Cook 2, Outlets (Part Time)

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2024-67
Number of Positions: 1
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: $20.09
Maximum Rate: $25.48
Target Start Date: 07/02/2024

Cook 2, Outlets (Part-Time) 
Regular Part-Time 
Up to 24 hours per week on an as-needed basis; Must be available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends
Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, attracting approximately one million visitors annually. The AGO Collection of more than 120,000 works of art ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art to significant works by Indigenous and Canadian artists and European masterpieces.
We are currently seeking a Cook 2, Outlets (Part-Time) to join our Food & Beverage Bistro team. Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Culinary Operations, F&B, the incumbent will participate in all food preparation, set up, service and breakdown of lunch brunch or dinner shifts as scheduled.
The rate of pay for this position is $20.09 – $25.48 per hour. 
What is this position responsible for? 
1. Organizes, prepares and executes mis en place items for the outlet’s services according to standard recipes and directives of Chef on Duty including:
  • Preparation of all cold and hot items for service including but not limited to vegetables, starches, desserts, sandwiches and salads.
  • Set up and organization of station for optimum quality product, and efficient, timely service.
  • Boiling, steaming, sautéing and plating and garnishing of all relevant items.
  • Responds to guest requests and special dietary needs as required
2. Participates in post Service breakdown:
  • Ensures proper food storage and product turnover.
  • Cleans and sanitizes station and equipment to departmental standards.
  • Cleans and maintains fridge and relevant storage areas to ensure proper food storage, product turnover, product disposal and recycling of all relevant food products.
  • Identifies product and/or prep needs to Chef on Duty
3. Maintains knowledge of safety and sanitation codes, ensuring quality standards are met.
4. Ensures food is of good quality and seasoned appropriately by regularly tasting and assessing quality and freshness.
What are we looking for? 
  • A few years’ experience in 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.
What are the benefits of working at the AGO? 
  • Discount on Goodlife Fitness Annual Membership.
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO.
  • Discounts on admissions to Partner attractions, galleries, and museums.
  • Free admission to the AGO for friends and family, discounts at the gift shop, bistro, and Learning Centre.
  • The Gallery will provide restaurant employees with one (1) pair of black dress shoes every two (2) years. 
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, apply now!
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility: 
At the AGO, we lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions, and programs, reflecting the diverse community we serve. Committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, we embed these values into our strategic plan and ongoing priorities.
To Apply: 
Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications online at We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.