Long Term Care Cook- Part-time
Holland Christian Homes inc. - Brampton, ON

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Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Director of Dietary Manager, the Cook is responsible for optimal food preparation to residents and families based on legislative requirements.
Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or be responsible for the preparation/delivery of food following therapeutic diets according to planned menus for residents, tenants, and guests
  • Review menus before preparing meals and prepare and serve them properly and attractively
  • Ensure use of proper food handling techniques
  • Follow daily production charts, standardized recipes and daily composite menus, while working within a set budget;
  • Complete all necessary documentation (food and refrigeration temperatures, date & label food properly, menu changes) as assigned
  • Monitor quality of food supplies received and advise Director of Dietary Services of problems.
  • Report food, supply, and equipment needs to the Director of Dietary Services. Communicate and cooperate with residents and their families;
  • May participate in resident care conferences and progress reviews;
  • Attend Resident Food Committee meetings as requested;

Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Successful completion of a minimum 1 year program in Food Preparation/Chef Training or Culinary Arts from an Accredited College and/or must hold Real Seal issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities;
  • Up to date certification in the Food Safety Awareness Program offered by Public Health;
  • Experience in large quantity food preparation, preferably in health care or long term care setting
  • Ability to read, write and accurately follow written and verbal instructions. Basic computer skills are required
  • Previous knowledge of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation, Food Safety Code of Practice
  • Working knowledge of special and therapeutic diets
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with residents of a LTC home
  • Leadership ability and be able to direct the dietary department in the absence of the Director of Dietary Services and the Chef.

Only suitable applicants will be contacted.