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Food Services Worker

Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

On-Going Opportunities Description

Please note resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate this in the "Custom Information" section of your on-line application form that you are a "Current Part-time employee" and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Receives, checks, records, sorts, stores, issues and retrieves food, cleaning, paper and other supplies to and from proper storage areas
  • Lifts and carries items and maintains storage, & work areas
  • Takes temperatures of refrigerators and freezers and reports temperatures that are not in the proper range and calibrates thermometers
  • Checks and documents food for temperature, freshness and correct diet
  • Refer to and utilize information on residents' diets and food preferences
  • Rotates food according to FIFO method, expiry dates and informs supervisor regarding stock
  • Prepares food and beverages by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging and labelling etc.
  • Fills steam tables and steams, deep fries and rethermalizes food
  • Loads carts with dishes, utensils, containers and trays necessary for service and delivers to dining and service areas
  • Delivers food supplies and food to dining/serving and preparation areas and/or units
  • Collects and disposes of/or saves leftovers and waste from these areas
  • Serves food according to portion control guidelines
  • Prepares dining areas by setting tables, filling condiment containers and delivering food to tables
  • Be prepared to assist in the setting up and serving of special functions
  • Clears tables at completion of meals and wheels all dirty dishes and flatware, pots and pans to washing area
  • Cleans and sanitizes kitchen equipment and appliances such as: meat slicers,mincers, choppers, mixers, ovens, deep fryers, steamers, skillets etc.
  • Washes, cleans and sanitizes all kitchen counters, tables, bins, refrigerators, freezers, garbage containers, dining room furniture, shelves, walls, carts, trolleys, and any equipment used in the preparation of food and in serving areas
  • Maintains / updates contact information (ex. address, phone number)
  • Selects and mixes all required cleaning solutions according to WHMIS Legislation and Health and Safety Codes and wears PPE where indicated
  • Washes all dishes, flatware, pots and pans using dishwashers, and/or sink
  • Checks and documents temperatures ensuring an appropriate range for these activities
  • Sorts and disposes of garbage according to the recycling program in effect
  • Bags, removes and transports garbage to disposal areas
  • Maintains garbage cans and bins in a clean and sanitary manner
  • Cleans floors by sweeping, wet and dry mopping, or any other appropriate procedure for specific type of floor surface
  • Notifies supervisor of necessary maintenance repairs and any unsafe conditions
  • Follows recipes, directions & guidelines for the preparation of menu items
  • Records shortages, overages at mealtimes; covers and dates any saved food items
  • Locks doors, windows and/or rooms to ensure area is secure
  • Attends staff and team meetings, committee meetings and in-service training as required
  • Answers telephones and takes messages
  • Occasionally provides assistance in the monitoring of client activities
  • Provides information/works with appropriate staff for the well-being of the residents
  • Participates with team to develop and implement Gentle Care

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience working in a food services environment.
  2. Experience preparing and serving food in a long term care or other large scale institution.
  3. Completion of or enrolment in the Food Services Worker certificate program or Post-Secondary diploma/degree in Food/Nutrition Management or students in the above specified program or cooks/chefs who have a diploma from an established college or have attained the Red Seal Program status; as required by Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Standards and ability to ensure compliance with these standards
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, the Sanitation Code and the legislation related to this work
  • Ability to read and write and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with staff and residents
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • Ability to operate, lift and move various equipment, supplies and other heavy items.
  • Ability to perform various cleaning duties.
  • Willingness to work weekends, shifts and holidays as assigned.
  • Ability and willingness to provide a service that enhances the dignity and respects the diversity of residents.
  • Ability to obtain the Food Handler Program (One Day Course) as required by Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
  • Flexible, adaptable in a crisis situation - may be asked to work off-unit on short notice.

Hours of Work Additional Information:

  • Hours of Work can be up to 80 hours bi-weekly, however, Hours of Work will be decided based on operational needs.

Please Note:

  • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79/10).
  • All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Applicants are required to provide their accommodation needs in advance and submit adequate documentation to support their request for accommodation in the assessment process and/or to perform the essential duties of the posted position. For disability-related accommodation, documentation must be from the applicants' treating physician outlining their functional limitations.