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Cornerstone - Culinary Coordinator

Culinary Coordinator

Full Time Contract (end date of approx. January 9, 2024 with the Possibility of Extension)

 Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone) has an exciting opportunity in which you get to work within the Residential Services team to ensure a strong, innovative support system is in place for women and children impacted by family violence in Northumberland County.

We are looking to work with energetic and empathetic individuals who share our steadfast commitment to ending gender-based violence.  We are driven by our internal agency values of leadership, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and innovation.

The successful candidate will join a compassionate, caring and forward-thinking team of professionals.  We provide an attractive benefits package that includes vacation, sick, wellness, and personal time, employer paid health and dental coverage.

We are committed to maintaining a positive and healthy workplace culture through consistent collaboration, open communication, and ongoing training and development opportunities throughout our organization.  We are deeply proud of the culture we have developed, and the staff who continue to help us shape it.

We’d love to have you join us!
As an ever evolving organization Cornerstone hires on a regular basis.  Some recent hires had the following to say about Cornerstone and the work that we do:


“Coming to work for Cornerstone was like coming into a community I didn’t even know I needed to be a part of until I was here.”
                                                                                                – Stephanie

“Within the first few weeks of being a part of Cornerstone, I knew I was in the right place, doing the right work.  My ideas, experience and questions were welcomed, and I have been given the freedom to deliver program in a manner that is authentic to me.  The team at Cornerstone is caring, passionate, empathetic and supportive.  What we do for women and children in Northumberland goes beyond valuable.  It is necessary.”

                                                                                                – Jennifer


What can I expect to do in this role?

    • Plan menus that meet program guidelines
    • Cook and prepare meals
    • Maintain food inventories
    • Maintain food stock levels and rotation system
    • Oversee kitchen chores and duties
    • Provide clients and new staff with basic instruction regarding safe food handling practices
    • Ensure basic health and safety and safe food handling procedures are followed
    • Engage with clients to demonstrate proper use of kitchen equipment (e.g. dish sterilizer)
    • Engage with clients to identify dietary restrictions, needs, food allergies and sensitivities, and food preferences
    • Provide basic cooking classes to clients on an as needed basis
    • Clean resident kitchen twice daily in coordination with the cleaners
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of food storage areas
    • Complete regular checks of safety equipment
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of storage areas in the shelter
    • Coordinate with designated external contractors and suppliers to support the smooth running of the shelter and physical plant
    • Contribute to maintaining the cleanliness of the building and property

What do I need for this role?

    • Food preparation experience
    • Knowledge of nutrition and all relevant health and safety legislation
    • Sensitivity of issues related to family violence
    • Superior organizational skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Proven ability to work co-operatively as part of a team

What can I expect from Cornerstone?

    • Competitive rate of $19.92 - $20.94 per hour for 35 hours per week and a competitive benefits package
    • Participate in a culture that is committed to staff wellness and engagement

If you are interested in the above position, please forward your cover letter and resume via email to

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodations are available, upon request, to support applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  For more information, or other opportunities, please visit our website at:

This is a continuous posting.  The screening and selection processes is ongoing.  This posting will be made available until the position has been filled.