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Position: Cook (Emergency Shelter)
Organization: YW Kitchener-Waterloo
Location: Kitchener, Ontario

YW Kitchener-Waterloo invites applications for COOK (permanent casual, unionized position, scheduled as needed)


Who We Are

YW Kitchener-Waterloo is part of a global movement connecting over 25 million women in 125 countries.

With over a century of dedication to women and their families, the YW Kitchener-Waterloo serves the community as one of our region’s largest non-profit organizations. We envision an equitable world where women, gender diverse people, families, youth, and children thrive in inclusive communities.

YW team members work in a stimulating and rewarding environment that values diversity of individuals and ideas. If you have a desire to enrich your life and find purpose in the work you do every day, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

As a member of our passionate culinary team, you will help to meet the nutritional needs of our residents, by:

  • preparing and serving attractive, nutritious meals to residents, staff, and visitors at the Emergency Shelter;
  • performing all aspects of general kitchen and dining room clean up, including dishes;
  • working with and overseeing volunteers;
  • practicing positive communication with staff and residents ensuring that Food Services is an essential
    part of a safe and healthy environment for our residents.

Skills, Qualifications, & Requirements:

  • Grade 11 education or equivalent;
  • Minimum one-year proven work experience in food services industry and/or formal training in food preparation;
  • successful completion of Safe Food Handling Course or equivalent as taught by the Waterloo Regional Health Department (required);
  • work experience in or exposure to a shelter setting (asset);
  • previous oversight of or work alongside volunteers (asset);
  • exceptional organization skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • punctual and dedicated;
  • ability to provide an up-to-date Vulnerable Sector Record Check (required);
  • valid Standard First Aid and CPR certification (asset).

Hours & Compensation:

Permanent Casual

Hours: Shifts determined based on program needs

Pay Rate: $22.192 per hour, with an additional 2% in lieu of benefits

Start Date: ASAP

Note: if the above hours do not suit your needs but you think you’d be a great team member, we’d still like to hear from you. Operation of the shelter fluctuates with the needs of our residents so alternative hours could become available at any time.

How to Apply:

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Vaccine Verification - As a condition of employment you are required to provide confirmation that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or commitment to obtain (within 30 days of hiring) full vaccination or proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the YW Kitchener-Waterloo.

The YW is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all races, colour, ethnic origin, religions, abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientations. If you require accommodation throughout the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 31 1969    ID: 61981