Cook 2 - Events (Part Time)

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2022-502
Number of Positions: 2
Job Status: Regular Part-Time
Hours & Days of Work: up to 24 hours per week; must be available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends
Minimum Rate: $18.45
Maximum Rate: $23.41
Target Start Date: 12/05/2022

Cook 2, Events

Regular Part-Time
(Up to 24 hours per week; must be available to work weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays)


Are you interested in joining a culinary team that works together to create a variety of different menus that align with our major exhibitions and our clients needs? Are you skilled at moving around a kitchen and multi-tasking? Do you have experience in using various ingredients and cooking techniques? If you answered yes, the Cook 2, Events position might be the right fit for you!

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 more than 1 million visitors annually. Focused on delivering content of exceptional quality and contemporary relevance, the AGO is deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, and strengthening its recognition on a global scale. At the AGO, our Food and Beverage team has the opportunity to get creative and build menus and culinary experiences that reflect our featured exhibitions and art pieces.

We are currently searching for a Regular Part-Time Cook 2, Events who will be an integral part of the AGO Food and Beverage team. He/She/They will participate in organizing the prep, food service, and close of large scale food production. They will also participate in the food preparation, set up, service and break down of Special Event Menus.

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

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A few year’s experience at a high quality, volume, and hospitality or retail operation.
  • Understanding 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of cultural difference, sensitivity, awareness and lived experience


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
  • Regular part-time employees shall receive vacation pay four percent (4%) of total earnings for up to two (2) years of service & will increase to 6% after 2 years of service.
  • Regular part-time who complete two hundred (200) hours of work become eligible to accumulate sick days. Seven (7) hours sick credits for each two hundred (200) hours of work
  • 1 paid personal day, annually
  • Part Time – paid in lieu of benefits (7.5%) 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
  • The Gallery will provide restaurant employees with one (1) pair of black dress shoes every two (2) years


  • 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 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 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.

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, 2SLGBTQI 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.


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.

External Application Deadline: 01/09/2023