Head Chef (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Hotels)

Full Time

  Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery (http://www.hessenland.com)

  St. Joseph, Ontario

Some stats to get you acquainted:

Family owned and operated since 1984 (40th Anniversary in 2024)

16 Guest rooms

The Muse Dining room and Terrace – seating of up to 80 ppl
          -Serves Breakfast 6 days, dining Tuesday to Sunday during peak season (closed Mondays)

The Vineyard Tasting Bar (seasonal); winetasting and shareables menu – up to 50 ppl

The Coach House Reception Hall – Reception venue seating up to 170 ppl

Winery – Wine tastings and charcuterie boxes


The individual is a Leader and guides and manages the team on a day to day and weekly while being hands on and being part of the execution of the day to day culinary offerings of the Inn/winery.

Tasks/Duties (but not limited to) ;

·       It is imperative that the Head chef manages and leads the culinary team by example which includes respect, integrity and very team oriented.

·      Focus on preparing food that is locally sourced while building relationships with suppliers, producers

·      Menu Design and Development of al a carte menu

·      Menu Costing

·      Food purchasing

·      Quality control of all food produced and served to meet and exceed guest expectations.

·      Controlling food cost 

·      Staffing/Scheduling for all areas of the kitchen

·      Keeping labour cost in alignment with business levels and industry average

·      Areas to oversee and plan are:
Al a carte dining; banquets/Receptions, Vineyard Bar, Winery Food, Winery retail food products (pickled, canned products for sale)

·      Maintaining and upholding high standards in cleanliness and organization of all areas of the kitchen.


Minimum 2 years in a similar position

Culinary degree and/or Red Seal

Competitive Salary based on experience and professional skill set.
Food/Beverage and Retail Wine Discounts
Continuing Education/learning tuition credit and/or time to complete (to be agreed on a per case basis)
Event Gratuities
Cash Gratuities

How To Apply

Resume and cover letter to
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