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Assistant Cook, Job Offer in Toronto, Ontario

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare and/or be responsible for the preparation/delivery of all foods for residents, guests and employees;
  • To review menus and production sheets before preparing meals and prepare and serve them properly and attractively;
  • To ensure use of proper food handling techniques;
  • To complete daily temperature audits for fridge, freezers and storerooms and record findings on daily audit form;
  • To prepare and serve foods for therapeutic /specialty diets according to planned menus;
  • To assist in serving meals, following resident’s diet and food preferences using proper portion sizes;
  • To make menu substitutions as necessary and record these in designated place;
  • To follow daily production charts, standardized recipes and daily composite menus, while working within a set budget;
  • To assist in receiving and storing incoming food and supplies;
  • To participate actively in planning/preparing special occasion and theme meal days;
  • To attend department and facility staff meetings, in-services and other necessary training sessions;
  • To be aware of the Resident Rights & Responsibilities and endeavor to respect and promote it;
  • To participate in the Quality Improvement Program;
  • To follow and comply with health and safety legislation and departmental safe job procedures;
  • To work in a position of trust with vulnerable adults (residents);
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;
  • To complete other duties as assigned.


  • Must possess a Food Handler's Certificate;
  • Red Seal Certificate preferred;
  • Must have experience in large quantity food preparation, preferably in a healthcare or retirement setting;
  • Must be knowledgeable of the Provincial Food Premises Regulation and Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating;
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with special and therapeutic diets;
  • Must be physically able to lift and transfer heavy, hot items and stand for majority of shift;
  • Proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.
  • Must provide a complete and current (within six months) Vulnerable Sector Check (including a Criminal Background Check) or be willing to obtain one.
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