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2 Butchers

Toronto, Ontario


Sanagan’s Meat Locker Ltd. is a full-service butcher shop in the Kensington Market area in downtown Toronto offering quality meats and poultry, exclusively from Ontario family farms. Since 2009, our goal has been to connect Toronto consumers with small farmers across Ontario who otherwise would rarely have an opportunity to bring their goods into big city shops. We are proud to showcase the products of over 20 Ontario farmers and charcuterie producers to Toronto customers.

We are looking for two Butchers to join our team immediately. Our store and the primary work location is 176 Baldwin St, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1L8. These are permanent, full-time positions of 37.5 hours/week with an hourly salary of $18/hour. We offer overtime pay at a rate of $27/hour after 44 hours per week, plus 2 weeks’ vacation. Salary will be reviewed on an annual basis with potential for yearly discretionary salary increases. Additionally, health and dental benefits along with life insurance are provided to employees after a 3-month period. The language of work for this position is English.

The main responsibilities for this position include:

• Preparing meat cuts for retail and wholesale sale, including cutting, trimming, and bone removal;
• Cleaning meat products to prepare for processing or cutting;
• Tying and breaking down chickens and other poultry;
• Assisting customers in selecting meat cuts and preparing meat as per their requests;
• Operating grinders and slicing machines to grind and slice meats;
• Shaping, lacing, and tying roasts, poultry and other meats;
• Ensuring consistent production of fresh sausages and hamburgers, as needed;
• Preparing value added products as directed, including marinated meats, skewers and roasts;
• Monitoring cleanliness and temperature levels of food storage units and display cases to ensure meat products are stored according to applicable food safety standards; and
• Ensuring workstations and tools are appropriately sharpened, cleaned and put away at the end of each shift.

You must have the following qualifications:

• Experience as a retail butcher; and
• Experience assisting customers in a retail setting.

Applications can be emailed to using the subject line “Butcher Application”. Please provide your resume and cover letter upon submission of application. Applicants who do not provide both will not be considered.