Culinary Creator A.K.A. Second Cook (Seasonal)

Culinary Creator A.K.A. Second Cook (Seasonal)

Website Kicking Horse Coffee

Wake Up & Kick Ass

YOUR DAILY MISSION: Get the café meals a fixin’ and our town’s tastebuds kickin’, through working with our kick ass culinary team to create an exceptional food experience.

We roast Canada’s #1 whole bean coffee. Our Arabica beans are 100% certified Organic and Fairtrade. We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, smack dab in the middle of the Rocky Mountains.

And our coffee beans aren’t the only ones winning awards around here. Our human beans kick ass too! Kicking Horse Coffee has been a certified Great Place to Work® since 2015. In 2018, we were named the #1 Best Workplace in Canada. Whoa! We believe in creating a workplace that offers great careers and access to an exceptional lifestyle. It’s why we’ve made a commitment to become a living wage employer.

In 2023 we opened the doors to our reimagined, flagship café. It’s brand spankin’ new! It’s as close to fresh roasted coffee as it can get. Where human beans and coffee beans are connected. Where everyone who comes through the doors leaves slightly more caffeinated and a whole lot more loved.

You bring the flavour, zest, and fiery passion for all things food and taste. Maybe you are a seasoned (pun intended) professional in the culinary arts, or maybe you are just getting into the scene, but one thing is certain, you love food. But what do you love even more than food? Pairing it with coffee to create one kick-ass culinary experience. You’re not afraid to spice things up and try new things, but you’re also happy to follow a recipe. Is it just us, or do you and our brand-new café sound like the perfect pairing?

Create an exceptional culinary experience for all our café guests. Work with people that love what they do. You will cook, prep, and create incredibly tasting coffee comestibles, to bring joy to people the one way you know best, through feeding their stomachs.


  • Prepare and cook the finest food for our guests.
  • Maintain a squeaky clean, safe, kitchen. Make sure our brand-new kitchen stays clean and shiny (as much as it can).
  • Create and contribute to a positive, energetic, and dare we say, fun, work environment.
  • Create an exceptional food and dining experience for our guests.
  • Ensure all recipes are down to the cup, ounce, gram, and chocolate chip.
  • Follow all standard operating procedures and prep lists to ensure a high level of quality.
  • Keep the kitchen running, smooth, safe, and in tip-top shape! Or should we say, tip-top taste.



  • Love for food. Need we say more?
  • Love for coffee and a zest for bringing great coffee and great food together
  • Commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe kitchen
  • Must take pride in creating quality, delicious and nutritious menu items
  • Coffee breaks don’t take a break! We’re open seven days a week and looking for team members with availability flexibility (including weekends)


  • Experience working within a kitchen or working in a kitchen leadership role
  • Solid knife chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing skills
  • Relevant education (culinary arts, hospitality)
  • Food Safe Level 1 or 2

We know that you embody our purpose, soul, and spirit. Our Café will continue to nurture and enhance our culture of belonging, inclusivity, and love. In practice, this means:2 cups of genuineness, fun, and happiness

  • ½ cup of optimism with “a glass half full” approach to life
  • ½ cup of get ‘er done attitude balanced with ½ cup of with a light and calming energy (There’s no Ramsay vibes in this Kitchen!)
  • A pinch of cheekiness and humour *adjust to taste*

When individuals thrive, communities thrive. And we are here to help that happen. The following perks and programs have been designed with intention, to ensure our people prosper.

  • The Dough: What about the dough you ask?! This position starts at $23.11 per hour… and don’t forget about those juicy tips!
  • Mug Fillers: Damn good discounts on coffee beans, and have all the caffeine you will need to keep you fuelled onsite. These benefits include discounted beverages, food, and merchandise in the Café.
  • Environmental and Community Giving: Our Green Commuting program pays employees up to $3.00 per day for choosing a green commute to work. Our Dream Fund provides Kicking Horse Coffee dreamers with financial funding to put towards community projects.
  • The best perk of all, an exceptional crew of human beans that love what they do and kick ass at it too. Foodies, cooks, coffee lovers, fun havers and hard workers alike.


  • As the Café operates seven days a week, scheduling requirements will include weekends, statutory holidays.
  • This role is seasonal, which means we are looking for amazing unicorns who will be working in our Cafe starting in May or June until fall.

Create your account with our candidate portal (through Get Hired) and submit your resume and application form. Since you’re more than just a resume, please be prepared to answer a few questions about yourself including:Tell us one thing about yourself we would not find on your resume.

  1. Why do you want to work with our Café?
  2. What is your favourite cafe beverage OR inspired dish/meal?
  3. This posting will remain open until the position is filled, with applications reviewed as they are received. So don’t delay, apply right away!

Love means welcoming everyone to ensure an inclusive place for all. We seek team members from all walks of life, backgrounds, and cultures.

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