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Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

LOCATION(S): The Barrington - Barrie ON
WORK HOURS: Full Time Position AND Casual Position shifts either 6-2 or 10:45-6:45 
REPORTS TO: Food Service Manager (FSM)

Welcome to the Livita Barrington Retirement Residence. Guided by the philosophy that a balanced lifestyle is a healthier lifestyle, the Livita Barrington Retirement Residences is dedicated to providing seniors with programs and services that promotes a balanced retirement lifestyle and helps older adults lead better, more fulfilled lives.  

We are a 72 suite independent/assisted living community nestled in a residential neighborhood in Barrie, ON where older adults can thrive, participate and enjoy access to support. We are committed to ensuring that not only our residents have a comfortable life, But a vibrant one. If our slogan means anything it’s a testament to just that. Living Livita! To learn more about Livita Retirement Residences, please visit us at

Job Description:
A Cook must be capable to prepare food following instructions while adhering to all safety and health standards. They must be competent and conscientious with a customer-oriented approach. The goal is to provide excellent food services by following instructions and standards.


  • Prepare meals with proficiency and minimal supervision
  • Effectively communicates with front of house staff during service
  • Manages inventory appropriately
  • Maintain safe-food handling certificate
  • Understands budgets and supports cost-controlling measures
  • Leadership shown in kitchen including running pre-service meetings as required
  • Time management shown to prepare items and follow production sheets to meet the meal schedule
  • Exhibits knowledge of public health requirements, including temp checks and kitchen cleanliness
  • Shows a dedication to customer service by being present in the dining room and building rapport with residents
  • Discard leftovers and take out garbage
  • Clean food stations and wash dishes, cooking vessels and silverware
  • Assist in keeping track of expenses and menu planning
  • Help maintain kitchen equipment and appliances 


  • Proven experience as a Cook,
  • Further experience in customer service will be appreciated
  • Knowledge of sanitation and safety guidelines, Knowledge of cooking, roasting and plating is essential
  • Skilled in preparing meals according to instructions given by Food Services Manager
  • Knowledge in operating cookware, bakeware and cooking appliances
  • Friendly with good communication skills
  • Good physical condition and stamina, ability to stand, lift and constant cleanliness
  • High school diploma or equivalent; certification in food services is a plus, must posses Food Handler Certificate from Ontario
  • Must be able to work weekends and other shift if required
  • As a condition of employment, a Criminal Record Search, which may include a vulnerable sector screen, will be required.

Livita recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, staff and others from COVID-19. As such, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, it will be a condition of employment that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Candidates must be available to work days, evenings, nights and weekends.

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