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Cook – FT

Position Summary  

Kelowna Gospel Mission (KGM) is a faith-based non-profit organization committed to feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and helping the hurting. KGM ministers to the whole person, spirit, soul, and body by sharing Jesus with a servant’s heart. Our services include outreach, case management, emergency shelters, dental clinic, thrift store, and supportive housing. To learn more, check out our website at www.kelownagospelmission.ca 

We are seeking a Cook to join our rapidly growing team. The primary purpose of this position is to prepare food for those experiencing homelessness and at risk of homelessness in Kelowna, working at the direction of the Food Services Manager to ensure the food service Kitchen is an inviting and safe environment for employees, volunteers, and clients. The ideal candidate is a passionate, organized, people person who thrives in a diverse environment and loves helping those in need. 

 Key Responsibilities  

  • Maintain an excellent relationship with all residents, volunteers, and employees by building bridges of friendship wherever possible while being observant of the Policy and Procedures of KGM; 
  • Builds supportive relationships with Kitchen employees and volunteers that includes training, coaching, delegating tasks, following up on the completion of tasks while following KGM policies. 
  • Works with the Food Services Manager (FSM) to maintain a fully stocked kitchen keeping accurate inventories and complies with safety and cleanliness standards according to company policy and procedures.   
  • Responsible for various reporting functions; verifies accuracy and ensures compliance with various procedures and protocols. wherever possible while being observant of the Policies and Procedures of KGM. 
  • Plans nutritious meals in accordance with the Canadian Food Guide and the FSM. 
  • Assists in the overall execution of special events involving food. 
  • Model KGM values of Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Grace-led, & Transformation; 
  • Maintain an excellent relationship with all residents, volunteers, and employees by building bridges of friendship wherever possible while being observant of the Policy and Procedures of KGM; 
  • Perform other related duties as required. 

Position Requirements  

  • Completed certification of FOODSAFE level 1 and 2;  
  • Post-secondary education (Certificate, Diploma, or Degree) in food services and/or a related field or equivalent education and experience and/or certification from a culinary school or degree in Restaurant Management is a plus; 
  • Minimum of 2 years of progressive work experience in the food services industry 
  • Completion of High School Diploma as a minimum 
  • Experience working in community kitchens and must be passionate about all aspects of cooking 
  • The work schedule is casual. Shifts are 7 days per week either 6am to 2pm or 10am to 6pm. Coverage is for vacation and sick time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate records 
  • Ability to work well with volunteers and provide direction 
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products 
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving abstract; 
  • This position is dependent on a Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector). 
  • The starting wage for this position is $24.15 per hour less applicable statutory deductions.

 This is a great opportunity to make a significant difference in the Kelowna community; we are looking forward to hearing from you!  

 

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