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Food Services Assistant Manager

Food Services Assistant Manager

Company: Wesley Acres Retreat Centre & Campground
1391 Wesley Acres Road
Bloomfield, Ontario , K0K 1G0

Position Description

Reports to: 

Food Services Manager

Employment Dates: 

June 27 – September 5, 2022 (Possibility to extend)




40 hours/week (Approved banked overtime hours as needed)

Job Summary

The Assistant Food Services Manager assists the Food Services Manager with the overall foodservice operation at Wesley Acres, including:

Menu planning, purchasing, preparation, nutrition, safety, service, sanitization, record keeping.  This not-for-profit organization serves meals to our campground residents and guests from May long weekend until Thanksgiving.  There is a lighter demand outside the months of July and August.  The food services department is an integral part of the overall Wesley Acres and campground community.

Specific Accountabilities

Assist the Food Services Manager with the following:

  • Provide a menu that is diverse and nutritious
  • Ensure quality service
  • Manage inventory to maximize investment
  • Assist with setting pricing and manage expenses
  • Manage Smitty’s Place
  • Manage Wesley Acres Tuck Shop
  • Manage food services staff

Essential Job Functions

Assist the Food Services Manager with the following:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Wesley Acres food and dining service, including coordinating activities between the kitchen and the operation of camp
  • Oversee the planning and preparation of menu items at Smitty’s Place
  • Manage food service requirements for Wesley Acres special events
  • Ensure safe and efficient preparation and serving of meals for Wesley Acres Special guests.
  • Oversee the inventory and ordering of food, equipment, and supplies and arrange for the routine maintenance, sanitation, and upkeep of the camp kitchens, equipment, and facilities while keeping safety regulations in mind.
  • Promote practices that seek to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle/compost as much as possible.
  • Partner with vendors to receive optimum values including rebates.
  • Partner with local farmers and vendors to provide the freshest, best-tasting, and most nutritional food available.
  • Monitor employee performance and training to food service standards.
  • Work in cooperation with the Harbour Ridge Camp head cook.


  • Experience in institutional or large food service setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience in food service: ordering, inventory, budgeting, food preparation, family-style serving, cleaning, and institutional kitchen equipment.
  • Ability to work within a budget and purchase supplies efficiently.
  • Experience in supervising effectively.
  • Experience at a summer camp or residential program would be considered an asset.
  • Relevant training and certifications would be considered an asset.

Job Specifications

  • Ability to adhere to and abide by the Statements of Faith of the Free Methodist Church in Canada
  • Ability to promote the Christian mission of Wesley Acres through words and actions.
  • Knowledge of food services health and safety laws and best practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the preparation of a varied, nutritious menu.
  • Ability to work with others in a team setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to accommodate dietary needs and restrictions.

Working Conditions (hours, environment, etc.)

  • Flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large
  • Physically demanding tasks, standing and moving for long periods of time

About Wesley Acres

Wesley Acres is a Christian Retreat Centre & Campground in association with the Free Methodist Church in Canada.  Wesley Acres serves with excellence, the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of all people equipping them for Christian service to their family, church, and community.

Located in the heart of Prince Edward County just outside Bloomfield, Ontario, Wesley Acres is on the beautiful shores of West Lake overlooking the Sandbanks.

Please apply online or apply with a cover letter and resume to

Posted: February 7, 2022 | Expires: June 13, 2022
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 9975 ]