Job title: Experienced Cooks

Company: Dana Hospitality

Job description: Company DescriptionWHO ARE WE?
We’ve been serving Canadian clients for over 75 years. The companies that began independently and now form Dexterra Group have an outstanding record of supporting the infrastructure and built assets that play a vital role in our society and helping our clients achieve higher performance and productivity. Powered by passionate people, we bring the right teams with the right skills together – offering both experience and regional expertise so companies can operate their day to day, confidently and successfully.Job DescriptionWHAT’S THE JOB?Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Under the general supervision of the Chef Manager, the Cook is tasked with ensuring the culinary excellence of the location. This includes the planning, preparing, and/or directing of the preparation of all meals in the kitchen, including catering, developing new recipes, and reviewing food preparation processes to improve efficiency.

  • Assist in planning and developing menus and recipes for the cafeteria and catering events, incorporating both the company’s promotional themes and the Healthwise Choices© Program while also encouraging creative ideas from staff that fall within company guidelines and restrictions
  • Establish and implement food preparation schedules for all staff and recipes, creating an efficient and organized process for each dish
  • Preparation of food items for meals, daily specials, and catered events such as: soups, salads, starches, meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, and desserts
  • Make suggestions for menu planning and costing that takes into consideration dish popularity, cost to produce, and seasonal trends
  • Be highly proficient in a wide variety of preparation methods such as: roasting, grilling, steaming, poaching, boiling, and baking
  • Complete knowledge of the kitchen, recipes, and service stations at the location with the ability to step in and provide additional support where required
  • Train service staff in the presentation of each menu item, ensuring proper portioning and superior presentation of all items
  • Be a leader and ensure best practices are followed, in an effort to ensure high levels of product quality and customer satisfaction in a work environment conducive to learning and team and organizational success
  • Ensure all staff are adhering to all required safety regulations and procedures while preparing food, including:

– proper techniques when using the tools, supplies, and equipment provided (i.e. knives, ovens, cleaning materials)– Wearing and correctly using proper personal protective equipment (i.e. non-slip shoes, cut-resistant gloves)– Proper handling of equipment only by trained staff and notifying appropriate parties of malfunctioning or in need of repair equipment– Complying with FoodSafe and/or ServeSafe standards including sanitation, prevention of cross-contamination, and the recording of temperatures of food items– Following all Health and Safety policies and procedures as set by applicable legislation and company policiesWork alongside the Chef and kitchen staff to control costs of the location by taking measures such as:

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  • Performing physical inventories, adequately maintaining the level of stock at the location
  • Establishing and ensuring maintenance of food rotation in storage in order to minimize spoilage and waste
  • Controlling portioning of food items to ensure recipe yield meets quantity and budget expectations
  • Suggesting dishes that take advantage of seasonal availability
  • Identifying menu items that could be more cost-effective or replaced by higher-yield dishes
  • Ensure unit and operational changes are clearly communicated and followed by all staff members
  • Remain an ambassador of goodwill, ethics, and great client relations at all times
  • Listens to customers (internal and external) and responds professionally to all questions and concerns, directing concerns to further levels of management as needed
  • Maintains and upholds speed of service standards
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Must live within locally or within 30 minutes of Lakehead Orillia Campus
  • Minimum 2 years of cokking experience
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or formal culinary training
  • Five years of recent related experience in the food service industry working with high volume culinary teams
  • ServeSafe and/or FoodSafe certified
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations regarding the food service industry
  • Superior communication skills in both verbal and written English
  • Excellent culinary tastes and an artistic flair for creating unique meals and appealing presentations
  • Experience leading high-performance teams with a track record of producing results while motivating team members
  • Able to effectively handle the concerns of employees, customers, and clients with tact while adhering to confidentiality policies
  • Work accurately and in an efficient manner while managing multiple tasks and priorities
  • Superior knowledge of the safe use of all equipment
  • Highly organized with a strong focus and commitment to quality
  • Able to effectively use a computer and all related software, including POS equipment

Additional InformationWHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Be part of an industry that’s more important than ever!
  • Employee Referral Program!
  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Whereas other companies are downsizing, we are growing!
  • Be #1 on day 1 by joining an industry leader.

Dexterra Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status, or any other legally protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the hiring selection process are available upon request.#IND6

Location: Charlottetown, PE

Job date: Sat, 23 Mar 2024 23:29:59 GMT