Cook Trainer

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Bernard Betel Centre
  • Food Service
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-02-262019-04-27

Position Summary:

The Bernard Betel Centre is a vibrant, growing, active community centre for adults 55+ years, offering over 120 programs each week. We are a non-profit organization with 2,300 members and many more non-members; participating in year-round special events, courses, volunteer opportunities, Meals on Wheels and many other cultural and recreational programs.  A partnership with Reena has created a new food services training component for adults with developmental disabilities.

The Centre is looking for an experienced, ambitious person with 5+ years of cooking experience and an aptitude for helping others learn the basics of working in a (kosher) kitchen.  It is a working kitchen producing over 500 Meals on Wheels a week for seniors and Holocaust survivors.

Our Vision: Enriching Quality of Life for All. For life!

Our Mission: Providing Exemplary and multilingual educational, cultural and wellness programs in a safe and supportive environment to encourage healthy, active and creative living for individuals 55+.

Our Values: Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living was created by the National Council of Jewish Women to serve the needs of seniors in a way that honoured its Jewish heritage, beliefs, culture and principles. Our values continue to be guided by these principles.

Community, Compassion, Creativity, Dignity and Respect


Reporting to the Kitchen Manager  in this newly created position, the Cook Trainer position will assist in the training and daily production of meals, as well as oversee the packaging of the finished meals and cleanup of the kitchen.  The position is Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:00pm with occasional evenings or weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of soups and meals for Meals on Wheels and other organization;
  • Train people with developmental disabilities all aspects of the food services industry;
  • Oversee and assist with the packaging of Meals on Wheels and foods to be sent to other locations and social service programs;
  • Oversee and assist in the daily cleaning of the kitchen;
  • Manage inventory of both dried goods and frozen meals;
  • Assist in vegetable preparation;
  • Assist in the production of baked goods;
  • Follow and adhere to food safety and ensure all others do as well


  • 5 + years in a busy food production facility;
  • Excellent English and communications skills;
  • Previous teaching experience an asset;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Food Handlers Certification and CPR an asset;
  • Ability to follow recipes for uniform product development as well as direction from Kitchen Manager;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment;
  • Good organizational skills mandatory;
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and stand for extended periods of time;
  • Work alone as well as with others;
  • Understanding of working in a kosher environment an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • English

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