Cook 1, Outlets

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2023-107
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Temporary Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: up to 40 hours per week
Minimum Rate: $21.41
Maximum Rate: $26.74
Target Start Date: 05/23/2023
Target End Date: 01/31/2024

Cook 1, Outlets

Temporary Full-Time

(Up to 40 hours per week; must be available weekdays, evenings, and weekends)


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 Temporary Full-Time, Cook 1, Outlets to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Culinary Operations, the incumbent will participate in all food preparation, set up, service and break down of lunch brunch or dinner shifts as scheduled.

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
  • 10 paid sick days, annually
  • 1 paid personal day, annually
  • Extended health and dental coverage
  • Eligible for Pensionable earnings once you’ve worked with the gallery for one (1) year.
  • Paid overtime after 8 hours worked daily, afternoon premiums for shifts after 4pm, statutory pay and premiums for working on a stat
  • Rest period (paid) and Meal break (unpaid) as per Collective Agreement on scheduled shifts
  • Paid safety shoes allowance, up to $150 annually


  • 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

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 leave it with our Shipping Dock addressed to the People Division which is located next to our Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul street. 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.