#23.30 Cook

*Two positions available*

*Please See Below for Shift Details*

This posting is open to all qualified applicants.

Our Place Society (OPS) is an organization founded on progressive and inclusive Christian values and principles. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcome. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and directing our work.

Position Overview

To work cooperatively and creatively in the preparation and serving of nutritious meals by developing menu plans, preparing meals, and overseeing the operation of the eating and cooking facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and prepares a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu with direction from the Food Services Manager in accordance with accepted nutritional guidelines such as Canada’s Food guide for Healthy Eating.
  • Prepares, cooks, and serves meals and snacks, for all occasions in accordance with safety and health standards and the menu plan.
  • Oversees the operation of the eating and cooking facilities and equipment and ensures their cleanliness and maintenance. Revies the meal preparation needs of the organization.
  • Advises Food Services Manager on inventory and supplies and makes recommendations for ordering of such.
  • Supervises and provides leadership to volunteers in the absence of the Manager, Food Services, in providing direction in the sanitization of tables and plating and serving of food on the assembly line.
  • Administers policy and regulations in the kitchen/dining/nutrition bar in the absence of the Manager, Food Services.
  • Follows all health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.




  • Grade 12
  • Post-Secondary Culinary Certificate
  • Food Safe Certification Level 2

Training and Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience in a cooking role
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to follow and modify recipes for large quantities for up to 500 people per meal.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to create meals from a variety of donated goods.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills both verbally and written.

Working Conditions/Compensation:

*Two positions available*

Position 1:

Shifts: Full time, Wednesday to Sunday, 7am to 3pm

Compensation: $26.74 to $30.69 per hour

Benefits: 3 weeks’ vacation. Excellent benefits after successful completion of 3 months of full-time employment.

Position 2:

Shifts: Full time, Wednesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm

Compensation: $26.74 to $30.69 per hour

Benefits: 3 weeks’ vacation. Excellent benefits after successful completion of 3 months of full-time employment.

These positions require union membership.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates are invited to submit a covering letter with their resume detailing their related background, experience, and qualifications by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023 to careers@ourplacesociety.com or to Our Place Society, Attention Marion Hoadley, HR Director, 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “File #23.30 – Cook (*please specify which shift you are interested in*)” in the subject line.

Please note: All applications must have a cover letter to be considered.

We appreciate your time and interest in the position. However, due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our Place Society is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our Place Society welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.