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Cook Trainee

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Native Men’s Residence

POSITION: Cook Trainee
LOCATION: Men’s Shelter
HOURS: 10am to 6pm
HOURLY: $17.00

Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) located in Toronto, is a diverse, multi-service organization.  Through a culture-based approach that addresses the holistic needs of its clients Na-Me-Res’ mission is to provide temporary, transitional and permanent housing to Indigenous men experiencing homelessness in Toronto, while providing outreach and support services to the broader Indigenous homeless population.


The Trainee Cook is responsible for assisting the cook to provide nutritious and well-balanced meals to residents.


  • Prepares and cooks complete meals according to the Canadian Food guide for residents;
  • Ensures meals are prepared on time;
  • Maintains the cleanliness of kitchen and dining facilities to ensure health standards are met;
  • Ensures sanitation and safety procedures are adhered to;
  • Maintains equipment used in food preparation;
  • Stores food properly and safely;
  • Prepares meals for community feasts and other activities;
  • portions food, , and clean-up of kitchen facilities;
  • Other related duties as required


  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the cook
  • Cook a variety of foods in large quantities from scratch, utilizing standardized recipes;
  • Read, write, and understand written and oral instructions;
  • Assist in operating commercial cooking equipment such as stoves, cookers, ovens and fryers
  • Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills;
  • Attend training related to kitchen and work environment;
  • Able to work co-operatively
  • Position requires heavy lifting; storing boxes and moving large containers
  • Must be able to lift and carry food supplies for storage
  • Ability to interact positively with homeless people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Eligible to register with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
  • Knowledge of Native traditions and culture is an asset
  • Good attendance is a must

Na-Me-Res encourages Indigenous applicants (First Nation, Métis and Inuit). We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are invited to an interview and require accommodation, we will make every effort to accommodate you.  Native Men’s Residence requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario

CLOSING DATE: April 20, 2022, at 5pm.

A resume and cover letter can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Human Resources
26 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2C4

Fax #: (416) 652-3138 / Email:

(Hand delivered applications will not be accepted and no phone calls please)

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