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Food Service Manager

Job No: GRC548
Location: Oshawa


Do you enjoy being part of a team who believes that together, they can achieve remarkable things?
Do you want to work in a culture where people take care of people? 

Do you want a chance to make a difference in people’s lives? 

Do you value the opportunity to grow and learn?


Food Services Manager

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for delivering an exceptional meal experience to the Retirement Home residents by managing all aspects of the kitchen.  You will provide an efficient, effective and reliable food service, 3 meals a day for more than 150 residents.  

Specifically, your duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing an excellent culinary experience for our residents
  • Preparing meals yourself, at least 2 days a week
  • Providing a nutritionally balanced meal service
  • Planning of weekly menus for food preparation
  • Consulting with our residents and nursing staff regarding dietary needs
  • Co-leading dietary council meetings with dining room manager to hear resident feedback
  • Hiring and creating a strong kitchen team
  • Providing leadership, supervision and training for cooks, and dishwashers while adhering to food and safety standards at all times
  • Ordering and inventory control in line with budget compliance 
  • Adhering to the Retirement Homes Act

Your commitment to cleanliness, quality and profitability, including your ability to manage budgets and menu plans effectively, is the key to your success in this role. 

As the Food Services Manager, you are able to delegate tasks clearly and maintain good relationships with your culinary and dining services team in a high-pressure dining environment. You will be a hands-on Chef, cooking at least 2 days a week. You will have the ability to train, supervise and work alongside the front of house team. It is a requirement of this position that you are flexible and able to work some evenings. You will be required to work manager on duty shifts every 5-6 weekends and ensure special occasion meal services are well planned and delivered.

This is a highly demanding, yet rewarding role, which will require someone who can thrive under pressure and show a commitment to resident satisfaction. You will pride yourself on ensuring no food is wasted and on your ability to create fun and flexible menus of a superior quality at all times.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position, you have at least 3 years of progressive experience in a leadership role within a high volume culinary environment. Must have a solid understanding of dietary requirements, nutritional values of food and the ability to plan, create and execute menus accordingly. 

Ideally, you have experience within a retirement or long term care community; however people from a restaurant, resort or banquet environment are also encouraged to apply. Your experience with human resource management, particularly leading a unionized team, is something we value.

Importantly, we are looking for a strong, concise leader who can lead by example to inspire and engage a team of people. With a proactive and positive attitude, you will be self-motivated and organized in order to ensure the kitchen runs efficiently, whilst still making yourself available to listen to any concerns from your team. 

This role would be well-suited to someone who has been working as an Executive Chef or similar and is looking for a change of pace.

About the Benefits 

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with your skills and experience. Most importantly, you will be joining a hard-working and dedicated team that is friendly and supportive of each other. 

If you are passionate about cooking, team work and making a difference in the lives of older adults, we encourage you to apply today!


Greenwood Retirement Communities is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities up to the point of undue hardship during the recruitment, assessment and selection process. Please notify Greenwood Retirement Communities if you require accommodation in respect of the materials or procedures used at any time during this process. If you require accommodation Greenwood Retirement Communities will work with you to determine how to meet your needs. 

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