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Assistant Cook, Career Opportunity in Newmarket, Ontario

Job description

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews regular and therapeutic menus and sets up equipment and supplies for food preparation.
  • Prepares breakfast and lunch food following standardized recipes and production sheets.
  • Ensures meals are served on time, at appropriate temperatures and in portion-controlled quantities.
  • In the absence of the Dietary Manager and Cook I, decides on menu changes as necessary and ensures that changes are recorded following department procedures.
  • Directs Dietary Aides in basic food preparation procedures and in serving activities at meal times.
  • Arranges for replacement staff in the absence of the Dietary Manager.
  • Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, fire, safety, environmental and infection control.
  • Maintains all required records such as menu changes, delivery receipts, temperature checks.
  • Cooperates with other departments to meet resident needs.
  • Monitors quality and quantity of food supplies ordered and proper operation of kitchen equipment. Alerts Supervisor of problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Participates in facility meetings as assigned.
  • Attends in-service education programs.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have:

  • Chef training, Institutional Cook Diploma or Culinary Management Diploma from an accredited learning institution.
  • Experience cooking in large quantity, institutional environment.
  • Ability to work safely following established safety practices and procedures.
  • Excellent English communication skills with the ability to read and write English, and understand moderately complex verbal and written instructions.
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