Chef Manager

  • Oshawa, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

  • We have an immediate opening for a Chef Manager with our Retail Food Service operations at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.
  • We are looking for a results-oriented Chef Manager to take a proactive, hands-on role in managing our retail operations at a high profile healthcare facility.
  • The Chef Manager role is a combination of hands-on production and preparation as well as management and administrative responsibilities
  • This position reports to the Manager and is responsible for overseeing retail units with approximately 15-20 associates.

Job Description

With a "Can Do " attitude and a "Passion for Excellence", the Chef Manager is responsible to:

  • Lead all phases of food preparation, menu planning and development, operational planning and expenditures, budgeting, costing and maintaining proper inventory levels handling all catering requests.
  • Assist the Retail Manager in hiring, employee training, staff scheduling, associate supervising, as well as addressing and resolving employee relation issues.
  • The successful candidate participates in client meetings with the Manager to any address questions related to food services issues.
  • Ensure positive client relationships and satisfaction
  • The position will ensure the unit has strict compliance of the Compass Quality Assurance and Health and Safety Program, Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS regul ations.
  • You will ensure HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) standards are followed in the food preparation process.
  • The operation runs 7 days per week, evenings and rotating weekends are required.


Required: (please only apply if you meet all required qualifications):

  • Great Attitude!
  • Formal culinary training plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years related management experience in a fast-paced branded food service environment
  • Strong supervisory skills, capable of motivating, leading and developing associates
  • Sound knowledge of financial management including ability to control food and labour costs
  • Creative ability to apply current QSR food items and presentations to food service operations
  • Hard working, results-oriented & hands-on team player
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Willing to accommodate flexible work schedule (evening and weekend work may be required)
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment w ith changing work priorities
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel etc.)


  • Red Seal Chef Certificate or equivalent is preferred