I. Position OverviewThe primary mandate of the Cook is to:
- Provide a variety healthy and nutritious meals for clients;
- Maintain kitchen and dining room area;
- Provide general supervision of the kitchen area.
II. Purpose of PositionUnder the direction of the Manager of Administration, the Cook is responsible for providing meals for clients of the centre.
III. Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesa. Food Preparation and Planning
- Plans weekly menus for the clients;
- Prepares meals and snacks on a daily basis, while ensuring they are nutritional and well-balanced meals;
- Refers to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties;
- The cook must be familiar with local country foods and how to prepare them;
- Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served, if prepared by the cook:
- Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment;
- Prepares necessary requisitions to shop for food when required;
- Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products;
- Handles, stores, labels, and rotates all products properly and in accordance to applicable laws.
- Complete opening and closing checklists.
- Maintains a sanitary and orderly work station area by washing and disinfecting kitchen area and equipment;
- Promptly reports equipment and food quality or shortage problems to Manager of Administration;
- Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, recipes, policies and procedures;
- Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen, turn stove off and put away food;
- Clean non-slip shoes, must say non-slip on shoe;
- Clean apron (provided);
- Hairnet or hat must be worn (provided).
- Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement;
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Manager of Administration.
- Specialized training in Food and Beverage (diploma or certificate).
- 1 to 2 years in a similar position;
- Experience in event planning would be considered an asset.
- Must be able to communicate clearly with residents and staff;
- Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds;
- Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 6 hours);
- Be willing to follow direction and ask questions for clarification if needed;
- Personal and professional experience in a northern and cross-cultural setting;
- Healthy lifestyle;
- Ability to work outside standard office hours;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook would be an asset;
- Must hold a valid drivers license
- Candidate must be willing to submit to a criminal records check.
- Ability to read, write and speak Inuktitut would be considered an asset;
- Ability to write and speak English is mandatory.
V. Work Environment
- Isuarsivik is undergoing a major development process that requires flexibility, creativity and adaptability;
- The incumbent must balance multiple demands and urgent requests from clients, staff and partners;
- Must be prepared to meet the personal and professional challenges associated with living in a northern, isolated community with limited resources.
- Working conditions are based on Nunavik’s health and social services network.
- Salary will be determined depending on qualifications and experience.
- Cost of living differential, transport to and from hiring point (province of Québec) and low.
- Rent fee for accommodation are included in Isuarsivik’s employee benefit package.
- Probation period.
SEND APPLICATION BY EMAIL OR FAX TO:
Human Resources Manager
Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre
P.O. Box 749
Kuujjuaq, Quebec (CANADA) J0M 1C0
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. HOWEVER, WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR INTEREST.