As a Cook, you will prepare nutritious meals and snacks for children attending the Child Care Centre and for staff, in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide and the Day Nurseries Act requirements. You will be expected to plan and post menus, purchase supplies, cook meals, and maintain the kitchen in accordance with Health Regulations. These are casual positions, which means that hours of work are not guaranteed and may vary (anywhere between 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.), based on the operation needs of each Centre.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
To assume the role of Cook, you will have the following profile:
Knowledge of large-quantity cooking and the purchasing and preparation of food for large groups normally acquired through a post-secondary Cooking course, a Cook II certification course, or directly related experience or on-the-job training.
Current Certificate in Safe Food Handling.
Knowledge of basic nutrition and Canada's Food Guide, and the ability to modify meals for special dietary requirements.
Ability to interact professionally with children, staff, parents and tradespeople.
Ability to provide proof of, and maintain, a record of immunizations and negative Tuberculosis test.
Ability to provide an acceptable Police Records Check in order to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
Ability to read recipes and cookbooks to plan meals.
Ability to write bi-weekly menus to be posted for viewing by parents.
Ability to monitor and record cooking temperatures and temperatures of appliances.
Ability to record messages for Child Care staff.
Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
Making a Difference – Every Day.
The Region of Waterloo serves a vibrant, diverse community of more than 560,000 people across three cities and four townships in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area of Southern Ontario. Committed to service, integrity, respect, collaboration and innovation, our focus is on inspiring community trust by delivering quality services to our residents while creating a positive, inclusive work environment that leverages the full potential of a talented, skilled and diverse workforce.
In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.
Please visit our website, at www.regionofwaterloo.ca, for a detailed position description and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., October 2, 2014. If you prefer, send your resume, quoting competition number 2014-1563, to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.