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Prep Cook, Job Offer in Collingwood, Ontario

Job description

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

  • Assists in the preparation of meals for residents and guests in accordance with Chartwell Brand Hospitality Standards;
  • Assists in the preparation of meals and food for special events in a manner that promotes a positive image and reputation to the public at large;
  • Ensures compliance with safe food handling practices and public health requirements;
  • Assists in the preparation and cooking of meals according to pre-set menus and the special dietary requirements of residents and guests;
  • Prepares cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat, etc.
  • Measures ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking.
  • Performs basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, etc., washes and cuts food;
  • Assists in portioning, arranging and garnishing food, prepares salads and sandwiches;
  • Ensures use of proper food handling techniques.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes/utensils, sanitizing work surfaces, etc.
  • Assists in receiving and storing incoming food and supplies.
  • Completes daily temperature audits of fridge, freezer and storerooms and records findings.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a volume food preparation environment (preferably in a retirement residence, long term care residence or the hospitality industry);
  • Must possess a Food Safe Level 1 certificate (Food Safe Level 2 certificate preferred);
  • Completion of secondary school education or equivalent;
  • Team player;
  • Ability to read, write and follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to organize work and work under strict time constraints;
  • Must be able to operate related equipment;
  • Must possess high standard of hygiene and cleanliness;
  • Customer service orientation.

 Candidates must be available to work nights.

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