Gumtree Catering Vernon BC


Preparation Cook

Gum Tree Catering is a all events catering company providing delicious food for our corporate, private and special occasion customers. We are currently searching for positive, enthusiastic individuals with an accomplished background in cooking. As a prep cook, your skills and knowledge of food will make the customers experience exceptional.

As a prep cook you will be responsible for:

  • Food preparation, chopping vegetables, making salads and putting together entrees.
  • Ensuring that food is properly stored.
  • Performing kitchen maintenance; emptying the trash, mopping floors and washing dishes.
  • Learns and adheres to the designated cooking methods to assist in preparing the appropriate menu items consistently.
  • Strives to learn to improve cooking skills and expands knowledge about food products and techniques.
  • Assists with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of the kitchen, walk-in coolers and all storage areas.
  • Performs additional responsibilities as requested by the Chef, Sous Chef or Kitchen Manager

As a successful candidate, you will have a positive and professional attitude, a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the culinary arts, an interest in acquiring and developing new skills, and the ability to work effectively in team environments. You currently hold your Food Safe certificate and are able to meet the physical requirements of the position including standing for long periods of time, navigating stairs, and lifting fifty to seventy-five pounds on a regular basis. You will also be able to commit to a flexible schedule, being available afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Essential qualifications and skills:

  • Completion of college or other program in cooking or relevant experience
  • Several years of commercial cooking experience are required.

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Please note that only those being interviewed will be contacted.

Small Business of the Year 2011

Ordering Guidelines

To ensure availability we encourage you to place your orders 24 hours in advance. Of course we will always try to accommodate last minute orders. Please have your address and postal code available when you place your order if you wish to be invoiced.


Cancellation Policy

We require 24 hour notice or you will be charged 50% of the order cost. Notice of less than 12 hours will result in a full charge of the order cost.


Catering Retrievables

Gumtree appreciates your cooperation regarding the return of non-disposable catering items. We will send a staff person to retrieve our equipment at a scheduled time. Your account may be charged for any itmes lost or broken.