Head Chef – Eataly Sherway Gardens

Eataly Sherway 25 The West Mall, Toronto, ON
M9C 1B8, Canada
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Company Description

Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace! Eataly is not a chain; each Eataly is different, with its own character and own theme – but all with the same aim… for our guests to:

  • EAT authentic Italian food at our restaurants, cafés and to-go counters
  • SHOP a selection of high-quality Italian, local and homemade products
  • LEARN through our classes and our team’s product knowledge

Job Description

The Head Chef oversees all back of house operations for the multiple restaurants and kitchens at an Eataly location, ensuring quality standards and financial goals are consistently met.

Reports directly to the Director of Store Operations. Manages the Sous Chefs team.

  • Directs and organizes the back of house strategy to maximize profitability and quality
  • Leads a team of Sous Chefs to drive success in their individual outlets
  • Develops recipes and menus focused on Italian authenticity, seasonality and high-quality ingredients
  • Partners interdepartmentally with the store senior leadership team and with corporate to executive initiatives, plan special events and share information
  • Analyzes financial data, builds a budget, and develops strategies aimed at increasing efficiencies and profit
  • Collaborates closely with the GM, Restaurants to create a seamless and efficient restaurant experience
  • Prepares updates on the success of restaurants for senior and corporate leadership
  • Participates in employee hiring, assignment, training, payroll, scheduling, evaluations and terminations
  • Documents, investigates and resolves employee and guest incidents
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned


  • 7+ years of chef experience, including 5+ years of management experience
  • In-depth understanding of Italian cuisine
  • Exceptional communication, leadership, motivational and team-building skills  
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational, analytical and business management skills
  • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and procedures, safety and sanitation regulations
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
  • Bachelor’s Degree or degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program highly preferred

Job Requirements

  • Availability to work onsite with a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours, standing or walking in a restaurant environment
  • Ability to operate commercial equipment including stand mixers, ovens, torches, etc.
  • Availability to travel up to 10% of the time

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • RRSP
  • Bonus program
  • Free family meal daily
  • Discounts at Eataly
  • Classes on products and Italian cuisine
  • Referral bonus program
  • and more!

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