income?

Squamish Personnel represents many of Squamish and Whistler’s top employers – including several 5 star resorts and award-winning restaurants – who have full time, part-time and temporary work opportunities for kitchen staff.    We work one-on-one with chefs, cooks, dishwashers and everything in between to match them with the position that best fits their lifestyle and income requirements.   All positions allow for plenty of opportunity to grow and learn from the best in the biz while also enjoying their Squamish lifestyle.

We negotiate  very competitive wages ranging from $28-$33/hr for experienced cooks and upwards of $38-$41+/hr for senior chefs  depending on experience.   Candidates with little to no prior kitchen experience can also earn $23-$26/hr while gaining training and experience that will quickly lead to higher wages and ample career opportunities.

We give you career guidance, resume consultation, no-charge permanent placements in new long-term positions as well as extra shifts and income that fit with your schedule.  We also offer the freedom to experience new kitchens and positions as temporary relief workers.

Senior Chefs Roles:

  • Red Seal Certified Head Chefs, Sous Chefs and Senior Chefs de Parties.
  • 4+ years of experience in a variety of professional kitchens including fine dining and banquets.
  • Leadership, menu planning, training, scheduling and budgeting skills and experience.
  • Red Seal or equivalent certification from professional culinary program completed or in progress.
  • Food Safe and WHIMIS certified.
  • Competitive wages and salaries based on experience typically in the range of $36-$41/hour.

Experienced Line Cooks and Chefs de Partie (cook2):

  • 2-4 years of experience in a professional kitchen.
  • Some schooling or professional training beneficial.
  • Able to follow all recipes and guidelines for timely food service to guests.
  • Advanced knife and food prep skills and knowledge of kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • Leads by example, able to instruct  junior staff and some basic supervisory or lead-hand skills.
  • Good communication skills in English (written, spoken and reading)
  • Food Safe and WHIMIS certification  required.
  • Wages range from $28-$33/hour plus tips with opportunities to apprentice or work toward Red Seal certification.

Prep & Breakfast Cooks and Junior Commiss Chefs:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a professional kitchen.
  • Passionate about with food and cooking and eager to learn.
  • Some schooling or professional chef training beneficial.
  • Good knife skills and basic knowledge of kitchen equipment and appliances.
  • Experience following recipes and guidelines.
  • Work efficiently in a non- supervised environment.
  • Good communication skills in English (written, spoken and reading).
  • Food Safe and WHIMIS certification very beneficial or can be provided.
  • Wages range from $23-$26/hour plus tips with opportunities to learn and advance.

Entry Level Positions:

  • Dishwashers and Kitchen Helpers or Porters.
  • No prior experience necessary.
  • Reliable and dependable.  Ready to work hard, eager to learn and help where needed.
  • Food Safe and WHIMIS certification beneficial.
  • Maintain a calm and cool demeanor in stressful working conditions.
  • Wages start in the range of  $20-$23/hour plus tips with opportunities to learn and advance.

Other Perks and Benefits of working with us:

  • Choose your own schedule or work around your existing schedule.  Full-time, part-time or temp positions available.
  • Excellent perks and benefits available: Staff meals, signing bonuses, team parties and events and ski passes and much more.
  • Staff housing may be available.
  • Work with a fun team and learn from a highly qualified and acclaimed Head Chefs.
  • Opportunities to try new  kitchens and work with new teams on a temporary basis that may lead to long-term positions if it’s a good fit.
  • Positions and apprenticeships available in full service hotel with 5 star fine dining, Banquets, local restaurant, busy bistro and lounges.

Plus we offer lots of extra BONUSES:

  • EXTRA $2-$4/HR for Last Minute SUPERHERO BONUSES.
  • EXTRA $2/HR HOLIDAY BONUS on long weekends & holidays.
  • EXTRA $2/HR GRAVEYARD BONUS for shifts that start after 10:30pm.


We will be REWARDING the temp employees on our crew who have completed a minimum of 15 shifts with us this season with:

    • To the employee who successfully completes the MOST number of shifts between May1st and Oct 31st 2022
    • Each shift you work between May1st and Oct 31st 2022 gets you 1 ballot in the draw, so the more shifts you work, the better your chances of WINNING will be!

*ANOTHER BONUS* Discounted WB Spirit Pass is also always available to our employees!  Even after Vails’ Early Bird discounts are long gone, our employees can still enjoy access to a discounted Whistler Blackcomb Season Pass which comes with lots of other great perks as well!   Click Here for more details.

* Check it all out here:  www.whistler-jobs.com/rewards/

To Apply:

  1. Complete a professional profile outlining your desired position, minimum salary expectations and preferred schedule here: www.squamish-jobs.com/create-profile (you only need to do this once)
  2. Email temp@squamish-jobs.com regarding your immediate availability  and positions of interest.
  3. We will review your application and contact you about suitable positions that are available based on your experience and preferences.
  4. We will email you when new positions become available that match your profile and preferences.


Perhaps you’re looking for supplemental income? Filling in time? Have one day, one week or one month to spare? Between seasonal work? Enjoy variety and flexibility? We can connect you with Squamish’s top employers and provide work that suits your skills, lifestyle and schedule.

Squamish Personnel has regular temp job opportunities for administrators, housekeepers, servers and bartenders.   It’s a great way to pick up extra shifts during slower periods or days off.    Submit your details to us including the type of work you want, the times and days you are available and the pay you require and we’ll notify you each time something suitable comes up.


To apply for this job please visit www.squamish-jobs.com.