Sous Chef (Outlets)

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2021-247
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Regular Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Minimum Salary: $50,232.00
Maximum Salary: $62,790.00
Target Start Date: 01/31/2022


Regular Full-Time (35 hours per week)




Does the thought of serving global bistro cuisine at one of the largest art museums in North America excite you? Do you believe that one-of-a-kind, fresh, and delicious culinary experiences can inspire, engage, and create a community?


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 more than 1 million visitors annually.


We are currently searching for a talented, passionate, and business-minded Sous Chef (Outlets) to join the Food & Beverage department to oversee and supervise food preparation and line service under the directive of the Executive Sous Chef. This role will oversee all food preparation and food service for the AGO kitchens. They will direct activities of staff reporting to them while being responsible for the maintenance of the Main Kitchen. The Sous Chef (Outlets) will participate in outlets recipe testing and have the opportunity to contribute to the creative development of menus and specials.


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. Our Food & Beverage team has been participating in the training sessions and will continue to implement what they have learned to make sure they create a positive space for all.

The mental health of our employees is also very important to us. We offer our employees comprehensive benefits, and 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 many city and province discounts.


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


  • A number of years directly related experience in a comparable position at a high quality hospitality operation or directly related Restaurant cooking experience in a high quality, volume, hospitality operation.
  • Directly related experience on a professional culinary team supervising and/or mentoring subordinate staff
  • Extensive knowledge of food handling and advanced culinary techniques.
  • Extensive knowledge of safety and sanitation standards in accordance with municipal health board.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle knives and all kitchen equipment and to instruct safe handling to others.
  • Well developed organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Well developed awareness of contemporary creative cuisine, gastronomy and food and wine pairing techniques.
  • Awareness of current food trends, relevant competitors and customer expectations within a high-end hospitality operation.
  • Familiarity with food and labour cost control systems.


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


  • Receive Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to Goodlife Fitness
  • Free tickets to major exhibitions at AGO


We invite individuals who reflect the diversity of our visitors to apply by submitting a tailored cover letter and CV. 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: 01/31/2022