Assistant Manager

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Oliver & Bonacini is recognized as one of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurant companies, operating 11 unique and innovative restaurants in Ontario. Operations include à la carte dining, quick service, catering, group dining and special events. Unique concept restaurants include Canoe, Jump, Auberge du Pommier, Biff’s Bistro, Luma, O&B Canteen and Bannock. The company also operates a midrange casual dining concept, Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, with locations in Toronto, Blue Mountain and Oakville. The company’s private dining and events division, Oliver & Bonacini Events, manages a number of large scale event facilities, including Malaparte at TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Toronto Region Board of Trade, Windermere House on Lake Rosseau, Muskoka and the newly revitalized Arcadian. Oliver & Bonacini credits its success to the development of a strong corporate culture, where excellence of food quality and service are valued above all else. 

Job Description

Under the direction of the General Manager, the Assistant Manager is accountable for the day to day operations of the restaurant including staffing, cost controls, staff training, budgeting, administration and active floor management during service.



  • Communicate the vision to all team members and leads by example.  Reinforce the O&B values daily and inspires the team with his/her exciting vision for the future
  • Regularly monitor and achieve the O&B points of technical service and points of details
  • Build and maintain relationships with guests, team members and senior management alike
  • Follow bar, beverage and wine control procedures exactly
  • Provide general administrative support for the restaurant
  • Show leadership in creating a culture that revolves around the experience and enjoyment of food and wine
  • Demonstrate high personal integrity, business ethics and takes every opportunity to promote the venue
  • Conduct recruitment and selection and training and development initiatives as well as performance management and employee coaching
  • Use conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Assist with the tracking of sales, invoicing, and managing inventory
  • Conduct briefings with event service staff prior to each function
  • Schedule event staff to properly service events/functions
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of payroll records
  • Strive for maximum efficiency and continual improvement of staff productivity
  • Participate on the Health & Safety Committee, ensuring that the Occupational Health & Safety Act and WSIB procedures are being followed
  • Ensure facility is well maintained, repaired and spotless at all times
  • Work with Marketing to design and implement a strategy to attract new business
  • Build relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Additional duties as assigned or required


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Business or Hospitality
  • Minimum 3 years’ management experience in a high volume, fast paced hospitality environment.
  • WSET Intermediate Wine Certificate or comparable an asset
  • Must possess superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate extreme organization in a fast paced environment while acting as a team player
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage a large and variable work load, ensuring timely and accurate completion of assigned work
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong business acumen

Additional Information

** We thank all applicants for their interest in Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the application process. **

No calls from recruiters please!