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Commis Chef

Rosewater / Don Alfonso 1890

Part Time / Full Time

Commis Chef

Toronto, Ontario (view on map)

Posted 13 days ago

Company Description

For over three decades the Liberty Entertainment Group, led by Nick Di Donato, has been redefining Toronto and Miami’s restaurant, nightlife and special event experience. As developers and operators of numerous landmark establishments the Liberty Entertainment Group has become recognized as one of the most successful and innovative companies in the industry.

The Liberty Entertainment Group has gained global recognition by developing and operating an impressive roster of unique venues rich in detail and originality. Their portfolio includes Toronto landmarks: Casa Loma, Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex and Rosewater Room and some of the city’s most prolific restaurants: BlueBlood Steakhouse, Don Alfonso 1890, the renowned Cibo Wine Bar brand of Italian eateries as well as the popular restaurant/lounge/nightclubs Spice Route and Arcane. Over five years ago, Liberty Entertainment Group successfully established operations in the US market with the expansion of the Cibo brand in South Florida and the internationally recognized Coral Gables Country Club.

Xango, a new fixture of Toronto’s King West social scene will focus on Latin Cuisine, twisting both Latin and Asian flavours to create a breakthrough restaurant experience that encompasses both authentic dishes and inspired new favourites. Xango, Led by Chef Claudio Aprile, Toronto raised Celebrity Chef , Restaurateur, and TV personality best known for serving as a main host on CTV’s culinary competition MasterChef Canada reinvents dining with an exciting dining atmosphere which includes a ceviche/raw bar, modern sushi program and will feature an extensive selection of Mezcal alongside specialty crafted cocktails.

Job Description

We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals as Commis Chefs.

The Commis Chef is responsible for assisting the Chef de Partie in the proper preparation and presentation of all dishes and assuring that all items are prepared as specified by the Sous Chef and Executive Chef. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Prepare and service all food items according to restaurant standards
Maintain proper rotation of product in all chillers to minimize wastage/spoilage
Ensure storeroom requisitions are accurate
Have full knowledge of all menu items, daily features and promotions
Planning menu requirements, organizing preliminary food preparation and ensuring that orders are placed for necessary product supplies
Follow kitchen policies, procedures and service standards
Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage
Other duties as assigned


Minimum 1 year kitchen experience, fine dining is an asset
Culinary Apprenticeship completed or in progress
Exceptional organizational skills
Must be able to communicate well
Exceptional knife skills and training in classic and modern techniques
Able to multitask and pay attention to details
Able to prep and set own station daily on time for service following recipes and kitchen standards set by Chef
Ensure food quality and safety at all times
Accountability for own station
Monitor and minimize waste
Demonstrates sense of urgency in completing daily tasks and maintain composure under pressure
Must be able to legally work in Canada

Additional information

Don Alfonso is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free work environment, recruitment and selection process. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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Date Available: November 10th, 2019

Compensation: This will be determined based on level of experience

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References Encouraged

Contact Name: Saverio Macri

Contact Position: Executive Chef

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About Rosewater / Don Alfonso 1890

Created in partnership with hospitality icon Nick Di Donato of the Liberty Entertainment Group, Don Alfonso 1890 Toronto is the first North American location of world renowned Michelin Star Chefs Alfonso and Ernesto Iaccarino’s Don Alfonso 1890. It is located in the historic Consumer’s Gas Building of 1852 on Toronto Street; in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Toronto.

Showcasing the incredible cuisine of Chef Ernesto Iaccarino and the wonderful fresh flavors of the Amalfi coast, Don Alfonso 1890 is an internationally recognized award-winning concept with locations in Sant’Agata, Amalfi Coast, Italy; Levello, Basilicata, Italy; Helena Bay, New Zealand; Macau, China and now Toronto. Don Alfonso 1890’s cuisine is characterized by its modernity, Mediterranean flare and the exceptional quality of the raw materials used.

The space is designed to evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication and acts as a canvas for the food it presents. Every detail, every piece of furniture has been crafted from finest materials, many of which were imported directly from Italy. The centerpiece of the dining room is “Crane” by renowned artist Philippe Pasqua. The one of a kind piece offers a unique juxtaposition to the elegance of its surroundings with a contemporary conversation piece. The interior walls at Don Alfonso 1890 are made complete with two original works by Toronto born artist, Daniel Mazzone.

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