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Assistant Kitchen Manager – Clifton Hill Family Restaurant

Assistant Kitchen Manager

Niagara Clifton Family Restaurant is a high-volume local staple, serving up all the homestyle favourites at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located right in the heart of Clifton Hill, our guests enjoy quality service along with classic meal options at a great price.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the General Manger, the Assistant Kitchen Manager is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day kitchen operations of the business unit, and for training, developing, counseling, and leading team members with a goal of maximizing sales and profitability, controlling expenses, and ensuring safety, sanitation, and food quality standards are consistently achieved.

Shifts: Early Mornings, Days, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays.

Job Type: Full-Time

Compensation: From $43,000 per year, based on experience, plus health benefits.

Why Choose Niagara Clifton Group Team?

  • Fun, team-oriented, and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Discounts on retail merchandise, quick service food, and dining
  • Complimentary passes to our exciting attractions
  • Flexible work schedules and fair workloads
  • Experienced and supportive Management team
  • Opportunity for growth and development
  • On-site Security Team and Free Staff Parking
  • Safe and Healthy Work Environment


  • Lead by example by maintaining a professional, positive, and friendly attitude;
  • Encourage and foster a fun and safe atmosphere for staff and guests;
  • Comply with, and champion, all Company policies and procedures, food safety and sanitation, and workplace safety guidelines, rules, and regulations;
  • Ensure strict inventory controls on food and supplies, which includes counting inventory, auditing, and spot checking, and maintaining strict cost controls to minimize loss;
  • Manage and oversee kitchen team on the preparation and presentation of all food items to ensure timeliness and consistency with established recipe and portion specifications, and provide coaching, feedback, and corrective action;
  • Assist with menu development, planning, and rollout;
  • Be knowledgeable of all kitchen positions to provide guidance and support, included but not limited to, working the kitchen line, acting as expeditor, and assisting with prep;
  • Ensure all equipment is in good repair, and that FIFO (First In, First Out) and cleaning standards are consistently achieved; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management and/or Niagara Clifton Group operations.


  • 2-3 years of back of house supervisory or management experience in a high-volume restaurant environment required;
  • Food handling certificate and knowledge of safe knife handling required;
  • Highschool diploma required; and
  • First Aid Certification an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time;
  • Strong organization, time-management, and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment;
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of the business;
  • Strong attention to detail, and ability to remain professional in all circumstances;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse and collaborative team; and
  • Must be available to work varied schedules (early mornings, days, afternoons, evening, weekends, and holidays) to support the business unit’s hours of operation.

We thank all who apply, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara Clifton Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Niagara Clifton Group believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment that brings people together to realize their full potential. We are committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

Department: Food and Beverage
Location: Family Restaurant
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