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Executive Chef

Trestle Brewing Company

About Trestle Brewing Company

Trestle Brewing Company is a craft brewery & kitchen located on the waterfront in beautiful Parry Sound, Ontario featuring an incredible waterfront patio. Opened in 2018, Trestle is a destination for visitors to the area as well as a hub for the local community year around.

Our menu is focused on gastropub style comfort food & small plates – done the right way, generous, and made from scratch incorporating local ingredients and our beer wherever possible. We are proudly Feast ON Certified by the Ontario Culinary Alliance.

Why Work With Us

We are looking for a long-term Executive Chef with an entrepreneurial spirit who can build on the successful recipe that we have already developed over the last six years. We are looking for someone who believes in our mission and wants to expand and advance what we have built.

We are a family-run small business with a strong young management team that believes in building an inclusive workplace that is rewarding, team-oriented and supportive. It’s Parry Sound, not a big city, so achieving a work-life balance for all of our staff is important. When we say “work-life balance,” we mean it. You will be working 40-44 hours per week with two consecutive days off.

We offer comprehensive single and family benefits, three weeks of paid vacation and an annual performance-based bonus.

About Parry Sound

An outdoors paradise, Parry Sound is located on the shores of Georgian Bay, just two hours north of the GTA, an hour west of Huntsville, and an hour north of Barrie. It is one of the main “Cottage Country” regions in Ontario. It is a small town, with about 20,000 year round residents in the area that swells seasonally. It’s a great community to settle into with a relatively low cost of living/housing (and no traffic) compared to the city. You can go for a swim on your lunch break in the summer at a Blue Flag designated beach and snowmobile to work in the winter. If you hate swimming and snowmobiling- there are tons of other activities you can engage in… biking, beekeeping, boating, etc.


To direct and control the Culinary Operations of the business at an excellent level while implementing, maintaining and abiding by all standards, policies and/or procedures set forth by our company and applicable government agencies.

This includes, but is not limited to: maintaining high morale within your team and executing/driving excellence in food quality, food preparation & creativity, cleanliness, organization and the ongoing development of the skills of your crew and management of food service operations.


  • Providing leadership, supervision, and training to the culinary/food service team
  • Full direction of the food service operations and management of quality assurance
  • Inventory management and ordering
  • Expert staff scheduling
  • Standard fare and creative feature menu development and implementation
  • Food cost control


  • Previous experience managing a culinary team in a high volume, fast paced environment.
  • Experience with projection and management of inventory, food cost, labour, variable costs and prep charts.
  • Knowledge and consistent compliance of government health and safety standards.
  • Proven Professional Leadership Skills – staff development and motivation, technical culinary skills training, policy and procedure management, time management, problem solving/decision making.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills – Self-motivated/driven, positive/high energy, excellent written and verbal communication skills, administration skills, adaptability/flexibility, dependability/attendance, appearance/grooming.
  • Proven ability to achieve short and long term business goals/vision


  • You are able to balance the different requirements of the role. While inventory, ordering and office work are part of the job – you understand and embrace the importance of providing direct day-to-day leadership in the kitchen.
  • Highly organized with a passion for both casual and fine dining with creativity.
  • Personal commitment to, and belief in continuous improvement in yourself and in the individuals on your team.
  • Ambassadorship – An understanding of our company philosophy/mission and demonstration of that to our staff, customers and community.
  • Ability to remain calm and make effective decisions in stressful situations.
  • A positive, outgoing personality.
  • Energetic and motivated. You love food and people!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00-$95,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Vision care

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Parry Sound, ON P2A 2X8: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Work Location: In person

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS • The job description presented in this posting is solely that of the employer. The YMCA Employment Service is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of this information and does not accept any liability for the conduct and/or practices of employer.

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