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full time COOK (PART-TIME)

at Leisureworld Senior Care in Mississauga

Position: Cook
Location: Mississauga Road
Term: Permanent
Status: Part Time
Department: Dietary
Reporting to: Director of Dietary Services
Date Posted: October 22, 2014
Application Deadline: November 5, 2014
Competition No.: CK MR 1014


Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Mississauga Road is home to 160 residents and currently has an opening for a Part Time Cook.

Under the direction of the Director of Dietary Services, the Cook is responsible for optimal food preparation to residents and families based on legislative requirements and Leisureworld standards embracing the Enabling Choices model.

• Prepare and/or be responsible for the preparation/delivery of food following therapeutic diets according to planned menus for residents, guests and (as required), employees;
• Review menus before preparing meals and prepare and serve them properly and attractively;

  • Ensure use of proper food handling techniques;

• In consultation with Director of Dietary Services, make menu substitutions as necessary and record these in designated place. Meet time schedule for service of meals and nourishments;
• Follow daily production charts, standardized recipes and daily composite menus, while working within a set budget;
• Assist in converting recipes to different quantities and preparing/following daily production charts;
• Date, label, and store food properly;
• Assist with the purchasing of food if required.

• Participate actively in department’s Quality Management program and any department/facility committees as requested;
• Perform audits as required;
• Complete all necessary documentation (food and refrigeration temperatures, dish machine temperatures if applicable, menu changes) as assigned;
• Monitor quality of food supplies received and advise Director of Dietary Services of problems. Report food, supply, and equipment needs to the Director of Dietary Services.

• Communicate and cooperate with residents and their families;
• Perform dining room rounds at meal times to ensure resident meal satisfaction;
• May participate in resident care conferences and progress reviews;
• Attend Resident Food Committee meetings as requested;
• Visit new admission residents to complete the Admission Nutritional History form in the absence of the Director of Dietary Services.

• Successful completion of a minimum 1 year program in Food Preparation/Chef Training or Culinary Arts from an Accredited College and/or must hold a current Assistant Cook Certificate issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities;
• Up to date certification in the Food Safety Awareness Program offered by Public Health.

• Experience in large quantity food preparation, preferably in health care or long term care setting;
• Ability to read, write and accurately follow written and verbal instructions. Basic computer skills are required;
• Demonstrated creative flair for menu planning, food preparation and presentation;
• Previous knowledge of the Ontario Food Premises Regulation, Food Safety Code of Practice and Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating;
• Working knowledge of special and therapeutic diets;
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with residents of a LTC home;
• Leadership ability and be able to direct the dietary department in the absence of the Director of Dietary Services and the Chef.

• Tuition Assistance
• Continuous growth and development
• Self-fulfillment through meaningful relationships with clients
• Employee Recognition and Discount Programs
• Employee Referral Bonus
• A dynamic and supportive working environment

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly to:
Julie Stewart
Human Resources Coordinator
4350 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON
Fax: 905-812-1173

Please quote the competition number in the subject line of your fax or email.

Please note that if hired, your employment with the Company will be contingent on receipt of a police and vulnerable sector screening free of criminal activities and satisfactory to our Police Records Check and Vulnerable Screening policy.

  • Consideration may be made as per Leisureworld Policies and Procedures for candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications of the posting, but do meet minimum requirements of the Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Act.**

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, wherever appropriate, support will be provided in the recruitment process and accommodations for disabilities will be provided on request.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.


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