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Cook – Casual

December 30, 2020

LaSalle Park Retirement Community

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the successful incumbent in the position of Cook will be responsible for preparing meals for our residents, using standardized recipes and prescribed diets, at appropriate temperatures and in portion-controlled quantities.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Prepare daily menu items following standardized recipes and prescribed diets utilizing appropriate food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner
  • Ensure food is stored in appropriate containers, labeled, and rotated to ensure high standards of freshness, minimize waste, and maximize quality
  • Utilize proper food handling techniques at all times
  • Monitor the quality and quantity of food supplies
  • Follow established procedures for sanitation, safety, and quality assurance
  • Daily cleaning and dish-washing duties
  • Continuously follow our “good customer service” principle and ensure that these values are demonstrated in day to day practices

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of a two-year community college culinary course or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Food Handling Certificate preferred
  • Experienced in large quantity food preparation, as well as cooking from “scratch”
  • Strong working knowledge of food services industry principles, methods, practices, and techniques
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbal and written

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push, pull wheeled equipment up to 50 pounds
  • Bend, kneel, and work with arms raised on a regular basis
  • Walk and stand on a variety of surfaces for at least 4 hrs per day

 

WHO YOU ARE 

  • Hold a certificate of completion in a two-year community college culinary course or equivalent
  • Have previous experience preparing food in large quantities
  • Computer Savvy
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in Health and Safety and Public Health regulations
  • Able to interact effectively with team members, suppliers, residents and families
  • Adhere to legislated and Company standards, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Must be able to provide a police check with vulnerable sector screen upon hire
  • Must be able to provide a record of immunization for TB test upon hire

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants are asked to forward their cover letter and resume to the Executive Chef at ExecutiveChef@LaSalleParkRetirement.com no later than January 31, 2021.  We thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position. Please be advised that due to the large volume of candidates only those required for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please

 

ACCOMMODATION

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, candidates who require accommodation throughout the application and/or selection processes may contact the Executive Director for assistance.

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