Position Scope: Overall responsibility for budgets, food preparation and meal service for tenants, nursing home residents, staff and the general public in accordance with specific standards and regulations
Graduate of an accredited Food Service Supervision or Food & Beverage Management with journeyman blocks
Experience in quantity food preparation.
Knowledge of therapeutic diets and current nutritional standards relating to a geriatric population.
Ability to direct and supervise others using written and verbal communication skills.
Free of communicable diseases.
Familiar with micro-computers and dietary specific applications an asset.
Willing to actively pursue personal and professional development.
Working knowledge of Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCAP), Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Occupational Health and Safety, Sanitation Code and Public Health Inspections.
Experience with customer service and long term care preferred.
Proven ability to direct and motivate staff.
Computer skills required.
Establish, implement and enforce Dietary Department policies and procedures.
Plan, organize, direct and supervise the activities of the Dietary Department to ensure the provision of high quality food service.
Plan regular, therapeutic and alternate menus based on Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, current resident population and special seasonal events.
Purchase and receive all supplies necessary for daily meal preparation, nourishments and special events.
Develop and ensure the use of standardized recipes. Oversee meal preparation and, if necessary, participate in its preparation. Supervise meal service to ensure appropriate portion control and resident acceptance.
Interview, hire, terminate, schedule and train all Dietary employees. Establish and monitor workflow, evaluate performance and production making necessary changes to maintain quality service.. Responsible for discipline of staff.
Interview new residents regarding dietary restrictions, allergies and food preferences, recording pertinent information in resident’s chart.
Ensure sanitation regulations pertaining to food preparation and food premises are followed.
Co-ordinate dietary services with other departments as required.
Assist in the process of budget preparation for the food services department and administers the approved budget.
Control inventory, purchasing and receiving of all menu items. Ensure proper storage procedures are followed.
Be knowledgeable of and practice facility’s fire and safety programs.
Adhere to established policies and procedures.
Attends Resident and Management Meetings.
Maintain accurate records pertaining to each resident’s nutritional care.
Ensure all Public Health reports are communicated to staff and acted upon.
Plan and conduct staff meetings regularly. Prepare monthly reports.
Comply with Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act and WHMIS. This includes recognizing safety hazards.
To apply for this position please send your resume, outlining how you meet the job requirements
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.