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Head Chef job in Toronto

Fresh City Farms, Inc. jobs
Ontario, Toronto
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Food & Beverage Production
Job Type:  Operations
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Food & Nutrition
Company Name:  Fresh City Farms, Inc.

Country:  United States
State / Province:  Ontario
City:  Toronto
Zip / Postal Code:  M6A 1J2


About Us

Fresh City is a city farm and local and organic grocer. We deliver and retail produce, recipe kits and prepared meals to thousands of homes across the GTA, including the downtown core. We are building an alternative food system that works for farmers, eaters and the planet. Our mission is to empower people to make conscious food choices.

About the Position

Fresh City is looking for a Head Chef to lead our over a dozen (awesome) kitchen team. You are a talented team player ready to take our prepared food program to the next level. 

We pride ourselves on our mission-oriented and collegial work environment. This is an opportunity to live your values, be creative, lead a passionate team, all while working daytime hours.

Who we are looking for:

  • You can motivate a team around a common goal -- you are good at recognizing and honing talent; you bring out the best in your team; you lead by example. 

  • You are extremely detail oriented -- you know how important it is to keep food costs at sustainable levels; you obsess about food tastes, textures and colours.

  • You are very organized -- you know what needs to get done in the next hour and day and are already thinking about how to tackle scheduling for next month'sstatutory holiday; you can take a perfect inventory in your sleep. 

  • You love food -- you are passionate about turning our local and organic ingredients into food that is crave-worthy and delicious. 

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Ensuring ingredient and labour cost goals are met. 

  • Hiring, reviewing and scheduling staff. 

  • Working with the recipe development team to take recipes from concept to finished product.

  • Ensuring compliance with our food safety and HACCP program.

  • Ensuring our daily production requirements are met while adhering to our quality standards.

  • Maintaining a positive and productive work environment.


  • Post-secondary education in culinary arts management, food preparation or similar

  • At least 5 years prior scratch-cooking experience.

  • Food Handlers Certification

  • At least 2 years kitchen leadership experience



  • Competitive pay

  • Food credit and employee discount

  • Health/Dental insurance after 6 months 

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