Food Service Manager - Hamilton, ON

POSITION TITLE:                               Food Service Manager

REPORTS TO:                                      Administrator

POSITION TYPE:                                Full Time Permanent (37.5 hours per week)


LOCATION:                                         Idlewyld Manor

449 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton, Ontario



Idlewyld Manor is a 192 bed not for profit long term care Facility.  Our mission is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing excellence in health and personal care in a safe homelike environment.  We strive to be the Community’s first choice in Long Term Care.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Administrator, the Food Service Manager is responsible for directing, planning, organizing and overseeing the daily activities of the Nutrition and Food Services Department to ensure the nutrition needs of each resident at Idlewyld Manor are met on a day-to-day basis within the established budget and existing legislative parameters.



  • Graduate of an accredited Food Service Supervisory program or equivalent
  • Member in good standing of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM)
  • Current Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Recent work experience in a supervisory position in a long term care setting is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills, flexibility and able to meet deadlines


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide departmental leadership to ensure high quality, solutions focused, and resident-centered approach to service delivery
  • Oversee seasonal menu recipe development and organize ordering, receiving and inventory control ensuring budgeted food costs are maintained
  • Supervision of food service preparation and distribution including catering services
  • Assist the Registered Dietitian with clinical nutrition activities (RAI/MDS and PCC assessments)
  • Hiring and mentoring employees ensuring performance is compliant with policies/procedures and MOHLTC Standard for Food Services
  • Daily communication with staff, daily inspection of all areas, dining room visits and meal rounds
  • Attend leadership, department, residents council and food committee meetings



  • Competitive salary, benefits and pension package


To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to http://bit.ly/Idlewyld-FSM or to the attention of

Kristine Fowler

HR Associate, Thrive Group

125 Redfern Avenue

Hamilton, ON    L9C 7W9



Fax: 905 383 0796


Application Deadline: September 18, 2017


Idlewyld Manor welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation in the completion of this application please contact the Thrive Group HR Department at 905-383-0448.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.