Health and Food Safety Specialist

Eataly Toronto 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
M4W 1A5, Canada
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Company Description

Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace! Eataly is not a chain; each Eataly is different, with its own character and own theme – but all with the same aim… for our guests to:

  • EAT authentic Italian food at our restaurants, cafés and to-go counters
  • SHOP a selection of high-quality Italian, local and homemade products
  • LEARN through our classes and our team’s product knowledge

Job Description

The Health and Food Safety Specialist is responsible for continuously supporting and conducting audits to ensure Eataly exceeds all standards related to food safety, work safety, sustainability and general sanitation. The Health and Food Safety Specialist guarantees that the Eataly team is fully versed on and in adherence with state and local regulations as well as Eataly goals and standards. Reporting directly to the Executive Chef and functionally to Corporate Head of Health and Food Safety, The Health and Food Safety Specialist oversees all Health and Food Safety functions for Eataly Toronto stores.

  • Observes the organization’s food preparation, handling, storage and serving processes
  • Assists in facilitating Joint Health and Safety program and meetings
  • Reviews and maintains the organization’s food and alcohol safety-related certifications (Safe Food Handlers, Smart Serve, HACCP plan)
  • Issues formal audit reports to the store and conducts timely follow-ups with local store department managers.
  • Provides support and direction as required by means of store openings, audits, inspections, training, team support and consultation to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies (DOH, FDA, CFIA, OHSA, etc.)
  • Oversees training and development of other staff directly and/or indirectly and provides coaching, direction and leadership support including Health and Food Safety training during New Hire Orientation
  • Assists in the development, implementation and management of effective food safety and work safety programs to assure proper programs are in place to meet strategic goals as well as all applicable regulations
  • Partners and collaborates with production employees to troubleshoot, solve food safety issues and implement corrective actions based on solid root cause analysis
  • Ensures employee areas including, breakroom, family meal, locker rooms, and other areas meet all heath and food safety requirements
  • Coordinates all pest control scheduling
  • Adheres to all company and department procedures, policies, expectations and quality standards.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Nutrition, Health and Safety or a related field
  • Restaurant or food retail experience
  • 2+ years of food safety management experience
  • Knowledge of OSHA and local DOH regulations
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • High level of self-motivation; ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • Outstanding analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, motivation and team-building skills


  • Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • RRSP
  • Bonus program
  • Free family meal daily
  • Discounts at Eataly
  • Classes on products and Italian cuisine
  • Referral bonus program
  • and more!

Eataly is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of a prohibited ground enumerated by the Ontario Human Rights Code (e.g. race, colour, creed (religion), place of origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), sexual orientation, age, family status, or disability).  Eataly also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these prohibited grounds.  Eataly welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation. Further, it is Eataly’s policy to comply with all applicable provincial and federal laws regarding background and criminal record checks in making hiring decisions.

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