Senior Sous Chef - The Rec Room Deerfoot

  • 1180-901 64 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7P4, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of theatres and location based entertainment venues across the country. In addition to being Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (, food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online esports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming Network). Additionally, Cineplex operates location based entertainment complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as Canada’s favourite destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room), and will be opening exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada (Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit or download the Cineplex App.

Do you have a passion for new and exciting nationwide business ventures? Would you love to be part of a team that’s expanding from coast to coast in Canada? Do you want to play a crucial role in changing the landscape of entertainment in Canada? Now that I have your attention and have peaked your interest – let’s tell you a bit about this revolutionary new concept called The Rec Room

The concept features a wide range of entertainment options: a large attractions area featuring state of the art simulation games, redemption gaming for prizes, and a variety of recreational games including luxury bowling, billiards, shuffleboard and ping pong. There is an auditorium-style venue offering live entertainment – musical acts, bands and comedians – and also features a theatre-sized, high definition screen for catching the game or watching a wide range of other entertainment programming. The Rec Room offers an upscale casual dining environment, featuring an open kitchen and a contemporary menu offering everyone’s favourites, as well as an “eatertainment-style” concept in the games area. A large centre bar area with adjacent stage includes impressive digital displays and serves as the gathering spot for watching the big game or other major events. The Rec Room integrates a cutting-edge interactive technology platform that enhances all aspects of the entertainment experience.

Job Description

Cineplex Entertainment, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, is currently recruiting for the position of Sr. Sous Chef – The Rec Room Deerfoot, reporting to the Head Chef. This position will be based at The Rec Room Deerfoot located at 1180 901-64th Ave. NE in Calgary, AB.

The Sr. Sous Chef assists the Head Chef by supporting execution in all aspects of culinary operations, with a commitment to high quality menu and service levels. The Sr. Sous Chef is expected to support the Head Chef to recruit, develop and schedule culinary staff, maintain appropriate inventory and supply levels, create and prepare menu items in an efficient manner. The Sr. Sous Chef is further required to ensure the safe and healthy preparation of meals and sanitation techniques at all times to avoid cross-contamination and the spoiling of food product.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Understand and effectively follow all Rec Room values, policies and procedures.
  • Protect and enhance the Rec Room brand.
  • Practice and role model Company culture.
  • Oversee day-to-day culinary operations and ensure healthy and safe work practices.
  • Plan and direct food preparation
  • Lead designated teams within the operation, supporting the Chef in ensuring the overall team is engaged and performing well.
  • Support the scheduling of culinary staff in accordance with business demands and trends.
  • Ensure all Player and departmental scheduling requests are addressed and communicated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the safe storage and disposal of food and beverages.
  • Ensure any food returned to the culinary team is accounted for and disposed of as waste.
  • Maintain accurate log of food and beverage waste.
  • Ensure that checklists and line checks are completed as directed by Company policy, and records are verified and archived.
  • Ensure preparation and cooking stations are well stocked.
  • Order inventory and culinary supplies, ensuring sufficient stock levels.
  • Escalate for approval and document any repairs or maintenance required for culinary appliances and equipment.
  • Ensure all proper sanitation and preparation practices and procedures are executed.
  • Manage FIFO usage and stock depletion with culinary management and staff to keep inventory at lowest possible levels appropriate for business volumes.
  • Communicate with management and vendors to ensure timing of deliveries satisfies advanced food production needs.
  • Receive and inspect deliveries.
  • Check invoice on goods received against shipment to ensure quantity, quality, weights and purchase specifications are as ordered.
  • Support period end inventory according to Food and Beverage and Accounting standard operation procedures.
  • Use existing computer programs to perform daily and period end food and beverage inventory and manage costs.
  • Ensure accuracy of daily and period end food & beverage inventory data inputs to manage costs.
  • Maintain inventory controls for proper levels, dating, rotation, requisitions, etc.
  • Ensure all Rec Room facilities, inclusive of rest rooms are maintained and clean.
  • Complete administrative tasks on a timely basis.
  • Maintain an accurate controllable log and beverage perpetual.
  • Support accurate administration of all invoices, and adherence to proper bookkeeping procedures.
  • Maintain working knowledge of basic Facility maintenance and R&M standards, procedures, practices.
  • Adhere to and enforce Company policies.
  • Other duties assigned as required.



  • Post-Secondary diploma in Business Management, Culinary Arts or Hospitality considered an asset.
  • Secondary School Diploma or GED required.
  • 3-5 years' working in a high volume kitchen as a Sous Chef is preferred.
  • Experience managing culinary teams in a high volume culinary environment.
  • Smart Serve certification considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct a team.
  • Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Knowledge of cost analysis, fiscal management, and budgeting techniques.
  • A valid Food Handler’s certificate is required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Required to work flexible hours inclusive of evenings and weekends.

Work Conditions:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate various culinary appliances and equipment.
  • Interacts with employees, management and the public at large.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Standing and walking for long periods at a time.
  • Irregular shifts; evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Noisy and fast-paced environment.
  • Extended hours may be required.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Exposure to hot grill or oven with temperatures as high as 350-500EF.
  • Exposure to walk-in refrigerator with temperatures as low as 40ºF.
  • Exposure to walk-in freezer with temperatures as low as 0ºF.

Additional Information

Interested applicants, please apply today.

While we appreciate all interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of Cineplex Entertainment’s standard recruitment process, suitable candidate(s) will be required to undergo pre-employment screening as a condition of employment or promotion.

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