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Silver Hotel Group is currently recruiting for an Executive Sous Chef, which will be based out of Silver Hotel Group’s Corporate Kitchen which is located at the Novotel Toronto Centre. As our industry recovers from the pandemic and business volumes normalize, there is potential for the Sous Chef to be promoted and oversee the Kitchen at another SHG operating hotel. The company provides opportunity for growth with both branded and independent hotels within the GTA.

The Executive Sous Chef is responsible for being a key support to the Executive Chef in the day-to-day operation of the Kitchen & Stewarding department. The Executive Sous Chef will offer culinary expertise as it relates to all areas with the hotel. Along with being in tune with current food and beverage trends, the role requires a leader who is passionate, creative and brings strong food and beverage presentation skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Executive Sous Chef will:

  • Provide day-to-day support to the Executive Chef in the leadership of the Kitchen and Stewarding teams, which includes driving a culture of performance and high engagement through recognition, training and coaching;
  • Develop, train, communicate and reinforce the service vision and standards to team members and coach them in supporting the successful execution of the vision;
  • Consistently display exceptional leadership by providing a positive work environment, counselling team members as appropriate and demonstrating a dedicated and professional approach to managing a team;
  • Work with the Executive Chef to oversee and manage food and labour costs and controls, including menu costing and productivity controls;
  • When required, assist with the purchasing of all required items for the ensuring costs are managed accordingly;
  • Assist the Executive Chef develop, cost and implement menus, training programs and SOP’s for the Kitchen team;
  • Support the Executive Chef with menu development and maintaining updated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold in the F&B operation;
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment to processes that allow team members to provide service that is aligned with our vision of creating exceptional experiences;
  • Participate in regular team meetings and provide support communicating information pertaining to the Hotel’s operation;
  • Assist with recruitment, hiring, training and mentoring the Kitchen team members with a focus on growth and development;
  • Perform other duties as assigned including assisting team member with their roles during peak periods;
  • Liaise with all supporting departments to ensure a seamless experience for our guests, ensuring our vision of passionate people creating exceptional experiences is at the forefront of every interaction;
  • Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by the reporting manager.

In addition to the core job requirements, skill sets and work-related experience; the ideal candidate will illustrate the ability and drive to:

  • Drive the corporate culture, personifying it in daily interactions with both guests and team members;
  • Be an engaging leader who is highly inclusive, inspiring and able to relate to all levels;
  • Create a fun and supportive working environment where team members aspire to do what is right and are given the empowerment to execute.

Note: A detailed job description will be discussed during the interview process.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience as Sous Chef or strong Chef de Partie, within a full-service hotel environment;
  • University or College diploma in a culinary or hospitality field, with preference given to individuals who are Red Seal certified;
  • Brings a hands-on approach to training and a leadership style committed to developing and motivating the culinary team to attain a superior level of guest service;
  • Proven experience in menu and service design;
  • Experience working in unionized environment is a definite asset;
  • Strong computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential;
  • Organized, results orientated, proven time management skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Proven experience motivating and inspiring a team to achieve strong performance results;
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, team, communication and coaching skills;
  • Strong problem solving and creative thinking skills;
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment-maintaining composure and objectivity with guests and team members;
  • Available to work nights, weekends and/or holidays as required, including occasional Manager-On-Duty shifts;
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

The company has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy which states that successful applicants are required to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a documented exemption as part of the hiring process. Details of the policy will be discussed as part of the hiring process.

About Us

Silver Hotel Group (SHG) is a family-owned Canadian hotel investment, development, and management company. Our portfolio includes hotels in Canada and the U.S., and ranges from internationally branded full and select service hotels to independent and boutique hotels.

At SHG, our culture is fundamental to our success. Each empowered team member strives to exhibit passion, creativity, and fun every day. Together, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences by living our core values as our road map: Accountability, Teamwork, Leadership, Diversity, Integrity, Giving, Fun, Recognition.

As we continue to grow, our mantra “You Matter” resonates with our 600+ team members in how we do business, which will continue to enhance engagement and retention.

Today, we look for new team members who demonstrate both aptitude and the passion to embrace and contribute to our Culture.

Help us build something exceptional! Successful candidate will be contacted for a virtual interview.

The Silver Hotel Group believes in outstanding hospitality and takes seriously its obligations under the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. We are committed to respecting the independence and dignity of all persons by providing a barrier-free environment for all guests, colleagues, and job applicants. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources at 416-886-1706.

The Silver Hotel Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status or any other characteristics protected by law.

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