Passionate, high-energy and dedicated chef required to lead the culinary team at Paintbox Catering. The ideal candidate must be a proven leader with the ability to train staff and a management style that fosters a positive team environment, leading by example.

Are you professional, creative, have a sense of humour and the operational skills to insure consistency and stand out from the crowd? This is an opportunity to make the Paintbox kitchen your own, working with talented and professional event planners and extremely supportive owners.

A minimum of 5 years experience in catering is essential. Experience working with and mentoring trainees is a plus, since Paintbox operates as a training facility and business incubation hub.

Paintbox is an established (7 years) caterer in some of Toronto’s top event venues, and also operates an event space and bistro in Regent Park. As a certified B Corporation, Paintbox is committed to high standards of social and environmental responsibility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Executive Chef will be responsible for the quality of food, menu planning, cost of sales, service and cleanliness of the kitchen areas for the creation of total external and internal customer satisfaction and profitability.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of departmental budget and monthly forecasts.
  • Assist with the achievement of budgeted profitability through the effective management of food costs controls/ purchasing procedures and the effective allocation of labour.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all employees conform to provincial laws and regulations with respect to food handling/ storage, and safety procedures.
  • Follow proper receiving, storage, rotating, food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Anticipate, identify and correct system breakdowns to achieve maximum guest satisfaction.
  • Communicate with management and employees regarding product service deficiencies, equipment, safety problems, etc.
  • Provide incentives for staff members to go above and beyond the expectations of their particular roles.
  • Be an ambassador to Paintbox Catering and Bistro at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@paintboxcatering.ca