Cook to Make a Difference

Job Postings, Kitchen

Do you have personal and commercial cooking experience? Do you love community, food, sustainability and seniors? Are you comfortable in a dynamic work environment, filled with life, volunteers and change?

Santropol Roulant is looking for someone to complete its kitchen brigade! Here’s what the community cook job entails:


  • Working under the supervision of Aidan the kitchen programs manager;
  • Coordinating a team of kitchen volunteers for our regular Meals-on-Wheels service;
  • Preparing customized and creative meals on the fly for clients with food restrictions;
  • Processing and preserving food for regular service use as part of our food cycle program;
  • Assisting with other kitchen programs in areas like workshops, canning, and catering.


  • Passion for cooking, working in a kitchen and for using food to create social change;
  • Experience with cooking for large numbers of people on a daily basis;
  • Experience and excitement about working with volunteers from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience creating menus appropriate for people with specific dietary needs an asset;
  • Understanding of food security issues in Montreal and nutritional needs of seniors;
  • Attention to detail, especially in relation to cleanliness and hygiene;
  • Comfortable working in English and French, other languages an asset;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team work skills;
  • Excited about working in a collaborative and dynamic work environment;
  • At ease with working under pressure while maintaining a supportive atmosphere for volunteers.


The position will be paid at a rate of $16.38 – $17.20 per hour, depending on experience, as well as paid personal and sick hours, quarterly wellness and leisure transfers, a personal equipment allowance and a paid lunch hour for full work days.

We’ll be accepting applications until January 16, 2021.

Our service runs from Monday to Saturday all year round, and interested candidates would have a measure of flexibility to work mornings and afternoons and occasional evenings and holidays. 

This job may require lifting loads of 25 lbs, regularly as well as moving stock up and down stairs, standing, crouching and bending. 

Fill out the online application form and submit your letter or interest and resume today! Make sure to mention the Community Cook position. 

As an organization that works to break social and economic isolation and bring people together across social barriers, Santropol Roulant recognizes that people who experience structural oppression and marginalization have a lot to offer and are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Our office space is step-free, has accessible washrooms, second floor, terrace and parts of our third floor gardens. Come as you are and let’s break social isolation together!