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General Manager, Job Offer in Kanata, Ontario

Job description



  • Recent Safe Food Handlers certificate issued by Public Health


  • Previous dining room server or dining room management experience, preferably in a retirement residence
  • Familiar with Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating, Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), WHMIS, Health and Safety and Sanitation Code

Personal Requirements:

  • Work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory and organizational skills, creativity and high motivation.
  • Keen interest in working with seniors
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand and walk short distances throughout the shift. Ability to tolerate heat from kitchen area.


  • Provide direction and on-site service training to departmental staff
  • Overall operation of the dining room
  • Significant patience and tact is required in dealing with Residents and family requests.
  • Co-ordinate dining room and catering services with other departments as required.
  • Establish, implement and enforce dining room policies and procedures with the approval of the Chef Manager and General Manager.
  • Plan, organize, direct and supervise the activities of the dining room operations to ensure the provision of a high standard of quality service to Residents and guests.
  • Creating and updating server schedule; working with Chef to optimize labour costs while providing and maintaining excellent service standards.
  • Maintain an appropriate inventory of supplies (china, table linens, etc.) necessary for the efficient operation of the dining room according to the facility's standards.
  • Instruct the dining room staff in the proper use of equipment, cleaning supplies and cleaning techniques in the dining room.
  • Maintain excellent deportment of service staff including, but not limited to uniforms, interactions with residents and guests, organization and productivity.
  • Maintain and update dietary status of all residents, observing which are signed out, on isolation, in hospital, etc.
  • Maintain accurate seating charts for dining rooms and update as needed.
  • Working with the Chef, responsible for training and development of new service staff as well as other staff that impact the dietary dept.
  • Create and continually evaluate shift routines and cleaning schedules for all service staff.
  • Overall cleanliness and organization of dining rooms and satellite kitchens.
  • Working to ensure proper staff coverage for employee absences
  • Assist in planning and preparation of special events and private functions.
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