Job #099 Cook-Housekeeper for Toronto Family

Cook-Housekeeper for Family • Forest Hill area of Toronto • Live-out, Full-time


We are seeking a Cook Housekeeper to work in a Forest Hill residence  in Toronto. This person will work alongside a full-time housekeeper who has been with the family for almost 13 years.


This is a full-time and live-out position. The schedule is Tuesday to Saturday, although a degree of flexibility is required. The family is flexible with hours, however, if dinner is being prepared the preferred schedule would be an 11am start and a 7pm finish.

PLEASE NOTE: The position is only open to individuals who hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship will not be considered. 


  • General housekeeping, laundry, ironing and wardrobe management

  • Care and maintenance of fine surfaces and furnishings

  • Cleaning and organization of of closets, drawers and cupboards

  • Making sure that the kitchen and appliances (including refrigerator and freezer) are kept clean, sanitized and organized 

  • Along with other housekeeper, making up and cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms

  • Replenish towels and toiletries in bathrooms

  • Turndown service

  • Along with other housekeeper, seasonal deep cleans

  • Prepare meals to include most dinners, some lunches and occasional breakfasts (depending on an agreed upon schedule)

  • Set table, serve meals and clean up

  • Ability to propose weekly menus is desirable

  • Prepare grocery lists and do daily/weekly shopping for food. A car will be provided if required.

  • Management of garbage and recycling that includes breaking down of boxes. Taking garbage to and 

  • Maintaining front door area to make  sure it is debris free

  • Managing mail and package deliveries

  • Answering telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Safely answering the front door

  • Letting in approved vendors

  • Let employers know if something is damaged or malfunctioning

  • Errands as required (e.g. Shoppers Drug Mart, dry cleaner, etc.)


  • Must be an experienced housekeeper with a minimum of 5-years’ experience

  • An ability to drive is a definite asset but not a requirement

  • Must be child friendly

  • Must be dog friendly

  • Good cooking skills are a definite asset

  • Must have strong laundry and ironing skills

  • Ability to offer a degree of schedule flexibility

  • Should be able to work well with others

  • Must be punctual and organized

  • Should have a happy and pleasant personality

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

  • Should be physically fit and able to lift 30 lbs

  • Must have a clean driving record

  • This is a non-smoking residence

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

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