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Location: Vancouver
Job Code: 22055
Status: Casual

Date Posted: January 27, 2022


Plans and develops menus and recipes, including special diets, performs related administrative duties, and/or supervises Cooks and/or food service workers.


1. Plans and develops menus and recipes including special diets such as diabetic, lactose intolerant, low fat, and vegetarian.

2. Supervises staff by performing duties such as assigning work, providing feedback and evaluation, determining training requirements, orienting new staff, and maintaining timekeeping and attendance records. Resolves staffing problems, including calling in staff to ensure appropriate staffing levels.

3. Performs administrative duties such as estimating food and supply requirements based on menus and minimum/maximum inventory levels, placing purchase orders with external suppliers, receiving supplies, checking invoices against orders and goods received, storing and distributing supplies, and contacting suppliers to obtain and provide information and to investigate invoice anomalies and damaged shipments. Shops for food items and monitors kitchen expenditures.

4. Prepares and serves meals and snacks by performing duties such as planning food preparation and cooking schedules, cooking, roasting, grilling, baking, testing for palatability, and carving.

5. Provides direction to clients and/or volunteers, and monitors and assists as required.

6. Performs inventory control duties such as storing and rotating food and supplies.

7. Performs cleaning duties such as cleaning food preparation equipment, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning sinks and counters, cleaning kitchen and storage areas such as walls, ovens, and freezers, and removing garbage.

8. Washes, scrubs, and rinses pots, pans, dishes, and utensils by hand, dishwasher, and/or potwasher.

9. Monitors functioning of equipment, and reports malfunctions and maintenance and repair requirements to manager.

10. Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as recipes and records of client preferences, allergies, and special dietary needs.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Typical Education, Training, and Experience

 Grade 12

 Professional Cook Training Certificate

 Certificates in First Aid and Food Safe

 Recent, related experience of three years

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Or other Qualifications determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work

Typical Skills and Abilities

 Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

 Ability to deal with others effectively

 Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

 Ability to operate related equipment

 Ability to organize and prioritize

 Ability to supervise

About Us:

At SE, we love what we do.  Every day, we bring hope and happiness to clients, homes, and communities across Canada.  We treat each person with dignity and love, like our own family; we build empathy; and we do the right thing. We are always inspired to make a difference. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we share knowledge, provide the best care, and help each client to realize their most meaningful goals for health and wellbeing.  We’re a great place to work, and we hope you’ll join our team.

SE Health is monitoring the global COVID-19 pandemic closely and following all public health directives, including recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities. Our top priority is the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff.

Please note that due to the unprecedented circumstance of the Global Pandemic and the resultant public health crisis; and in the interest of the health and safety of our patients/clients, employees, and greater good of public health, SE Health requires those that wish to work for this organization to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means a person has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and it has been 14 days since the last dose.

SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at at your earliest convenience.

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