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Kitchen Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Toronto
  • December 9, 2022

Website Out of This World Cafe

Working for Change is seeking a Kitchen Coordinator to assist the operations of the Out of This World Café & Catering food social enterprise, which employs people with lived experience of mental health challenges; addiction; homelessness; gendered violence; and / or refugee challenges. The primary location is at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at 250 College St.


  • You must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks since your second dose) against COVID-19 to be considered for the position.
  • Lived experience and applied understanding of mental health challenges; substance use issues; homelessness; gendered violence; and / or refugee challenges.


  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of high quality food;
  • Monitor other staff for quality control of food and preparation techniques;
  • Ensure timely delivery of catering orders;
  • Interact with customers in a positive and professional manner;
  • Create daily specials in conjunction with the manager;
  • Coordinate and participate in cleaning duties throughout the day;
  • Assist Manager in placing food & supplies orders;
  • Assist Manager in creating menus for catering customers;
  • Develop and apply food costing skills in conjunction with the manager;
  • Ensure smooth business operations during manager vacations or absences;
  • Provide training and support for staff with lived experience;
  • Maintain team-oriented, positive and professional relationships with staff;
  • Ensure business compliance with municipal regulations for
  • Food Safety and workplace Health and Safety;
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • 5+ years’ experience in food service;
  • Current Food Safety Certification (or willing to obtain);
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience in high volume cooking;
  • Time-management, organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills;
  • Formal culinary training/post-secondary education or equivalent experience an asset;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office / computer skills an asset;
  • Driver’s license an asset.

Hours of work are normally Monday to Friday 8am-3pm with a half hour lunch break. There may be some variation with hours and locations due to business requirements, though you will be primarily working at a single location.

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