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Job Number:  46594
Food Services Staff
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
(40 days ago)
The Mustard Seed
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Food Services Staff

Calgary Foothills Shelter


The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services - food, clothing and housing, and support services – education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta.



Reporting to the Shelter Food Services Team Lead, the Food Services Staff member is responsible, as part of a team, to assist with preparing meals for our guests. Food Services Staff will also ensure all food deliveries from suppliers and donations are received, sorted, and stored in the most efficient manner.



  • Receives, verifies orders and stores all purchased food and kitchen items;
  • Receives donated goods, sorts and moves to appropriate area;
  • Places food on the giveaway carts during meal times;
  • Oversees stored food rotation;
  • Maintains Occupational Health & Safety Standards;
  • Follows the Environmental Health Services Guidelines regarding how food is prepared, handled, and stored;
  • Works alongside individual volunteers;
  • Respect and follow necessary boundaries with coworkers, volunteers and guests
  • Keeps all food inventories up-to-date;
  • Tracks statistics i.e. temp. audits, serving stats, Fine Op,s.
  • Greets and welcomes all donors in a professional and respectful manner;
  • Assists cook with preparing and serving of meals.
  • Maintains cleanliness of kitchen; i.e. Floors, countertops, walls.
  • Works in dish-pit, cleaning cook ware and dishes.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Above all, work as a team member.



  • A preferred minimum of one (1) year experience working in the Food Service industry;
  • Valid certificate from the Alberta Health Services Food Safe course;
  • Ability to successfully prepare food in a commercial kitchen for a large number of clients
  • Be willing to take any necessary training the Mustard Seed requires – NVCI, First Aid
  • Ability to resolve conflicts as they arise.



  • Must be available for some evening and some morning shifts.
  • This is a “hands on” position and there will be lifting involved.
  • This can be a high pressure environment where the ability to adapt to change and find    
  • creative solutions is essential.
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset. Food pickups may be required.
  • Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer


Start date: once a suitable candidate is found

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (https://themustardseedhr.wufoo.eu/forms/position-application-form/)


The Mustard Seed offers a competitive compensation package including 100% employer paid extended health and dental benefits for staff and dependents, matching RRSP after one year of service, and flex days. The Mustard Seed embraces the concept of employment equity, which includes fair representation, anti-discrimination and reasonable accommodation.


Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Human Resources
The Mustard Seed
102 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5
www:   theseed.ca/careers/

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