Food Services Staff - Relief

The Mustard Seed Calgary, Alberta

Do you have experience working in a commercial kitchen and a passion for helping those most vulnerable in our community? The Mustard Seed is looking for a Food Services Worker to assist with preparing meals for our city's most vulnerable population. 

Reporting to the Shelter Food Services Supervisor, the Food Services Staff member is responsible, as part of a team, to assist with preparing meals for our guests. Food Services Staff will also ensure all food deliveries from suppliers and donations are received, sorted, and stored in the most efficient manner.

Position Type: Casual
Schedule: Morning Shifts (5:30am - 1pm); Evening Shifts (1:00pm - 9:00pm)
Reporting to: Food Services Supervisor
Location: Foothills Shelter, Calgary


  • Receives, verifies orders and stores all purchased food and kitchen items;
  • Receives donated goods, sorts and moves to appropriate area;
  • Places food on the giveaway carts during meal times;
  • Oversees stored food rotation;
  • Maintains Occupational Health & Safety Standards;
  • Follows the Environmental Health Services Guidelines regarding how food is prepared, handled, and stored;
  • Keeps all food inventories up-to-date;
  • Tracks statistics i.e. temp. audits, serving stats, Fine Ops;
  • Greets and welcomes all donors in a professional and respectful manner;
  • Cook/prep or assist with preparing and serving of meals.
  • Maintains cleanliness of kitchen; i.e. Floors, countertops, walls.
  • Works in dish-pit, cleaning cook ware and dishes;
  • Works alongside volunteers;
  • Respect and follow necessary boundaries with coworkers, volunteers and guests;
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • A preferred minimum of one (1) year experience working in the Food Service Industry
  • Valid certificate from the Alberta Health Services Food Safety course
  • Willingness to learn more advanced cooking skills
  • Ability to successfully prepare food in a commercial kitchen for a large number of clients
  • Be willing to take any necessary training the Mustard Seed requires
  • Ability to resolve conflicts as they arise
  • Availability to work weekends
  • Customer service experience


  • This position requires moderate amounts of walking, climbing, standing, sitting, lifting, carrying, and daily interactions with colleagues and guests;
  • Fast paced and demanding work environment;
  • Desire to serve in a Christian ministry;
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and sign our statement of faith


  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer


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  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please
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