Position title

As a Relief Cook, you will prepare food (up to 75 meals per service) and ensure the nutritional needs of the residents are met.  The Relief Cook works collaboratively with the kitchen staff team to perform regular kitchen duties, including menu preparation, inventory, ordering/stocking of supplies, and ensuring food quality and kitchen/dining room cleanliness.

What you bring to the team
  • You bring 2+ years of experience as a Cook, serving over 50 individuals per sitting in a cafeteria/restaurant/camp cook setting.
  • You have 2+ years’ baking experience.
  • You possess a food preparation/cooking certificate, food handling certification, WHMIS and Standard First Aid
  • You have a proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labor, and wastage to meet budget requirements.
  • You are knowledgeable in community resources related to food and shelter.
  • You describe yourself as someone who utilizes a harm reduction, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach.
  • You have an ability to connect with individuals from different backgrounds who are facing sexual exploitation, abuse, addictions, mental health, or homelessness.

Important work you will do at e4c
  • Prepare nutritional, fresh, and quality meals for snacks, lunch (up to 50), and supper (up to 75) service users following the Canada Food Guide.
  • Plan and create menu items that align with fresh and local market trends and Edmonton’s food and urban agriculture strategy with the Kitchen and Facility Manager.
  • Ensure standards of quality, innovation and presentation are met.
  • Maintain documentation of food inventory and kitchen supplies.
  • Provide innovative solutions for managing a small enterprise according to resources.
  • Ensure kitchen/dining room locations, dishes, cooking instruments, and equipment are cleaned and sanitized.
  • Adhere to public health protocols, food safety, and occupational health and safety standards.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e4c continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to e4c’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 Full Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees at e4c.  If an individual is unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act, e4c will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation. Candidates seeking a reasonable accommodation on this basis will be required to provide relevant documentation in support of the request for a reasonable accommodation.

Employment Type
Job Location
Working Hours
Varied shifts, including weekdays, weeknights, overnights; must fulfill a minimum of 1 shift/month
Salary and Benefits


Date posted
August 11, 2021
Closing Date
September 30, 2021
Background Check Process & Requirements

Prior to successful employment with e4c, applicants are required to submit a clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check. Applicants seeking a front line role are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check. 

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@e4calberta.org


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Position: Cook

Thank you for submitting your application and for your interest in e4c. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only individuals who have been shortlisted will be contacted.