Job Posting 73455

Senior Cook
YWCA Hamilton
Hamilton area
Hamilton, ON
closes in 3 days (Tue, 3 Aug)
full time

Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.


Position Description

Provides assistance in the kitchen for internal and external YWCA food services for childcare, transitional housing residents, the YWCA café and social enterprise catering.


  • Assists with food preparation and cooking activities in the YWCA Café and YWCA catering;
  • Prepares meals according to menu and recipes created by Head Chef/Sous Chef;
  • Prepares meals for clients with allergies and special dietary needs;
  • Acts as a mentor to the other cooks;
  • Assists the Sous Chef with directing the work of the cooks;
  • Assists with serving meals;
  • Supports front of house as needed;
  • Operates large and small kitchen appliances, including maintenance;
  • Assists Head Chef/Sous Chef with inventory, and stocking shelves by reviewing ordering needs;
  • Monitors and suggests improvements of inventory control process;
  • Performs general housekeeping duties such as washing dishes, cleaning and sanitizing, emptying garbage bins;
  • Ensures compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act;
  • Contributes to building and supporting the kitchen/café team by helping where needed, using professional and respectful language, attending team meetings as required;
  • Works safely and reports all workplace hazards and follows all YWCA Hamilton Health and Safety policies and procedures;
  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Works 37.50 hours work week;
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 22 kg, bending and stooping;
  • Various shifts of days, afternoons, evenings and weekends.


  • Completion of 1-year College in culinary arts or minimum 3 years’ experience in food service;
  • Must have Safe Food Handling certificate or willing to obtain at own time and cost;
  • Strong attention to detail and communication skills;
  • Strong understanding of dietary restrictions;
  • Ability to follow a recipe;
  • Ability to bring a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective to day to day work;
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes various shifts;
  • Baking, Line cooking and catering experience is an asset;
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record Judicial Matters Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Must have current Standard First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset.

YWork for us?

At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:


  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities
  • Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community
  • A competitive total rewards package


If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!


Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton.


As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disAbilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.


Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.


Please Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected during the recruitment process will only be used for employment opportunities only in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. Only applications from individuals eligible to work in Canada will be considered.

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