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Kitchen Manager

  • Posted:Apr 08, 2024
  • Apply by:Apr 19, 2024
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Iqaluit, NU
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre (QCFC) is a registered charity that strives to strengthen health, belonging and food sovereignty in Iqaluit. QCFC works in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC). Community food centres are places where people come together to cook, share, and advocate for good food. For more information, visit qajuqturvik.ca or cfccanada.ca.

QCFC is seeking a full-time Kitchen Manager for its facility in the heart of Iqaluit. In conformance with Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, preference will be given to Inuit applicants. Housing is not available. 

The Kitchen Manager ensures the successful delivery of QCFC’s Community Meal program, which is QCFC’s flagship program and a vital component to the health and wellbeing of Iqalummiut. Reporting to the Program Director, the Kitchen Manager will:

  • Ensure a high level of quality of food and nutrition

  • Maintain a clean space and abide by all food safety regulations

  • Administer the Community Meal in coordination with staff and volunteers

  • Supervise the Food Access Assistant and Program Assistants

  • Oversee the procurement and inventory of food and kitchen equipment

  • Assist with other Food Access programming, as required

  • Serve as a representative for QCFC within the community


  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively manage a team

  • Excellent organizational and time management abilities

  • Proficiency in menu planning and recipe development

  • Knowledge of northern food systems and traditional Inuit cuisine

  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, and community members

  • Food safety certification

  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment

  • Candidates with experience in community-based food programs will be given preference

  • Fluency in Inuktut is considered a strong asset


  • $90,000 - $100,000/annum, depending on experience

  • Full health and dental benefits (employer-paid premiums)

  • Matching RRSP

  • 3 weeks annual vacation, increasing each year of steady employment

  • 5 days paid Indigenous cultural leave

  • 1 week paid leave during Christmas closure

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Paid sick days

  • Professional development and opportunities for growth

The position requires the ability to use discretion and sensitivity and work in a confidential manner. A criminal record check and positive references will be requested. 

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