University of Waterloo


Requisition ID 2023-10507
Food Services
Employment Type
Time Type
Hiring Range
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Food Services (CUPE)


Prepare innovative, fresh, and great tasting food in an efficient and consistent manner while following department specifications, recipes and techniques in a self-directed manner. Uphold kitchen maintenance standards. 


There are 2 Regular Reoccurring (CUPE) positions available. These positions work 33 weeks per year (35 hours per week) Normally from September to April. 


This position is contingent on funding.


The duties and responsibilities will vary widely depending on location, shift, task assignment, menu and other factors.  Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of menu items and estimate the amount required while minimizing wastage
  • Maintaining an efficient production of menu items by functionally directing the work of kitchen staff when required
  • Sanitation of equipment and utensils to maintain a high degree of food safety and quality
  • Informing the supervisor when lack of stock for menu items occurs and upon receiving request for preparation of food items for special banquets and catering functions
  • Complete Food Safety certification training


  • Hold a valid Red Seal certification
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a large volume kitchen environment
  • Knowledgeable in the safe, sanitary use of food production equipment, food handling and storage and must be able to meet production schedules with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to direct the work of others when necessary
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, customer oriented environment
  • Ability to read, write and interpret instructions to produce high quality food products from a rotating menu schedule

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


Positions are open to qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. 


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


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