Dietary Aide - Casual

Airdrie, AB, Canada
Part Time
Entry Level

Let us welcome you home to Cedarwood Station in Airdrie, AB

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 Dietary Aid, you are responsible for the well-being of our residents through the delivery of high-quality hospitality services. We are looking for Casual Dietary Aides to join our amazing Kitchen & Dining Team! (Must have availability from 9:30-6:00 on weekends).


  • Ensure proper food handling, presentation, portion control and maintenance of appropriate serving temperatures 
  • Store food in designated areas following all food safety and sanitation procedures 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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, with an ability to work independently
  • 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 
  • COVID-19 vaccination proof. This requirement may be waived if you have received an exemption through the provincial government. 


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