Chef, Saints Cafe

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Church of St. Stephen, Downsview
  • Food Service
Part Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-06-282019-07-18

Established in 1953, the Church of St. Stephen, Downsview’s Mission is “To worship God creating a caring Christian community through growth and celebration, using our gifts and talents to reach out in love to others.”  We are currently seeking an experienced Chef to work in our Saints Café lunch program on a part-time basis (up to 15 hours per week).


The Saints Café is a community outreach program operated by the Church, and managed by a dedicated group of coordinators and volunteers. Hot, healthy, and nutritional meals are prepared and served on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The café currently serves an average of 32 meals per day.



The Saints Café Chef is responsible to the Incumbent and the Churchwardens for ensuring that the culinary requirements of the café menu are met on time and that the appearance and cleanliness of the kitchen is maintained to the highest standards.  All activities associated with this position must be achieved in a manner consistent with the Parish Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives.  All diocesan and parish policies and practices must be known and adhered to; particularly, the Diocese of Toronto’s Sexual Misconduct and Screening Policies.



  • Supervise and ensure food preparations for the Saints Café program, according to the principles and procedures of the Health Protection Act of Ontario and City of Toronto Bylaws
  • Coordinate and work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator(s) and volunteers in food preparation and service
  • Participate in menu planning, meal preparation, meal service, and cleanup
  • Oversee and participate in the proper cleaning of the kitchen and dining area
  • Assist with the reception, sorting and organization of food deliveries
  • Maintain safety of the kitchen, safety in food preparation, safety of volunteers, staff and guests by adhering to established health and safety guidelines
  • Report any equipment malfunctions or kitchen issues to the Incumbent, Churchwardens, or Café Coordinator(s)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Current Food Handlers certification required, WHMIS training, First Aid/CPR
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience as a chef
  • Must be able to stand for long periods, regularly lift up to 25 lbs., bend, push, pull; etc.
  • Excellent communication, time management, prioritization and attention to detail are essential
  • Experience working independently and in a team to meet service expectations
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and accountability; positive and flexible
  • Be proactive in planning and establishing priorities, and adjust work flow as required

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