Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Sandy Radjo

Kitchen Coordinator

Kitchen Coordinator – Ref. No. 19083

The Alex Community Kitchen

Permanent | Full-Time

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives.  The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.  Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of health care that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Seniors Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Community Food Centre and Youth Law.

What we do and why we do it:

The Alex knows that to build a community of healthy individuals we need to tackle complex social issues. We envision a community where everyone has the means and knowledge necessary to access good, healthy food in a dignified way, and the ability and opportunity to be heard on the food issues that affect them.

The Kitchen Coordinator is a dynamic and people-oriented individual responsible for overseeing and delivering community food programming at The Alex Community Kitchen, which serves a diverse population who often experience challenges posed by poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity.  The ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about good food—and wants to contribute to ensuring that everyone has access to it.  The Kitchen Coordinator is responsible to lead and support volunteers cooking community meals for 60-200 participants, as well as supporting food programming in the Alex Community Kitchen. They possess strong skills around cooking and nutrition, experience facilitating diverse groups of community members, supervising volunteers, and a desire to use food as a way to build community. 

What you will do:

  • Manage kitchen organization, cleaning, health and safety
  • Oversee food storage and inventory 
  • Cultivate communication, leadership, and food skills amongst program participants and volunteers
  • Guest facilitate groups, building a safe and inclusive space for participants and volunteers
  • Contribute to Community programming at The Alex, as a member of a diverse team
  • Supervise and train volunteers to deliver community meal program
  • Role model professional behavior and positive communication with participants, volunteers, and partners
  • Promote culture of health and safety
  • Represent The Alex in the community 

What you bring:

  • Diploma in a related field of study (horticulture, culinary, nutrition, social work) an asset
  • Two to three of years of experience with large scale food preparation and kitchen management
  • Food Safety Certification is required
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prepare healthy, delicious meals for 60-200 people 
  • Experience working with volunteers; supervisory skills an asset
  • Excellent group facilitation, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with marginalized people and people of diverse cultures and abilities in a community-based setting
  • Current First Aid/CPR is mandatory
  • A class 5 non-GDL driver’s license, a clean 5-year driver’s abstract, $2,000,000 liability coverage in car insurance, and vehicle are mandatory
  • A desire to work with marginalized populations 

Why You Want to Work with Us: 

The Alex is an innovative and diverse organization which seeks to invest in its employees and see them succeed in their chosen careers. If you are seeking a deeply rewarding, yet challenging career helping Calgary’s vulnerable populations, this might be the place for you! 

  • 3-paid weeks of Vacation
  • Paid Wellness and Personal Days
  • RRSP Matching after 6 months
  • Reimbursement of Professional Designation fees
  • Investment in Professional Development
  • Health and Lifestyle Enhancement benefit

How to apply:

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference in people’s lives, please submit your resume to [email protected] and be sure to include the job title and reference number in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is November 21, 2019 at 4pm.

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at

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