Job #101 Cook Housekeeper (Live-in) for Forest Hill Residence in Toronto

Cook Housekeeper • Prominent Residence in Forest Hill area of Toronto • Live-in, Full-time


We are seeking a live-in Cook Housekeeper to work in a prominent and professionally-run Forest Hill residence  in Toronto. This well-paying position is full-time with comfortable and private accommodations provided. 


There is a Private Chef and the Cook would prepare meals for the Principal on the Private Chef’s days off. The Cook will also be preparing meals for the household staff. Additionally, they will provide light housekeeping assistance to housekeeping staff. 


This is a good home that treats and remunerates its staff very well. It is a happy work environment and the Principal wishes to keep it that way.


Applicants must hold a valid G-Level Driver’s License. This is a good position with a good family that has a reputation for retaining staff.

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


  • Live-in with comfortable and private accommodations

  • Friday to Tuesday schedule with Wednesdays and Thursdays off

  • 3 weeks’ vacation

  • Group Benefits Program

  • Generous remuneration

  • No travel required

  • Vehicle provided for work purposes


  • Cooking for the Principal and partner. Cooking is generally simple but should be kept interesting and nutritious. 

  • Setting and serving at the table for the Principal (usually 1 to 2 individuals)

  • Cooking meals (mostly lunch) for household staff, which varies from 3 to 5 individuals depending on the day

  • Post meal kitchen clean up

  • Menu planning based on Principal’s schedule. The Cook will receive significant advance notice and receive initial guidance from the Household Manager during the onboarding period.

  • Along with Private Chef (who travels with the Principal), manage kitchen inventories

  • Prepare shopping lists and conduct groceries accordingly using a household vehicle that is provided

  • Light housekeeping assistance

  • Some assistance with laundry and ironing

  • Cleaning and organization of kitchen and pantry closets, drawers, cupboards, counter and floor surfaces

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

  • Assistance in management of garbage and recycling that includes breaking down of boxes

  • Acting as the “front face” for the residence in the House Manager’s absence

  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Safely answering the front door and receiving packages

  • Letting in approved vendors

  • Let the House Manager know if something is damaged or malfunctioning


  • Must be an experienced Cook with an ability to independently plan menus, prepare a variety of nutritious and interesting meals 

  • Must have experience with table setting and service

  • Must have housekeeping experience in a luxury residence and a willingness to assist other housekeeping staff as needed

  • Must hold a G-Level Driver’s License and have a clean driving record

  • Must be child friendly (there are grandchildren)

  • Must be dog friendly

  • The successful applicant will have a happy, positive and welcoming personality

  • They will conduct themselves in a professional manner and be willing to work collaboratively with their co-workers

  • Good English communication skills (written and spoken)

  • Should be physically fit and able to lift 30 lbs

  • Should be able to work well with others

  • Must be punctual and organized

  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

  • Must have a clean driving record

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


NOTE: This profile is dynamic and subject to change as changes in circumstances occur.

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