Incredible Opportunity - Chef
Parc Downsview Park Inc - Toronto, ON

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ROLE PROFILE First Cook / Chef

REPORTS TO Director, Hangar Operations

START DATE Immediately

Parc Downsview Park (PDP), a former military base located in the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, is a mix of public parkland, commercial uses and community services offering a diverse range of public activities and programs with a focus on leisure, educational, sport, recreational and cultural uses. Owned by Canada Lands Company Limited, PDP team’s role is to design, develop and maintain Downsview Park in a financially sustainable manner. For more information, please visit

The First Cook / Chef is responsible for the coordination of the daily operations for the Hangar Grill, a 70 seat licensed restaurant that features pub style fare. This position is also responsible for the strategic coordination of on-site catering for a multitude of Special Events throughout the year. This position will ensure a high level of customer service and quality is met for all food and beverage services.


  • Provide input and advice to the Director, Hangar Operations as it relates to the efficient

administration of the Food and Beverage operation.

  • Schedule staff appropriately for operational efficiency while meeting the highest

standards of Customer Service.

  • Provide hands on support to the daily needs of the food preparation on the line.
  • Prepare and suggest changes to menu items for pub style fare as well as healthy


  • Make suggestions to clients regarding menu items for event catering and execute all

catering opportunities.

  • Accurately order and maintain inventory on all food and beverage products.
  • Assist the Director, Hangar Operations in the analysis of food costs as they pertain to

both the daily operations of the restaurant and catering for special events.

  • Maintain the highest standards in Food Safety, Food Handling and Work Safety.
  • Provide training to restaurant employees of Food Safety, Food Handling and Work


  • Execute Waste Sheet Reconciliation on a weekly basis.
  • Coordinate a cleaning schedule for the kitchen and ensure that all health and safety

standards are met with regard to sanitization.

  • Follow all PDP policies as they relate to general office protocol, life-safety codes and

sustainability principles;

  • Perform other duties as required.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 2-5 years experience in a full time kitchen supervisory/leadership role.
  • Food Handler Certification;
  • Experience in a high volume casual dining restaurant.
  • Experience with catering of large scale special events ranging from plated meals to

buffet and BBQ preparation and execution.

  • A conceptual understanding of restaurant controls and financial statements.
  • A thorough understanding of Food Safety including Hazard Analysis Critical Control

Points / Food Safety Enhancement Program.

  • A proven record in training and developing a team.

Key Competencies

  • A passion for food and commitment to quality;
  • Strong attention to detail and an eye for presentation;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to think creatively and create a positive BOH and FOH team environment;
  • Solutions oriented and resourceful;
  • Computer literate;
  • Flexible and adaptable to constantly changing needs of the organization;
  • A team player that is supportive of colleagues and embraces a consultative approach

to problem solving.