Job No: CSH98
Location: Toronto, ON

  • Fantastic opportunity to expand your culinary career while making a difference in your community
  • Join a friendly, dynamic, welcoming, and inclusive team of caring professionals
  • Be rewarded with an attractive $25.08 - $29.77 / hour, plus great benefits

About Casey House

Casey House is unlike any other hospital. We are a specialty hospital providing ground-breaking holistic care for people living with and at risk of HIV. We offer a growing mix of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services that meet clients where they are in their individual journeys to health and wellness. Our safe, welcoming, and judgement-free environment promotes a sense of belonging and community, where the humanity of each client is at the heart of everything we do.

To support us in this work, we are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities, as well as those living with HIV. Every Casey House staff member, peer, and volunteer acts and delivers care to clients in accordance with our purpose, values, and philosophy of care. If you share our values, we would love to have you in our team!

 For more information about Casey House, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a Cook to join our team in Toronto, ON, on a part-time, casual basis (OPSEU bargaining unit).

Hours of Work: 9 to 10 hour shifts, Monday to Sunday. 

As a member of an inter-professional team, the cook prepares and delivers food for clients based on their individual nutritional needs, while maintaining the highest quality of health standards with respect to food and equipment maintenance, supply management, preparation and service. In addition, the cook will help carry out catering responsibilities for special events within Casey House under the direction of the Kitchen Supervisor. 

More specifically, your responsibilities in this role will include, but are not restricted to:

  • Producing high quality hot and cold foods according to cyclical menus and daily production schedules
  • Recording and maintaining food and equipment temperature records as outlined in department and Toronto Public Health standards and guidelines.
  • Serving up to 100 outpatients, once daily, and up to 14 inpatient meals, three times daily
  • Preparing a la carte food requests as needed to meet special therapeutic diets, in consultation with the Kitchen Supervisor, dietary services and the clinical team
  • Cleaning and sanitizing all kitchen equipment and appliances
  • Ensuring that inventory of supplies are completed regularly and items required are in stock
  • Maintaining solid client relationships by handling questions and concerns with speed and professionalism
  • Preparing kitchen and ensures its cleanliness for the next shift
  • Communicating clearly if any kitchen or menu items are running low and need to be ordered
  • Ensuring deliveries are stored in their proper place and in a timely manner
  • Promptly delivering patient meals 
  • Supporting production planning, record keeping and reporting as required
  • Assisting with order and receiving of all food and supplies as required
  • Labelling and storing cooked foods
  • The ability to cook and interact in a small group setting
  • Following organizational policies and guidelines 

About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a post secondary Food & Nutrition Management or Culinary Management diploma, as well as a minimum 3 years experience preparing and serving food in a large volume within an institution or health care environment.

The following qualifications will ensure your success in this role:

  • Completion of or enrollment in the Interprovincial Red Seal certificate, and City of Toronto Food Handler’s certificate.
  • Experience working with patients living with HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health, or lived experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, sanitation and HACCP code.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic diets and health-based nutritional requirements based on the Canada Food Guide.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Windows based applications, 
  • Strong understanding of measurement conversion and basic calculations.
  • Ability to assume a leadership role and work collaboratively with others, including volunteers and peers support workers.
  • Full/flexible working availability when required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with excellent interpersonal, organizational, cooperation, analytical, problem solving and time management skills.

As our ideal candidate for this role, you will be an energetic and enthusiastic team player who displays strong interpersonal skills & demonstrated capacity to work within a well-defined interdisciplinary team. 

About the Benefits

For your hard work, you will be rewarded with an attractive $25.08 - $29.77 / hour, as well as the following excellent benefits:

  • Optional participation in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • 6% pay in lieu of vacation
  • 9% or 14% pay in lieu of benefits, based on HOOPP participation
  • Free on-site indoor parking (subject to daily availability)

Most importantly, you will join us with an open mind, and a compassionate and empathetic desire to make a positive difference in your community. 

Casey House is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please be aware that Casey House has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, or for those not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, provide medical documentation and undertake point of care antigen testing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of each shift. 

This posting will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, June 30th, 2023

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About Casey House

Casey House is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible working environment, and we welcome applications from the communities we serve. We support learning, and promote new ideas and professional development in our staff, valuing each employee’s unique strengths and contributions. All of our staff, volunteers and contractors are professional, compassionate people dedicated to contributing to the quality of life for our residents and community clients.