Relief Cook

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
  • Food Service
Casual / On Call
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Entry LevelN/A2019-03-152019-04-01
Relief Cook

Nellie’s operates a 40 bed shelter for women and children who are homeless and leaving violence and provides community support for women living in the community. Nellie’s is a community based feminist women’s organization committed to social justice and anti-oppression.

We require a casual/on-call relief cook who is responsible for the preparation of the evening meal for 40 shelter residents.  This position is for occasional weekday, weekends and statutory holidays as needed.


  1. Menu Planning and Meal Preparation
  • In consultation with the House Coordinator plans weekend menu for evening meals for the women and children in the shelter.
  • Preparation of weekend meal and special occasion meals.
  • Order food according to menu plan and budget.
  • Take the inventory of stock in pantry rooms and refrigerator/freezer units
  • Receive and put away all food deliveries in proper areas and according to shelter policy
  • Perform other duties or assignments as delegated by the supervisor
  1. Cleaning
  • According to Toronto Shelter Standards, cleans kitchen, pantry and storage areas including kitchen appliances and shelves according to Department of Health standards.
  • Responsible to clean pots, pans and dishes after dinner meal.
  • Ensure the Food Hygiene shelter Regulations are carried out at all times.
  1. General
  • Works cooperatively as a member of the shelter staff team.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with staff and residents.
  • Assist with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding in the operation of the shelter.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Food Handling Certification.
  • Certificate from a recognized culinary school considered as an asset
  • Related experience in menu planning, meal preparation and cleaning.
  • Previous cooking experience in a shelter or group home environment.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Knowledge of nutrition standards, sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Good spoken and written communication skills in English language
  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s issues and anti-oppression/anti-racism.
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays and available to work with short notice.

Hours:                        Monday – Friday 1-6pm and weekend availability

Rate of Pay:              17.15/hr.

Nellie’s is committed to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves. Applications from Aboriginal Women, World Majority Women/Women of Colour, Lesbians, Bisexual Women, Transgendered Women and Women with DisAbilities, Women who have experienced Violence and Consumer Survivors are strongly encouraged.

We regret that our shelter location is not physically accessible.

 Please email your application.  Only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted.

 Mail your application to:

Jamuna Gurung, House Coordinator


Nellie’s is a unionized workplace with the Workers United Ontario Council. This position is within the bargaining unit and as such the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

This position requires a criminal reference check as per Ministry requirements.

Date of Posting:       Friday, March 15, 2019

Deadline:                   Monday, April 1, 2019

Interview Date:       Wednesday, April 3, 2019