The GOODS from Cook Culture
Vancouver, BC | Is your Instagram full of food pics? Do you spend all day thinking about food? Do you like sharing tips and tricks and helping to spread healthy and helpful kitchen love? You just might be for us! We are looking for folks who love food, talking about it and who like getting nerdy about the equipment and techniques we use everyday in our kitchens. And if you excited about cooking and who want to help our customers get excited about picking the right product to fulfil their needs? You should get in touch!
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN We believe the one thing everyone can make in their kitchen is a better life. Everything we do is to help our customers have more fun, eat better, enjoy time with family, friends and food, and connect with the people who grow and make what they eat. We’ll help our customers find the right kitchen gear, improve their kitchen skills, be inspired by great chefs, and learn about fresh, seasonal foods and local producers. And mind-blowing chocolate – never forget the chocolate.
ABOUT US For over 25 years, Jed Grieve has been helping people get the right stuff for their kitchens. In that time, he and his team have perfected the Cook Culture recipe. The ingredients:
EXCITEMENT Everyone here loves food and cooking, and wants to share that love.
SERVICE We are available and ready to help guests find what they’re looking for, provide engaging information, and help people get their questions answered.
LEARNING Selling someone a great pan is good. Teaching someone umpteen ways they can use that pan to make delicious things? Way better.
COMMUNITY The people who gather around food and food issues are amazing, and we support them any way we can.
WELL BEING Healthier eating is a big part of a healthier life. The biggest step towards healthier eating is preparing the food you and your family eats. We’re here to help.
SALES ASSOCIATES are the most important role in our organization. The success of Cook Culture originates with our sales staff. Your opportunity is to create excitement and deliver education for our products and services. As a representative of our company you are committed to our goal of offering reasonably priced quality goods and support that goal with a depth of knowledge that is unparalleled in our market.
We want to provide an exciting team environment, giving you a place to showcase your cook culture. If our passions sound like your passions, send your resume and cover letter to resumes [at] cookculture.com We can’t wait to hear from you!
*** No calls, please. Thank you for your interest, but only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. ***
CEO – Jed Grieve
Maketing Manager – Kateland Clarke
Howe Store Manager – Murray Powers
Broadway Store Manager – Laura Kaplan
Lonsdale Store Manager – Kathy Taylor
Victoria Store Manager – Kim
Main Lonsdale Chef’s – Jonathan Chovancek, Annabelle Choi, Kimiko Suzuki, Calvin Pipping, Denise Marchessault
Main Victoria Chefs – Cosmo Meens, Anna Hunt, Tara Black, Michael Williams, Megan Hennis
ABOUT Cook Culture
We believe the one thing everyone can make in their kitchen is a better life. We want everyone to have more fun and eat better, enjoy time with family and friends, and connect with the people who grow and make what we eat. We help people improve their kitchen skills with the right gear and with inspiration from our great chefs and instructors.
Cook Culture is an evolved residential kitchen hardware store combined with home-style teaching studios (in North Vancouver and Victoria) that teach hands-on style cooking lessons. We sell high quality essential kitchen gear, with a wide selection from some of the world’s favorite brands. We work tirelessly to sell the right tools for the job so that our customers can make better meals at home. We strive to support the community through our dedication to service, knowledge, and our commitment to local food based initiatives.
Originating from downtown Victoria, Cook Culture was conceived in 2010 to offer the local community a hub to explore, discuss, and learn about the preparation of whole food at home. With the resounding success of the concept store, Cook Culture expanded into Vancouver with the acquisition of Cookworks in 2014 and then built a fourth location in North Vancouver in 2015.
“Good day! Just a quick note regarding your Victoria store. My kids and I took the pasta fundamentals class last night with Chef Cosmo Meens and I just had to tell you how fantastic is was! He was personable, knowledgeable and was very quick to offer vegetarian and vegan options to our meal which was a bonus. The volunteers there were also very friendly and we felt at ease right away. Both of my children (ages 20 and 21) also felt very comfortable with these new techniques and ingredients and have already asked to return for more classes! I also enjoyed the help received when deciding over my purchases made after the class and appreciated the lack of pressure to buy anything. Susan made great suggestions and I am very excited to try her offerings. Please pass on our thanks to Chef Cosmo and the staff at Cook Culture Victoria. Great family night out!” Pamela Martin
“Just completed ‘Boot Camp’ at your Lonsdale store with Chef Jon Chovancek. Previous to completing this course I had on occasion boiled water, but now I am cooking! Yes, Chef got me off my duff and into the kitchen. Over the course of the 9 hours of training Jonathan taught us many important lessons, but more importantly he certainly inspired me to get into the kitchen and start cooking. He is a brilliant chef, teacher-communicator, and a inspiration.
I’d also like to single our staff at the store, Sue and D, in particular for their guidance as I begin to put together some of the tools required to build a kitchen. Your staff and store are a welcome addition to the North Shore.” John