Senior Sous Chef

Food & Beverage Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2021-138
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Regular Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Minimum Salary: $60,860.00
Maximum Salary: $76,039.00
Target Start Date: 06/28/2021

Senior Sous Chef
Regular Full-Time (35 hours per week)


Does the idea of combining food and art pique your interest? Would you thrive leading and mentoring a team? Does the idea of creating new menus that compliment exhibitions and special events excite 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 more than 1 million visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a regular full-time Senior Sous Chef to join our Food & Beverage team. Under the direction of the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef, the incumbent will oversee and supervise production and service of all menus. The incumbent will also direct activities of kitchen staff and contribute to the development of special events menus as needed. It is key that the incumbent has strong communication skills as they will liaise with the kitchen management team to coordinate all aspects of kitchen management and activities.

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!

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

• Minimum of 5 years directly related experience in a comparable position at a high quality hospitality operation or directly related banquet 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.
• Communicates effectively and maintains productive relationships with all levels of the organization including internal/external contacts.
• 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.
• Thorough knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS), safety regulations and practices
• Cultivate and foster a positive and productive workplace culture
• Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team environment
• Demonstrated troubleshooting & problem solving skills
• Participates and contributes in cross-functional team activities/projects and puts team goals ahead of individual goals.

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: 06/22/2021