Kitchen Assistant

Wholesome Kids Catering - Markham, ON (12 months ago)

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  • 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, Fulltime permanent, Monday – Friday
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Full–time permanent, Monday – Friday

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 26 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:

  • $14.82 per hour
  • 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
  • Basic math skills are required
  • Written and verbal communication skills are required

*Training will be provided on the above duties upon successful hire

Our Wholesome Kids Catering Core Values:

  • I Enrich The Lives
  • I am a Trusted Partner
  • I act with Integrity
  • I Excel
  • I Collaborate
  • I am Growing
  • 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. *

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $14.82 /hour