Job Posting 101028

Toronto Metro area
closed yesterday (Mon, 27 May)
full time  •  $20.93/hr

For over 50 years Nellie’s has been providing shelter and support for marginalized women and their children in the Greater Toronto Area. We are mandated to operate programs and services for women and children who had or are experiencing violence, poverty, and homelessness. Nellie’s works to lessen homelessness for women and their children whether the cause is family violence, mental health, or any other reason that results in dealing with the impact of trauma. In addition to providing shelter, our programs are designed to reduce the isolation that often comes with abuse.

Our core operations involve our 38-bed emergency shelter for women and their children who are homeless or escaping violent situations. In addition to our shelter, Nellie’s operates Community Support and Outreach programs that provide aftercare support and follow-up services to women and their children after they leave the shelter, as well as transitional housing support for women living in the community who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.

Nellie’s is currently looking to hire a Cook. The Cook is responsible for the preparation of the evening meals for 38 shelter residents. This position requires lifting of 10-15 lbs.

Nellie’s is committed to the development of an agency that reflects the women it serves. This position is open to all women*. Woman* signifies anyone who self-identifies as female, femme and/or woman. This includes transwomen, cisgender women, and non-binary people who identify as femme or female-presenting. Applications from equity-seeking groups are strongly encouraged.



Meal Preparation

  • In consultation with the Food Service Worker plan lunch and dinner menus for the women and children in the shelter
  • Modify or accommodate the menu for vegetarians and residents on dietary restrictions in consultation with the Food Service Worker.
  • Weighing, measuring, mixing, and prepping ingredients according to recipes.
  • Steaming, grilling, broiling, baking, or frying meats, fish, vegetables, and other ingredients.
  • 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 the shelter policy
  • Reports damaged and/or inoperable equipment and fixtures to the manager on duty.
  • Check and verify all deliveries.
  • Record delivery temperature and put away the orders according to the FIFO (first in first out) method.
  • Perform morning kitchen set up and/or evening kitchen shutdown duties.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, courtesy and respect for customers in all front-of-the-house situations.
  • Perform other duties or assignments as delegated by the supervisor


  • Clean kitchen, pantry and all food storage areas including kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers, ovens, stoves and shelves according to the City’s established Public Health Standards
  • Clean and sanitize cooking pots, pans and dishes after each meal.
  • Change or empty all garbage bins in the kitchen as required during shifts
  • Clean and sanitize workstations such as all kitchen counters and sink
  • Clean and wipe up any spills in all food storage fridges and freezers
  • Ensure the Food Hygiene shelter Regulations are carried out at all times


  • Work cooperatively as a member of the shelter staff team
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with staff and residents
  • Inform the Food Service Worker about all kitchen and health & safety related issues that need immediate repair
  • Replenish or restock food supply items in the kitchen fridge, first floor and emergency food supply storage rooms as required
  • Assist with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding in the operation of the shelter
  • Attend all meetings as required by the supervisor and all employee’s organizational meetings and events.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
  • The employee is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • The employee may be required to push a cart weighing 30 to 50 pounds.
  • Potential for superficial cuts and burns.


  • 2 years or more of culinary experience in
  • Diploma in culinary school or equivalent is preferred
  • Prior experience in related food and beverage service and food preparation positions.
  • Thorough experience with hot and cold food preparation.
  • Excellent cooking skills
  • Good working knowledge of accepted sanitation standards and health codes.
  • Able to cook in different cultural food
  • Previous cooking experience for more than 30 people
  • Related experience in menu planning, meal preparation and cleaning
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Able to lift up to 15-20 lbs
  • Experience in and commitment to working within an anti-oppression framework
  • Able to work weekends
  • Food Handling Certificate an asset
  • Certified in recognized Safe Food Handling program preferred First Aid certificate preferred WHMIS certificate preferred

Expected hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: $20.93/hr

Date of Posting: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Deadline of Applications: Monday, May 27, 2024


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 fully accessible.

Please email your application to . Only those candidates who will be interviewed will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Police Records Check for the vulnerable sector and proof of vaccination.

Nellie’s is a unionized workplace with the Workers United Ontario Council and this position is within the bargaining unit.

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