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Line Cook

St. Leonard’s Place Peel provides community based transitional housing for men in conflict with the law or who have become homeless due to situations of mental health and/or addiction.

The Line Cook is responsible for the preparation of food in a timely, efficient, sanitary and consistent manner. The Cook must be prepared to work in a high-pressure work environment, being efficient and knowledgeable about food preparation needs. The Line Cook must work as a team member in a dynamic workplace, follow all safety procedures, and have a high threshold for heat in a kitchen environment. The Line Cook performs a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as chopping ingredients, separating portions, weighing cuts, preparing cold foods, slicing meat, preparing pre-baked goods and making salads.

Job Duties
• Server & runner for mealtimes
• Chop ingredients and prepare menu items based on the Chef’s menu
• Weigh and measure ingredients and portions
• Wash, peel and/or cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving
• Use manual and/or electric appliances to clean, peel, slice, and trim foods
• Assist in catering set up when required
• Store food in designated containers and storage areas for easy access
• Inform supervisors when supplies are getting low or equipment is not working properly
• Receive and store food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas
• Stock cupboards and refrigerators
• Refill & clean steamer table & refill with fresh water
• Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware
• Clean dishes and mop floors, help with scheduled cleaning regime
• Remove trash and clean kitchen garbage containers
• Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas
• Perform other duties as necessary

Requirements
• High school diploma or GED equivalent
• Minimum 1 year of kitchen experience preferred
• Food training program completion
• Current Food Handler’s Certificate
• Current Driver’s Licence with clean drivers abstract (preferred)
• Knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling required
• Ability to lift up to 50lbs
• Effective communication skills
• Highly effective teamwork skills
• Attention to detail in all areas of work
• Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
• Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
• Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
Work Conditions

• This position will spend 100% of the time standing
• Occasional environmental exposures to extreme temperatures and water
• Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds on occasion and up to 35 pounds regularly
• Manual dexterity required to use knives and kitchen appliances

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