Seeking an Executive Private Chef for residences in  Toronto, Muskoka and Southwest Florida (this full-time position is Toronto-based). If you are engaged and self-motivated, like variety and challenge in your work and have a passion for health and nutrition through food, as well as a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement; then this is a fantastic opportunity to cook for an UHNW family.


The individual we are looking for must demonstrate the highest standards of safety, hygiene, professionalism, integrity, and discretion; while also having strong knowledge of health and nutrition as it relates to all aspects of the food sourcing, planning, preparation and cooking. This role will also require strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop positive working relationships with the principal, staff, contractors, vendors, and others.


This role has responsibility for all aspects of food & beverage provisioning, prep, cooking and service for Principal as well as family/guests. This role has scope over multiple residences in Toronto as well as in Muskoka and Florida. The Executive Chef manages all aspects of food provisioning, preparation and service for entertaining and events – including hiring and managing of seasonal staff, caterers, as well as other duties as assigned.


Activities will include:

  • Orchestrate thoughtful menu planning and food sourcing for family meals, dinner parties and private events

  • Responsible for cooking for up to 30 individuals with potential staff to assist (service, sous chef); beyond that the Executive Chef would hire, manage and oversee events with 3rd party caterers etc.

  • Ensure impeccable attention to detail and stellar service for all occasions

  • Travel ahead of Principal on occasion offering comprehensive chef services from menu planning to sourcing ingredients, cooking for dinner parties, business events and family events


Work Hours and Accommodations:

  • This is not a 9-5 role; the expectation is that this role will be working most weekends

  • Primarily based in Toronto, this role would involve working in the Muskoka area during the high season (May to August) and working in Naples, Florida typically from mid-November to mid-April.

  • Expectation would be for the Executive Chef to take vacation during early spring and October timeframe

  • (2 weeks each time)

  • Long hours are expected during weekends and especially while family/guests are present, however there will be opportunities to take time off or have shorter workdays during the week.

  • The Executive Chef will have accommodations provided while working in Muskoka (expected to use their own vehicle) and Naples Florida (vehicle to be provided).



  • Must have strong previous experience as an Executive Chef for an UHNW principal.

  • Must have strong knowledge, experience and passion for health and nutrition and translating it into food preparation and cooking

  • Previous experience operating independently without a team in an Executive Chef role is preferred

  • Demonstrable high self-motivation to ensure diligent, thoughtful, high quality and conscientious approach to food

  • Must have exceptional attention to detail.

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing work requirements

  • Must be able to travel to the US, have a valid passport

  • Must have valid driver’s license & a clean criminal record and have use of reliable vehicle

  • Must be physically fit so as to be able to meet physical demands of the role such as setting up large outdoor ovens, large scale barbeques, filleting large fresh fish, long hours of standing work

  • Must be flexible with work schedules for occasional events (pre, during and post event activities)

  • Must be service oriented with strong communication skills

  • Must be gracious and able to handle difficult situations in a professional, calm, solution minded manner

  • Must be highly self-motivated and engaged, fuelled with a passion for food, excellence and continuous improvement

  • Must be solution oriented, able to think outside the box, have demonstrated ownership and accountability and be team oriented

  • Must be familiar with self-managing schedules

  • Must be willing and able to go the extra mile, such as working successive long days when required

  • Must be able to anticipate, think ahead and take action towards meeting principal/guest needs

  • Strong ability to multi-task with excellent time management

  • Demonstrated pride and enthusiasm to fulfill requirements

  • A self-starter that can work effectively without constant supervision

  • Individual must have a polished and well-groomed professional appearance

  • This is a non-smoking household

  • Must always exercise complete discretion and maintain confidentiality


Location: Toronto based with secondary locations of Muskoka & Naples, FL.

Remuneration: Full-time salaried role with benefits, vacation


The Employer is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation through any aspects of the selection process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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