Andy's German BakeryAndy’s German Bakehaus accepting applications! We are looking for a full time baker in our artisanal German bakery. Tasks: Dough mixing, dividing and sheeting, table work, supervision and training of baker helpers, oven operation, general production help in the fields artisan bread or pastries. Successful candidate must be highly reliable, self-motivated, meticulous, organized and experienced, forward-thinking, available for full time and permanent position. Assets: minimum 2 years experience, excellent communication skills, willing to work weekends and flexible hours, good health and physically fit (able to lift up to 60 lbs).� Desirable are special assets such as certified training in baking, knowledge of German breads and pastries.� Please drop off resume with two references in our bakery at 935 Commercial Drive in Vancouver, or send to

Sven Becker, bought Andy’s German Bakehaus on Commercial Drive in September 2015.

Becker started his new career modestly enough six years ago, baking German-style cheesecakes in Bon Bon Bakery’s kitchen during their downtimes. He had just finished a research job at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and turned 40 years old. He turned down a post-doctoral position at the University of B.C. and decided to make a break for something new.
CheesecakeGerman baking is traditionally less sweet than most North American cakes. Becker made good cakes, and he soon found a modest market selling to little cafes, private customers and other bakeries. When Bon Bon closed while moving locations, he started renting the kitchen at Andy’s. Two years later, the owners offered him the business.

Friends encouraged him. Besides, Becker had romantic memories of his childhood in Germany. “Every village had its own bakery. When you’d go on Sunday morning and knock on the door, they would even bake something for you if you needed it.”

He took the plunge.

“I am the new pastry chef of this new business,” he said. “I don’t even look at the clock. I just go in there and follow my passions and make these pastries, cheesecakes and black forest.”

Black Forest Cake

James Hatheway, MBA

Austin, Texas

(512) 586-1573    james@jameshatheway. com    https://www. linkedin. com/in/hathewayjames 


James HathawayGerman-speaking business professional with 20+ years of success building relationships with clients and candidates, finding top talent, and matching the right people with the right positions. Business-savvy MBA with expertise recruiting in areas such as accounting & finance, banking, civil engineering, construction, electrical engineering, energy efficiency, IT, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, program management, semiconductors, and software engineering.  Experienced in agency, contingency, and corporate recruiting.  Multilingual: German (fluent), Spanish (proficient).  (


Owner/Principal, JH Recruiting, LLC, Austin, TX 2009 – present

Provide recruiting, executive-search, and sourcing services for multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, program management, supply-chain management, energy efficiency, engineering, and IT, among others.

Senior Recruiter (contract), CLEAResult, May 2016 – Sep 2016

Sourced and recruited energy engineers and other energy-efficiency professionals. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in more than 80 cities in the U.S. and Canada, CLEAResult designs, markets, and implements energy-efficiency programs around the globe.

Recruiter (contract), NXP Semiconductors, Mar 2016 – May 2016

Performed sourcing and recruiting activities for business units including RF Power, Finance/Accounting, Industrial & Infrastructure, and Technology & Operations. As the world leader in connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP drives innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security, and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 45,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

Senior Recruiter, CLEAResult Consulting, Austin, TX Aug 2009 – Dec 2015

Performed full-cycle recruiting for energy-efficiency consulting firm with over 50 offices. Played key role in the firm’s 20-fold increase over 6 years, helping the company make the prestigious Inc. 500 list each of those years. Recruited numerous senior-engineer-, senior-manager-, director-, and VP-level hires. Represented CLEAResult in on-campus career fairs. Sourced, recruited, and hired students and new graduates for intern and entry-level positions. Reached out to colleges, universities, trade schools, and other educational institutions and faculty members to promote CLEAResult and hire graduates. Conducted 200+ technical interviews. Trained hiring managers on best practices. Found, qualified, and closed hundreds of candidates. Developed innovative strategies to seek out technical, sales, and management professionals. Performed in-depth research and implemented detailed sourcing tactics. Networked with tens of thousands of contacts to find niche candidates. Drove selection, negotiation, and offer process. Built qualified-candidate pipelines. Fostered win-win relationships. Hired candidates within tight timelines. Employed advanced techniques to engage passive candidates.

 Senior Talent Recruiter, CH2M Hill, Austin, TX Jul 2007 – Jul 2009

Recruited talent for global engineering firm. Created passive-candidate strategies. Provided full-cycle recruiting in time-sensitive environment. Sourced, interviewed, and presented candidates for roles including civil engineer, structural engineer, construction manager, environmental database analyst, program manager, and GIS analyst.

