Food Services Assistant

Food Services | Part-Time

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For over 35 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

This position requires a positive outcome on a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

About the Role

The school cafeteria, Castle Café, is the lunch hub for our students to get access to fresh, healthy food choices that recharge them for the rest of the day. It is also a go-to for school catering needs including award nights, special events and internal meetings. The Food Services Assistant will support the Executive Chef in day-to-day operations of the cafeteria by maintaining food-safe environment, daily food production and organization and stocking of cabinets. You will be interacting with students on daily basis, as well as staff members.


  • Manage day-to-day café operations including food preparation and kitchen clean-up.
  • Maintain station stock for before and during service time.
  • Maintain food safe standards/environment – participate in food waste control by being aware of day to day business trends.
  • Follow standardized recipes, use food preparation equipment, some food service during busy lunch hours – breakfast service occasionally, sandwiches, preparing vegetables, salads/dressings
  • Keeps kitchen, dish and storage areas clean, stocked and organized – participate in start up and year end ramp up/clean up with Executive Chef and Sous Chef


  • Cooking and production – minimum four years of experience
  • Food Safe Accreditation Level 1 in good standing
  • Ability to stand for extended period of time (90% standing/10% sitting)
  • Ability to carry loads up to 35 pounds
  • Excellent punctuality and attendance
  • Professional communication skills
  • Organizational skills – multitasking, working in a small space
  • Able to take direction regarding skills performance, develop skills and evolve

Salary and Benefits

This is a part-time position, 5 days/week with working hours from 8:30 am-2 pm. We offer a competitive salary, benefit package and RRSP matching. This role adheres to the school winter and spring holiday schedule, and a modified summer break, returning in August.

Our Application Process

Calgary Academy is always recruiting staff who feel connected to the work we do!

Please send your application to Erika Bowley, Director of Human Resources at with Food Services Assistant in the subject line by end of day on August 20, 2019.

Your Application Must Include:

Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your experience and commitment to excellence will enhance student and parent experiences at Calgary Academy.


Demonstrate your skills and experience

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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