Restaurant General Manager - Leña

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Whether in our kitchens, dining rooms, event venues or offices, our singular purpose is to captivate guests with our unparalleled quality, service, and food and wine knowledge.  We achieve this only through the excellence, innovation and passion of our team members.  If you are seeking a rewarding career that involves first rate training and education, mentoring and development, attractive compensation, and inspiring rewards and recognition, consider joining Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants.

Where flavour is paramount & everyone is welcome

Chef Anthony Walsh is the driving force behind Leña, a stylish homage to South American cuisine, with unique Spanish and Italian influences. Named after Chef Walsh’s mother-in-law, Elena, from whom he draws a wealth of culinary inspiration, Leña will span three floors at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at Yonge & Richmond.

Spanning three floors of a striking heritage building at Yonge and Richmond, the restaurant offers a buzzing all-day bar, large dining room, lower-level lounge and two private dining spaces - totaling 300 seats.

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What’s in it for you?

- Competitive wages/salary packages
- Gratuity sharing
- A comprehensive group benefits program
- Training and development opportunities
- Staff dining discount
- RRSP matching program

Job Description

The General Manager is an integral contributor to the overall success of the location including: the restaurant, conference space and in-room dining. General Managers direct, coordinate and plan the organization of the food and beverage outlets while work hand in hand with the BOH Management team in order to ensure consistency, budget control and quality of service. They have strong business acumen with a proven ability to develop other managers and employees through ongoing performance evaluation and training and development.


  • Communicates the restaurant’s vision to all team members and leads by example.  
  • Reinforces the O&B values daily and inspires the team with his/her exciting vision for the restaurant’s future.
  • Build and maintain relationships with guests, team members and senior management alike.
  • Effectively enforce company policies and procedures.
  • Achieve operational objectives of all outlets by preparing and completing action plans, implementing productivity, quality and standards of service.
  • Liaise with the BOH Management Team to control costs by reviewing portion control and quantities of preparation, minimizing waste.
  • Maintain budget and employee records.
  • Develop managers and employees by ensuring regular one-on-ones, training and development, coaching and performance evaluation.
  • Create an engaging and energetic environment where all associates work as a team.
  • Generate growth and restaurant sales through marketing initiatives.


  • Post-secondary Degree/Diploma in Hospitality Management, Food and Beverage Management and/or equivalent an asset
  • A minimum of 5 years progressive experience within the hospitality industry with a minimum of 2 years experience in a management position
  • Strong business acumen
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to conduct written and verbal performance reviews
  • Self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task, and change priorities constantly as needed in a fast paced environment
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

** We thank all applicants for their interest in Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the application process. **