Senior Staffing Specialist, Applied Materials, Austin, TX Mar 2006 – Jun 2007

Recruited for semiconductor-manufacturing positions including engineering manager, manufacturing engineer, and test engineer. Represented the company in on-campus hiring conferences and events at educational institutions. Generated high volume of qualified candidates under tight deadlines. Handled sensitive, confidential information with discretion. Created targeted campaigns. Conducted compensation analyses. Managed negotiations, offers, closing, and reporting. Handled immigration-related issues. Maintained well-ordered search documentation. Proactively communicated with business partners, advising them on interviewing and hiring processes. Represented company at numerous events.


Senior Recruiter, Manpower Professional, IBM Global Services, Austin, TX Nov 2005 – Mar 2006

Recruited server-consolidation, database-migration, software-development, and systems-administration professionals. Consulted with managers to understand critical needs. Created talent-pipeline strategies, managed candidate database, and analyzed recruiting metrics. Performed in-depth research to identify hard-to-find candidates. Employed methods including cold calling, referrals, networking, and Internet sourcing. Created targeted campaigns, composed customized questionnaires, developed eye-catching job postings, negotiated offer terms, and trained recruiters.

Senior Recruiter, Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX Sep 2000 – Nov 2005

Sourced candidates for circuit-design, marketing, sales-engineering, program-management, and software-engineering roles. Designed custom campaigns. Conducted on-campus recruiting events. Delivered training to recruiters and managers. Created candidate pipelines and hiring forecasts. Coordinated and managed recruiting events. Fostered strong relationships with clients and co-workers. Created and delivered competitive-intelligence presentations. Developed position profiles. Negotiated compensation packages. Monitored business environment for best practices, hiring trends, and technology updates. Provided outplacement services. Received “Bravo!” awards for outstanding performance. Examples of written feedback from work partners: “Great guy to work with; you can count on him.” “Quintessentially reliable.” “Sourcing quality is high – he raised the bar. A higher percentage of the candidates he generates are interviewed and hired. Strong with both back-end recruitment and front-end sourcing; he can easily switch between the two. Job knowledge is outstanding.” “I can say without hesitation that James is an exceptional talent. It continues to be my pleasure to work with him and have him as a trusted member of the team.” “A great Internet sourcer.” “Always puts the client first.”

Technical Recruiter, BPA Systems, Austin, TX Feb 2000 – Sep 2000

Recruited for VP and technical roles including product developers, Oracle practice managers, functional consultants, QA testers, system administrators, and software engineers. Worked with VP of Consulting to manage interview process. Consulted with hiring managers to clarify needs and set budget guidelines. Prepped and debriefed candidates and hiring managers. Crafted detailed job descriptions. Conducted technical interviews. Created hiring-activity shared database. Sourced candidates through Internet searches, cold calling, and networking. Created complex Boolean strings. Counseled hiring authorities and candidates throughout recruiting life cycle. Ensured excellent communication. Prepared and presented offers, negotiated compensation, and closed candidates. Helped create advertising strategy. Assisted in developing referral program. Dealt with immigration issues. Managed third-party relationships. Maintained excellent rapport with candidates and clients.

Technical Recruiter, COMSYS, Austin, TX Oct 1998 – Feb 2000

Placed IT professionals in areas such as client-server development, database administration, network administration, and project management. Employed techniques such as Internet sourcing, networking, and cold calling. Maintained excellent relationships with candidates and clients. Earned loyalty by conducting myself with integrity. Negotiated compensation. Designed candidate-tracking database. Coached candidates through interview process. Advised candidates on benefits. Helped manage candidate-relocation process. Generated job leads.

Senior Buyer, Siemens, Austin, TX Jan 1997 – Sep 1998

Communicated in German with German colleagues. Procured semiconductors used in telephony manufacturing. Managed cost reduction by coordinating cross functionally and working with suppliers to achieve lowest-cost solutions. Received Outstanding Achievement Award for exceeding cost-reduction goal and contributing to $6 million savings. Created quality and logistics agreements. Negotiated with vendors to reduce lead times, hold safety stock, and increase delivery flexibility, helping Siemens increase inventory turns and decrease holding costs. Collaborated with engineers and suppliers to develop new products. Developed database to manage ordering process. Procured alternate parts during shortages, keeping production lines running and saving $15,000 per hour on average. Determined supplier criteria and conducted supplier evaluations. Utilized MRP, EDI, and SAP inventory-management systems.

