Executive Chef

Website Taboo Muskoka

Do you have a passion for food, high standards and enjoy leading a team of culinary staff? Come work, play and stay in beautiful Muskoka this summer (Staff Housing Available)! Taboo Muskoka is a privately owned Resort and Golf Operation whose mandate is to ‘Create happiness by offering incredible Muskoka experiences to our guests and team.” Our Culinary team plays a critical role in ensuring this happens and we are looking and for a Head Chef to join the team!

Responsible for the creation of all outlet menus in collaboration with the Director of F&B, using the utmost creativity. Responsibility for the hiring, training, supervising and scheduling of kitchen staff for all outlets. Instructs and guides Sous Chefs, CDPs and all BOH F&B staff to ensure highest standards of food production and decrease wastage. Ensures clean and organized work environment. Supervises and directs function of the line during service. Maintains all kitchen related expenses and food costs in accordance with the guidelines and budgets provided.

Full-time, Permanent or Seasonal work opportunities are available. Salary is based on experience.


  • Creates, collaborates, and coordinates with production and preparation of all menu items for all F&B outlets for Taboo Muskoka including Food Truck at Bar 19, The Boathouse, and Corporate Events.
  • Establishes and maintains department objectives, standards and guidelines and budgets to ensure proper management of the department for resort and golf.
  • Monitors and evaluates staffing levels, food purchasing, production, and inventories to control costs and waste.
  • Assists in the hiring, training, motivating, evaluation and management of staff to ensure team members receive adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established objectives.
  • Develop strategic purchasing practice and works directly with the F&B Director to ensure best price and quality of foods purchased.
  • Ensure cleanliness of golf & restaurant kitchen areas at all times of operation; coordinates and assists with cleaning of kitchen after service.
  • Makes decisions for necessary corrective action in order to maintain company and health department standards to avoid risk of citation.
  • Directs culinary teams to ensure smooth service.
  • Work alongside Director of Food & Beverage to analyze food costs and forecast business trends in order to make recommendations for revision of menu prices that will achieve departmental and resort budgets.
  • Annual budgeting of wages, revenue, and expenses.
  • Accurate preparation, review and comprehension of all documentation and communication.
  • Create “Recipe Book” inclusive of preparation instructions and plating photos.
  • Prepare par level preparation sheets for all outlets.
  • Prepare ordering lists for all outlets.
  • Prepare Kitchen Cleaning checklist for all outlets.
  • Prepare Kitchen Opening/Closing responsibility check lists for all BOH operations.
  • Revamp and testing of menu items for all outlets– prepare tasting dishes.
  • Lead (for BPH) and assist with staff orientation.
  • Conduct walkthrough of Boathouse and Golf kitchens to determine equipment and small ware needs.
  • Spearhead golf & resort Food & Beverage events, ensure that execution is spot on and of the highest standards.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills)

  • High school level English communication skills.
  • Full understanding of budgets and financial reports.
  • Previous Head Chef Experience minimum 3 years.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in casual fine dining, pub, and Mexican kitchen, including a la carte and volume production experience.
  • Diploma from a reputable Culinary Institute.
  • Red Seal Certified.
  • Food Handlers Certification.

Benefits of Working at Taboo Muskoka

  • $500 for referring fellow team members and earn $ for bringing in business
  • Complimentary 2-night stay (off season)
  • Complimentary use of resort amenities including trails, bikes, beach, pools, tennis, golf, gym
  • Staff housing available (located in town of Gravenhurst – short 7kms or 5 mins from the resort)
  • Shuttle services to and from staff housing and the resort available
  • Potential room for career advancement
  • Staff (and friends and family) discounts on meals, rooms, merchandise and golf
  • Staff appreciation events and activities
  • Employee Wellness Program

Taboo Muskoka is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Taboo Muskoka will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise Human Resource.

Work Remotely: No

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Pay: $95,000.00-$110,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Head chef: 3 years (required)

Work Location: In person

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