Career Opportunities

At Fresh Start Foods you'll find qualified professionals that stand out with their experience and understand that customers are at the centre of everything we do.

We are seeking individuals:

  • Who are customer centric
  • Who are able to deliver on their commitments
  • Who value individual excellence and collective performance
  • Who care and give back - sustainable agriculture, the environment, corporate citizenship
  • Who go above and beyond to provide options for our customers
  • Who understand the foodservice/hospitality/retail business and bring extensive knowledge and experience

If you have what it takes...

Please submit your resume to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

Current Opportunities: 

Fresh Start Foods Canada Ltd. was founded in 1993 to provide Foodservice Customers with a fresh alternative. An outstanding supply network, efficient distribution through our three regional locations, and our thoroughly modern processing plant are all part of our commitment to provide the freshest fruits and vegetables possible.

Join one of the BEST teams in the Industry!

 

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Processing Team Member

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Processing Team Members who are eager to work in a fast paced team oriented work environment in our Milton, Ontario location.
• Afternoon shift – 4:00 pm to 1:00 am
• Hours of Operation Sunday through Friday


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Cutting fruits and vegetables
• Product grading
• Cleaning equipment
• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Previous experience in a food processing facility would be an asset
• Ability to work in a refrigerated environment


We Provide:
• Team based work environment
• Permanent full time hours
• $14.00 / hour
• Training provided
• Job security
• Group Health Care Benefit Program
• Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRPS) Program – Company Match Up to 3%
• Opportunity for advancement
• Company sponsored events (Family Picnic, Staff Celebration, BBQ’s)


To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com or by fax to 905-878-9010.

 

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Processing Team Member

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Processing Team Members who are eager to work in a fast paced team oriented work environment in our Milton, Ontario location.


• Day Shift – 8:00 am to 4:30 am
• Hours of Operation Sunday through Friday

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Cutting fruits and vegetables
• Product grading
• Cleaning equipment
• Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Previous experience in a food processing facility would be an asset
• Ability to work in a refrigerated environment


We Provide:
• Team based work environment
• Permanent full time hours
• $14.00 / hour
• Training provided
• Job security
• Group Health Care Benefit Program
• Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRPS) Program – Company Match Up to 3%
• Opportunity for advancement
• Company sponsored events (Family Picnic, Staff Celebration, BBQ’s)

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com or by fax to 905-878-9010.

 

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Foodservice Sales Representative

Downtown Toronto

We are currently seeking a full time Foodservice Sales Representative to join our team for the downtown Toronto territory.


Description of Role:
Reporting to the NBD & Training Manager of Fresh Start Foods, the position of Foodservice Sales Representative is overall responsible for leadership of all sales related activity within their assigned areas/customers.


Duties and Responsibilities:
As a Foodservice Sales Representative with Fresh Start Foods, you will have overall
responsibility for a number of tasks within a defined geographic territory, such as:
• Developing new business leads, expanding current and future client base
• Strong customer service support to our current client base
• Partnering with current customer base to provide unique value added produce solutions
• Co-ordination of all budgeting, pricing, and reporting support for your territory
Skill, Qualifications, and Experience:
• 3-5 years of sales experience in the food / consumer packaged goods industry,
foodservice, or a related industry experience
• University degree or college diploma
• Specific produce experience would be an asset
• Must be familiar with the downtown Toronto area
• A track record of sales success in both top line volume growth and broadening sales
within current client base
• Strong commitment to customer service
• Excellent communication, presentation, and financial management skills


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages, group health care benefits and RRSP program. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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Foodservice Sales Representative
Ottawa Area



We are currently seeking a full time Foodservice Sales Representative to join our
team for the Ottawa area.

