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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

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Be a part of a dynamic and diverse organization as a Cook for Its’ Ralph Chiodo Family Immigrant Reception Centre


  • Prepares and cooks large quantities of food for up to 120 people in accordance with the Canada Food Guide is at must.
  • Conducts inventory control including the ordering of food from suppliers and donors with the assistance of the other cook.
  • Plans a 4-week menu which meets the cultural and dietary needs of residents with the other cook.
  • Prepares all meals and snacks with the assistance of the other cook.
  • Cleans and disinfects the kitchen and its equipment according to the Public Health Department standards.
  • Ensures that food preparation meets the standards of the Public Health Department.
  • Stores food and supplies.
  • Carry and store food and supplies (up to 50 pounds).
  • Prepares service records and communicate with Operations Manager.
  • Trains and supervises kitchen volunteers for program delivery.
  • Serves food to Centre residents.


  • Culinary Institute Certification or equivalent.
  • Food Handlers Certification is a must.
  • Must have a WHMIS certificate.
  • A minimum of twelve (12) months’ work experience providing large quantity food preparation/cooking up to 120 people per meal.
  • Able to cook Middle Eastern cuisine and international food.
  • Able to carry and lift up to 50lbs.
  • Knowledge of food habits and international nutritious cuisine.
  • Proven experience working with refugees and understanding of issues related to poor nutrition and food starvation would be an asset.
  • Experience working in a shelter setting Preferly with new immigrants.
  • Excellent communication, organization and coordination skills.
  • Fluency in English is a must - ESL bench mark level 7
  • Ability to speak one of the following languages is considered an asset: Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Amharic, Tigrinya and French.
  • Must provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) upon successful hire obtained within the last 6 months.
  • Must be fully vaccinated or be exempt from vaccination on human rights grounds. COSTI reserves the right to require information establishing the validity of the exemption.


100 Lippincott Street, Toronto

Duration of Position:

Starting April 1, 2023

Starting Salary Range:

$42,336 to $45,562 per annum+ benefits

Posting Date:


Closing Date:



Priority consideration will be given to those on Notice of Recall
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file quoting reference #76-23 to the below link:

"We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.