Cook I

In by Melissa

Alberta Health Services
May 25, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
$23.09-$25.39 an hour
  • Lethbridge


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Day shift

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Achieve meaningful and empowering work by becoming part of Alberta Health Services (AHS), where compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and safety are at the heart of everything we do. As a Cook I within the Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) department, you will directly impact patient care by providing nutritious, healthy, high quality meal service. You will be accountable for performing various tasks under minimal supervision while using strong customer service, teamwork, organizational and leadership skills to: Prepare and serve high quality food following standardized recipes, menu documents and AHS policies. Assist and/or manage inventory and ordering of supplies. Safely operate and clean food service equipment. Comply with all AHS safety and sanitation policies. Provide mentorship within the department, as required. Provide support to NFS staff during meal preparation, plating and assembly. Complete other food service duties as assigned. The successful candidate will be able to: Measure ingredients, adjust yields, and calculate food cost, as required. Work with speed and accuracy while under pressure. Communicate effectively in English. Work as an effective, professional team member. Demonstrate a patient first approach as outlined in the AHS Foundational Strategies. Understand the importance of food presentation and consistency in quality. This position requires you to walk and stand on your feet for the duration of your shift.


As a Cook I, you will be responsible for food preparation, portion and assembly, and serving of menu items with limited supervision. Your typical duties may include preparing multi-ingredient recipes from raw ingredients using various cooking techniques and established recipes, preparing meals using precooked products utilizing various re-thermalization techniques and ensuring meals are appropriately portioned. You will follow AHS guidelines for quantity and quality controls, food safety standards, and established cleaning and sanitization practices to ensure the cleanliness of cooking equipment and work areas.

  • Classification: Cook I
  • Union: AUPE GSS
  • Unit and Program: Retail Food Services
  • Primary Location: Chinook Regional Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.65
  • Posting End Date: 31-MAY-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 10-JUN-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 5
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 5
  • Shifts per cycle: 25
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $23.09
  • Maximum Salary: $25.39
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Physically capable to lift food, supplies and equipment up to 46lbs and must be able to push/pull meal carts up to 250lbs. This position requires you to walk and stand on your feet for the duration of your shift. Food Sanitation and Hygiene Certificate or equivalent.

Additional Required Qualifications:Basic knowledge of and experience with computer applications. Red Seal certification or have completed 3 years of culinary school and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:Experience with monitoring waste, auditing, and calculating food cost. Experience with recipe development and executing a new menu item. Experience with catering service. Experience with inventory management; receiving deliveries, managing expiry dates and minimizing waste while utilizing “First In, First Out” procedures. Experience with Commercial Food Service Equipment. WHMIS training.

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