Assistant Manager (Sous Chef), Events Culinary Operations, F&B

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Description

Requisition Id: 2024-78
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Temporary Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Minimum Rate: $33.72
Maximum Rate: $42.13
Target Start Date: 07/03/2024
Target End Date: 01/05/2025

Assistant Manager (Sous Chef), Events Culinary Operations

Temporary Full-Time

35 hours per week; must be available days, evenings, weekends and holidays


ART + AUDIENCE + LEARNING

 

 

Located in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, attracting approximately one million visitors annually. The AGO Collection of more than 120,000 works of art ranges from cutting-edge contemporary art to significant works by Indigenous and Canadian artists and European masterpieces.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Manager (Sous Chef), Events Culinary Operations to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Manager, Events Culinary Operations this position manages work performance of department staff by providing daily “in kitchen” support to all bargaining unit team members. 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.

What is this position responsible for?

  • Manages work performance of department staff through hiring; training; assigning, scheduling and monitoring work completion.

  • Manages delivery of 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. 

  • Participates in Food and Beverage planning activities including strategic directions and goals

  • Analyzes Banquet Event Orders and organizes kitchen work process to ensure production schedules are accurate and attainable

  • Participates in Events recipe testing and for yields, costing and portion control, upgrading recipe specs as required  

  • Manages culinary team to ensure consistency of production while maintaining optimum quality standards

  • Oversees service period as scheduled, expediting banquet services as assigned 

  • Monitoring all preparation and execution of menu items for quality and consistency 

 

What are we looking for?

  • 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

 

What are the benefits of working at the AGO?

  • Discounts to GoodLife Fitness.

  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO.

  • Discounts to major attractions as a part of the Provincial/City Reciprocal Programs.

  • Free admission to the AGO for friends and family, discounts at the gift shop, bistro, and Learning Centre.

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

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility:

At the AGO, we lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions, and programs, reflecting the diverse community we serve. Committed to fostering inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, we embed these values into our strategic plan and ongoing priorities.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and qualifications online at https://jobs.jobvite.com/ago/jobs/viewall  We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer.