Part Time

Caterer

The First Narayever Congregation 187 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto ON

First Narayever Congregation

187 Brunswick Ave.

Toronto, ON M5S 2M4          

The First Narayever Congregation is seeking to hire a caterer.

Description:

The Narayever is a small vibrant and welcoming traditional egalitarian congregation committed to Jewish traditions, inclusivity, sustainable practices which is located in the Annex near Brunswick and Harbord. We host a weekly Kiddush lunch following Saturday morning services, for 60 - 220 people. In addition, we host small meals throughout the year including various holiday celebrations for the congregation, occasional dinners for groups of 20-70, as well as private events such as baby namings and Bar/Bat Mitzvah lunches. 

Narayever has a kosher dairy kitchen (fish, but no meat) which is under the supervision of our rabbi. All food for Narayever events must be prepared in the Narayever kitchen or in another kosher-certified facility. 

We look forward to welcoming a new Caterer who shares our values and dedication to excellence. 

Amount of work depends on the calendar and is between 2 ½ to 4 days of work per week. 

Position Overview: 

The First Narayever Congregation (FNC) is seeking an experienced Caterer to provide kosher, vegetarian/dairy catering services for Shabbat Kiddush and other synagogue events. This role requires a commitment to kosher dietary laws, sustainable food practices, and excellent communication skills to ensure the highest standards of service for our congregation.

Key Responsibilities: 

Food Preparation and Service: Prepare and serve kosher, vegetarian/dairy meals for Shabbat Kiddush and other events, ensuring all food is safe and adheres to kosher guidelines.

Menu Planning: Develop seasonal menus featuring locally sourced ingredients when in season and sustainable practices. 

Client and Synagogue Interfacing: Liaise with synagogue staff and event sponsors to coordinate logistics, menu selection, and setup. Provide transparent pricing and negotiate with families sponsoring events.

Kitchen Management: Maintain a clean, organized kitchen environment and manage inventory effectively.

Administrative Documentation: Maintain organized documentation, including written proposals, pricing information, and contracts. Implement a proper invoicing system for timely and accurate billing.

Compliance and Safety: Adhere to health, safety, and kosher regulations.

Skills and Experience: 

Experienced caterer accustomed to managing groups of up to 220 people

Culinary creativity

Knowledge of sustainable food practices

Ability to cook creatively on a limited budget

Strong interpersonal, administrative, and managerial skills

Experience with kashrut is a plus, but not essential (we will teach you!) 

Salary:  

Negotiate annually a pay-per-person plan for a minimum of 60 people per shabbat with other meals to be negotiated per occasion.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience and suitability for the position to Marsha Frydenberg at admin@narayever.ca.

Application Deadline: July 29