Head Chef Job in Kingston, ON at Black Dog Tavern –

Black Dog Tavern (Formally Chien Noir) has been successfully operating in Downtown Kingston for the past 21+ years.

We are committed to our employees and offer a welcoming, inclusive environment along with a good work/life balance..

A passion for the Food & the Hospitality industry is a requisite, creativity and imagination are always encouraged.

Most important are a positive attitude, strong work ethic, the ability to mentor, and to be able to work in a calm cooperative manner as a team leader.

The Head Chef is a highly skilled professional cook who oversees the operations of a restaurant and dining facility. The Head Chef will be responsible for the food that comes out of a kitchen, from conception to execution.


  • Hands-on Chef working the line in the head position, cooking, plating and overseeing the line (Min 3 nights per week, incl. Fri & Sat.)
  • Submit cost proposals for menu items
  • Design standardized food presentation guidelines for each dish
  • Monitor inventory levels of commonly used items
  • Look for ways to reduce spoilage of infrequently used items.
  • Hire, train, and manage staff about proper kitchen sanitization methods
  • Always ensuring complete guest satisfaction, at an excellent level
  • Ensuring positive morale and upstanding ethics of your managers and crew
  • Provide ongoing motivation, coaching, and effective leadership development of kitchen staff
  • Oversee and ensure general maintenance and cleanliness of the kitchen area are always maintained


  • 3 or more years experience working as a Head Chef
  • Ability to track expenses and manage a budget
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Strong passion for the art of food design
  • Culinary Degree or equivalent experience is an asset
  • Ability to delegate and follow-up
  • High level of organizational and communication ability
  • Complete understanding and belief in the company’s philosophy and goals of quality and improvement
  • Understanding of what it means to be a company Ambassador
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in the English language (Bilingual French is an asset)


  • High energy, positive personality
  • Strong work ethic exceeds in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Ability to self-motivate, maintain a sense of urgency, keep the momentum
  • Ability to set and achieve short and long-term business goals
  • Understanding of issues beyond one’s control while continuing to impact areas within one’s authority
  • Ability to ask for help when required
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and ability to learn

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00-$65,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift

Supplemental pay types:

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Kingston, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Kitchen Management: 3 years (preferred)

Expected start date: 2022-06-22

About the Company

Company: Black Dog Tavern –

Company Location:  Kingston, ON

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