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Job Posting | Donalda Club | Second Cook


Donalda Golf & Country Club, founded in 1960, is a prestigious year round private club that offers exceptional social, athletic and dining facilities to our members and their families. We are located in central Toronto.

We are seeking a passionate, self-motivated leader to join our dynamic kitchen brigade as Second Cook. This is a permanent full time position with benefits. Candidates must be able to work flexible shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays. This position provides the qualified candidate long term growth opportunities within a highly respected private club.

If you are a career driven, passionate, motivated individual with a sharp eye for detail and a creative flair for cooking, you would be a perfect addition the Donalda team. We continually strive to integrate the latest cooking trends and techniques whilst offering our membership a consistently exceptional dining experience.

Share your passion, and apply online at under the employment page and show us how you can contribute to our team’s ongoing success.


The 2nd cook is responsible for preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner, based on standardized or common recipes, for member and guest consumption, assist in the setup and dismantling of buffets, assist in the plating of foods for banquet and buffet service, assist in putting away of food and non-food deliveries, maintain Toronto Public Health procedures and standards of sanitation, perform sundry duties as required. Will provide timely and efficient guest service and respond quickly and professionally to members’ requests in keeping with superior member service. This position reports to the Executive Chef.


  • A minimum of 2/3 years cooking experience required in a comparable Food and Beverage operation.

  • Experience in breakfast cookery.

  • Training at a post secondary culinary facility is a requirement.

  • High School Diploma is a requirement.

  • Must be actively pursuing and registered for Journeyman Cook papers

  • Public Health Safe Food Handler certificate are required – three month allowance provided.

  • Must be able to read, write & speak English fluently

  • Ability to listen and comprehend instructions either in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.

  • Basic understanding of food-costing and associated mathematics.

  • Sharp eye for detail.

  • Ability to remain calm, focused and professional during stressful situations in a fast paced


  • Ability to prioritize and co-ordinate food preparation and service to ensure guest satisfaction.

  • Apply common sense to all situations.

  • Interact with coworkers in a positive, respectful and productive manner.

  • Ability to do strenuous physical labour:

    • Work in a hot environment (110°F).

    • Lift 50lb. for a distance of 10 meters.

    • Lift 40 lb. containers three feet off the ground.

    • Responsible use of chemicals including bleach.

    • Climb 2 flights of stairs.

  • Ability to comprehend and follow precise recipes and instructions.

  • Available for all shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.

    Contract Terms:

  • Benefits: Medical and Pension

  • Up to 40 hours per week (varied shift work schedule)

  • Hourly Wage

  • Complimentary duty meals

  • Complimentary parking

  • Uniform provided by the Club

    Those individuals, who are interested in applying, please complete the Online Application form on our website at

    No telephone calls please.
    We thank all applicants for their interest and will only contact those selected for an interview.

Donalda Club is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for disabilities will be provided to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process