Product Marketing Analyst, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, TX Jun 1995 – Dec 1996

Communicated daily, in German, with sales offices Germany. Served as liaison between European and in-house management/marketing/engineering teams. Represented AMD in Germany at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer trade show. Analyzed European microprocessor market and briefed top management. Managed sales activities of 30 accounts with annual revenues exceeding $70 million. Scheduled and tracked microprocessor shipments from production to sale. Controlled safety-stock levels at European distribution center. Managed billings, backlog, and inventories of European distributors. Generated sales forecasts. Devised inventory- and sales-tracking system. Resolved reliability, sampling, customer-qualification, and delivery issues.

Marketing Consultant, Banco General, Panama City, Republic of Panama Jul 1994 – Aug 1994

Created and implemented “Mystery Shopper” evaluation program in largest bank in Panama. Posed as customer, conducting “undercover” operations – entirely in Spanish – to evaluate customer-service performance of bank. Advised bank on ways to improve client relations. Performed all work in Spanish. Sought out and acquired position by marketing myself door-to-door.

English Instructor, Institut CEF, Linz, Austria Jul 1992 – Jun 1993

Developed 21-hour language-training curriculum. Presented course in German and English to international clientele. Instructed managers of Fortune-500 companies Philip Morris and Porsche, as well as managers from Austrian government.

Marketing Intern, PCD Polymere, Linz, Austria Jul 1992 – Sep 1992

Performed all work in German. Developed international sales reports. Translated marketing brochures. Assisted in creating promotional collateral for European trade show.

Intelligence Officer, U. S. Air Force, Wiesbaden, Germany; Kelly AFB, TX Nov 1985 – Jul 1991

Supervised 60 intelligence technicians. Led team to 1st place in mission support. Directed information security, compound security, and training. Managed operations of $25 million system. Received Dragon Slayer Award for outstanding service. Served as liaison to Joint Task Force Middle East in Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield. Supervised Navy intelligence analysts. Advised commanding admiral on national-security issues. Received commanding admiral’s promotion recommendation. Served as Deputy Program Manager for NATO program. Negotiated with NATO allies. Advised commander on German language. Authored national-security documents. Selected above 14 higher-ranking officers as mission briefer. Briefed senior officials on mission updates. Held Top Secret / SCI clearance.


MBA, Texas A&M University 1994

Concentration in International Business. Dual-master’s-degree exchange program.

 Internationales Magisterium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria 1993

Wrote thesis in German. Conducted all presentations and course work in German.

BA, German, The University of Texas at Austin 1985

Vice President, Delta Phi Alpha German National Honor Society.


AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR), AIRS Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR) 


John Vanderford – John was James’s client at CLEAResult

Having had the pleasure to engage with James several times over the years, I have found him to be the most professional and organized recruiter of the many I have met. He continually goes the “extra mile” in fact finding and detailing efforts. I would highly recommend engaging James for your recruiting needs.

Staci Livesay – Staci managed James at CLEAResult

James is one of the most diligent, concerned, and ethical recruiters I’ve had the pleasure to work with. His excellent sourcing skills, genuine concern for the candidate/company match, and desire to provide excellent service make him an exceptional recruiter. Hiring managers and candidates both truly enjoy working with James. 

Jonathan Singel – Jonathan managed James at CLEAResult

James is an outstanding recruiter, always puts his clients and candidates first and is an extremely loyal/trustworthy team member. His work ethic and responsiveness is second to none. I highly recommend James to any company that needs a true professional that will immediately elevate their recruiting function.

Don Desjardins – Don worked directly with James at CLEAResult

I had the distinct pleasure of working with James as we sourced and recruited for the entire Midwest region at CLEAResult. James is a truly gifted recruiter who goes far beyond the norm when it comes to building relationships and a network of solid candidates within a given industry. In this day and age where everything has become highly automated James still adds the human element to recruiting. His attention to detail is exemplary and his ability to uncover that traditional “needle in a haystack” for a given talent is remarkable.

Margie Nienhaus PHR, ACIR, ECRE – Margie worked directly with James at CH2M HILL

James Hatheway is a true professional Recruiter and Sourcer! He builds strong relationships with clients and candidates and is a joy to work with. He delivers a multitude of qualified candidates, even for the most difficult to fill positions. He is a master of Boolean searches and is superior at name generation, using his cybersleuth skills to build amazing lists! I felt privileged to work with James and to learn from his expertise! I highly recommend James for your recruiting/sourcing needs – he will treat you with respect and honesty and complete his work with pride and professionalism.

