Growing Chefs! Ontario is Hiring a Chef/​Kitchen Manager for the Beet Catering Kitchen!

The Growing Chefs! Ontario (GCO) mission is to change the way children and families learn about and develop healthy relationships with food. Our belief is that engaging food education programs for children and families can catalyze the evolution of a healthier, empowered community that is engaged with its food system.

We are looking for the right individual to join our Beet team, start date in October 2023, to partner in this mission. They will work towards taking over as Kitchen Manager at 460 King Street location, to create hot meals for school lunches, as well as supporting events and catering.

This position will support our hot lunch program, the Beet, with prep and delivery as needed. This will include daily execution and prep of a scratch-made lunch and snack menu that feeds between 300 – 500 children daily. Attention to detail is imperative, as well as working with speed and consistency. The job requires regular lifting of heavy objects, as well as driving our delivery vehicles. Delivery is part of the job of Beet kitchen staff, and all staff hired must have a G drivers license, and clean driving record. This position will also support the prep and execution of fundraising initiatives for GCO, including catering, events at our Headquarters including outdoor pizza nights, takeout events and more.

After training with the Beet kitchen team at 900 King St, they would eventually lead their own team of 2 – 3 cooks at our kitchen at 460 King street starting in April 2024. This team would take over some of the existing lunch contracts, as well as supporting other events and caterings.

The hours of this position are Monday through Friday, start times ranging between 6am-9am, so candidates for this position must have reliable transportation. There will be times that you will work outside of these hours to support events and programming as needed.

Candidates for this position should share GCO’s curiosity about food systems and food literacy, as well as a desire to share their learning with others!

View full job position details and application here!