Deadline Date: 2021/07/13

Location:  Kenora

Are you a food service professional experienced in volume cooking and baking? If so, bring your culinary expertise to the Kenora Jail where you will prepare, cook, and assemble standard and special diet meals in a conventional institutional kitchen.

Posting Date:
 1430 River Drive
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Varied
 Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, culinary management, food services worker
Please note:
• This position requires you to work on an on-call basis. The hours of work are 0 to 40 hours per week, including weekends and statutory holidays, based on operational requirements and with no guaranteed hours.
• The Kenora Jail is located at:1430 River Drive, Kenora(Please click on address link for a map of where the jail is located)
• This position requires working with and supervising inmate helpers (and will be eligible for an Custodial Responsibility Allowance)

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide team leadership within the cooking operation for the correctional institution
• Provide direction and support to inmate helpers
• Prepare and assemble meals
• Maintain an inventory of supplies
• Ensure the safety and security of helpers, staff and equipment
• Maintain proper sanitary conditions in the kitchen area
• Other duties, as required

How do I qualify?


• Possession of Journeyman Chef's Certificate as issued by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities or sufficient acceptable experience in volume cooking
• Valid First Aid and Heartsaver Certificate or the ability to obtain upon hire
• You are able and willing to work shift work, weekends, and holidays

Food Services Knowledge and Skills

• You have knowledge of volume cooking/baking methods and safety principles
• You can prepare and assemble a high volume of meals
• You have knowledge and experience with various diets (i.e. lifestyle, medical, religious)
• You have knowledge of food safety practices
• You have knowledge of health and safety practices and standards
• You have demonstrated ability to understand and follow organizational policies/protocols in order to acquire knowledge of institutional policies and maintain safety and security of kitchen

Communication and Team Leadership Skills

• You can work with staff, inmate helpers, and service providers to address issues
• You have team leadership skills to provide instruction and direction to kitchen helpers and inmate helpers in cooking methods and kitchen cleanliness and appraise performance
• You have written communication skills to prepare various reports

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

• You can identify and resolve equipment/appliance malfunctions, supply shortage, sanitation and hygiene control, and food service issues



This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after April 13, 2021. This posting may be extended but could close at any time after this date without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Please apply online only at, quoting Job ID 162636, by Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Ontario Public Service
Position Title:
 Talen Acquisition
Company Name:
 Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
 5700 Yonge St
Postal Code:
 M2M 4K5
Web Address:

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