Assistant Chef
Mississauga, Ontario, CA
2d ago

With origins in Group Catair in 1996 and founded by its Co-CEOs Olivier Sadran and Jonathan Stent-Torriani. Newrest is the only major catering company active in all catering and related hospitality segments including airline catering, buy-on-board, duty-free on board, contract catering, remote site and support services, rail catering, airport and motorway retail.

With 2017 revenues under management of almost 1.8 Billion Euros and more than 30,800 employees world-wide in 49 countries.

Newrest is also the first largest independent airline caterer world-wide.

Newrest in Canada : Our clients are leading airlines companies such as Air Canada Jazz, American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Air France KLM, Saudia Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines.

Newrest has 3 major operational units based in Toronto, Montreal & Calgary. These units, specialized in airline catering & buy-on-board are successfully growing and we are looking for new talents to reinforce and develop our business.

Responsibilities :

  • Have the ability to demonstrate a complete understanding of the required menus
  • Prepare meats, fishes, pastas, side dishes and garnishes following recipes carefully
  • Roast, fry, steam, grill, bake meats, fishes, vegetables as required by recipes
  • Prepares food by cleaning, peeling, mincing, cutting, chopping, mixing portioning, measuring ingredients, packaging and labelling
  • Maintain proper food production records, ensure all equipment is operable
  • Responsible for sanitation and post-service set-up
  • Notify manager of any maintenance repairs need or unsafe conditions
  • Taste and smell prepared food to determine quality and palatability
  • Monitor temperature of hot and cold foods through food preparation and service to ensure that established temperature goals are met prior to steam table transfer and maintained throughout meal service
  • Studies recipes assigned by the Executive Chef, prepares and coordinates all meals
  • Coordinates prep for the following day’s menus
  • Supervises cooks and perp workers, manage the prep list to plan duties
  • Ensures standard of recipes to maintain consistent quality
  • Plans, modifies and develops menus based on the airlines requirements
  • Performs pre-meal meeting with food directors and other team members to review detail of the menus and plan the production
  • Provides training for kitchen staff
  • Assists in the coordination and execution of special menus for client presentations
  • Ensures all kitchen equipment is in working order and kept clean at all times
  • Wear food safety equipment while on duty, use work safety equipment while on duty
  • Maintain good portion control and forecast of production
  • Practice proper grooming, personal hygiene, and use safety equipment
  • Make sure that staff places racks of products in cooling tunnel or any other available waiting area, stocked and ready to go
  • Communicate effectively with kitchen personnel & other unit departments
  • Compliance with all company service standards, health & safety procedures, food safety requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Profile :

  • Mandatory prior experience in a similar position IN A RESTAURANT or IN A CATERING BUSINESS
  • Experience with Halal, Middle Eastern, Indian Cuisine is a strong asset
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Ability to read in English, write in English, speak in English
  • Good knowledge of HACCP is an asset (training will be provided otherwise)
  • Ability to handle pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work on weekends
  • Attendance, diligence, punctuality, reliability
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