• Job Title: Cooks
  • Program/Dept:TPCS
  • Reports to: Site Manager
  • Effective Date: Open
  • Last Updated: Open

Job Summary:

The Cook reports to the Site Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Turning Points Collaborative Society. The Cook prepares, cooks, and serves daily meals and is responsible for ensuring availability of food and beverages for guests and residents. Maintains a high standard of cleanliness in eating and prep areas.

JOB DUTIES (In Brief):

  • Prepare, cook, and serve daily meals, snacks and beverages
  • Deliver meals to various sites as required
  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness throughout kitchen, dining, storage areas and equipment
  • Follow set menu and itemize supplies required
  • Will organize and complete required work in a safe, clean and friendly environment
  • Some shopping may occur


  • Minimum Grade 12 education and Cooking Diploma plus two (2) years of recent related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Must have current Occupational First Aid Level 1 and FOODSAFE Certificate from the Department of Health
  • Must have valid Drivers License and provide Driver’s Abstract.
  • Experience with institutions or large organizations including experience with cost analysis and effectiveness
  • Experience in menu planning and developing order supply lists
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training is an asset
  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting and to manage and organize daily workload
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Must understand and maintain clientele/worker boundaries
  • Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
  • Quick learner and self-motivated
  • Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks
  • Must be able to operate job related equipment
  • Criminal Record Clearance – Vulnerable Sector
  • Union membership required

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