Cook 2 - Pastry (OCC)

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2024-7
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Occasional Part-Time
Hours & Days of Work: up to 24 hours per week on an as-needed basis
Minimum Rate: $18.64
Maximum Rate: $23.65
Target Start Date: 02/09/2024

Cook 2, Pastry   

Occasional Part-Time   

(Up to 24 hours per week on an as-needed basis; shifts based on banquet business levels)   


Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to approximately 1 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking an Occasional Part-Time, Cook 2, Pastry to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Manager, Culinary Operations, F&B, the incumbent will participate in pastry production for all Food & Beverage (F&B) venues with specific responsibility to Special Events and Restaurant.

Interested so far? Learn more about why AGO would be a great fit below.

The Gallery continually strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace. We offer diversity and inclusion training to our staff and volunteers so they can continually learn and contribute to fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable to come to work as they are.

The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees programs that support wellness and enhance the job experience. If our employees need assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to them. The Gallery also takes part in the city and province’s reciprocal benefits program, allowing our employees access to city and province discounts.

What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?

  • Discount on Goodlife Fitness Annual Membership  
  • Discounts on admissions to Partner attractions, galleries and museums  
  • Regular part-time and occasional part-time employees shall receive pay for public holidays  
  • Part-time employees shall receive vacation pay four percent (4%) of total earnings  
  • Eligible for Pensionable earnings once you've worked with the gallery for two (2) consecutive years.  
  • Rest period (paid) and Meal break (unpaid) as per Collective Agreement on scheduled shifts  


  • Lifeworks, log-in to view “Perks” – discounts and price breaks including travel, health care, personal purchases  
  • Lifeworks program – mental health support and direction, personal counselling options, toolkits and resources  
  • Dedicated Mental Health support program – provided by Not Myself Today – online access  

The rate of pay for this position is $18.64- $23.65 per hour 

If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, apply now!

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • 4 or more years directly related experience at a high quality, volume, hospitality or retail operation.   
  • Provincial Certificate of Qualification as Journeyman cook, or equivalent training or experience.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary creative cuisine.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of food handling and advanced cooking techniques.  
  • Demonstrated ability to handle all kitchen equipment, and demonstrate safe handling to others  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of food handling, safety and sanitation standards.  
  • Teamwork, time management, and organization skills.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hospitality practices and procedures  
  • Well-developed communication skills, able to expedite, call line, in absence of chef/sous chef.  
  • Teamwork, time management, and organization skills.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural difference, sensitivity, awareness and lived experience  

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. If you would prefer to submit your application in person, please address it to the People Division and leave it with our Shipping Dock, located next to the Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul St. The hours are you able to drop off your application are 8:30AM until 4:00PM Monday-Friday.   

We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.    

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.