Food Services Team Member
YMCA Greater Toronto
5d ago

Why Work for the Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees.

The YMCA provides almost 6,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities.

The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.

Nature and scope

The YMCA believes in strong kids, and every kid comes home from camp more confident, more responsible and more caring. For kids aged five to fifteen, the YMCA has a camp suited to meet their needs and expectations.

At YMCA Summer Camps, we strive to offer the highest quality programs for children and youth through a variety of safe and fun activities supervised by qualified and energetic staff.

All camping programs at YMCA promote personal growth and development with a focus on the YMCA core values of respect, responsibility, inclusiveness, caring, honesty, and health.

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre is a 263 acre site that has three significant program focuses : summer camp programs, year round outdoor education programs, and year round leadership training programs.

The Food Services Team Member assists preparing food for groups up to 500+ along with maintaining cleanliness of kitchen and equipment, following established health and safety procedures.

This position provides assistance to food services staff during their shift.


  • Provides friendly, prompt customer service.
  • Ability to assist preparing and cooking meals for up to 500+ people.
  • Set-up meals, delivery of snacks, dishwashing, kitchen and dining hall cleaning.
  • Ability to assist ensuring all special dietary needs are met.
  • Ensures a high level of quality, cleanliness and safety in all food preparation.
  • Assists in the washing of dishes and food packaging containers.
  • Ensures food safety and follow safe food handling and sanitary procedures.
  • Assists in storage of supplies using the first in first out method, rotating stock; ensures proper storage of products.
  • Assists with general maintenance and cleanliness of site and provides support with other duties as required.
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies;
  • takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.

  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Children's Aid Society.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • Working towards and / or completion of some Post-Secondary courses in related field is an asset
  • Experience in institutional cooking is an asset
  • Excellent customer service
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality
  • Bilingualism (French / English) is an asset
  • Able to participate actively in a team for organizational effectiveness
  • Ability to work effectively with others and independently to achieve optimal collective results
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Food Handlers Certificate, First Aid, WHIMIS is an asset
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, including days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays required
  • The position requires the following Core Association Competencies : fundamental competence in : Effective Interpersonal Communications;
  • Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration;
  • Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion

    Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

    The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association.

    We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

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