Nutrition Hub Cook (MLSE LaunchPad)

  • Part-time

Company Description

At Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership (MLSE), we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that is representative of our community and where all employees feel they belong and can reach their full potential. We are Canada’s preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences and one of North America’s leading providers of exceptional fan experiences. We are the parent company of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the National Basketball Association’s Toronto Raptors, Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts and development teams with the Toronto Marlies (American Hockey League), Raptors 905 (NBA G League), Toronto FC II (MLS NEXT Pro League) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League.  

MLSE owns and/or operates all the venues our teams play and train in, including Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field, Coca-Cola Coliseum, Ford Performance Centre, BMO Training Ground, and OVO Athletic Centre. We also provide fans in Toronto with incredible live music and entertainment events, as well as exceptional culinary experiences through our restaurants (e11even and RS) and clubs (Hot Stove Club, ScotiaClub and Platinum Club). Through MLSE Foundation, we have invested more than $45 million into Ontario communities since 2009 and with MLSE LaunchPad, we provide a place where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential. 

We achieve all of this through our Common Purpose - to unite and empower our employees to create extraordinary moments for our fans and each other. Come be a part of the team. 

Job Description

As a valuable employee at MLSE Launchpad, a place where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential, you will be working on an energetic and dynamic Nutrition Hub Kitchen Team that provides healthy meals for 100-200 youth members on a daily basis. As Nutrition Hub Cook your role will be based in the kitchen to assist in the preparation, cooking, food service and clean-up for a nutritious, well-rounded inclusive menu that addresses the varied dietary and cultural needs of our members. If you have experience working in restaurant kitchens or community meal programs, we think you’ll enjoy the Nutrition Hub Cook role.

What you’ll be doing:

1. Cook and provide healthy nutritious lunches, snacks, and dinners for youth participating in programs:

  • Prepare, cook and serve high-quality lunches, snacks, and dinners daily to youth attending summer camp and evening league programs.
  • Gather, wash, cut, season, cook and store high quality ingredients to provide nutritious, culturally diverse, and whole foods to meet various food needs of our members.
  • Provide assistance with food orders and receiving deliveries, ensuring safe storage of all food ingredients using proper rotation methods.
  • Maintain food inventory and manage portion control for up to 200 members.

2. Maintain health and safety of the Nutrition Hub (Kitchen):

  • Demonstrate effective, safe and sanitary use of kitchen equipment and tools to prevent damage or injury. Report any concerns with equipment or food products to the Nutrition Hub Coordinator (Chef).
  • Manage daily cleaning routine including dishes, counters, equipment and appliances, sweeping the floor, and removing garbage. Ensure equipment is cleaned, sanitized and ready for use the next day.
  • Provide input to the Nutrition Hub Coordinator, Manager of Engagement, or Joint Health and Safety Committee regarding safety equipment requirements and equipment operation.

3. Work positively with MLSE LaunchPad staff, volunteers and partner programs:

  • Provide hands-on orientation, mentorship, hands-on support, and strengths-based feedback to youth and junior kitchen staff to encourage learning and growth while maintaining health and safety.
  • Work with partner programs as required to ensure the kitchen is shared in a collaborative manner.
  • Effectively delegate to volunteers and provide constructive feedback.
  • Communicate and interact positively with youth, guests, MLSE LaunchPad staff and volunteers.

4. Other duties as required:

  • Participate in staff orientations, training, and/or in-service meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including occasionally supporting events and programs as required by the Nutrition Hub Coordinator.


Note: Before reviewing the qualifications listed below, we want you to know that we understand you may not meet all the qualifications described and have other relevant expertise and experience.  We invite you to please share this with us in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" section of our online application.

You’re a great fit for this job if you have:

  • 1+ years working in a cook role within a kitchen setting in restaurants or community meal program.
  • Proven experience preparing, cooking, and serving large quantities of meals, including creating and following recipes, managing food storage, sanitization, and cleaning.
  • Knife handling skills, willingness to learn and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, move products, equipment and supplies (e.g. food trays, dishes, pots, pans, serving tables, etc.).
  • Positive demeanor, calm under pressure, and high energy.
  • Availability to work evening hours to support our evening programs.

Benefits to joining the MLSE LaunchPad Team:

  • The opportunity to work alongside a great team in a fun organizational culture.
  • Wellness coaches available for counselling support.
  • Exciting teambuilding opportunities are provided.
  • Uniforms are provided at no cost.
  • Daily kitchen snack/meal is available daily.
  • Night cleaners offer great support to the kitchen team.

Extra things that can support your application:

  • Current Food Handlers Certificate or willing to acquire this.
  • Experience supervising staff, interns and/or volunteers in a kitchen, focused on food preparation, cooking, and service.
  • Academic and/or work experience in culinary skills program or a cooking apprenticeship.
  • Knowledge of food justice and understanding of the impact of social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues in local food systems.
  • You speak a second language.

This role is approximately 30-35 hours/week. Afternoon and evening shift availability required, between Mondays to Fridays.

Additional Information

Apply by: October 1, 2023

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

At MLSE, we are committed to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. MLSE will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email [email protected]. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.