Sous Chef

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau and specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world.

Job Purpose

To provide quality food service to staff and guests through: overseeing the day-to-day cooking operations while complying with all Health and Safety standards, proper food-handling techniques and Muskoka Woods standards; providing leadership and direction to kitchen personnel; maintaining a safe, orderly and sanitized kitchen.

Key Job Functions

Oversee Food Preparation and Cooking

  • Assess inventory, prepare daily production list, verify recipes and quantities.
  • Cook meals as assigned.
  • Work with the Head Chef to plan and provide a weekly Special Diet menu.
  • Be creative in utilizing leftover inventory and adding sizzle to meals.
  • Contribute ideas to the overall menu planning.
  • Ensure quality control of all meals and salad bar through daily checks of each meal.

Maintain a high level of cleanliness and organization of the kitchen:

  • Ensures the pantry, all fridges, freezer, cooking line, prep kitchen, equipment, dish area, loading docks, and walk in are clean and organized by supervising the daily cleaning routines through organization, participation, schedules and checklists.
  • Receives product, verifying invoices and freshness of merchandise, puts away and organizes deliveries as required.
  • Ensures fridge/freezer temperature sheets are being maintained.
  • Is aware of and abides by all Health and Safety and Food Handling requirements.

Lead, train, and manage the team and individuals:

  • Participate in and help implement quarterly Staff Development Weeks.
  • Plan and implement on going training of staff.
  • Plan and implement weekly/bi-weekly meetings with team and individuals ensuring growth rings are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assign staff schedules
  • Work alongside and coach as required.
  • Participate in community events and initiatives when possible ie Cadence, one on ones, social gatherings


  • Participate in meetings as needed.
  • Participate in corporate events including Town Hall, Leadership Meetings and Annual Retreat
  • Organize time and keep office clean.
  • Personal and professional development
  • Other requests as outlined by the Head Chef

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Strong people and time management skills
  •  Attentive to detail
  • Enjoys working with young people.
  • Ability to work within the larger team of Muskoka Woods
  • Personal values that match Muskoka Woods’ Core Values and Core Leaves


Experience Required:

  • College/University degree or equivalent in experience.
  • Red Seal Chef or equivalent in experience.
  • 4 to 7 years of cooking/kitchen experience.
  • 2 to 3 years of proven leadership experience of young people and adults.


Essential Functions:

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50lbs
  • Able to stand, walk and work for 6 to 8 hours
  • Possess physical and mental strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of staff
  • Ability to communicate, both written and verbal, with guests and staff.


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