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Position: Hive Cafe Food Coordinator
Organization: Hive Cafe Solidarity Cooperative
Location: downtown Montréal, Quebec

Wage: $17.00 / hour
Hours: 30 - 35 hours / week

Duration: 9 month contract (renewable)
August 12th 2019 - May 15th 2020

Deadline to apply: July 28th, by 5pm
Interview Dates: July 29th - August 2nd
Start Date: August 12th 2019 (training)

To apply, please fill out this google form:

Any issues with the form, please email your application with a CV and Cover Letter to

Hive Café Co-op Mission

Located both at the heart of Concordia University’s Loyola campus and Downtown campus, the Hive Café Co-op’s mission is to provide healthy, varied, affordable, organic, and locally produced food options, while highlighting sustainable practices, employing dignified working conditions for suppliers and worker-members alike, nurturing a community-run space, and fostering an alternative food system to the one currently dominated by corporate institutional providers.

Food Coordinator — Description:

The Food Coordinator is responsible for the in-house production of food for the Hive Café Solidarity Cooperative. This person will also assist the co-op in shifting toward most food production for two locations happening on-site at the Hive Cafe Co-op kitchen. They will ensure customer service, product quality, selection, and availability, as well as support and promote the Hive Café Solidarity Co-op and uphold its values and constitution, while being an active cooperative worker member.


  • 2+ years of related experience in professional kitchen management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; communication and listening skills

  • Exceptional cleanliness and sanitation practices

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize workload and multitask

  • A love of food, a passion for food sovereignty, and a firm belief in the importance of sustainability

  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations, as well as safe food handling and compliance including MAPAQ certification

  • Familiarity with the cooperative business model and non-hierarchical structures

  • Ability to balance effective leadership skills with power-sharing abilities

  • Ability to inspire worker motivation, commitment, and effectiveness with progressive workplace practices that foster teamwork, open communication, respect, equality, safety, and helpfulness

  • Financial competence including a clear understanding of margins, pricing and inventory management/controls techniques

  • Ethical conduct and responsibility — sets a positive example and fulfills responsibilities with the highest integrity, ethics, and professionalism

  • Technologically proficient in basic computer skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assures the Cafe’s overall food quality, production, safety, and labour standards in conjunction with the other coordinators

  • Collaborates with the Coordination team and the Board of Directors to ensure food sourcing is local and sustainable; upholding the Hive Procurement Policy

  • Coordinates and leads the in-house food production

    • Menu creation and Recipe costing

    • Hiring and supervision of kitchen staff

    • Be present and active in the kitchen during production shifts

    • Coordinate kitchen labour within specified budget

  • Coordinates the distribution of food to cafe locations

  • Maintains consistent, accurate food ordering and stock rotation (in cafes and kitchen)

  • Maintains regular detailed inventory

  • Ensures and maintains cleanliness and functionality of the Hive kitchen and equipment

  • Supplier relations

  • Marketing; menu specials and promotion strategies for sales

  • Supports General Coordinator in the Mezz cafe; including weekly shifts with Baristas

  • Chairing and coordination of Co-op committees, as mandated by the Board of Directors

  • Attends Board meetings, as needed or invited

  • Manages waste conscientiously (minimizing waste, composting, reusing creatively)

  • Shares expertise, mentors others in the kitchen as needed, and fosters a climate of experiential learning, growth and improvement, as well as ongoing personal and collective development

  • Uphold and promote the social, environmental, and economic sustainability of the Hive Cafe Solidarity Co-op as outlined in the cooperative’s by-laws


  • MAPAQ Certification for Food Handling

  • Degree, diploma, or equivalent experience in Food and Beverage/Hospitality Management

  • Bilingualism (French/English)

  • Familiarity with Concordia University hospitality and event policies and procedures

Physical Environment:

These elements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by worker-members:

  • Exposure to potential hazards exists with respect to cutting equipment, coffee makers, mixers, food allergens and other work aids necessary to perform job duties

  • Exposure of up to 176?C while cooking, or washing dishes

  • Exposure to -1?C to 4?C while handling refrigerated products

  • Exposure to -22?C while handling frozen products

  • The worker-member may perform any number of physical activities to accomplish assigned duties, such as walking and standing (up to 90% of the work time), bending, reaching, repetitive motions, and lifting between 40 to 50 lbs.

To apply, please fill out this google form:

Any issues with the form, please email your application with a CV and Cover Letter to

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Jul 9 2019    Numéro : 54128