Cook 1 - Pastry

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2023-3
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: $21.19
Maximum Rate: $26.47
Target Start Date: 01/30/2023

Cook 1, Pastry

Occasional Part-Time

(Up to 24 hours per week on an as-needed basis; must be available weekdays, early morning, weekends, evenings)


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 a Cook 1, Pastry to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Chefs, the incumbent will participate in all food preparation, set up, service and break down of lunch brunch or dinner shifts as scheduled. He/She/They monitors productivity of stations to make sure service setup and tear down is done accurately and safely.

Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications, we’d love to hear from you!

  • 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.

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

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
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO


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. Our Food & Beverage team has been participating in the training sessions and will continue to implement what they have learned to make sure they create a positive space for all.

The AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission, vision and values. At the AGO, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and are dedicated to hiring employees who reflect the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage candidates who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ and people with disabilities to apply for this new and exciting role. 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.

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






External Application Deadline: 02/24/2023