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Current Opportunity (posted December 3, 2023)

Culinary Lead

Start Date: March/April 2024
Wage: $22/hour

Legacy Greens is a small local grocery store in Downtown Kitchener. We’ve been operating for 8 years and run a prepared food program alongside the retail aspects of the business. We are currently seeking someone for the Culinary Lead position.

Ideally, this position is a 3-day a week position (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:30am-7:30pm).  If you are looking for full-time hours, please apply anyways. We would be able to work out a full time schedule for the right candidate.

The Culinary Lead position is primarily a kitchen position involving planning, cooking, pricing, documenting, dishes and clean-up. There is no one else to delegate work to. You would be doing it all! 

The role is about 60-70% in the kitchen and 30-40% in the store (attending to the retail/customer service aspects of the business).

Job Description:

-Plan and prepare weekly menu for prepared/grab-and-go foods and hot lunch program

-Work in a beautiful second floor kitchen with lots of natural light

-Able to develop new recipes and use a fairly basic kitchen set-up (induction burners, convection oven, 3-compartment sink, prep table, Vitamix, and Robocoupe.)

-Work independently to lead all aspects of the Legacy Greens kitchen

-Calculate recipe costs and determine pricing

-Also work in the store, primarily assisting customers and performing opening and closing duties.

-Inventory management

-Cleaning and organizing


-Must have current Smart Serve

-Must have current Food Handlers Certificate

-Must have previous kitchen experience

-Experience developing new recipes

-Experience with recipe scaling and documentation for large batch cooking.

-Able to independently manage time and priorities in the kitchen

-Passionate about making delicious and nourishing food with a focus on fresh and local ingredients.

-Familiarity with Google Sheets and Google Docs (or willingness to learn)


Please submit resume and cover letter to Please visit our Instagram for photos of the types of food we prepare in our kitchen. Thanks to those who apply!

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