Title: Cafeteria General Kitchen Helper

Location: Ottawa

Reporting to: Cafeteria Manager

General Objective:

  • To assist the Cafeteria Manager to prepare and serve food items to employees and/or contractors and visitors as well as maintain food service facilities in a safe and sanitary condition.

Responsibilities: Duties, and Tasks:

Hours of work (subject to change): Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm including 30 minute unpaid break daily which may be split into two breaks.

Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, including 30 minute unpaid break daily which may be split into two breaks.

  • Arranges setup for food items, supplies, serving lines and equipment for the purpose of ensuring that items are provided in accordance with cafeteria requirements.
  • Cleans utensils, equipment, and the storage, food preparation and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining sanitary conditions.
  • Collects payment using cash register.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions for the purpose of maintaining equipment in safe working order.
  • Other duties as may be required.


  • Cooking experience in a high volume establishment.
  • Food handler certification from City of Ottawa
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple verbal and written instruction
  • Basic math skills, with ability to calculate change
  • Ability to use serving and preparation tools and equipment
  • Good understanding of food handling safety practices
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work with others
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of the work day
  • Requires lifting up to 35 lbs, bending, twisting, reaching, grasping and pushing food trolleys
  • Must be eligible to obtain Secret level security clearance