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Food Service Manager, Career opportunity in Ottawa, Ontario

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Job Description

  • Promenade Senior Suites is a luxurious retirement community in Ottawa is seeking the services of an exceptional Food
  • Service Manager (FSM).
  • Taking direction from the General Manager the FSM is accountable for the operation of the Food Services Department, including management, purchasing, operational and menu planning.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering food services according to legislation and to meet the needs of the residents
  • Managing schedules and overseeing the work of cooks, prep cooks, servers and dishwashers.
  • Working in collaboration with the Executive Director to hire, direct, reprimand, suspend or terminate associates as required.
  • In collaboration with the nursing associate, interviewing residents to assess their dietary needs, restrictions and likes and dislikes.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, creating a four week menu that provides variety and meets the Canada Food Guide
  • Preparing food services budget and monitoring monthly compliance
  • Ordering and receiving food according to the communitys preferred supplier and prescribed budget
  • Ensuring that standards of sanitation are met
  • Ensuring recipes are tested and available for associates use
  • Accountable for Human Resource function for Food Services associates.


  • Graduate of recognized course in Culinary Management or with 3 years experience or equivalent
  • Experience with working with the elderly
  • HACCP Certified preferred
  • Minimum 5 years or related experience in retirement home, hospital or hotel setting in volume food preparation
  • Previous supervisory capability and experience
  • Knowledge of special and therapeutic diets.
  • Familiar with weights and measurements, recipe conversion and portion control
  • Completion of Safe Food Handlers Certification course
  • Knowledge of Ontario Food Premises Regulation and Canada’s Food Guide
  • Must be able to work productively with other department heads and personnel
  • Ability to work within and promote a team environment
  • Must enjoy working with residents
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written and proficiency with Microsoft Office tools and Excel spreadsheets
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Highly organized and able to work independently
  • Is a competent person as defined by the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • In addition to your resume, we would like to hear about your passion for fresh, wholesome, nutritious, appetizing, interesting food and your love of seniors!
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