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Kitchen Manager

Kitchen Manager

Niagara Clifton Group is currently hiring a Kitchen Manager for our Niagara Clifton Family.

Niagara Clifton Family Restaurantis 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 Manager, a Kitchen Manager is responsible for scheduling, planning, organizing, directing and controlling the day-to-day kitchen operations. You will effectively execute day-to-day operations of the business unit including training, developing mentoring, counseling, and leading a diverse group of team members with a goal of maximizing sales and profitability, controlling labor expenses, and ensuring safety, sanitation, and maintaining food standards.

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

Why Choose the 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

● Experienced and supportive Management team

● Opportunity for growth and development

● On-site Security Team and Free Staff Parking

● Safe and Healthy Work Environment


· Lead a team of 5-15 kitchen staff providing guidance and encouragement and foster a fun and safe atmosphere for all staff;

· Lead by example by maintaining a professional, positive, and friendly attitude through affective communication;

· Effectively schedule department and control operating labour to conform with business demands and targeted labour costs;

· Comply with, and champion, all Company policies and procedures, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, First Aid, WHMIS, ACGO Regulations, Safe Food handling and sanitation Regulations and Recycling Programs;

· Maintain targeted food costs by preventing waste, ensure compliance with current cost control measures, efficiently forecast sales, and develop strategies to optimize control;

· Unload, breakdown, and stock supply and product deliveries, ensuring product rotation for freshness following First in First Out guidelines;

· Know the job requirements and assist in all areas of the kitchen to provide guidance and support where needed, including but not limited to, line cook, prep cook, Expo, and dish;

· Ensure high food quality, appearance and presentation standards for the restaurant are consistently achieved;

· Manage vendor relationships to ensure consistency in quality and cost;

· Collaborate with Food and Beverage Manager to develop menu; and

· Perform other duties as assigned by Management and/or Niagara Clifton Group operations.

Skills and Abilities:

● Strong organization, time-management, analytical and problem-solving skills;

● Strong attention to detail and ability to remain professional in all circumstances;

● Strong leadership and mentoring 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;

● Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse and collaborative team;

● Exceptional customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills;

● Available to work varied schedules (days, afternoons, evening, weekends, and holidays) to support the business unit’s hours of operation.

● Physically able to perform light-medium duties including lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching and bending; and

● Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.


● 2+ years of comparable kitchen supervisory or management experience directing work, training, and educating team members required;

● Hospitality management education an asset;

● Food handling certificate required; and

● First Aid Certification an asset.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Salary: $48,000.00-$52,000.00 per year

Niagara Clifton Group

Celebrating over 95 years in business, Niagara Clifton Group is comprised of several exciting attractions, accommodations, dining, entertainment, and retail experiences located right on Clifton Hill – the “Street of Fun By the Falls.” With the efforts of our exceptional team members, we continue our tradition of outstanding hospitality, service, and fun!

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.

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