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University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
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Date Posted: 06/29/2022
Req ID:25504
Faculty/Division: University College
Department: UC Food Services
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


University College is the founding college of the University of Toronto, a welcoming community built on traditions of openness, inclusivity, and diversity. Our student programs, such as the Commuter Student Centre, address issues of social justice from a variety of perspectives and help our students develop the skills to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world around them. We are also home to professors from a range of disciplines who are leading researchers in their fields, committed to undergraduate education. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni at University College work together to ensure that all thrive in our vibrant community.

Under general supervision, the successful candidate will cook food in accordance with established recipes in a cafeteria operation, as well as lead a group of cafeteria works.

Typical Duties:

  • Cooks food in accordance with established recipes and menus;
  • Prepares vegetables, meats and pastries for cooking;
  • Sets out food in appropriate containers to be served, and garnishes;
  • Ensures cooking and preparation areas and utensils used are cleaned after use;
  • May assist in the preparation of menus;
  • Instructs cafeteria workers in the preparation of food; and
  • Other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications for Selection:


Completion of grad 12 or equivalent, some post-secondary culinary couress are desirable.


3 years of related work experience, further education may be substituted for experience.


Physical ability to perform required duties, ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written), tact in dealing with people and ability to lead. Successful completion of food safety training.


Please note the sessional period is from September to April.

Shift Details:

  • Tuesdays: 10:30 – 19:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:30 – 19:00
  • Thursdays: 10:30 – 19:00
  • Fridays: 11:30 – 20:00
  • Saturdays: 11:30 – 20:00

Closing Date: 07/11/2022,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Ancillary Operations
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: Probationary Rate: $20.19/hr --Job Rate: $22.39/hr
Job Category: Hospitality

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Job Segment: Food Safety, Chef, Culinary, Quality, Hospitality


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

Work where the world comes to think.

Work where the world comes to discover.

Work where the world comes to learn.


Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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