1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Fairmont Stores, Ottawa, Canada



Restaurant Sous-Chef (Full-Time)



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Company Description

Located in the heart of Canada's capital next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa is looking to fill a role of Restaurant Sous-Chef.  

What is in it for you:

  • Wonderful company culture - our colleagues are at the heart of all that we do
  • Food & Beverage discount of 50% in our restaurants
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
  • Learning programs through our academies designed to sharpen your skills
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
  • Comprehensive extended health benefits package

Fairmont Château Laurier is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Sous-Chef, the Sous-Chef will be responsible for, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Maintain the highest culinary standards in cooperation with the Executive Chef and Sous-Chef.
  • Ensure food quality and timeliness of food preparation is always optimized.
  • Active involvement in menu design and food presentation standards.
  • Strive to uphold a safe working environment by ensuring all staff work safely and support the concept of team versus individuality.
  • Seek opportunities to increase food revenue, decrease kitchen expenses and maximize departmental productivity without compromising our guests’ satisfaction.
  • Promote professional work habits, encourage staff to act with integrity and recognize this trait in others and reward them appropriately
  • Maintain ongoing training and development of employees, conduct colleague performance reviews and follow up in a timely manner.
  • May be responsible for kitchen operation in absence of Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef.
  • May be responsible for stewarding day to day operation in collaboration with the other Sous Chefs in absence of Stewarding Supervisor.
  • Ensure details of guest service are maintained to standards of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
  • Maximize daily productivity of staff, managing daily staffing guidelines to align with actual business levels.
  • Prepare requisitions in a timely manner and to communicate with the Chef’s office in regard to the bi-weekly food order.
  • Interaction with guests.
  • Other related duties.


  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the culinary field.
  • A minimum of 3 years leadership experience in the culinary field.
  • Must possess inter-provincial Red Seal certificate or equivalent.
  • High-end restaurant, food & culinary production experience a definite asset.
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven passion about the culinary industry and acute awareness of current trends in cuisine, creativity is a must.
  • Successful completion of: First Aid/CPR, FH&R Train the Trainer, and Safe Food Handlers courses are preferred.

Additional Information

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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