Candidates are invited to apply for the casual Cook position to work at our Extendicare Fairmont Park facility, a 140-bed supportive living home, located in Lethbridge, Alberta.
Reporting to the Food Services Supervisor, the Cook ensures the preparation and delivery of food to the residents within legislative requirements.
To satisfy the nutritional needs of the residents by:
Following the therapeutic menu plan for diet and texture requirements
Preparing entrees for lunch and dinner and preparing items for nourishments according to standards set by Extendicare, Public Health and Canada’s Food Guide
Preparing food items for distribution to dining areas while ensuring temperature and quality control
Provide assistance and guidance to others as required- directs dietary aides in basic food preparation/ service standards
To ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the kitchen
Keep aware of kitchen sanitation at all times.
Ensure that food is of correct quality and standard upon delivery and in storage
Daily menu is posted as required
Maintain a clean and organised work area and ensure staff are compliant with proper food safe procedures
Check twice daily and document all food holding, fridge, dishwasher and freezer temperatures.
Maintain all records in accordance with policies, procedures and legislative requirements
Control cost by minimizing spoilage, waste and exercising portion control; participates in the budget process.
Ensure food is properly stored and wrapped, rotate stock as required.
Continually maintain and exceed all standards of service and resident satisfaction.
Preparation and service to special events as may be planned by the facility
Cook Certificate Level 1 or 2 (Red Seal desirable); graduation from a recognized culinary program an asset.
Food Safe Level 1 certification or equivalent.
Experience in long term care setting and familiarity with therapeutic diets an asset,
Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills required
Knowledge of 0H&S practises, principles and legislation required
Customer service orientation with emphasis on achieving and maintaining customer satisfaction