Cook (Sunnyside)

Region of Waterloo
Full time Full day
Waterloo, ON

Prepares nutritious meals and snacks for residents and staff of Sunnyside Home and others to meet Canada's Food Guide requirements, Regional policies and procedures, and in accordance with long term health care standards and regulations as directed by the Manager, Food Services.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:


  • Knowledge of safety and sanitation in food handling and equipment use, normally acquired through the attainment of vocational/technical training, such as two year Community College Diploma in Food Preparation or equivalent, plus Cook (Red Seal) Certification and Safe Food Handling Course, with two years experience in large quantity food preparation in a health care or long term care setting.
  • Understanding of therapeutic diets.
  • Communication and human relations skills in order to respond pleasantly and professionally to demands; to communicate effectively with staff, residents, and families; to interact appropriately with and have a basic understanding of the geriatric population; and to participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions in English.
  • Ability to make accurate mental calculations for portion sizes and number of dishes required.
  • Must provide an acceptable Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
  • Ability to read menus and menu modifications, recipes, temperature charts, policy and procedure manuals in order to properly prepare food items.
  • Ability to complete reports and audits, supply requisitions, and food labels.
  • Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.


All staff working in Seniors’ Services are required to wear PPE appropriate to their role and meet all legislated infection control and COVID vaccination requirements.

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