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Chef / House Manager

Charles MacPherson Associates

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted May 9, 2018.

Seeking a Chef / House Manager for a young couple in the King West area of Toronto.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the daily cooking as well as the day-to-day running of the residence. This position is full-time, live-out Monday to Friday, 1:00pm – 9:00pm. The ideal applicant should be flexible with schedules to work weekends and travel as required.


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  • Daily cooking required for refined palates; must have knowledge of a variety of different vegetarian cuisines, primarily pescatarian, or a willingness to learn
  • Occasional cooking of meat when the Principals have guests
  • Grocery shopping; knowledge of procuring quality, fresh ingredients
  • Menu planning, track and keep records of menus to avoid repetition of meals
  • Work with the Housekeeper to plan breakfasts and lunches to be served when Principal and his team work at the residence
  • Organizing food supply and kitchen inventory; tracking expenses
  • Maintain a clean kitchen and workspace at all times
  • Management of household consumables inventory, and implementing new organizational strategies
  • Regular errands to include, but not limited to, dry cleaning as well as the receiving and sending of packages
  • Greeting of guests and visitors, answering telephone and taking messages, general mail and correspondence
  • Maintain and keep inventory of Principal’s wine cellar
  • Assist with event planning and execution; food and beverage service
  • Schedule and supervise trades and/or vendors

Skills & Experience

  • Must possess excellent time management skills; be punctual, courteous, possess keen attention to detail and follow through on all projects assigned
  • Must be service oriented, and able to anticipate principals’ and guests’ needs
  • Must have curiosity, passion and dedication to the art of vegetarian cooking
  • Able to adapt to a variety of different palates
  • Tech savvy and computer literate; knowledgeable and experienced with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must maintain privacy and confidentiality at all times; exercise diplomacy, discretion, and respect boundaries
  • Excellent English language skills and polished professional presentation
  • Must have a valid, clean Ontario driver’s licence (class G)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

About us

Charles MacPherson Associates (CMA) specializes in educating and placing domestic staff in private estates and residences, and delivering training and consulting services for private residential and corporate clients worldwide.

With over two decades of service excellence, we have built lasting relationships with our clients, candidates, and students across each of our four lines of business: Placement, Academy, Training, and Consulting.

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Charles MacPherson Associates has experience working in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.