Sous Chef- $60-$65 /year

Staff Shop

Full Time, Permanent
Posted 2 weeks ago

Staff Shop Inc. specializes in Temporary, Direct Hire, Payrolling & Consulting services, hiring and placing amazing candidates like you for our clients in all industries, across North America and the Caribbean. Our client is from a leading Hospitality and Entertainment industry looking to hire a Sous Chef for their facility immediately. If you would like to work in a fast passed environment, we want to work with you!



DEPARTMENT: Hospitality – Culinary

JOB TITLE: Sous Chef

REPORTS TO: Executive Chef


The purpose of this job is to ensure consistency, production schedule adherence, and efficiency in the production and presentation of all food products while working closely with kitchen staff to ensure that quality standards are always maintained. The Sous Chef will liaise closely with the Chef & Head Chef to monitor the performance of all kitchen staff and will address deviations in operations as required.


1. Supervise and maintain quality standards of all food preparation by cooks and all other kitchen employees under his / her supervision and provides guidance to kitchen staff in the cleanliness and efficiency of the kitchen operations.

2. Ensures that the highest standard of food is produced always based on standard recipes and their presentation

3. Ensures food is prepared to pre-determined specifications and works closely with staff to ensure portion controls are maintained on a regular basis. Reports deviations to Chef, as required.

4. Assists in the progress of all food preparation prior to the service period to assure punctual delivery of properly prepared food.

5. Assists in training all kitchen staff with proper instruction on the preparation of food, and the operation of kitchen equipment as set by departmental standards, health and safety regulations, and WHMIS.

6. Ensures that safe food handling practices as per the WEG Food Safety Program are adhered to regularly. Addresses issues and reports to Chef, as required.

7. Ensures that kitchen employees wear acceptable and clean uniforms and are well always groomed

8. Organize and control receipts, storage, and issuing of foods from kitchens using the FIFO system.

9. Assist with scheduling and assigning work to kitchen employees under his / her supervision and adheres to budgetary guidelines.

10. Assist in conducting physical kitchen inventories and works with Chef in addressing inventory variances.

11. Reports all unusual occurrences that may be detrimental to the operation of the kitchen to the Chef or above.

12. Report and follow-up with any faulty equipment in need of repair

13. Generates purchase requisitions in a timely manner using Yellow Dog

14. Assist in maintaining daily payroll and daily staff attendance records through Kronos time and attendance system

15. Participates in the planning of new menus, production of recipes and assists in implementation in a timely manner.

16. Participates in addressing employee performance issues through the departmentally approved performance management program.

17. Demonstrates and lives the organization’s core values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Accountability.



· General to advanced knowledge of food preparation techniques

· Basic understanding and working knowledge of PC applications

· General to advanced understanding of safe food handling practices

· General understanding of food cost and labour management principles

· Sound knowledge of Health and Safety principles


· General communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required to interact with kitchen staff, peers’ other departmental personnel and customers

· General organizational and time management skills

· Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment

· General multi-tasking abilities

Education and Experience

· Minimum grade 12 education

· 3-4 years’ experience in full-service hotel or restaurant

· 1-2 years’ experience at Junior Sous Chef or Station Chef / Cook level in comparable environment

· Completed apprenticeship program or food technology diploma & Red Seal Certified are considered an asset

Working Conditions

· Kitchen environment where there may be some physical discomfort due to temperature, noise, and operational demands

· Standing and walking required 75% of the time

· Hours of work may include days, evenings, weekends and holidays

· Work locations include kitchens at both Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks

What you’ll get

· Compensation: $60K (negotiable for higher experience)

· 3% annual bonus based on salary

· 3 weeks vacation

· Full benefits after 3 months

· Vehicle required to get to the work location


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $60.00-$65.00 per year


  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evenings
  • Evening shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Tips

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Milton, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Cooking: 4 years (required)

Application deadline: 2022-09-16


As an equal opportunity employer, Staff Shop celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We know that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society—including but not limited to BIPOC, 2SLGBTQAA+ people, immigrants, veterans and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that we will never reach our definition of excellence without you

Job Features

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent



Pay Rate

$60.00-$65.00 /year

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Staff Shop Inc. is a privately held Canadian-Indigenous-Women owned staffing and essential resource firm servicing Canada I USA I Caribbean as an award-winning diverse supplier, certified with CCAB, CAMSC, WBE & WEConnect.