Tracy McDonald – Tracy worked directly with James at CH2M HILL

I worked with James at CH2M Hill and I highly recommend James as a senior recruiter! He is a diligent and resourceful sourcing recruiter who knows how and where to find the hard-to-find candidates. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to finding the impossible. I would welcome an opportunity to work with James again!

Scott Smith – Scott worked directly with James at CH2M HILL

I have had the honor of working with James at two companies: Freescale Semiconductor and more recently CH2M HILL. At both companies James has been a very successful Recruiter and Sourcer. James is an out of the box thinker and has several strategies and techniques that sets him apart from other Recruiting Professionals. I would highly recommend James to any company.

Doug Whatley – Doug was with another company when working with James at CH2M HILL

Having known James for several years, I have found him to be one of the best: as a recruiter and talent in the HR field he knows his business; as a person he always takes the ‘high road’ in helping candidates and his colleagues with advice, networking and being a solid go-to-person for information!

Peter Cyr – Peter was James’s client at Applied Materials

James in an excellent resource when I am looking for professional assistance. He respects my needs and provides insight for my job research. He uses his knowledge and insight to help steer my efforts and has increased my job search effectiveness immensely. He always has contacts to share with me that I would otherwise never be able to access directly. He is the type of employee that is definitely an asset. James goes that extra mile and he makes people feel like someone is using all his resources and talents for their benefit. Thanks for all your help James.

Gina Lyles – Gina worked directly with James at Manpower Professional (IBM account)

James is a wonderful technical recruiter as well as being an excellent co-worker. He is diligent and conscientious and has an excellent understanding of technical lingo, technical requirements, technical skills, etc. I would relish an opportunity to work with James again. Not only is he a good listener and mentor but he is very good at maintaining his network. He is always respectful of others and is a true professional.

Paul Westmoreland – Paul managed James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

James is an effective, relentless and faithful recruiter really who endears himself to candidates, co-workers and clients. He is a workhorse that adds a fresh & creative approach to search. His curiosity is contagious, and his insights invaluable. James is honest and sincere, ethical and he’s a delight to be around. I miss working with him and would work with him again if given the opportunity.

Charles Black – Charles worked directly with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

I had the privilege of working with James at Freescale and was impressed with his abilities. James was consistently focused on the needs of his clients and worked to find unique solutions to hiring challenges. As an accomplished member of the Freescale Team, James was relied on to find specific talent to meet client demands within specified time periods. James would be a valuable asset to any corporate or agency staffing organization.

Holly Berry – Holly worked directly with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

Having worked with James, I can honestly say that he has unbelievable drive, talent, and a personality that lifts and motivates all those around him to greater levels of success. He is a top-notch Recruiter with a depth of knowledge of the technical industry, extremely high integrity, and a true sense of service.

Derek Beatty – Derek worked with James at Motorola / Freescale Semiconductor

An unusually high number of the resumes sourced through James were for candidates both well-qualified for our work, and interested in our positions. The longer I worked with him, the better he was as he grew in understanding my specific staffing needs. As a hiring manager, I greatly appreciated the way James showed that he knew my time and attention were valuable.

Eileen Duignan-Woods, P.E. – Eileen was James’s client at Comsys

James is an exceptional recruiter for engineering and related technical work.

Tracy Patzke – Tracy worked directly with James at Siemens

James and I worked as colleagues at Siemens. During our employment together, I found James to be a man of integrity and the highest character who is able to gain and maintain the respect of people within all levels of the organizations for which he has served. James is very detailed and analytical, able to make sound business judgements to the betterment of the people and organizations that he represents.

Stellenausschreibung/Job Description:

Das Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Vancouver sucht zum

  1. September 2016 eine/n Büroassistent/in

für die Bereiche Kultur, Wirtschaft, Presse und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit


•    Beratung und Beantwortung von Bürgeranfragen zur wechselseitigen Anerkennung von Schulzeugnissen/Abschlußnachweisen und zu Studium und Ausbildung in Deutschland (Studienberatung)

•    Betreuung und Beratung deutscher Schulen im Amtsbezirk

•    Organisation und Durchführung des Internationales Preisträgerprogramms (PAD

Sprachreisewettbewerbs für kanadische High-Schools mit Deutschprogrammen)

•    Verwaltung und Abrechnung von Schulbeihilfen sowie Beschaffung von Lehrmitteln für die betreuten Sprachschulen

•    Beantwortung von Anfragen aus den Bereichen Kultur, Wirtschaft, Handel und Presse

•    Mitarbeit bei der Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen inklusive Pflege

der für die Kulturarbeit notwendigen Kontakte im Amtsbezirk

•    Mitwirkung bei der Vorbereitung von Delegationsbesuchen aus Deutschland

•    Internetrecherchen


•    abgeschlossene Berufsausbildung und möglichst mehrjährige Berufserfahrung

•    sehr gute Computerkenntnisse (Webseitenpflege, Word, Excel, Open Office etc.)

