Cook

Job No: VSL4574342
Location: Toronto

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.

Accountability/Objective

Under the direction of the dining services manager, prepares and serves attractive and nutritious meals and snacks, assists in the supervision of dietary personnel and ensures that the kitchen area is kept clean and sanitary. 

Background/Qualifications

Successful completion of Cook's Certification papers and Safe Food Handling Certificate. Minimum of  Grade 12 education.  Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally in the English language.  Must be familiar with computerized on line ordering systems and dietary software.  Must be familiar with long term care and ORCA dietary standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in and contributes to the continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program.
  • Prepares foods for residents in accordance with sanitation and safety regulations, the planned menu, and methods best suited for the nutritional quality and appearance of the food. 
  • Assists with directing  and training staff involved with food preparation and service.      
  • Receives, stores and controls products to be used.
  • Implements portion control methods during meal service.
  • Forecasts food production requirements on a daily basis, and plans for effective utilization of left over bulk foods.                                 
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the food preparation area and kitchen equipment.                              
  • Prepares snack trays for daily functions
  • Keeps the dining service manager informed of any staff member whose performance is less than satisfactory.   
  • Supervises the Dietary operation during the absence of the dining services manager,e.g. weekends
  • Maintains effective communication, both written and verbal with co-workers.  Uses the appropriate lines of communication with supervisory staff.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.
  • Complies with other infection control protocols as directed, e.g. outbreak management.
  • Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System, Food Premises Regulations, and LTC/ORCA dietary standards. 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.

Verve Senior Living is an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We are dedicated to building a team that reflects the diversity of the residents and communities in which we live and serve. If you require accommodation for any portion of the recruitment and hiring process, please let us know.

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

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