Job Posting 98051

Sous Chef
YWCA Hamilton
Hamilton area
Hamilton ON
closed 7 days ago (Mon, 4 Dec)
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.



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
  • Childcare 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!


Position Description


Provides leadership in the kitchen for YWCA's food services, stepping in for the Head Chef as needed. Demonstrates a strong commitment to developing and delivering high-quality food services and hospitality.




  • Plans and directs daily food preparation and cooking activities in the YWCA Café and catering;


  • Leads weekend food service for transitional housing services;


  • Estimates food requirements, orders products, monitors and improves inventory control process;


  • Prepares and cooks for the Café and catering services, filling in production gaps where required;


  • Instructs cooks in preparation, garnishing and presentation of food and new cooking techniques demonstrates new equipment;


  • Plans menus and ensures quality of food and portion control;


  • Ensures proper safety and sanitation in kitchen;


  • Ensures proper equipment operations and maintenance;


  • Supervises and trains staff as required;


  • Schedules part time staff according to business needs;


  • Ensure compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act;


  • Understands emerging trends, leading practices, industry professional standards;


  • Fosters a safe and healthy work environment; ensures employees comply with health, safety standards that meet or exceed legislated requirements;


  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;


  • Performs 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;





  • Culinary Arts diploma;


  • Minimum 3 years’ hospitality experience, with a minimum of 1 year of kitchen supervision experience;


  • Catering experience is an asset;


  • Must have Safe Food Handling certificate; understanding of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP);


  • Must have menu planning, costing and budget experience;


  • 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 is an asset;


  • Superior communication skills and ability to lead under pressure;


  • Ability to work with a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective;


  • Must be available to work weekends as well as the ability to work various shifts including days, afternoons, evenings and weekends.



How to Apply



Please submit resume and cover letter to:


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.


Thank you for your interest in YWCA Hamilton. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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