Cook (Receiving Kitchen)

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. 


We are proud to operate three non-profit long-term care homes where our employees make a meaningful contribution on the lives of the residents by providing quality care in a family-like atmosphere. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service-focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also recognized as a Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) Best Practice Spotlight organization.


You make a positive difference in people’s lives because you provide high quality customer centered services.  You operate within a highly ethical environment and will be accountable for going the extra mile, listening to your customers, creatively meeting needs and always being respectful to those you serve.  As a result, you will be part of a qualified and strategic team recognized widely for caring, excellence, integrity, inclusiveness and flexibility.


Posting ID: 1815
Department: Social & Community Services
Division: Services for Seniors
Pay Range: $24.14 - $25.54
Job Type: Contract < 1 Year
Contract Duration: up to 6 Months   
Hours of Work: 16 hours per week
Work Location: Creek Way Village Long Term Care Facility - 5200 Corporate Drive, Burlington
Employee Group: OPSEU LTC
Posting Date: March 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Posted Until Filled



Job Summary

Reporting to the Receiving Kitchen Nutrition Services Supervisor, the Cook maintains a sanitary kitchen and prepares food according to standards set out in the Fixing Long-Term Care Act and Regulations. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare food at the receiving kitchen of a long term care home according to standardized recipe, to ensure food quality, safety and quantity.
  • Review incoming food for order completeness and for damage.
  • Check ingredient quality and amounts in a recipe prior to preparation and prepares and handles food following stringent food safety practices.
  • Co-ordinate with other team members to ensure that all products are produced and sorted in a timely manner as per the receiving kitchen production sheets.
  • Document all information required to assess food temperature and food quality. Ensures that all products are labeled with appropriate expiry date.
  • Participate in testing of new products within a team environment.
  • Act as the liaison with resident serveries and promotes timely and effective communications in this role.
  • Maintain cost awareness in ordering, receiving, preparation and storage of products, with an emphasis on food quality, inventory, safety and waste.
  • Complete inventory.
  • Report to the team and supervisor any quality issues perceived or otherwise in a timely manner, to ensure timely resolution and appropriate follow up.
  • Review and maintains production sheets using CBORD Food Service Suite software. 
  • Plans and organizes each workday based on the needs of the operation as reflected on the unit service menus.
  • Act as Lead Hand during supervisor’s absence to ensure staffing needs met in all servery/receiving kitchen areas and production kitchen areas.
  • Clean and sanitizes storage areas, food processing area and equipment.
  • Promote teamwork by providing input to the decision-making process governing day-to-day operations, to prevent delays in providing quality service and products to residents.
  • Utilize skills and abilities when required to work in other service areas.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Diploma or certificate in chef training or culinary management; or a certificate of qualification as Cook; or a post-secondary diploma in food and nutrition management; or a post-secondary degree in food and nutrition.
  • Current Food Handler’s certificate.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in quantity food preparation.
  • Ability to operate quantity food production equipment.
  • Understanding of the Residents’ Bill of Rights, and Compliance Standards as set out by the Ministry of Long-Term Care.


  • Knowledge of CBORD Food Service Suite software.
  • Experience with cook chill food production.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions:  

  • Lifting, pushing and pulling up to 30 pounds
  • Flexibility in work schedule including every other weekend is required.

Employment Conditions: 

  • Current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen.
  • Current two-step tuberculosis test (obtained within the past six (6) months) by your first day of employment

Important information about your application:

  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.


Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.