Part Time Cook

PART TIME COOK -Minimum 20 hours per week

 Start Date: ASAP

Location: Melancthon, ON

Wage: $16.30/hour

 Pine River Institute is an innovative co-ed residential treatment program for teens struggling with addictive behaviours. We are a family-centered program comprised of 4 phases: Wilderness (Outdoor Leadership Experience), Residential, Transition, and Aftercare. Every student, upon entering the program, spends 8 or more weeks in Huntsville before moving to the residence. Day-to-day activities in wilderness include canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, group initiatives, group and individual therapy, and journaling. Youths live and work in nature in groups of up to eight, with three staff.

Our campus is situated on 200 acres of spectacular Niagara Escarpment land near Shelburne, Ontario. The program here includes outdoor education, individual, group, and family therapy, expressive arts, athletics, and life skills, as well as the more traditional academic offerings.
The ideal candidate will possess a passion for healthy cooking, good time management skills, able to multitask and the ability to work well unsupervised. This position would appeal to someone who enjoys cooking fresh, simple meals for large groups of people (40-60 persons).

Reports to: Executive Chef /Kitchen Manager and Assistant Kitchen Manager

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with preparation of meals for students, staff and visitors

  • Assist with maintaining the quality of food served, nutrition and cleanliness according to food safety regulations

  • Assist in the integration of the kitchen as part of the overall educational experience available to the students.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in food service industry, as a

  • Experience in rotating bulk, frozen and fresh food

  • Must have current certification in Ontario Food Handler’s

  • Experience cooking for those with dietary restrictions an asset.

  • Knowledge of WHMIS

  • Previous experience cooking for 50+

  • Mature, reliable with a good sense of

  • Team

  • Ability to work with no supervision

  • Able to prioritize duties and work within time

  • Police check and Vulnerable Sector Clearance required at candidates expense.

  • Computer experience an asset

 Interested candidates should apply to Jennifer Rutledge, Manager Human Resources in writing jennifer.r@pineriverinstitute.com fax 519-925-9220, mail 606060 River Road, Mulmur ON L9V 0S9.

 We offer competitive compensation, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative program. Guaranteed increases every 6 months for 2yrs; 3 week’s pro-rated Vacation, Health and Dental & LTD Benefits.

 In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Pine River Institute strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you require an accommodation, please advise in advance of attending the interview