Executive Sous Chef
You’re no ordinary chef - that’s why you want to work somewhere extraordinary.
You want to join an organization on a mission: one that supports local culture and food, advances sustainability and social justice, and builds the Toronto community through food and art.
You’re a leader and an influencer, whose passion for being a mentor in the kitchen is equal to your passion for incredible food.
If this sounds like you, then we can’t wait to meet you.
Who are we?
We’re The Gladstone Hotel, and we’re on a mission to revolutionize hospitality in Toronto. We’re more than the sum of our functions – a hotel, restaurant, bar, and event venue. We are an artistic home for our local community; we’re an invitation to discover Toronto’s art, food, and people.
Now, we’re looking for you: our new Executive Sous Chef.
Executive Sous Chef:
As our new Executive Sous Chef, you will work closely with our Executive Chef to lead the daily operations of our kitchen for brunch, lunch, dinner, and banquet service.
Our culinary operations include a 45-seat full service restaurant, a 70-seat Melody Bar saloon, and events catering for a range of formal to informal on-site events like weddings, fun pop-ups, private and corporate functions, and meetings and cultural events.
Our culinary team makes the magic happen. You’ll oversee the small team, and your main goal will be to guide and motivate your teammates to be the best they can be.
You’ll lead by example, imparting your knowledge and skill through coaching and mentorship. Under your leadership, we’ll be confident that our culinary operations will be executed flawlessly, and that our guests will continue to enjoy the high standard of service and food that we’re known for.
Why you’re made for this role:
Along with your ability to seriously cook, one of your biggest strengths is your ability to communicate clearly. Whether you’re training cooks or strategizing with the executive chef, you’re always able to get your message across effectively.
You’re also adaptable. This is a dynamic business, where needs are always changing. You’re go with the flow while adjusting your actions and strategy at the right times.
We’ll count on you to stay updated about what’s going on and you’ll play a key part in making sure our kitchen team is always on the same page. With you as a leader and motivator on our team, there’s no doubt we’ll succeed.
Practically speaking, you will:
- Oversee day-to-day kitchen operations for brunch, lunch, and dinner service as well as banquet events
- Handle the requisition and purchase of ingredients
- Oversee daily production and quality control
- Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance
- Ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen
- Expedite service and support the line as necessary
- Develop the kitchen team through training, coaching, and mentorship
This is a full-time, permanent position, working in our beautiful, landmark hotel in a vibrant neighbourhood right at the intersection of Queen Street West and Dufferin Street.
You’ll work between 40-50 hours per week, with a varied schedule (including day, evening, weekend and holiday shifts). You’ll need to have flexibility adjust your schedule to support our hotel kitchen which operates between 6 am and 1 am 24/7.
We offer an industry competitive salary, and a competitive benefits package. Please note, due to the historic nature of our building, we are not fully wheelchair accessible.
Working @ The Gladstone Hotel
Here, you’ll practice a collaborative leadership style where you’ll promote and create opportunities for your team to consciously participate in the decision-making process in the kitchen.
We are hospitality industry leaders with a goal to be a force for good, for social change, and for Toronto’s artistic community. We operate in an openly anti-oppressive and feminist framework. We strive to highlight women in the kitchen and throughout the rest of our operations. We’re committed to making a meaningful impact, extending far beyond profits.
If you asked our employees why they love working here, they’d tell you that here, you feel like family. You can be your authentic self. You can improve your professional skills and expand your portfolio of experience working at the Gladstone Hotel.
If this sounds like fun, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
- Experience as a chef in a high-volume operation (standalone restaurants as well as hotel or catering experience)
- Ability to seriously cook: a solid understanding of contemporary and classic technique and familiarity with current food trends
- Familiarity with and commitment to seasonal, locally produced foods and products and local vendors
- Experience leading and developing a culinary team (training, mentoring and motivating)
- Food handler certification
- Red seal certification is an asset
How to Apply
Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.
We are committed to providing and promoting equal employment opportunity. We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button
We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.
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Executive Sous Chef