Cook (Part-Time)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Gloucester 50+ Centre
  • Food Service
  • Volunteer Management / Coordination
Part Time
  • Ontario - Eastern Ontario - Ottawa
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-07-112019-08-30


Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Cook prepares and serves all food that is provided by the Centre’s Kitchen and performs the following duties:


  • Prepare a weekly shopping list
  • Shop up to three hours weekly for groceries and purchase all food and supplies for kitchen purposes; all purchases to be brought back to the Centre on day of purchase
  • Maintain kitchen financial records and submit grocery receipts on a weekly basis to the Executive Director
  • Maintain weekly inventory of food and supplies
  • Prearrange weekly menus in advance including those for special events
  • Prepare and cook meals following safe food handling procedures on a daily basis with the assistance of volunteers – lunch is served daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Count and turn in daily lunch money to front desk before leaving for the day
  • Prepare meals for approximately 80 + people for the Centre’s Special Events (ex.: Valentine’s Day, Canada Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc., etc.)
  • Wash all noon-hour dishes and ensure ongoing tidiness of kitchen (ex.: sweeping the floor daily, wiping down the counters and cupboards, removing crumbs in crevices of stove and kitchen island, locking fridges, freezer and all cabinets, etc.)
  • With the assistance of the members, oversee the making and serving of tea and coffee
  • On a daily basis, wipe outside of fridge, stove, and dishwasher
  • On a weekly basis, check inside of fridges and turn out any old leftovers
  • On a monthly basis, ensure fridge has a thorough cleaning inside and out
  • Every six months, oversee the defrosting of the freezers and turning out stale foods
  • Work with various volunteers and assist with training of the volunteers as required
  • Meet with Executive Director on a regular basis
  • Maintain Safe Food Handling Certificate

HOURS OF WORK (up to 26.5 hours per week)

  • This is a Part Time position with the following weekly schedule
    Monday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Tuesday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Wednesday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Thursday 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

• Plus, up to three additional hours will be allotted for grocery shopping per week
• Approved overtime by Executive Director can be banked and time can be taken in lieu of payment


  • Excellent cooking skills – including the ability to prepare and cook for large groups
  • Knowledge of food preparation and cleaning of equipment in accordance with the Department of Health Standards and Guidelines
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under stress
  • Ability to work with others, in particular with persons 50+


  • Fulfills the Gloucester 50+ Centre Mission Statement
  • Ability to maintain professionalism at all times
  • Ability to organize and work with little supervision
  • Mindful of the special needs of seniors
  • Valid Drivers licence and daily access to a vehicle

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