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Homes First

Part Time Permanent Cooks

90 Shuter Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto,ON
  • 25.57 $ per hour
  • 24.00 h - Part time

  • Permanent job

  • Day , Evening , Weekend

  • 4 positions to fill as soon as possible




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.

- 4117 Lawrence Avenue East (Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 6pm),
- 1322 Bloor Street West (Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 6pm),
- 3576 St Clair Avenue East (Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 5pm, plus one other day 8am to 3pm), and
- 39 Dundalk Drive (Saturday and Sunday, 08:30 am - 5 pm).

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

Job Requirements

  • 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

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

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 is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
Please note, all candidates offered a position with Homes First from September 8, 2021 onward must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status as a condition of employment. Please note Homes First will comply with its human rights obligations and accommodate employees who are legally entitled to accommodation.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Level of education




Work experience (years)

3-5 years

Written languages

En : Advanced

Spoken languages

En : Advanced

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