Team Kitchen Cook

Bass Coast Festival is hiring Team Kitchen Cooks.

The Team Kitchen Cook will assist the Kitchen Manager in coordinating and executing two healthy and filling meals per day for the Bass Coast Team. The Team Kitchen serves between 40 to 400 team members each day. The successful candidate will have the passion and skills for cooking healthy food.

The successful candidate must be available to be on the festival site from the date range of July 2 - July 19, 2024. (exact dates to be confirmed).

Bass Coast is a thoughtfully curated boutique electronic music and art festival held in Merritt, BC on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx people.

Moving into its 16th year, Bass Coast is an independent & artist owned festival with accolades that include two consecutive wins of DJ Mag’s ‘Best Boutique Festival in North America’, 'Best Midsize Festival in Canada' by Canada Music Awards, and 'Best Music Festival in Vancouver' runner-up by the Georgia Straight Vancouver.


    • To produce nutritious food using FoodSafe practices
    • Assist Manager with cooking and shopping
    • Assist with set-up and take-down the kitchen area
    • Assist with training volunteers
    • Adhere to specified meal times, coffee & tea requirements and snack times
    • Must clean all areas of the kitchen diligently after every meal
    • To courteously accommodate and direct any kitchen volunteers in meal preparation, chores and clean up of the entire kitchen and serving area.
    • Advise kitchen staff and volunteers of entry protocols and unsupervised access to any food or drinks


    • Skilled in food preparation and knowledge of food storage standards and food nutrition.
    • Current FoodSafe certification
    • Familiar with vegetarian needs and other common food allergy conditions. Ability to cook with meat.
    • Experienced in meal preparation in a camp setting with limited equipment.
    • Experience working with volunteers.
    • Effective interpersonal skills and team spirit.
    • Must possess organizational abilities and attention to detail.
    • Capable of working in a constantly evolving environment.
    • Passion for the high-pressure and fast-paced environment of festival production.
    • Experience working or attending festivals and/or events is an asset.
    • Must be legally eligible to work unrestricted in Canada.


    Contract Duration:
    July 2 - July 19, 2024: On the festival site. (exact dates to be confirmed)


    Bass Coast offers an innovative, flexible and creative work environment. All Bass Coast employees work remotely during pre-show and post-show and are required to have their own computer, and workspace (whether at home or elsewhere). The successful candidate will be able to work both independently and work remotely via zoom with team members. In-person meetings may be required. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada.


    Bass Coast Project Ltd is an equal opportunity employer offering a fair, co-operative, respectful, safe, and healthy work environment. We conduct hiring on the basis of employment equity. Employment equity is designed to compensate for the nonexistence of a level playing field with regard to people’s experiences and job qualifications, given structural injustices and systemic discrimination that marginalize certain groups. Bass Coast welcomes and encourages applications from Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, women, LGBTQ2SIA+ people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty, and newcomers to Canada.

    COVID-19 Workplace Policy:
    Bass Coast Festival will continue to operate in accordance with provincial and local health guidelines and recommendations.

    Application Process:
    To apply please fill out the application form below. Include a cover letter and resume demonstrating your interest in the position and your fit for the duties and qualifications noted.

    Please answer the following questions in your cover letter:

    1. What challenges have you experienced as a line cook and how did you overcome them?

    2. Describe the busiest times at your current or previous employment. How did you go the extra mile to help out?

    3. Describe a time you helped a co-worker finish a job on time. How does teamwork come into play on the line?

    Applications will only be accepted through the online application below.




    Application Deadline: 
    Posting will remain open until the position is filled. 
    We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted
    Please do not contact us directly about the application status.