Scarborough Retirement Residence - Scarborough, ON (18 months ago)

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Employment Start Date: Immediate

Dietary: Cook

Job Type: Temporary Part Time and Full Time

Full-Time Availability: All shifts, weekends, weekdays and holidays

Rate of Pay: As per Collective Agreement

Scarborough Retirement Residence is privately owned boutique retirement community and we are proud of the solid reputation that we, together with our exceptional staff have gained for excellence during the 25 years we have been in business.

Voted #1 Best Retirement Residence and Best In-Home Care by Scarborough Mirror readers.

Located at 148 Markham Rd near the intersection at Kingston Road.

The Successful Applicant:

The successful applicant will take personal satisfaction in making a difference *in people’s lives* and will recognize the importance of engaging in a rewarding resident first culture with a focus on creating relationships and providing assistance that will enable each individual resident to continue to live their lives and fulfill their goals by providing support that will promote a resident’s independence, dignity, social and emotional needs as well as their cultural well-being.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to understanding and complying with the policies and procedures including those regarding safety plans, drills including personal safety.

The successful applicant will have the ability to communicate effectively with residents, their families and the other members of the multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate a commitment to the principles of personal development including maintaining a professional appearance and being both reliable and punctual.

The Position of Cook

The Cook will report to the Executive Chef / Food Services Manager and during the shifts when they are working they will be responsible for the preparation, delivery and presentation of all of the Resident’s food and beverages.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To embrace, promote and participate in our resident first culture
  • To ensure that the production of meals is completed on time
  • To ensure that meals and beverages are delivered at the proper temperature, with attention to presentation and that the quality of the meal and the entire dining experience is paid close attention to.
  • At the beginning of each shift, to review the menus and the associated production charts to ensure that everything that will be required is on hand.
  • To participate in the quality improvement plan by observing and reporting on how well menu items were received by the residents paying particular attention to reporting on the number of items that were selected and the number of returned items as well as report on the number of “off menu” items that were ordered.
  • To understand and follow the recipes when preparing the Resident’s meals including paying close attention to quality and presentation.Prior to starting a shift, to review any dietary restrictions that residents may have that are listed in the plan of care and ensure that the preparation and delivery of meals to those residents follows those instructions.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that proper food handling procedures and processes are followed including but not limited to completing the daily temperature audits for refrigeration equipment, freezers and store rooms
  • To ensure that all policies and procedures are followed with particular regard to health and safety legislation, policies and procedures as well as but not limited to infection control, cleanliness and the requirements of all governmental agencies and regulations.
  • To participate in in-service and other necessary training sessions including emergency evacuation plans and fire safety plans.To complete other tasks as assigned


Must be a team player & to understand the Retirement Home Act and its regulations including but not limited to the Resident’s Bill of Rights and our complaint procedures

To complete and maintain all of the in-service training as required under the Retirement Home Act.

To understand and comply with the Provincial Food Premises RegulationComputer SkillsTo understand Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating


  • Must have Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Must have experience with special and therapeutic diets
  • Must be physically able to lift and transfer heavy and hot items safely
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must use Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves and non-slip foot ware and other items as required
  • Must have a current Vulnerable Position / Sector Screening (VPS)
  • Immunization record – Tuberculosis TestScarborough

Retirement Residence is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. (AODA).

If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment notify Marie-Josee Lafontaine at 416-264-3566.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Casual


  • Retirement or Hospitality: 2 years (Required)


  • Scarborough, ON (Required)


  • Red Seal Certificate (Required)