Seeking an experienced Private Executive Chef for an estate in Muskoka, Ontario. This is a contract position that may run from four to six months with the potential for renewal. The contract role is full-time for the summer season.


The position suits someone who is driven by a passion for food over ego. They should have a broad repertoire, be self-motivated, able to motivate others who are part of a culinary team, and have sound knowledge and experience preparing health and nutrition-focused food. There is a Sous Chef who works either independently or collaboratively with the Private Executive Chef depending on needs.


The Contract Private Executive Chef must demonstrate the highest standards of safety, hygiene, professionalism, integrity, and discretion. This role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to develop positive working relationships with the principal, staff, contractors, vendors, and others.


PLEASE NOTE: This position is only open to those who hold current status to legally work in Canada.


Activities will include:

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

  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a nutritionist

  • The Executive Chef manages all aspects of food & beverage provisioning, prep, cooking and service for Principal, family and guests, as well as events (large and small).

  • Meal preparation for up for up to 30 individuals with staff to assist as needed (i.e. service staff, sous chef)

  • Working on an as needed basis with event planners

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


Work Hours and Accommodations:

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

  • The role is based in the Muskoka area of Ontario with accommodation provided (vehicle is not provided, however, mileage is paid)

  • 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.



  • Must have strong previous experience as a Chef de Cuisine in a high-end restaurant and / or Private Chef experience for an UHNW principal

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

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in health and nutrition and translating it into food preparation and cooking

  • Must have exceptional attention to detail

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing work requirements

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

  • Possess maturity and gravitas of character, but also be sociable and positive

  • Possess varied cooking experience (both in styles/levels of cuisine and different cultures/ethnicities). Live fire cooking experience is a must.

  • Experience operating independently or managing a culinary team

  • 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, butchering, and long hours of standing work

  • Must possess strong planning, logistical, packing and organizational skill

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

  • Should have a well-developed situational awareness and ability to “read the room”; know when to be big or small as the occasion demands

  • Must be service oriented with strong communication skills

  • The successful Executive Chef will be even-tempered, gracious and able to handle difficult situations in a professional, calm, and solution-focused manner

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

  • Must be able to anticipate, think ahead and take action towards meeting principal/guest needs. Pre-panning and self management skills are key.

  • Strong ability to multi-task with excellent time management

  • Demonstrated pride and enthusiasm for their profession

  • A self-starter that can work effectively without supervision

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

  • Must always exercise complete discretion and maintain confidentiality


Location: Muskoka, Ontario based

Remuneration: Temporary contract for summer season (May to September with opportunity for renewal)


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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