Cook - Patient Food Services

Mackenzie Health - Richmond Hill, ON (10 months ago)

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Job Description


The Cook is responsible for food preparation for patients and special events. Ensures work areas are clean and sanitary.


Directs daily food service operations in order to provide quality products.
Maintains sanitary conditions adhering to auditing procedures and statutory regulations.
Accountable for the execution of product and service quality by maintaining the highest level of delivery.
Promotes and supports workplace diversity initiatives.
Prepares food for patients and special events complying to par level sheets and in accordance with both Nutritional Services and Health Department standards.
Accountable for the execution of product and service quality by maintaining the highest level of delivery.
Follows standardized recipes to meet nutritional needs.
Participates in daily temperature and taste panels to assure quality.
Uses all equipment assigned in accordance with department safety and sanitation standards.
Attractively presents all items with appropriate garnish and correct portion size.
Properly cleans all equipment after use.
Reports any issues related to equipment to the Manager.
Active participation in data collection and monthly evaluations for department.


Completion of High School Education or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of one year formal culinary training or equivalent job experience required.
Maintains current Food Safety Proton Certificate.
Chef Red Seal preferred.
Ability to work independently and complete assignments in a timely manner.
Must be able to follow standardized written recipes.
Must have knowledge/training of food production equipment.
Must be able to stand for long periods (up to 6 hours).
Must be able to handle and work around heated equipment.
Must be able to perform cleaning duties including: stooping, bending, moving arms, lifting up to 50 pounds, using proper lifting, pushing, and pulling techniques.
Must be knowledgeable about, and able to work with designated cleaning chemicals.
Able to perform work in a safe and sanitary manner.
Workstations maintained in an organized, clean and sanitary condition.
Maintain proper handling of all inventories, including proper storage, rotation, covering, labeling, and dating.
Handling food in safe manner, thus preventing exposing the food to the danger zone of sanitation standards.
Computer literacy in a Windows environment.
Proven attendance record.
Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.

  • This position is represented by OPSEU and the rate of pay is as per the Collective Agreement
Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

  • You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health