Cook (Hospice Cornwall)

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Position(s): Part Time (30 hours per month, every 2nd weekend)

Location: Hospice Cornwall


Summary of Function:

To prepare small, balanced and appetizing meals for Hospice patients.

  • To follow standardized recipes and safe handling procedures and menu cycle.
  • Prepare meats, desserts, soups, sauces, vegetables, salads, eggs and luncheon items according to the menu and hours of service.  Taste and smell foods to determine quality and palatability.
  • Review leftovers for effective and safe re-usage.
  • Supervision of meal service to patients.
  • Portioning and garnishing of menu items.
  • Thaw meat and other frozen foods as required for menu item preparations.  Keep freezer in good order.
  • Ensure all foods are received, covered, labelled, dated and stored properly.
  • Post bi-weekly menu in servery.
  • Turning all cooking equipment on and off; safe operation of all equipment.
  • Assume responsibility for ordering of specific provisions.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas etc. as required by the Board of Health sanitary procedures.
  • Ensure thorough clean-up of kitchen before end of shift.
  • Complete all records as instructed by the Hospice Manager/Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Hospice Manager/Volunteer Coordinator


  • Minimum Grade 12 education.
  • Food Handlers Certificate and/or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in General Food Service work with excellent references.
  • Good knowledge of food preparation.
  • Experience must include: baking and soup preparation/entrée/desserts.


  • Have demonstrated knowledge in: 
    • Use of standardized recipes
    • Infection control and sanitization
    • Cost effective food production, receiving and storage.


  • Must be able to communicate well, both written and verbal in English and French
  • Good assessment skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work variety of hours, days, evening and weekends
  • Ability to bend, stand, kneel for short periods of time

The successful candidate will be prepared to commence employment as soon as possible.

Carefor is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity and invites applications from Women, Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and Visible Minorities.

Eligible candidates should submit a resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfil all position requirements by mail or in person to: Nicole Bissonnette, Human Resources Advisor: 205 Amelia Street, Cornwall, ON K6H 3P3, by fax at (613) 932-0998, or by e-mail to

Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you have special needs and require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Carefor Human Resources Advisor at that time.

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