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Regional Manager, Culinary Services

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Support Office - Ontario - 5015 Spectrum Way, Suite 600, Mississauga, ON L4W 0E4
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Cogir Senior Living manages retirement residences across the country. We offer a range of senior living options including independent living, assisted living and memory care.

For over 25 years, we have dedicated every day to the happiness of retirees.

Human Focus – Creativity - Excellence

We’re seeking individuals with a purpose and passion for life and who are looking for meaningful work that will make a real difference. Join our team today!

Is creating an amazing culinary experience your passion? Does coaching and mentoring others excite you? Are you an expert in food, beverage and dining experiences and ready to advance your career to the next level?   

As our next Regional Manager, Culinary Services, you'll play a key role in enhancing our retirement residences' dining experience and driving innovative food and beverage programs. Collaborating with the National Director of Culinary and regional operations team, you'll provide operational support and leadership to ensure compliance with organizational standards and policies.

Your responsibilities will include assisting Executive Directors in tasks like interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and training new Culinary Managers. Moreover, you'll offer comprehensive training and guidance to the Culinary Managers across your designated region. This encompasses diverse areas such as menu planning, food procurement, preparation, beverage service, and dining operations. The overarching goal is to uplift the dining experience while ensuring strict adherence to operational policies.

This position will also involve assessing work procedures and operational challenges, aiming to identify opportunities for improving efficiency, service quality, performance, and safety. Addressing inefficiencies and finding effective solutions will be key components of the role.

Furthermore, you'll be instrumental in shaping and implementing our menus. Your culinary creativity will shine as you maximize the potential of fresh ingredients and your scratch cooking skills to craft exceptional dining offerings.

Perks and Benefits for the Regional Manager, Culinary Services:

We believe in rewarding our Regional Managers for their results, hard work and dedication. Here are some of the appealing perks and benefits you can expect:

  • Lucrative Compensation Package: As a Regional Manager, you will enjoy a comprehensive compensation package, including a competitive base pay and eligibility to our short term incentive plan. Additionally, there is an opportunity for annual merit increases, ensuring that your hard work is recognized and rewarded.

  • Extensive Benefits Plan: We care about your well-being and offer an extensive benefits plan that includes medical coverage, health benefits, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and a RRSP matching program. Your overall well-being is a priority to us.

  • Generous Time Off: We understand the importance of work-life balance. You will start with four weeks of vacation per year, with additional personal days, allowing you to recharge and take care of personal commitments.

  • Manulife Vitality Program: As part of our commitment to your health and wellness, we offer the Manulife Vitality program. By participating, you have a chance to win exciting gift cards, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Employee Perks Program: We are a proud partner of Perkopolis, an employee discount program that provides our team members with exclusive discounts on entertainment, travel and shopping, gift card rewards, and much more.

  • Comprehensive Onboarding and Training: To support your success we provide an extensive onboarding program focused on helping you understand our company and culture, your role and how you can contribute to the overall success of our organization.

  • Rewards and Recognition: We want you to know that your efforts are valued by celebrating your dedication, hard work and career achievements. We do this through our service awards program and celebration stations.

  • Career Growth Opportunities: As you excel in your role, you will have the opportunity to grow within the organization. There is a clear path for advancement, with the possibility of moving into other regional positions or a national position where you can continue to make a positive impact on our organization.

Now that you know a bit about the role and our perks and benefits, we are eager to learn more about your skills and experience. Here is what we look for.

Skills for success:

  • Easily connects with people

  • Inspires and energizes others

  • Leads by empowering others

  • Persuasive, teaching style of communication

  • Able to build consensus

  • Socially focused with a “how can I help you” attitude

  • Ready to jump in and roll up your sleeves to help out and lead by example

  • Thinks outside of the box and comes up with creative solutions to problems

  • Strong initiative and self-direction

  • Drive to achieve results and get things done

  • Positive response to pressure

  • Strong business acumen

  • Can lead, inspire and coach the Culinary Managers

  • Thrives on delivering exceptional resident experience

  • Excels with training other culinary team members

Your experience:

  • Red Seal designation;

  • A culinary leader in your field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in food & beverage and culinary in the senior’s living, hotel/commercial or hospitality industry;

  • Knowledge of kitchen and dining service operations in a variety of food and beverage settings, including -A'la carte fine dining, bistro, pubs, in-room dining and catering functions;

  • Good understanding and management of the dining room service;

  • Understanding of working in a unionized environment;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel extensively within area of responsibility.

Don’t Meet Every Requirement?

If you’re excited about working with us but your past experience doesn’t quite align with every qualification of this posting, we encourage you to apply. You just might be the right candidate for this or other roles. We are always looking for great talent to join our team.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from members of equity-deserving communities, including those who identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, women, people with disabilities, and people with diverse gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations.

Cogir is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request. 

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