Description of Role:
Reporting to the Ottawa Branch Manager, the position is a sales representative role
which has overall responsibility for leadership of all sales related activity within their
assigned areas/customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
As a Foodservice Sales Representative with Fresh Start Foods, you will have overall
responsibility for a number of tasks within a defined geographic territory, such as:
• Developing new business leads, expanding current and future client base
• Strong customer service support to our current client base
• Partnering with current customer base to provide unique value added produce
solutions
• Co-ordination of all budgeting, pricing, and reporting support for your territory


Skill, Qualifications, and Experience:
• 3-5 years of sales experience in the food / consumer packaged goods industry,
foodservice, or a related industry experience
• Specific produce experience would be an asset
• A track record of sales success in both top line volume growth and broadening
sales within current client base
• A university degree or college diploma
• Bilingual (Enlgish/French)
• Strong commitment to customer service
• Excellent communication, presentation, and financial management skills

Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages. If you posses these
skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity,
please forward your resume immediately to: theo.yeaman@freshstartfoods.com

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Production Manager



We are currently seeking a Production Manager to join our team based out of our Milton, Ontario location.

The Production Manager is responsible for coordinating production area activities, ensuring that productivity and yield targets are met while enforcing health and safety and food safety regulations.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Drive productivity, quality and safety initiatives throughout the production to increase efficiency and continually improve the cost structure.
• Achieve budget targets for yields, labor and packaging material cost.
• Active participant in the development and installation of new production lines and equipment.
• Work closely with Research and Development, Sales and Operations on new product developments.
• Ensure that all third party audit scores achieve an excellent rating.
• Work with Production Supervisors, prepare and implement a daily plan for the production, ensuring optimum productivity while completing all orders on time.
• Work closely with customer service, logistics and warehouse to ensure fill rates are met.
• Coordinate raw product and packaging material supply in order to get the best efficiency.
• Responsible for staffing all crews and departments within the processing Department and on-going management of all staff under processing area.
• Plays an active role in planning for all expenditures pertaining to the value added division (within AOP).
• Meets regularly with department management team to review readiness plans for seasonal increase or decrease in volumes, impact on personnel (scheduling and hours of work), as well as organizational plans to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness.
• Ensures that all aspects of Food Safety are trained, understood and administered with 100% compliance on a daily basis by all processing employees.
• Constantly and consistently promotes our “Corporate Values” with all employees.
• Is an effective coach, and practices frequent and ongoing coaching of all employees.
• Maintains a positive attitude and demeanor at all times with employees, vendors and business partners.
• Strictly enforce Food Safety, GMP and Health and Safety Policies.


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• University degree or College diploma in business, engineering, or microbiology (science)
• A minimum ten years experience in a supervisory role, preferably in a food processing environment, with
strong leadership, motivational and team building skills
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills
• The ability to plan and organize daily and weekly employee tasks and schedules
• Experience with Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs and related hardware
• Must possess the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Must possess strong decision making skills.


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages, health care benefit and RRSP program. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

 

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Customer Service Representative

We are currently seeking a full time Customer Service Representative to join our team for the Milton Facility.


Description of Role:

Reporting to the Customer Service Manager the position of Customer Service Representative has overall responsibility for leadership of all sales related activities within their assigned duties. Along with the rest of the members of the Sales team, is responsible for the overall delivery of Customer quality and service experiences.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Taking all customer orders by phone, email or fax
• Date entry, including order processing and other daily procedures
• Associated paperwork for all orders
• Managing all customer inquiries and providing prompt responses
• Managing a multi line phone system
• Other customer service duties as assigned
Skill, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
• Strong data entry skills
• Strong computer skills – working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Docs
• Customer service experience
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work a team environment
• High level of detail and accuracy while working under specific deadlines


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

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Customer Service Representative – Key Accounts

We are currently seeking a full time Customer Service Representative – Key Accounts to join our team for the Milton Facility.


Description of Role:
Reporting to the Key Account Manager, the Customer Service Representative- Key Accounts has supportive responsibility for all sales related activity within their assigned duties.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Grow existing business within established customer base
• New business development
• Work on special projects to increase our sales penetration with existing accounts
• On-board new accounts within our existing customer base
• Maintain strong and healthy customer relationships
• Meet with customers on a daily basis
• Ensure customers over all service and quality experience
• Liaison between operations, purchasing end customer
• Conduct surveys as needed or in conjunction with the Key Account Manager
• Conflict resolution to ensure that any customer issues / concerns are dealt with in a fair and timely manner
• Participate in customer activities / events (social, charity, etc.)
• Work with customers re delivery schedules and ordering guidelines
• Train customers on web based ordering


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• University degree or College diploma in business or related discipline is an asset
• Good analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to prioritize and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Team player – ability to work in a team environment
• High level of detail and accuracy while working under specific deadlines
• Able to work under minimal supervision
• Creativity and Ingenuity
• Proactive thinker and self-starter
• Must be able to travel


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages, health care benefit and RRSP program. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to:
fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

 

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Foodservice Sales Representative


Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph

We are currently seeking a full time Produce Specialist (Sales) to join our team for the Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph territory.


