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Shannex Incorporated

This is a Contract position in Etobicoke, ON posted October 1, 2020.

Parkland has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chef who wants to take their career to the next level.  Our newest lifestyle residence, Parkland on Eglinton West, located in Etobicoke is now open! Parkland on Eglinton West is an industry changer and offers a new era of independent luxury living with distinctive accommodations, extraordinary amenities and unparalleled service.

Who We Are…

With approximately 4,000 employees, Shannex is a family-owned Canadian company based in the Maritimes. With over 30 years of experience creating better ways to deliver seniors living and long-term care communities throughout Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Shannex offers a continuum of lifestyle options under our flagship brands Parkland™, Shannex™ and Faubourg du MascaretMD.   

Who You Are…

As the successful candidate, you are an experienced and highly competent Chef with a reputation of being an effective leader. You have your Red Seal Certification and a valid Safe Food Handling and Smart Serve Certificate.  You have a minimum of three (3) years of operational experience in a high-volume kitchen and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory role in the hospitality, health care and/or food service industry. You also have comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on exceptional quality, production sanitation, food cost controls and presentation.  A Diploma in Food & Beverage Management/Hospitality Management is preferred.

What you will do…

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, the Chef is responsible for directing and managing the kitchen operations to meet established Parkland Brand standards. The Chef plans, monitors, and executes all phases of food preparation, delivery and service for residents residing in all service lines at Parkland. 

Our expectations of you…

  • Manages the Culinary Services Team towards achievement of Quality of the Culinary experience of Parkland
  • Oversees the implementation of all aspects of the Culinary Services Program and assists in development of department policies, procedures and guidelines as a member of the divisional Food Services Team
  • Manages Culinary Services human resources
  • Assists and oversees in the recruitment of employees, orientation and training, monitoring and coaching of staff and personal development of the food services team
  • Promotes a safety culture and adheres to all food safety standards and legislation
  • Assists in the management of administrative functions of the culinary department
  • Oversees the process for checking and receiving of deliveries and inventory control; ensures all supplies are stored, labelled, and rotated properly

What we offer…

  • An opportunity to work with Great People, to be a part of this new, flagship, industry leading development
  • A role where you can set the bar of independent luxury living using your exceptional skills and experience
  • Regional support team & onsite management team who you will be working alongside to build a phenomenal front-line team
  • The ability to make an impactful difference in the quality of life for residents and their families
  • Comprehensive compensation package which recognizes your experience as an industry leader
  • RRSP program (employer matching option)
  • Extended Health and Wellness Benefits, available the first day of work
  • Flexible hours of work
  • Professional development opportunities

“Great People Striving for Great Things” is one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan. Parkland Lifestyle Residences is committed to offering the best environment for employees where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization. Our staff are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working at Parkland Lifestyle Residences.  Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Parkland Lifestyle Residences strives to be a supportive and inclusive work environment and provides equal opportunity employment. Accommodations will be provided to applicants requesting them in order to ensure participation in the recruitment, assessment, selection and hiring process. Applicants requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Human Resources Department.

If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization please apply.