Restaurant Chef, Benihana (Japanese Cuisine)

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The Fairmont Royal York

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Restaurant Chef, Benihana (Japanese Cuisine)We are seeking a Restaurant Chef with a background in Asian Cuisine, including Sushi and Teppanyaki experience. Must be ready to effectively run a large Restaurant and Lounge operating Lunch and Dinner on a year round basis. Must be creative, with a strong knowledge of current dining trends and have strong technical and organizational skills. Must show proven leadership skills in leading and motivating a large Culinary Brigade. Must be comfortable and proficient with all forms of media interviews and presentations as well as being comfortable interacting with a sophisticated clientele in the restaurant. Needs to be goal oriented, with an ability to implement comprehensive plans to accomplish those goals in a challenging, competitive environment.


Hotel Overview: 

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Fairmont Royal York is within walking distance to the business and theatre districts and the city's best shopping and dining.  Having hosted more than 40 million guests since it opened its doors in 1929, Fairmont Royal York continues to represent the epitome of hospitality. With 1365 guest rooms, 70,000 square feet in 34 conference and banquet rooms, and over 1200 colleagues,  Fairmont Royal York depicts the elegance of its past while providing the finest conveniences for today's travellers.


Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Partner with Restaurant Manager to drive guest experiences, coordinate effective marketing plans, increase revenues and elevate the position of Benihana in the Toronto downtown market.
  • Actively participates in training of culinary skills to junior staff
  • Keeps overproduction and food waste to a minimum, ensures proper rotation, labeling, and storing of food in order to reduce food cost expense.
  • Ensures that all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely in accordance with hotel and government Food Safety guidelines.
  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the Benihana restaurant kitchens and ensures a high level of guest satisfaction
  • Ensuring that the kitchen work area is clean, organized and that the equipment is functional
  • Departmental payroll and administration is done including scheduling
  • Daily ordering of all food requirements for the department
  • Promoting teamwork between the Benihana kitchen and all other departments, especially food and beverage service employees
  • Responsible for ensuring every employee is working effectively and efficiently as well as improving employee morale and employee relations


  • Minimum 8 years cooking Minimum 8 years cooking experience including experience in restaurants
  • Background in Asian Cuisine, including Sushi and Teppanyaki experience
  • Red Seal Certificate (Journeyman’s papers) or Recognized International Equivalent
  • Valid City of Toronto Food Handler Certificate required
  • Previous Culinary management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be an effective supervisor, trainer, administrator and team player with strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must be innovative, detail oriented and quality driven


Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps
  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

Visa Requirements:  Must already be legally permitted to work in Canada.


Fairmont Hotels and Resorts believes in outstanding hospitality. We are committed to respecting the independence and dignity of all persons by providing a barrier-free environment for all guests, colleagues, and job applicants. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources at 416-860-4512 or if you require accommodation.

 APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!






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Downtown, Toronto, Canada
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