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at Homes First Society in Scarborough


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.


Days and Hours:                   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday, 9am to 4:30pm

Contract Period:                   Immediately until May 11, 2018


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



Hourly Rate: $22.72 per hour


Please send your resume and cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator at or via fax 416-214-1873.

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