Line Cook

Student Employment · Cambridge, Ontario
Department Student Employment
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $18.00 per hour

Position: Line Cook

Location: Conestoga College – Reuter Drive Campus, Cambridge (may be eligible to work at other locations as needed)

Reports to: Food Services Supervisor

Time Requirement: Up to 20 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $18.00

Company Overview

Conestoga Students Incorporated (“CSI”) was founded in 1973 and is the official student association representing more than 21,000 students at all Conestoga College campuses. All full-time fee-paying students are the owners and customers of CSI, and we are dedicated to serving the students to the best of our ability.

Conestoga Student Services Incorporated (“CSSI”), in close collaboration with CSI, provides the students of Conestoga College with a variety of services related to food, hospitality, and wellness.

For more information on what we do and the services we offer, please check out our website at:

Position Overview

Line Cooks are responsible for preparing food items for a full-serve restaurant while maintaining a healthy and safe kitchen workspace. In the course of this work, Line Cooks will be required to use hot cooktops, sharp tools, and other cooking equipment. Occasionally, restocking and storing inventory will also be necessary.

In carrying out the duties of this position, a great deal of autonomy is exercised with final overview by the Food Services Supervisor. It is also important that the Line Cooks work extremely closely with the Food Services Supervisor to ensure that they are up to date on the basic overall operations of the restaurant. In all activities, it is crucial that the Line Cooks recognize that service to students and guests is a top priority.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Prepare and cook food items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering events in accordance with the provided specifications/recipes
  • Follow all specifications for ingredients and plate presentation
  • Operate cooktops and other kitchen equipment
  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining kitchen equipment
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment to ensure the health & safety of guests and coworkers at all times; clean and sanitize all work areas and frequently touched surfaces before and after every use, including (but not limited to): food preparation areas, cooking equipment, storage areas, floors, service areas
  • Work as a team with fellow Food Services staff

Other General Duties

  • Work in accordance with corporate by-laws, policies and procedures, particularly to the CSSI Mission Statement
  • Practise professionalism and impartiality when handling sensitive personal information
  • Maintain confidentiality for business practices
  • Strict adherence to Health & Safety laws, policies, and procedures
  • Adhere to CSSI’s work attire standards
  • Work in an organized manner where detail, accuracy, and confidentiality are critical
  • Attend meetings and committees when required
  • Work with members of the College to build strong relationships between CSSI and Conestoga College
  • Mandatory attendance at monthly staff meetings and CSSI-related training days
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

This position may spend long periods of time standing and walking. Lifting of supplies and materials up to 50lbs may also be required from time to time.

Environmental Conditions

This position performs work primarily in an enclosed food preparation area and is faced with frequent interruptions and changing priorities. Work is also required with and near hazardous kitchen equipment, including (but not limited to) a cooking range and sharp objects. Some work may be required after regular hours and on weekends.

Sensory Demands

This position may require long periods of work in a warm and busy environment.

Mental Demands

This position is expected to maintain a consistent sense of urgency while completing multiple competing priorities within short timeframes, which can cause significant stress. The incumbent also deals with a wide variety of people on various issues.


  • Must be available to work up to 20 hours per week on days, evenings, and weekends as required
  • Candidates will be asked to demonstrate the following:
    • Deep understanding of best practices in cooking and food preparation
    • Understanding of CSSI’s food services
    • Comprehension of instructions and information relating to CSSI’s food services
    • Customer service skills
    • Cultural competence
  • Food Handler’s Certificate is a great asset but not required


Student Eligibility

All students in this position must:

  • Be in a full-time degree, diploma or certificate program at Conestoga College
  • Maintain a full-time course load. Part-time studies may be allowed for students who are registered with Accessibility Services and require a reduced load
    • For Spring term positions (May to August), students must be returning to full-time studies in the Fall term in order to be eligible.
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number

International students must:

  • Hold a valid Canadian study permit that allows on-campus employment
  • Adhere to all requirements stated on their study permit
  • Adhere to all Canadian student visa requirements


Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion

Conestoga Students Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity for employment without regard to any prohibited ground of discrimination. If you anticipate any need for accommodations for disabilities in the process of applying, interviewing, or working, please feel free to let us know as soon as possible and at any time so that we are most equipped to provide a barrier-free experience.

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  • Location
    Cambridge, Ontario
  • Department
    Student Employment
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $18.00 per hour