Job Posting 67467

Manager, Food Services
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area, 100 Lippincott Street, Toronto
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 22 Jan)
full time  •  $46,673 to $50,750 per annum plus benefits




COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement,
employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI,
please visit our website at


This is a full-time non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.




  • Prepares and cooks large quantities of food for up to 120 people in accordance with the Canada food guide
  • Orders food and procure food supplies on a daily basis for Reception Centre.
  • Ensures that food preparation meets the standards of the Public Health.
  • Ability to research and create menus that are ethnically diverse based on client preferences and dietary needs.
  • Maintains and keeps a good relationship with vendors, distributors and food bank.
  • Supervises, trains and schedules relief kitchen staff, cook, volunteers and student placement with kitchen duties.
  • Ensures kitchen and equipment are well maintained and schedules regular maintenance service checks as required. Ensures equipment contracts are kept up to date.
  • Prepares food invoices, maintains an inventory of kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Liaises with public health department and fire department to maintain health and safety regulations and Centre licenses.
  • Daily cleaning of the kitchen equipment, cleaning of the filter system on a monthly basis according Public health Department standards.
  • Carries heavy food supplies and equipment when needed up to 50lbs.
  • Able to work within the budgetary guidelines of the Centre. Monitors and maintains control over expenditure of all food services operations. Makes recommendations for yearly budget preparations.
  • Ensures the highest standards are maintained regarding kitchen sanitation and food preparation in accordance with public health standards.
  • Performs other duties as required; food service, answer the phone, basic reception duties, orienting clients with kitchen procedures, receives supplies, emergency procedures; assisting with housekeeping duties, ensure recycling are place in the right place.




  • Minimum of 3 years of experience operating and cooking in a kitchen preparing large quantity cooking (120 people per meal). This also includes supervising staff and monitoring a budget.
  • Knowledge of budget planning, purchasing and principals of accounting and record keeping.
  • Culinary Institute Certification (Certified Chef or equivalent).
  • Must have Food Safety training Certificate.
  • Must have a WHIMIS certificate.
  • Able to carry and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Experience working with refugees and diversity populations.
  • Experience using and maintaining deli and meat slicer equipment.
  • Able to cook Middle Eastern cuisine and international food.
  • Ability to stay calm and make decisions while under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and coordination skills.
  • Experience working with refugees and understanding of issues related to poor nutrition and food starvation would be an asset.
  • Able to fill in where needed e.g weekends and holidays to ensure efficient operations for the kitchen at the Centre.
  • Fluency in English is a must. Ability to speak one of the following languages is considered an asset: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Spanish, Amharic, and French.
  • Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. VSS must have been completed within past 6 months.

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