Residential Facility Cook

Canadian Health Recovery Centre - Peterborough, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary

Our cooks are responsible for the creation and presentation of delicious and beautiful meals that provide the nutritional therapy our clients need to recover from addiction and enjoy better health.

Our cooks report directly to our General Manager, will receive input from our nutritional therapy team, and enjoy the support of the Counselling Team and Facilities Team.

The following list represents the major tasks required of this position. Other duties may be assigned at the Nutritionist and/or Owners discretion when conditions demand.

  • Manages daily food preparation, cooking, ordering, cleaning, and maintaining the standards of kitchen service.
  • Demonstrates competency in broad range of cooking skills, techniques, measuring, and recipe application.
  • Promotes the Nutrition-in-Recovery Program as a strategic way of transforming client health. (Clients, Staff, Tours)
  • Respects the nutritional boundaries of the Nutritionist through adherence to recipes and portion sizes.
  • Ensures that meals are delicious AND beautiful through thoughtful plating.
  • Cultivates a family-like atmosphere that welcomes client interaction and involvement while still respecting professional boundaries assertively.

Job Type / Category

Our cooks are responsible to prepare 3 meals, 2 nutritional shakes and a snack daily according to a prepared menu.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Strong preference will be given to candidates who meet most or all of the following criteria.

  • Passion for making food that makes a difference!
  • 3 years of cooking experience in a restaurant or health-care facility. (Red Seal or above would be an asset)
  • Demonstrated ability to act professionally and ethically with a vulnerable clientele.
  • Available to work 11 hour shifts, including weekends.
  • Self-motivated and independent with a high value for collaboration
  • Welcomes feedback as an opportunity for self-improvement

Company Profile

Canadian Health Recovery Centre is a private residential treatment facility for men recovering from addiction. We believe that addiction must be addressed holistically – it requires the re-wiring of the mind, re-balancing of the body and re-orienting of the spirit.

We are located near Peterborough, Ontario just minutes away from the Kawartha Lakes and well within the reach of urban centres like Toronto.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Commercial Kitchen: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Food Safe, SafeCheck, Food Handler or equivalent (Preferred)


  • English (Required)