Job Posting

Head Cook

Position Title: Head Cook
Department: Camp Presqu’ile
 Worksite Location: Owen Sound / Camp Presqu’ile
Hours:44 hours per week
Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends, Nights; Monday – Sunday
Salary:$500.00 – 700.00 per week. Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date: June 17th 2024
Application Deadline: March 15,2024

Application Process:
Email resume, cover letter and YMCA Employment/Volunteer Application Form to:
Director of Camp Presqu’ile,
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Opportunity:

The Head Cook is responsible for building menus, all food ordering, prep and food service of each meal, ensuring a high cleanliness standard and managing the prep cooks. They are responsible for running the kitchen, and supervising Prep Cooks. The Head Cook must ensure that all meals and kitchen procedures are in accordance with the standards of the YMCA, the Ontario Camping Association and the Ministry of Health. This position is in place to ensure the safety of all clients in regard to dietary needs and allergies. The Head Cook must have good time management, an ability to multi task, understanding of healthy food options and be flexible. The Head Cook is supported and supervised by Summer Camp Director.

All camp staff will have the same shared goal of providing a positive and enriching experience to camper and leadership participants. Staff will be expected to engage in the Presqu’ile community by demonstrating appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission.

General Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management and planning skills
  • Minimum 3 years working in a kitchen
  • High standard of cleanliness with accordance to health regulations
  • Ability to work entire summer contract
  • 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 participants
  • Ability to plan and execute a variety of menu plans with the support of young staff working within the kitchen
  • Computer competency to place food orders through online ordering portal

Help Build a Stronger Community and Better World:
This is the opportunity for you if you have a:
• Genuine desire to help others take the first steps towards lasting health.
• Welcoming spirit and are ready to invite people to join the YMCA.
• Positive outlook that contributes to a YMCA community that people want to keep coming back to.
• Willingness to learn about the YMCA standards of service and to deliver exceptional YMCA member experiences.
• Availability to work flexible hours including evenings, opening shifts, and/or weekends.
• Fundamental belief that it takes a team effort to put YMCA members at the centre of all we do.

Just Some of the Benefits of Working at the YMCA…
• Comprehensive and ongoing training.
• Free YMCA membership.
• Flexible work schedules.
• Working with fun, passionate and dependable co-workers.

The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust and Safety:
As part a of trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent service and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:
• Confirm you are minimum 18 years of age
• Confirm you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Provide a current Standard First Aid, CPR-C, & AED certificate (or willingness to complete prior to starting work).

• Provide a current Safe Food Handler Certification (or willingness to complete prior to starting work)
• Provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check / Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than ninety (90) days preceding your start date.
• Provide 3 professional references.

Demonstrate your sincere interest in this position by:
o Confirming minimum three (3) years experience working in food service
o Be willing and able to live on-site at Camp Presqu’ile from June to September if not located locally with the ability to drive to site daily.

The YMCA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equality:
The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce 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 during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.



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