Let us welcome you home.
Optima Living operates Independent Living, Assisted Living, Supportive Living and Memory Care communities in Alberta and British Columbia. Our communities are among the best places to live in Western Canada.
Our Vision: For every person to feel at home.
This is truly supported by our credo. “Let us welcome you home.” All of us here feel it is an honour to work with our residents and we advocate a resident-centered approach where the Resident, is the focus of all our endeavours.
As the Cook, you are responsible for the well-being of our residents through the preparation and delivery of quality, home-cooked meals.
Ensure proper food handling, presentation, portion control and maintenance of appropriate serving temperatures
Maintain sanitation of equipment, supplies and utensils. Clean workstation thoroughly prior to leaving area. Keep display equipment clean and free of debris during meal service to comply with all sanitation and safety requirements
Ensure the environment is safe and sanitary staff and residents; makes efforts to reduce safety hazards, accidents, and injuries where possible
Maintain kitchen sanitation standards
Interact with residents to resolve inquiries in a friendly, service-oriented manner
Demonstrate complete understanding of current menu
Monitor inventory and deliveries of product and supplies
Delivery of meals and clean up (smaller sites – confirm)
Other duties as assigned to support operational requirements
Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of one (1) year experience with restaurant or home-cooking
Strong background in food services in a residential care setting or hotel
Exceptional interpersonal skills with peers, residents, visitors, and operational partners
Superior organizational skills with the ability to handle fast paced environment
Comprehensive food services knowledge, including focus on quality, production, sanitation, and presentation
Superior oral and written communication skills
Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and problem solve
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Conditions of Employment
Food Safe Certification
Clear Police Information Check
Clear Vulnerable Sector Check
COVID-19 vaccination proof. This requirement may be waived if you have received an exemption through the provincial government.