•    sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

•    allgemeine Kenntnisse über Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft Deutschlands

•    Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit sowie ausgezeichnete Umgangsformen

•    Einsatzbereitschaft und Organisationsvermögen

Die Vergütung richtet sich nach dem Vergütungsschema für lokal Beschäftigte der deut- schen Auslandsvertretungen in Kanada.


Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftige schriftliche Bewerbung -vorzugsweise per E-Mail- bis zum

08.08.2016 an

Sabine Strnadl

Assistant to the Consul General Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

704 – 999 Canada Place

Vancouver, B.C.    V6C 3E1


Bitte fügen Sie Ihrer deutschsprachigen Bewerbung folgende Unterlagen bei:

  • •    Lebenslauf in deutscher und englischer Sprache
  • •    Zeugnisse
  • •    Referenzen
  • •    Nachweis über gültigen Aufenthaltstitel für Kanada (einschl. Arbeitsgenehmigung) oder Nachweis der kanadischen Staatsangehörigkeit (z.B. Reisepass oder Geburtsurkunde)

Bitte fügen Sie einen frankierten Rückumschlag bei, wenn Sie eine Rücksendung Ihrer Bewerbungsunterlagen wünschen.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

08 Jul 2016
July 8, 2016

Job Seekers Can Post at no charge

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Free Resume Listings for Job Seekers

Westcoast German News, based in Vancouver, BC (Canada) is now encouraging German-speakers who are seeking employment to post their resumes, cover letters and optionally an updated photo on the new page created for Job Seekers that can be found here:

With CETA, Brexit, the US election and other life-changing world news, I have a feeling more and more people are seeing Canada as an oasis of peace and tranquility and are hoping to come here. Canada is a believer in all the freedoms of western Society, but also a defender and champion of human rights and those who seek a better life.

Westcoast German News is there to share stories about German people places or things on the west coast of Canada and the US and builds community; bringing Swiss, Austrians, Germans and Europeans together. If you are intrigued or motivated to come here, even if you are waiting for the ratification of CETA in 2017, now is the time to take action. Stay tuned for more information, which will be available soon.

Hint: the Canadian resume is usually about one or two pages long and just highlights your education & skills briefly.

Seeking Exceptional, Experienced Staff

Vancouver, April 2016, Sent in by the Bauhaus:  We are hiring for front of house staff and would love to have more German speaking people working at the restaurant. If you know someone German in Metro Vancouver seeking employment, please share this blog post with them!

Bauhaus at NightBauhaus Restaurant is at the cutting edge of fine dining, delivering innovating techniques, fresh flavours, and exceptional service to downtown Vancouver. Our menu, designed and prepared by world-renowned Michelin Star chef Stefan Hartmann, reflects a contemporary approach to German cuisine and brings a new style of dining to the Vancouver Gastown district. Bauhaus uses local, organic, and fresh seasonal ingredients as inspiration for our featured menus, including a chef’s tasting menu.

Since Bauhaus’ inception in early 2015, Bauhaus quickly escalated in the rankings as one of Vancouver’s top fine dining establishments. Bauhaus has been featured in the Vancouver Sun, Huffington Post, Global News, the Vacay, the Guardian and has been given an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars on YELP and other review sites. For more information about us, please visit our website.

Given the growth of Bauhaus, the soon launch of our patio and in order to maintain the status of being known as one of Vancouver’s top fine dining establishments, we are now seeking an exceptional experienced full-time and part-time; Floor manager, sommeiler, bartender, servers, hostess and support staff.

Please email Natalie Boll

10 Feb 2016
February 10, 2016

Cabinet Maker Position Explained

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Hoffman Holdings Ltd. began over 25 years ago in s small basement apartment in Montreal. What initially was a hobby, soon turned into a full time passion and a living. We have moved our business to the West Coast as it seemed more prosperous here. During the time that Jurgen worked on his own business, he also had a job with a German cabinet making company and was trained under German standards. Closely mentored by the main craftsman, he learned most of the trade working under very meticulous surroundings. The business continued as a small operation manufacturing projects in the carport of our house. Jurgen has been working in this field for over 35 years and custom cabinet making was always for him a craft with artistic creations.

