Production Assistant

Wholesome Kids Catering - Markham, ON (30+ days ago)

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Shifts Available:
(Full-time Permanent) Monday- Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Full-time Permanent) Monday- Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We are growing and would love you to grow with us, plus enjoy the food you help prepare. No more brown bag lunches!

Who we are: Wholesome Kids Catering is a 25-year-old catering company that provides healthy lunches and snacks to children in child care centres, schools and camp/sports programs. We have a passion for enriching the lives of our community and serving up daily nourishment, carefully sourced and prepared, to grow healthy bodies and minds.

Who you are: You might not be an experienced chef, but you consider yourself a food enthusiast. This job is a straightforward kitchen assistant position. It involves prepping, portioning, packaging, sorting, distributing meals and snacks, and many other aspects of maintaining a high quality production kitchen.

What You Will Do at Wholesome Kids Catering:
Working with and assisting Red Seal Chefs and Cooks preparing meals and snacks for growing bodies
Following healthy recipes and Wholesome Kids Catering unique processes
Checking the quality of the food being served
Packing food efficiently to ensure no wasted materials
Maintaining the cleanliness of work stations
Operating industrial sized machines and food equipment under supervision
Offering any additional support in areas of the kitchen where needed
Ensure hot meals are accurate, packed properly and sealed to ensure temperature retention
Having fun with an amazing team who has a passion for food and hard work

Some of the challenging parts of the job:
Working in a large Commissary can be exciting, especially for a food lover like you – but it can also be quite physical. Some daily requirements and components to the job you will need to consider are:

Lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs.
Ability to work for periods of time in a cold environment 4 – 10 degrees Celsius
Safely use and handle sharp materials such as box cutters and knives
Push, pull and move rolling racks and carts safely around the facility
Standing for long periods of time
Repetitive tasks and body movement
Bending, leaning and reaching

Some of the exciting parts of the job:
Free hot lunch and hot beverages (coffee, tea) every day
Health & Wellness Benefits
Experience in a professional kitchen working alongside Red Seal Chef and Nutritionists.
Working knowledge of food safety, including Food Handler’s Certification and HACCP regulations.
The chance to be a part of a dynamic team with a passion for food and community

What you will need to bring to the team:
A love for food
Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
Experience in a customer focused related position
Post-Secondary School Education in Culinary, Hospitality or a related field is an asset
Previous experience in Food Production is an asset
Food Handler Certification is an asset
Knowledge and experience complying with HACCP is an asset

  • Training will be provided on the above duties upon successful hire
Our Wholesome Kids Catering Core Values:
I Enrich The Lives of those we serve and our community that surrounds us
I am a Trusted Partner to my colleagues, customers and community
I act with Integrity in everything I do
I Excel at my position and strive for greatness
I Collaborate and use all my resources to do the very best job I can do
I am Growing through continued education
I Make an Impact

  • Wholesome Kids Catering is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing accommodations in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.