First Cook - Granville Gardens - Full Time

Job No: VSL4574335
Location: Vancouver

Come join us and help make a difference in the lives of older adults! As employees at a Verve Senior Living Retirement Residence, our primary goal is to help each person, have a great day, every day! Our employees thrive on collaboration and have a passion for excellence, achieving multiple awards including the Order of Excellence in Quality, from Excellence Canada. As part of our team, the things you do are key to helping us achieve our shared vision of helping seniors live longer, better. Oh, and you’ll also have a lot of fun doing it. Want to join us?



Responsible for food preparation, kitchen hygiene and customer service. Job duties often include, product quality, inspecting storage areas and ensuring cleaning routines are implemented all within the guidelines of licensing and regulatory standards.



Minimum of grade 12

A minimum of two years’ experience in volume food preparation Cook II level Red Seal will be given preference

Food Safe level I; Serving it Right; Clean Criminal Records Check

Demonstrated leadership skills (e.g., Verve Senior Living Competencies)

Communication skills written and verbal in English



  1. Prepares food for residents and guests in accordance with food safety regulations, the approved menu and production methods best suited for nutritional quality and appearance.
  • Assists cook I with preparation cooking & plating of resident meals.
  • Ensures that food samples are taken and labelled as per regulations
  • Ensures all temperature records are taken and documented as per regulation
  • Controls expenses through re purposing leftovers, portion control and waste management protocols


  1. A satisfactory dining experience for each resident or guest
  • Ensures food temperature is maintained or cooked in smaller batches if necessary
  • Plates and garnishes meals in an attractive manner
  • Enhances choices through menu options and an array of condiments for individual preferences
  • Ensures all service practices meet hospitality standards.


  1. Responsible to adhere to all policies and procedures in accordance with the Vision and Values of Diversicare/Verve Senior Living
  • Provides outstanding public relations with residents, potential clients, staff, suppliers and all persons visiting the residents
  • Commits to creating a learning organization whereby honoring our Core Values helps exceed our customers’ expectations.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment for residents and staff
  • Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS). This includes recognizing health and safety hazards, reporting incidents, fulfilling responsibilities under the applicable legislation, as well as participating in in-services and fire drills.
  • Provides a protective oversight of residents and reports any unusual occurrences, concerns, or changes to a residents’ daily life which may affect their health and welfare.
  • Receiving & stocking of deliveries, able to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Performs other duties as required



“We accommodate persons with disabilities in the recruitment and hiring process.”

All offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Background Check. We thank all who apply; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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