Lead Cook, Retirement - Centre of Excellence

Schlegel Villages - Waterloo, ON (30+ days ago)

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Internally this role is known as Chef.

The Village at University Gates in Waterloo is embarking on a journey of growth and transformation with the addition of a Phase 2 retirement to our village. This expansion will offer a range of exciting growth and development opportunities for team members.

As we move closer to our target opening date in summer 2020, and with the uncertainty around Covid-19 and how that may impact our Residents and Team Members, Schlegel Villages is drawing on our core values to ensure we continue to achieve our mission of providing optimal health and life purpose for each and every one of our residents during any crisis that is to come.

You can be you while being a part of our family.

At Schlegel Villages we are redefining elder care through innovation, Village design and culture change, but we know the key to our Village success, and our residents’ satisfaction, is YOU and our teams.

We aspire to provide all members of our communities, including team members, with a life enriching experience. We are family owned and operated and we take our mission seriously: “to provide holistic health care in a home environment, located within an internal neighbourhood design that promotes a caring community with emphasis on optimal health and life purpose for each resident”.

We’d love to talk to you about what makes us different.

Shift details for our new Chef:
You will be joining our opening team and we have a number of part-time and full-time, permanent shifts available.

As a new Chef joining our Village, you will:
Support and embrace our resident-centered social culture and be proud to deliver the highest quality of service to our residents. You will work as a key member of our Village and kitchen team to support residents’ individual needs, and advocate for residents to make informed decisions relating to their dining experience.

Chefs at Schlegel Villages create exceptional mealtime experiences for our residents and their families through the provision of delicious and well-balanced meals, fostering exemplary relationships with residents and their families while focusing on flexible dining and customer service.

Our Chefs follow meal plans in accordance with Physicians orders and nutritional guidelines, and are able to lead other team members in pursuit of a resident-centered dining experience.

To be successful as our new Chef, you will:
Be a graduate of Chef Training or Culinary Management Diploma from an accredited college
Possess a food safety certification
Be excited by our objectives, our Village philosophy and the family values that shape all aspects of life in a Schlegel Village
Display a caring and respectful attitude toward our residents, families, and team members
Understand the physical, mental, and emotional demands of the Chef role

It would be an asset if our new Chef has:
Acquired a Red Seal designation
Possesses an understanding of therapeutic diets
Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, legislation, regulations and best practices applicable to the retirement and long-term care sector

How Schlegel Villages supports our Team Members:
Ongoing training and personal growth opportunities
Benefits and access to our Employee Family Assistance Program
Discounts at Village Services
Team appreciation events
Access to The Wilfred Schlegel Hope Fund
Retirement Savings

Schlegel Villages is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please speak with the hiring leader.