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Cook – Ethnic Cuisine

Tia Mart Ltd.

This is a Contract position in Ottawa region, ON posted May 16, 2018.


Required: English

Asset: French, Arabic

Education Requirement and Credentials

Culinary degree preferred, but not required.


A minimum of 5 years of commercial cooking experience specializing in Arab cuisine of the Persian Gulf.


Ensuring Culinary Standards and Responsibilities are Met

  • Oversees kitchen operations to ensure a consistent high-quality product is produced
  • Maintains food preparation handling and correct storage standards
  • Plans and manages food quantities
  • Maintains inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • Prepares and cooks foods, either on a regular basis and for special functions
  • Determines how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays

Leading Kitchen Team

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
  • Supervises and manages restaurant kitchen employees. Managing all day-to-day operations. Understanding employee positions well enough to perform duties in employees’ absence.
  • Ensuring and maintaining the productivity level of employees.
  • Ensures employees are cross-trained to support successful daily operations.

Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Provides services that are above and beyond for customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Manages day-to-day kitchen operations, ensuring the quality, standards and meeting the expectations of the customers on a daily basis.
  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
  • Interacts with customers to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities

  • Identifies the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Participates in training restaurant staff on menu items including ingredients, preparation methods and unique tastes.
  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.
  • Uses all available on the job training tools for employees.
  • Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members with appropriate skills.

Tia Market is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment, handling heavy loads, Work under pressure, Standing for extended periods, Attention to detail
  • Physically demanding
  • Dependability, Initiative, Team player, Judgement, Reliability, Organized, Client Focus

Cuisine Specialties

Arab cuisine of the Persian Gulf, including:

  • Saudi Arabian cuisine: Mandi, Kabsa, Harissah, Jareesh
  • Qatari cuisine: Machboos, Kabsa
  • Kuwaiti cuisine: Machboos, Biryani, Harissah, Khabeesa
  • Bahraini cuisine: Biryani, Khabeesa
  • Emirati cuisine: Harees
  • Omani cuisine: Harissah

3560 Strandherd Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 5L4, Canada

Job Type: Full-time, 2 years contract

Anticipated start date: 4 June 2018

Salary: $25.00 /hour

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