Urgently hiring a Prep Cook
Join our team, as we offer Torontonians a Better Life Through Food!
ABOUT FRESH CITY
Fresh City, founded in 2011 by Ran Goel, is a city farm and retailer of farm-fresh, organic produce and prepared food. Each day we make locally and organically sourced meal kits and chef-inspired meals, salads, snacks and breakfasts from scratch. In late 2018 we acquired Mabel’s Bakery, a popular bakery in Toronto, producing artisan breads and pastries. Shortly after, in early 2019, we acquired The Healthy Butcher, a pioneer in organic and 100% grass-fed beef. We farm in Downsview Park as well as at Baka on Highway 427, and we have eight retail locations between our three brands. Fresh City delivers straight to our customers’ doors or to pick-up locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. By bringing makers and eaters together, we are changing how people think about food.
As a Prep Cook, you are responsible for ensuring that the quality and consistency of prepared food products within the Mabel's, Healthy Butcher and Fresh City brands are maintained while working with the rest of the Prepared Foods Team, helping to ensure that production targets are met.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Following existing recipes and processes to make salads, dips, fillings, sauces and assemble entrées
Cooking meat and vegetable proteins to be sold as is or used in sandwiches, salads and entrées
Canning and preserving jams, pickles, soups and sauces
Prepping vegetables and starches as mis en place for daily production needs
Portioning and labelling finished goods for sale
Labelling and storing goods raw goods, mis en place, sauces, etc. correctly, ensuring proper date rotation
Assistance with ingredient, packaging and label inventories
Other duties as required including but not limited to;
Assisting with other production areas as needed, including pastry, packing, and sandwiches
Handling machinery including but not limited to ovens, blenders and food processing equipment
Following all food handling protocols as set by the kitchen and the board of health.
Cleaning and sanitizing all work surfaces
Cleaning and maintaining all shared equipment
Other Duties as Required
WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING TO THE TABLE:
Works well in a team setting (agreeable, courteous and positive).
Reliable (always shows up on time)
Organized and able to work quickly
Pay close attention to detail and are able to work neatly
Can work independently, but not afraid to ask for help.
One year of commercial kitchen experience
Interest/knowledge in organics/farming/local food an asset
You LOVE food and have a PASSION for anything delicious
Reporting to Kitchen Leads and Director, Kitchen Operations
Full time (37.5 hours per week), including weekends (one weekend day is a must). As part of our efforts to Increase the safety of our staff during the Covid Pandemic, we are currently working four, ten hour shifts per week
Hourly Wage: $15 per hour plus $2 premium pay during Covid Pandemic
Primary office: 53 Samor Road
Food discounts across Fresh City, The Healthy Butcher & Mabel’s Bakery
Medical, Dental and Necessary clothing allowance after probationary period
We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Fresh City is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, and Indigenous status. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.