Food Services Manager

Metta Lifestyles - Ottawa, ON (23 days ago)

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Position: Food Services Manager

Location: Ottawa, ON - Governors Walk Retirement Residence

About Metta Lifestyles:

We are nurses, Personal Support Workers and housekeepers. We are chefs, maintenance technicians and administrators. We are dedicated employees across Ontario working collaboratively towards making the lives of our senior residents better each day they are in our care and part of our communities.

Metta Lifestyles is a rapidly growing Canadian company committed to building and sustaining first class retirement communities with lifestyle options including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We are dedicated professionals with a sincere passion for providing enriching experiences and personalized care and support for residents. At Metta Lifestyles, we continuously strive to deliver the highest standards of resident care in the retirement industry and each of our employees is committed to making the day of a senior a little bit better.

At Metta Lifestyles we embrace inclusivity and promote an open environment where ideas are continuously exchanged and employees and residents are encouraged to share knowledge and ideas. As a young and diverse leadership team, we are dynamic, agile and have a sincere passion for the industry. Come Celebrate Life With Us.


  • Become part of an exciting, dynamic and growing company where your talent makes an impact;
  • Make a difference in the world of our residents each and every day;
  • Be rewarded for your contributions;
  • Join a growing team in a distinct and unique retirement community setting.

The Opportunity:

The Food Services Manager is responsible for ordering ingredients, producing meals for residents and guests using production checks and standardized recipes, and managing staff within the food services department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all staff within the food services department, training and development;
  • Responsible for maintaining high standards of quality food production, storage control and portion control;
  • Ensures maintenance, cleanliness and proper usage of all equipment in production area;
  • Controls storage, inventory and minimizes waste;
  • Supervises sanitation and housekeeping functions in this area;
  • Confers with Regional Manager about production of daily menus and catering;
  • Maintains safety standards;
  • Assists Regional Manager in long range planning and recommends improved procedures;
  • Supervises the use of food temperature control;
  • Receives deliveries and checks receipts against specifications and orders;
  • Follows established procedures in a fire or safety emergency;
  • Reports any unusual occurrences or illness promptly;
  • Weekend work is required at times however, time off in-lieu will be provided;
  • Acts as a Manager on Duty on occasional weekends, time off in lieu will be provided;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous experience in a volume food preparation environment in the Health Care or Hospitality industries;
  • Preferred Red Seal or current equivalent qualifications as a Cook from a recognized cooking program;
  • Food Safe Certificates I and II required;
  • First Aide Certification (Asset).

Join Us!

We hunt for talent from across the industry – seasoned experts that know what it takes to meet challenging deadlines when required; a willingness to work flexible hours and the occasional evening and weekend to cover events. We offer a competitive compensation package; benefits, and great work, life balance. Apply to join us now!

Metta Lifestyles is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Applicants requiring accommodation during the recruitment and selection process are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

We will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to employment equity for women, aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. Interested candidates from these groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time