House manager/cook

2006 LDN
April 12, 2023

Job description

Our client is seeking an experienced House Manager/Cook who will oversee the day-to day operations of her Toronto residence, Canada. The candidate will be hands on, responsible for all the details of the home. The home has appropriate housekeeping staff, two of whom are comfortable in the kitchen. The successful candidate will be one that thrives in an environment with defined processes and standards. They will enjoy maintaining and developing the manuals and checklists that support a well-organized home. The position requires a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic and a sense of pride in work well done. And importantly, the candidate understands that all assigned tasks are taken on with full ownership, and seen through to completion, in a timely manner. The employer is an excellent cook but lacks the time for day-to-day meal preparation. The candidate will have the primary responsibility for organizing the food and cooking in the household. This would involve planning, shopping for and preparing simple healthy meals with the assistance of an Executive Housekeeper and a weekend housekeeper. The role requires that the candidate be comfortable working in close collaboration with a very hands-on Employer who cares greatly for their home. Daily “touch base” meetings, weekly reports, and an open and constant dialogue define the management style of the principal. Finally, the home is highly cultured, semi-formal, but are kept to the highest standards. A busy house the home is not precious, but it is demanding. The position is live out, accommodation is not provided. This is a permanent full-time position starting as soon as possible.


Manage food system including, bi weekly food plans, data entry into recipe database, and simple cooking for one Work with all staff and services to maintain household and property standards With the Employer, train and manage all household staff Ensure that all household manuals are updated regularly Manage all household inventories with the assistance of the housekeepers Screen and oversee all trades and services, including contractors and construction projects the home Manage the trades and professionals required for the upkeep of an internationally designed garden Oversee household security and safety; ensure that protocols are maintained by all staff Manage all maintenance systems Organization of major storage areas in the home and offsite, with the assistance of the housekeepers Event planning, execution, and logistics; entertaining is hands on and to the highest standard Installation of holiday décor Occasional driving Able to be hands on with all housekeeping roles if required Other duties as required ​


Minimum 5 years previous experience working in a semi-formal or formal residence in a management role Excellent cooking skills and experience cooking simple meals for up to 4 people Ability to thrive in a team-based environment; develop and maintain positive relationships with, staff, trades and services Excellent communication skills; ability to understand the importance of knowledge sharing and consistent reporting Thorough knowledge of household technology and mechanical systems Energetic problem solving with the ability to take the initiative Effective time management with strong execution and completion strategies Post-Secondary education would be an asset Knowledge of gardens and horticulture is an asset Polished, professional, and respectful; a quiet presence in the household Highly discreet in preserving the confidentiality and privacy of the family Valid driver’s license and passport

Work conditions

Schedule: Regular workdays are Monday to Friday, but flexibility is required for occasional weekends. Availability for maintenance emergencies is essential. Travel to France is an option but would not be required.


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This job offer is managed by Morgan Mallet International's agency London - UK
Address : 25 North Row, Mayfair, London W1K 6DJ, United Kingdom
Marina Shevchenko

Marina Shevchenko is a dedicated professional with a decade-long journey at Morgan & Mallet International, beginning part-time in 2014 and transitioning to full-time in 2015. Specialising in client and candidate relations, she excels in catering to individuals from the UK, US, and Eastern Europe. Fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian, Marina's multilingual skills facilitate seamless communication. Her role extends beyond borders, having managed Morgan & Mallet's offices in the UK and Ukraine. Marina's passion lies in understanding the distinct requirements of clients and candidates, ensuring perfect matches that align with their goals and personalities. She thrives on forging lasting connections and delivering exceptional service.

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Morgan & Mallet International - Household staffing agency
This job offer is managed by Morgan Mallet International's agency London - UK
Address : 25 North Row, Mayfair, London W1K 6DJ, United Kingdom
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House manager/cook
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2006 LDN




April 12, 2023


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