Cook 2 - Events (Part Time)

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2024-18
Number of Positions: 4
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: 05/06/2024

Cook 2, Events   

 Occasional Part-Time   


(Up to 24 hours per week on an as-need basis; must be available weekday, weekends, evenings, and holidays)  



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 2, Events to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Events Chef, the incumbent will participate in all food preparation, set up, service and break down of Special Event Menus, with specific responsibility to starches, vegetables, hors d’oeuvre production, appetizers and salads.


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?

  • Competitive salary  

  • Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & Discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)  

  • Discounts to GoodLife Fitness  

  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO  

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

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

  • Three (3) years 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  

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.