Job #103 Household Manager / Cook required for Kingston, Ontario Residence

Household Manager / Cook • Kingston, Ontario • Live-out, Full-time


Great opportunity for an experienced Household Manager who is a comfortable home cook to work in the lovely city of Kingston, Ontario for a married couple. The position is full-time, live-out and permanent and the couple is seeking a long term relationship. The family is informal and there is short-term travel between the main residence and a country home that is situated close by. The successful candidate should be child-friendly as there are grandchildren and dog-friendly as there are dogs. There is a full-time housekeeper, however, the Household Manager would assist in light housekeeping and detailing of the residence.


The position offers exceptional pay and full benefits.

This is a good home that retains employees through respect, dignity and fairness. It is a good opportunity for an individual seeking a long term work relationship.

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


  • Keep home in a “state of ready” while maintaining standards that are required by the Employers

  • Daily walkthrough of the residence and exterior to identify items requiring attention and testing systems to make sure they are operational

  • Vendor management and supervision (interior and exterior) using pre-approved trades list

  • Proactive vendor management and booking trades in advance based on seasonal needs. Enter booked dates into the household calendar.

  • Informing employers if something is damaged, broken or requires repair or maintenance

  • Procure project estimates as needed and present for approval

  • Prepare healthy meals to include dinners and occasional lunches

  • Prepare “heat and serve” meals for the family on the Household Manager’s days off

  • Provide weekly menus

  • Prepare grocery lists and conduct daily/weekly shopping for food using preferred vendors

  • Assisting in planning, execution and meal preparation for events. A server is provided based on guest numbers.

  • Errands as required

  • Developing a par stock system for cleaning products, toiletries, lightbulbs, stationary, etc. so that items are not being over or under-ordered. Check inventories on a weekly basis and order accordingly.

  • Making sure the kitchen and pantry are clean, organized and functional. This includes regular cleaning and re-organizing of the refrigerator, freezer, cupboards, drawers and pantry.

  • Table setting and service as well as post-meal clean up

  • Feeding of fish and two dogs

  • Turndown service that includes replenishment of towels and toiletries in bathrooms

  • There is a full-time housekeeper, although light housekeeping and detailing of the home is expected as required

  • Organization of seasonal deep cleans

  • Management of garbage and recycling

  • Managing mail and deliveries

  • Review invoices for accuracy, discrepancies and compliance with estimates and present to Principal and Assistant as true, accurate and ready for payment. 

  • Petty cash management

  • Liaising with key individuals who are office-based

  • Answering the telephone and taking accurate messages

  • Answering the front door

  • Travel to the family’s country home

  • Regular meetings with the Principal to establish the week’s schedule and priorities. Create checklists for the week.

  • Anything else that might be required for time to time

  • This is a dynamic job profile that will be subject to change from time to time


  • Experience working in and managing homes

  • A proven and comfortable home cook who has 3 years’ experience cooking for a private family

  • Experience with table setting and service

  • Grandchildren-friendly is essential

  • Dog-friendly is essential

  • Must be able to work both independently and with others

  • The successful candidate will have an eye for detail with an ability to see things before they are seen by others

  • This is a non-smoking and health-conscious household

  • Must have a valid G-Level driver’s license and a clean driving abstract

  • The candidate should have their own vehicle

  • Must have a valid passport with no travel restrictions

  • Must be bondable

  • Must be able to swim and not be afraid of the water

  • Must be willing to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

  • A collaborative personality is an asset

  • A willingness to ask intelligent questions is an asset

  • Willingness to “roll up sleeves” and assist others on an as-needed basis

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • While the residence is informal, the successful candidate will understand and respect professional boundaries

  • 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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