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Job Number:  29928
KidSafe Food Coordinator & Cook
Job Posted: Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Closing Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2016
(in 26 days)
The KidSafe Project Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $16 per hour

KidSafe Food Coordinator & Cook Job Posting

Functional Area:

Kitchen and Serving Area

Direct Reports to:

KidSafe Manager of Programming

Indirect Reports:

KidSafe Programmer

Work Location:

Queen Alexandra KidSafe Site, Grandview KidSafe Site, Nightingale KidSafe Site, Thunderbird KidSafe Site OR Macdonald KidSafe Site

Dates & Hours of Work:

December 19-30, 2016 (closed weekends and December 26 & 27)


7:30am - 2:30pm with additional hours allocated for meal prep/shopping and clean up as outlined in your contract

Pay Rate:

$16.00 per hour



The Food Coordinator and Cook is responsible for budgeting, meal and grocery planning and preparing breakfast, lunch and snack for up to 80 elementary aged children, plus staff and volunteers for the Winter Break period.


Responsibilities and Duties



  • Coordinate the KidSafe Food Program for the KidSafe children and provide nutritious meals that adhere to Canada’s Food Guide and KidSafe’s standards.
  • Plan menus, cook, ensure timely purchase or delivery of food supplies and groceries
  • Ensure meal planning is done in advance to accommodate out-trips, allergies and special program needs or themes.
  • Ensure inventory is taken before and after for KidSafe and School equipment and materials
  • Make necessary purchases of food and equipment within assigned budget, being as cost-conscious as possible while maintaining integrity of the food program and nutritional content of meals.
  • Provide nutritional and healthy life choice education to the children.


  • Ensure proper handling and storage of food supplies for assigned kitchen and maintain health and safety standards in kitchens in accordance with Food Safe and Public Health requirements.
  • Work considerately with volunteers and staff and ensure they observe appropriate hygiene and food safety standards.
  • Familiarize yourself with the needs of the children and their allergies where necessary and maintain all necessary records (such as allergies/restrictions).
  • Provide a set menu at the beginning of week to staff team.

Close of Session

  • Carry out setup and cleanup of eating area and kitchen daily with thorough final clean on final day of session.
  • Ensure the kitchen and equipment are clean and in safe working order.
  • Ensure equipment and materials are returned to the school or KidSafe
  • Prepare and submit expense sheets on the last day of program; reconciling the expenditures to budget ensuring there is no over-spending of allocated monies.
  • Debrief with KidSafe Manager of Programming


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Training and/or experience in operating food programs.
  • Good knowledge of food handling and safety.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of operation and care of kitchen equipment.
  • Experience working with children and youth volunteers
  • Experience working on a tight budget and the reconciliation of expenses.
  • Food Safe Certificate and Current Criminal Record Check
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and cover letter by 5pm, November 22, 2016 in attention of Rob Parry, Manager of Programming, at . This position will remain open only until a suitable candidate is found. We encourage early application.

We thank all candidates for their interest but due to the volume of applications we will only contact those selected for an interview. No phone calls please.

KidSafe is committed to building a skilled and diverse team of professional employees; as such we are an equal opportunity employer.
Contact Details:
Rob Parry
Manager of Programming
The KidSafe Project Society
c/o Queen Alexandra Elementary
1300 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1V6

www:   www.kidsafe.ca

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