OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Culinary Capers” On The Lookout For Cooks And Event Chefs

Culinary Capers is located at 1545 West 3rd Ave in Vancouver, BC | 604-875-0123 | www.culinarycapers.com

The GOODS from Culinary Capers Catering

Vancouver, BC | We have immediate openings for enthusiastic full-time, part-time and on-call Cooks, Prep Cooks, and Event Chefs to contribute to the production of our exquisite cuisine. We can provide flexible schedules for daytime, evening and weekend hours. Current food safe certification and several years of fine-dining experience is required. Graduation from a culinary program is an asset. The successful candidate(s) will work off-site at our events. This position requires the use of your own transportation. If you are self motivated, able to turn on a dime, have good judgment and enjoy being part of a dynamic and fast paced work environment, and take pride in preparing beautifully presented and delicious food please email your resume to jobs@culinarycapers.com or drop off at 1545 West 3rd Avenue. Learn more about the company here and after the jump…


1545 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1J8
Telephone: 604-875-0123
Email: info@culinarycapers.com
Website: www.culinarycapers.com


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  • Stewart Approved Cod
  • Waterview Special Event Space (24)
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  • Stewart Approved Bao Bun
  • Sablefish served with a minted peppadew pepper salsa | Photo Credit Foodie Photography
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  • Crepe Purses with Ginger Orange Duck, Hoisin, Chinese five- spice and Snow Peas  | Foodie Photography
  • Spot prawn with lemon and herbs | Credit: John Watson
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  • Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder & Roasted Saddle
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The Team

Executive Chef Margaret Chisholm in the Kitchen |  Credit:  John Watson

Debra Lykkemark, CEO
Margaret Chisholm, Executive Chef

About the Business

Culinary Capers Catering is a full service off premise catering company that has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1986. We cater to a complete range of clients serving every type of function including working lunches, elegant cocktail receptions, distinctive corporate events, formal weddings and company barbecues.

To complement our catering services, Culinary Capers has developed three divisions of the company which offer a full range of optional services for clients. Best of the West BBQ Catering provides an affordable alternative to customers hosting large parties and picnics on a limited budget. PartyArt Design is an independent operating division that offers décor, floral and overall event design. Culinary Cakes produces wedding and specialty cakes and signature confections for events.

Company CEO Debra Lykkemark heads a group of top professionals dedicated to producing cutting edge cuisine, innovative presentation, contemporary design and courteous service. Culinary Capers creative team has been honoured with many national and international awards by the special events and catering industry. In 2009, the company was the recipient of the prestigious International Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award. Accolades in 2011 include The Special Event Gala Award for Best Off-Premise Catered Event and the Chef of the Year Catie Award for our Executive Chef Margaret Chisholm from the International Caterers Association. This celebrated award honours Chef Margaret’s 16 years of leadership with our company, the community, and the culinary industry.

Culinary Capers has catered three Olympic Games. During the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Culinary Capers executed Olympic events for high profile clients, including NIKE, Coca Cola, NBC, Royal Bank of Canada, Shaw Communications, VANOC and Sochi 2014 House. The company was chosen as the exclusive caterer for the BC Canada Pavilion in Beijing in 2008 and for BC Canada Place during the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy in 2006.

Excited about the opportunity for growth in the Beijing market, the company opened a sister company, Culinary Capers Beijing Catering and Special Events, in 2008. In 2010, our Beijing operation was the recipient of two international awards for a spectacular four-course luncheon for 120 guest on the Great Wall of China and most recently was recognized as the Best Event Caterer in Beijing by China BT MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Magazine. In 2012, Culinary Capers Beijing opened SWITCH! Café which features the same fresh modern cuisine, only in a restaurant setting, that has allowed Culinary Capers to garner an international reputation.

Recent Accolades

2011 International Caterers Association CATIE Awards
Chef of the Year – Executive Chef Margaret Chisholm

2011 Special Events Magazine Gala Awards
Best Off-Premises Catered Event


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