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Cook, Career Opportunity in Kitchener, Ontario

Job description

The Cook is responsible for ensuring that proper meals are prepared and served on time to residents and guests  and ensures  that work areas are maintained in a safe and sanitary condition.  The cook will also assist in maintaining a safe and secure environment for residents, visitors and other staff members.

The responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares meals for residents and guests ensuring dietary needs are met;
  • Ensures residents are satisfied with all aspects of food preparation and presentation;
  • Responds to resident or family member concerns and ensures appropriate action is taken within decision-making authority and/or brings to the attention of the Food Services Manager/Food and Beverage Manager;
  • Prepares and presents meals and food for special events in a manner that promotes a positive image and reputation to the public at large;
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with residents, family members, visitors and volunteers in a courteous and professional manner;
  • Orders and receives food and supplies;
  • Operates and cleans food production equipment and food preparation areas.
Required Skills

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Previous experience in a volume food preparation environment in the health care or hospitality industry;
  • Preferred Red Seal or current equivalent qualifications as a Cook from a recognized cooking program;
  • Food Safe Certificates I and II considered an asset;
  • First Aid Certification considered an asset;
  • Working knowledge of special diets;
  • Understanding and experience of the Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program and food safety plan;
  • Must have a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness;
  • Customer service orientation.
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