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AMICA Mature Lifestyles Director of Culinary Services in Pickering, Ontario


Amica Pickering

Full Time

Amica Senior Lifestyles offers retirement living options and care services to 3600 seniors in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. With an emphasis of being a great place to call home, our team’s mission is to empower seniors to flourish by supporting them in mind, body, and spirit. In over 40 communities (and growing) we provide first-class independent living, assisted living and memory care living options.

A day in the life of a Director of Culinary Services:

You will be responsible for the smooth operation of all aspects of dining services within the Community to provide an exceptional dining experience to the Residents. You will foster outstanding teamwork and motivation and provide strong leadership to your team.

The successful incumbent will ensure that the luxuries Amica promise is delivered to our residents in the quality of the food and service we provide to them each and every day. You will be responsible for the nutritional and dietary needs that ensure the well-being of our residents. As the Director of Culinary Services, you will be a dynamic, customer focused, self-starting leader with excellent communication skills and an eye for detail.

You will also be responsible for all aspects of the employee process including employee development, hiring, payroll administration, and scheduling. As a member of the management team, you will also participate in community operations including rotating duty manager shifts, program development budgets and resident relations.

How do I qualify?

You must have:

  • Red Seal Cook’s Qualification Certificate

  • Food Handling Certificate

  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in a fine dining service environment

  • 5 years progressive experience in a variety of dining environments

  • Smart Serve or other approved alcohol service Certificate

What we are looking for:

  • Previous hotel experience in a fine dining property

  • Strong service orientation with demonstrated knowledge of all types of formal dining room service

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; team player skilled with motivating and coaching others

  • Proven leadership abilities; approachable and diplomatic decision making style.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills

  • Detail oriented, with good organizational abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and respond with a sense of urgency when required

  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and electronic systems

  • Ability to work in a flexible environment to meet the needs of the residents, including weekend and holiday coverage, as required

Position Vacant Until Filled

At Amica Senior Lifestyles we are passionate about working together in a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters innovation and turns ideas into action. We remain committed to creating workplaces that reflect the communities in which we operate. We are actively seeking applicants from all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, Black, Indigenous, racialized people, and persons with disabilities and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions.

Amica Senior Lifestyles recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, team members and visitors from COVID-19. Effective October 2021, a condition of employment is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

System ID: 2021-9426

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Post End Date: 10/29/2021