Description of Role:
Reporting to the NBD & Training Manager of Fresh Start Foods, the position of Produce
Specialist (sales) is a sales representative role which has overall responsibility for leadership of all sales related activity within their assigned areas/customers.


Duties and Responsibilities:
As a Produce Specialist (Sales) with Fresh Start Foods, you will have overall responsibility for a number of tasks within a defined geographic territory, such as:


• Developing new business leads, expanding current and future client base
• Strong customer service support to our current client base
• Partnering with current customer base to provide unique value added produce solutions
• Co-ordination of all budgeting, pricing, and reporting support for your territory


Skill, Qualifications, and Experience:
• 3-5 years of sales experience in the food / consumer packaged goods industry,
foodservice, or a related industry experience
• University degree or college diploma
• Specific produce experience would be an asset
• Familiar with the downtown Toronto area
• A track record of sales success in both top line volume growth and broadening sales
within current client base
• Strong commitment to customer service
• Excellent communication, presentation, and financial management skills


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages, group health care benefits and RRSP program and employee purchase program. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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ORDER SELECTORS

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Order Selectors, who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, manually picking product and assembling on a pallet and transferring to dock area for loading.


• $17.50 / Hour
• Evening shift 7:00pm – 4:00am
• Work Schedule Sunday through Friday (scheduled days off Saturday and mid week)

WE PROVIDE
• Training
• Team-based Work Environment
• Health Care Benefits & RRSP Program
• Employee Purchase Program
• Commitment to Safety


REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO:

• Previous warehouse experience
• Reliable and dedicated team member
• Have flexible availability – able to work Overtime and Sundays
• Able to work in a refrigerated environment
• Physically fit / 50lb lifting requirement


If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com.

 

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Shipper/Receiver Lead Hand - Overnight (Ottawa)

We are currently seeking a full time Shipper/Receiver Lead Hand - Overnight to join our team based out of our Ottawa, Ontario location.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead department to complete daily processing duties/tasks
• Assist employees on a hands on as needed basis
• Offloads product from trucks and provides for rotation on a “first in-first out” basis unless otherwise specified by a supervisor
• Is licensed and operates a forklift, pump truck or an electric pallet jack safely and efficiently
• Stacks pallets correctly, i.e., heavy products used as the base, light and delicate products on top
• Stages products in cooler, warehouse and on dock to ensure that only quality products are accessible for selection and delivery to customers, and consults with the supervisor, quality control specialist or purchaser when there is a doubt about quality
• Responsible for the accuracy and quality all products shipped or received
• Actively inspects a minimum of two cases per pallet for all pallets received
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of our products
• Stores all received product in the designated areas
• Notifies warehouse manager or purchaser when special or non-stock items have been received and stored
• Inspects all incoming trucks according to company guidelines. (temperature, cleanliness and sanitation)
• Records all deliveries in log
• Processes P.O’s (purchase orders) in Warehouse Management System after receiving physical product


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Ability to lead and motivate team members.
• Valid licence for operation of counter-balance forklift and electric power jack
• 3 – 5 years of experience operating above equipment in a warehouse environment (accident free)
• Prior experience in a fast paced warehouse preferred
• Prior experience in a multi-temperature environment an asset
• Knowledge of produce is an asset
• May be required to work longer than the scheduled work hours
• Has a history of good attendance and adherence to the work schedule
Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

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Shipper/Receiver – Warehouse Associate

We are currently seeking a full time Shipper-Receiver to join our team based out of our Milton, Ontario location.


