The Chemainus Theatre Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre company located on Vancouver Island with a mandate to serve the Island and its visitors by creating exceptional theatre that explores and nourishes truth, hope, redemption, love and the human spirit. Since opening the doors to its 274 seat venue in 1993, annual attendance has grown from 14,000 to over 80,000 patrons per season. The theatre owns and operates its performance facility along with its production centre and office buildings.


Playbill Dining Room – Kitchen Expeditor

Position reports to Manager/Executive Chef

Food Expeditor responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the efficient flow of orders from the waiters to the kitchen
  • Ensuring orders are being prepared with the correct priority
  • Assisting in the final preparation of dishes

Job Brief

We are looking for a competent Food expeditor to help keep a smooth workflow between the kitchen and the tables. You will work in a fast-paced environment to get proper orders out faster and more efficiently.

As a food expeditor, you must have excellent communication skills and experience in a restaurant’s hectic setting. You must have enough stamina to be in constant motion and skills to coordinate and organize processes and people. The goal is to make service faster and better to help enhance our quality and reputation.


  • Ensure the efficient flow of orders from the waiters to the kitchen
  • Ensure orders are being prepared with the correct priority
  • Assist in the final preparation of dishes
  • Check dishes before delivery for accuracy, presentation and temperature
  • Deliver orders to maintain fast service
  • Eliminate obstacles in service, food preparation lines or dishwashing
  • Inspect the premises according to quality and sanitation standards and assist in cleaning
  • Transfer important information between the kitchen and the wait staff (e.g. when a customer has a particular request)
  • Handle complaints from clients to preserve the restaurant’s reputation
  • Support other tasks as needed (e.g. telephone orders)


  • Proven experience as food expeditor or other restaurant position
  • Understanding of health and safety rules in a restaurant
  • Dexterity in using kitchen equipment or utensils and carry heavy trays
  • Well-organized and able to lead and direct people
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding coordination and multi-tasking abilities
  • A customer-oriented approach
  • Great physical endurance
  • High school diploma; Higher degree in hospitality or relevant field will be appreciated
  • Food handling certification may be required according to legal regulations

Part-time Experienced Servers

The position will consist of anywhere from 10-15 hours per week. Applicants must be available to work Wednesday to Sunday.
Qualifications required:

  • Serving it Right certification
  • Food Safe certification
  • Knowledge with Maitre D preferred
  • A team player
  • A good communicator
  • Must be 19 years old to serve alcohol

What we bring to the table:

  • Fun atmosphere
  • Delicious food samples
  • Discounts to local business
  • Discounts to the Gallery
  • And when life gets back to normal tickets to our main stage shows

Interested persons are encouraged to apply to:

We appreciate all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.