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Cook And Meal Program Educator

Homes First

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted April 16, 2017.



Effective immediately until October 28, 2017  

Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.

Job Purpose: prepare and deliver nutritious meals to culturally diverse residents and implement the nutrition and food preparation program to residents.


  • Able to follow standardized recipes; while being aware of special dietary requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work irregular hours and weekends
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of tenant populations, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness
  • Ability to collaborate with individual and client groups, agencies and other organizations
  • Ability to prepare and maintain statistical reports, basic budgeting skills
  • Ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and be creative with meal preparation
  • Ability to handle heavy loads and lift heavy cooking equipment and supplies
  • Ensuring a clean and safe work environment is maintained
  • Practicing excellent food safety and sanitation procedures
  • Able to stand for extended periods
  • Other duties as required


  • Chef training, Institutional Cook or Culinary Management Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience in large quantity cooking
  • Demonstrated knowledge of foods and their preparation and knowledge of operation and care of kitchen equipment
  • Experience in working in communities with marginalized and/or persons living with mental illness and/or addictions an asset
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, hygiene and safe handling practices/techniques, Food Handler’s certificate.
  • Knowledge of Shelter Standards food requirements
  • Current certificates in First Aid/CPR

 Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

Skills Required

  • Education level: Professional
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: 22.72$ per hour

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