Scheduled Shift: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm


Duties and Responsibilities:


• Offloads product from trucks and provides for rotation on a “first in-first out” basis unless otherwise specified by a supervisor
• Is licensed and operates a forklift, pump truck or an electric pallet jack safely and
efficiently
• Stacks pallets correctly, i.e., heavy products used as the base, light and delicate
products on top
• Stages products in cooler, warehouse and on dock to ensure that only quality products are accessible for selection and delivery to customers, and consults with the supervisor, quality control specialist or purchaser when there is a doubt about quality
• Responsible for the accuracy and quality all products shipped or received
• Actively inspects a minimum of two cases per pallet for all pallets received
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of our products
• Stores all received product in the designated areas, or communicates with supervisor in the event that product has not been stored in the designated area
• Notifies supervisor or purchaser when special or non-stock items have been received and stored
• Inspects all incoming trucks according to company guidelines. (temperature, cleanliness and sanitation)
• Records all deliveries in log
• Processes P.O’s (purchase orders) in Warehouse Management System after receiving physical product


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Valid licence for operation of counter-balance forklift and electric power jack
• 3 – 5 years of experience operating above equipment in a warehouse environment
(accident free)
• Prior experience in a fast paced warehouse preferred
• Prior experience in a multi-temperature environment an asset
• Knowledge of produce is an asset
• May be required to work longer than the scheduled work hours
• Has a history of good attendance and adherence to the work schedule
Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to: fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com

 

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SPLIT CASE SELECTORS

Fresh Start Foods is currently hiring full time Split Case Selectors, who are eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, manually picking product, counting or weighing items, labeling and transferring to dock area for loading.


• $16.50 / Hour
• Evening shift 7:00pm – 4:00am
• Work Schedule Sunday through Friday (scheduled days off Saturday and mid week)

WE PROVIDE
• Training
• Team-based Work Environment
• Health Care Benefits & RRSP Program
• Employee Purchase Program
• Commitment to Safety


REQUIRE CANDIDATES TO:
• Previous warehouse experience
• Reliable and dedicated team member
• Have flexible availability – able to work OT and Sundays
• Able to work in a refrigerated environment
• Physically fit / 50lb lifting requirement


If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting opportunity please forward your resume immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com.

 

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Dispatcher

We are currently seeking a full time Dispatcher to join our team for the Milton Facility.

Description of Role:
Reporting to the Transportation Manager, the Dispatcher / Router is responsible for all efforts to managing Fresh Start Foods computerized routing system to route and schedule customer/driver deliveries to ensure a high level of consistent customer service deliveries.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Utilize computerized routing system to route and schedule customer deliveries to
enhance Fresh Start Foods service profitability and customer service through the
development of efficient routing schemes.
• Maintain necessary files within computerized routing system and maintains accuracy of data that impact customer delivery window and management reports.
• Route and schedule customer deliveries via computerized routing system and assists in driver scheduling.
• Maintain constant communication with drivers, customers and sales staff to ensure
customers’ delivery needs are addressed.
• Adhere to the policies and procedures of Fresh Start Foods.
• Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:
• Minimum of 1 year experience in a routing role or related field.
• Up-to-date knowledge of transportation rules & regulations.
• Experience working in an effective, results focused team environment.
• Excellent organization skills and time management in dealing with multiple projects and deadlines.
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
• Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
• Problems solving abilities that require use of ingenuity and innovation.


Fresh Start Foods offers successful candidates competitive wages, health care benefit and RRSP program. If you posses these skills and experience and want to learn more about this exciting career opportunity, please forward your resume immediately to Henry Diego, Transportation Manager.

 

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EATING NEW CREATIONS

Now Hiring FULL TIME FOOD ASSEMBLERS

Eating New Creations (ENC) was established in 2003 with a single focus - to provide
the food service industry with a line of quality Sandwiches. The idea was to deliver fresh pre-made sandwiches to Hotels, Airlines and many other institutions. We insist on maintaining the high level of customer service by which our company was founded.


Due to continued growth, ENC is currently hiring full time food assemblers who are
eager to work in a fast paced team oriented work environment.


Responsibilities include assembling assorted sandwiches, wraps and salads.
• Work Schedule Sunday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Must be able to work in a refrigerated environment
• Must be able to work Sundays
• $14.00 / hour
• Assembly line
• Team based work environment
• Health Care Benefits and RRSP Program
• Commitment to Safety


If you want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume
immediately to fsferecruitment@freshstartfoods.com.

 

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