Career Details

Facilities Cook

Full Time | Monday to Friday

At Odyssey House, our vision is to help women and children break free from the cycle of family violence.  As a member of our team, you will help to ensure consistent implementation of agency policies and procedures and ensure all staff, residents and clients are cared for.

Summary of Position

Reporting to the Facilities Manager, the main objective of the Facilities Cook is to prepare food using raw ingredients and various cooking techniques for up to 42 women and children seven (7) days per week. In conjunction with the Facilities Manager, the Facilities Cook is responsible to meal plan and refine the meal plan when necessary and to accommodate any dietary restrictions.  The facilities cook will assist with food cost tracking, inventory and weekly food orders.  In addition, they are responsible for the cleanliness of cooking equipment and work areas and will ensure food is prepared according to Food Safe guidelines.  In addition to the planning and preparation to daily meals, the Facilities Cook is responsible to prepare food trays for onsite meetings and weekly Groups as requested. Occasional guidance and supervision of kitchen volunteers is required.


  • Prepare healthy and nutritious meals of residential clients, ensuring cultural and dietary requirements are provided for and allergies and food intolerances are respected
  • Prepare and process food orders as required and within budget
  • Ensure kitchen surfaces, dishes, utensils, and appliances are properly cleaned and maintained
  • Participate in health inspections
  • Ensure consistent communication and support of clients in both the emergency and second stage shelter
  • Interact with the public wishing to make food donations to the shelter, accepting or referring items as appropriate
  • Seek out, inquire, and engage in new opportunities and education in areas where development is necessary
  • Accommodate clients wishing to prepare their own meal(s)
  • Prepare and give instructions to ensure weekend meals are organized and scheduled


The successful applicant will possess one or more of the following:

  • Grade 12 or GED
  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Experience planning and preparing meals for large groups in a professional capacity considered an asset
  • Valid class 5 drivers license and a safe and reliable vehicle

Skills and Abilities

The successful applicant will possess the following:

  • Exceptional planning and organizational ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of Alberta Health Standards for residential facilities
  • Ability to work on your feet for up to 10 hours per day
  • Able to lift/carry up to 35lbs

What We Offer

  • $19.78/hour
  • Excellent employee benefits including health, dental, wellness days, sick days, and a pension plan with employer matching
  • Employer paid training opportunities

The successful applicant will be required to submit the following documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment: Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Record Check (C.Y.I.M), First Aid & CPR certification, and Suicide Prevention Training Program.

While we sincerely thank all applicants who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 12:00pm

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