Wake Up Jake in Barkerville, BC

Fantastic opportunity for culinary adventure!  The Wake Up Jake in Barkerville has an opening for a motivated cook.  Experience the fun of making authentic period food using classic techniques with a modern appeal.  Competitive compensation and a professional work environment, all in the creative atmosphere of Barkerville Historic Town.  We are looking for ethical creative cooks interested in honing existing skills and learning new ones.  Passion for food and drive for great service are a must.  This is an opportunity that should not be missed!  If this sounds like you please send a copy of your resume to WUJ@barkerville.ca  to set up an interview.  Serious inquiries only.


Barkerville Historic Town is the largest historic site in Western North America (www.barkerville.ca).  Barkerville is provincially, nationally and internationally recognized for its historic significance associated with its place in western Canada’s gold rush era and the role the gold rush played in BC joining Canada. Barkerville is widely known as a “must see” for travel itineraries in western Canada.  The historic town is also a significant contributor to the Cariboo regional economy and is widely regarded as a unique component of the regional identity.

Barkerville is situated 80 km east of Quesnel, British Columbia in the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains, close to Troll Mountain Ski Resort and Bowron Lake Provincial Park. The nearby community of Wells (8 km from Barkerville) is the service and housing centre for the area (www.wellsbc.com) and is itself a dynamic cultural community, home of Island Mountain Arts, the acclaimed Toni Onley Artists’ Project, the International Celtic Harp School (www.imarts.com), the dynamic indie music festival ArtsWells (www.artswells.com), and the Sunset Theatre (www.sunset-theatre.com). Wells is also situated close to a wide variety of winter and summer outdoor activities.