Assistant Manager, Events Culinary Operations, F&B

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2023-1
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Regular Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Minimum Salary: $58,949.00
Maximum Salary: $73,673.00
Target Start Date: 01/30/2023

Assistant Manager, Events Culinary Operations, F&B

Regular Full-Time

(35 hours per week)


Does it excite you to lead a team of cooks to work on different themed menus for special events? Are you eager to get creative and contribute to the development of Special Events Menu revolve around our unique events at the Gallery? The
Assistant Manager, Events Culinary Operations position might be the right fit for you!

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“the AGO”) is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a collection of close to 100,000 works. Through the collection as well as collaborations with leading museums around the world, the AGO presents wide-ranging exhibitions and programs to approximately 1 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a Assistant Manager, Events Culinary Operations to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Manager, Events Culinary Operations, the incumbent will provide management level support to the Events Culinary Team and manages work performance of department staff by providing daily “in kitchen” support to all bargaining unit team members.  He/She/They assists in; department staff recruitment, training processes, assigning/monitoring work completion and managing work performance. Manages delivery of culinary services in accordance with department systems and procedures, applicable collective agreements; and AGO’s policies and procedures on security, administration, human resources, and department manager/supervisor responsibilities for workplace health and safety.

Interested so far? Learn more about why AGO would be a great fit below.

The Gallery continually strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace. We offer diversity and inclusion training to our staff and volunteers so they can continually learn and contribute to fostering a supportive environment where people feel comfortable to come to work as they are.

The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees programs that support wellness and enhance the job experience. If our employees need assistance, employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to them. The Gallery also takes part in the city and province’s reciprocal benefits program, allowing our employees access to city and province discounts.

What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?

  • Discount on Goodlife Fitness Annual Membership
  • Discounts on admissions to Partner attractions, galleries and museums
  • 10 paid sick days, annually
  • 1 paid personal day, annually
  • Extended health and dental coverage
  • Pensionable earnings
  • 3 (three) weeks’ paid vacation
  • Paid safety shoes allowance, up to $150 annually


  • Lifeworks, log-in to view “Perks” – discounts and price breaks including travel, health care, personal purchases
  • Lifeworks program – mental health support and direction, personal counselling options, toolkits and resources
  • Dedicated Mental Health support program – provided by Not myself today – online access


If this sounds like an opportunity you are looking for, apply now!

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Valid Food Handler’s Certificate
  • Red Seal Certificate of Qualification is an asset
  • Several years directly related experience in a comparable position at a high quality hospitality operation
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff and food production busy catering operation
  • Directly related experience managing and mentoring a professional culinary team of 10 or more
  • Directly related experience organizing the production of large quantity cooking
  • Extensive knowledge of food handling and advanced culinary techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safety and sanitation standards in accordance with municipal health board
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the culinary brigade
  • Well-developed analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, time management, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Awareness of current food trends, relevant competitors and customer expectations within a high-end hospitality operation
  • Experience in unionized environment would be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve

We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. If you would prefer to submit your application in person, please leave it with our Shipping Dock addressed to the People Division which is located next to the Jackman Hall entrance on McCaul Street. The hours are you able to drop off your application are 8:30AM until 4:00PM Monday to Friday.

We thank all applicants but must advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


External Application Deadline: 02/24/2023