Restaurant Assistant (Cook)

Nyumbani Dishes
Job location: Ottawa - ON, Ontario
Job ID: #JP247-142109
Employer: Nyumbani Dishes
Job Category: Cooks & Kitchen Helpers
Vacancies: 1
Salary: $26.06 per hour
Posting date: June 17, 2022
Expiry date: October 16, 2022

Employer: Nyumbani Dishes (Antony Chomba)

Position Offered: Restaurant Assistant (Cook)

This is a full-time position based in Ottawa, Ontario.

Hours per week: 30 hours per week

Wage/Salary: $26.06 per hour

Language: English



  • Prepare and cook authentic Kenyan meals, e.g., Chapati, Mukimo, Githeri, Ugali, Matumbo, Kachumbari, Pilau Wali, Mutura and Nyama Choma.
  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes
  • Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers
  • Oversee kitchen operations
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • May clean kitchen and work area
  • May plan menus, determine size of food portions, estimate food requirements and costs, and monitor and order supplies
  • May be involved in hiring and training kitchen staff



  • Completion of secondary school
  • Experience specifically with Kenyan cuisine


Additional skills:

Work conditions and physical capabilities

Work under pressure, repetitive tasks, standing for extended periods, physically demanding, fast-paced environment, attention to detail


Personal Suitability

Initiative, organized, team player, reliability, flexibility


Cook categories

Prep cook, cook (general), line cook


Cuisine specialties

Kenyan cuisine, African cuisine


Specific skills

Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods, inspect kitchens and food service areas, train staff in preparation, cooking and handling food, order supplies and equipment, supervise kitchen staff and helpers, maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment, clean kitchen and work areas, organize and manage buffets and banquets, manage kitchen operations


Work setting