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Assistant Mess Manager

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services - CFMWS

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 13, 2023.


CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too.


As the Assistant Mess Manager, under the direction of the Mess Manager, you will plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate the operations of all mess activities and facilities. You will enforce the health, hygiene, safety, and security standards and programs, ensure strict enforcement of provincial liquor legislation and DND, CF, and Unit policies concerning the responsible serving of alcohol, employee drinking restrictions, and customer behavior. You will also evaluate and recommend staff requirements for functions and oversee the protocol, table settings and arrangements, seating plans, special menus, and beverage requirements for the dining room.


Education, Certifications and Licenses

College diploma or certificate in hospitality, food service management, or a related field AND some years of experience in hospitality, food and beverage service sector.

Provincial Responsible Service of Alcohol certification, as required.


In coordinating hospitality services

In applying policies, procedures, and relevant legislation

In organizing banquets and functions

In inventory and bar management

In personnel administration

In using software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, e-mail and Internet browsing


Of hospitality management, practices, and theories

Of general business practices and theories

Of health and safety programs and procedures

Of budget administration

Of loss prevention

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership.


Bilingual Essential

Reading: Functional

Writing: Functional

Oral: Functional


Health Benefits: Drug coverage, travel insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Work Life Balance: A wide range of paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave and personal days.

Retirement Planning: A Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Group Savings Plans.

Learning and Development: Tuition Assistance Program and Advanced Learning Program, payment of professional association memberships, online learning opportunities and second language training.

Perks: Discounts through CFAppreciation.


This is an on-site position. Remote work may be required depending on health and safety considerations.

May require working weekends and evenings.


30 November 2023


CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of Canadian society. Workplace accommodation measures are available to all candidates identifying a need during the selection process.


Salary: 56130-66070