As no project in this field is ever the same, customers often require specialty cabinetry. We make it our priority to manufacture what the customer has envisioned. Some examples of our projects:

– Complete Kitchens and/or refasing or building new doors.

– Bedroom furniture.

– Bathroom Vanities.

– Specialty built-ins to accommodate existing space and design.

– Projects that require specialty veneers and/or exotic wood.

– We also do commercial projects.

Now located in a woodworking shop in Port Moody, our projects have become much larger and our reputation for quality is getting known throughout the industry. No product of ours is ever sent out, we manufacture everything from raw lumber and make it into something unique. We work off drawings supplied to us by designers, or rough drawings from customers and/or we can also design and work off the customer’s rough ideas and sketches.

This ad will be shown here until the end of March 2016.

This ad will be shown here until the end of March 2016.

Our company has been growing steadily and our future holds promising. We maintain a close relationship with our business associates and customers. Though labour intense, we enjoy what we do, and try to keep the tradition of old fashioned cabinet making alive.

Now a family owned and operated business, Katherine, his wife has joined the team making sure that staff and clientele get taken care of. With a background in Communications (U. of Ottawa), Katherine does the P.R., customer service, accounting, sales, often giving an extra hand where needed (in the shop, on deliveries, etc.). Zachary our son, also works part-time on weekends with his dad and is learning the trade and has gained much experience over the years.

Although the business is still growing and because of this, it is a close-knit operation. We are looking for cabinet makers that will fit in with the same work ethics. In other words, someone who loves the trade, is willing to learn new things, and will make it a priority to be detail-oriented and can be left to figure things out on their own. Jurgen is patient and an excellent teacher, but expects the employees to listen and follow his lead. Always open to new ideas he strongly believes as he says: “there is a right way and a wrong way of doing things”. Hopefully there is someone who is passionate about this trade and will come to us for a position. German and/or European training is of course an asset. Salary is negotiable depending on level of experience. A cabinet making background is mandatory.

Please send a detailed resume to:

or you can phone the office at (604) 937-0253

Hoffman Holdings Kitchen


Casting – Testimonials

We (Kathleen Widdows Casting Inc.) are conducting research for a major

marketer. They are looking for girls between the ages of 11 and 18 who are

personable, thoughtful, insightful, naturally outgoing and engaging. We would like

people that are willing to share their day-to-day story, as well as what they think

they want to be, and do, when they grow up.

Girls of all ethnicities, recent immigrants or children of first generation Canadians/

Americans are welcome. The Director would LOVE it if the girls spoke English

but had a slight accent of their mother tongue.

Initial interviews, which will take approximately 20 minutes, will be held on

December 3rd, 2015 at a Casting Facility in Vancouver. After reviewing the initial

submissions, a few girls will be selected for a second in person interview with the

Director, which will also take approximately 20 minutes, and will be held on

December 8th or 10th at the same Casting Facility in Vancouver. Finally, a few

girls will be chosen for a third interview, which will happen on December 12th, and

if that interview footage is used, each girl will make a minimum of $1000 US. You

must be in town December 8th and December 12th in order to take part in this


If you fit the criteria above and would like to book an appointment to audition on

December 3rd, please email us at


If you cannot make the above, I will also be holding auditions on Saturday,

December 5th from 1:30 – 6:00pm at the West Vancouver Rec Center (Main

building) in the Art Studio. No appointment (or acting experience) necessary, I will

audition people in the order that they arrive.

Thank you

SchnitzelAre you an excellent cook who enjoys making Schnitzel and Vanilla Kipferl? Are you working around a schedule, such as postsecondary education or do you have young children at home? This might be the job for you! German-speaking is an asset. Must like dogs.

This 70-year old Gentleman is seeking a well-groomed, kind, happy homemaker to keep the house beautiful and dust-free, to keep the cookie-jar full and some lovely European dishes – Rolladen, Kartoffelsalat, Bratwurst, Spaetzle, Cabbage – and soups in the fridge.

The position is live-out, 3-4 hours a day at least 2 days a week. Flexibility is important, and we are also willing to be flexible with your schedule.

We are basically seeking someone who is willing, and helpful and fun and enjoys a good conversation, while working.

Please call Gerry at 604 537-5402 to arrange for an interview.

$18 an hour.

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