JRoss Hospitality Recruiters E-Blast – November 2019
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Labour shortages are limiting growth
How can you access the top talent you need to compete?
As Canada’s foodservice industry continues its consistent YoY growth, Restaurants Canada reported that 52% of foodservice operators were reporting labour shortages. And the Hotel Association of Canada reports that 2 of 3 accommodation businesses in Canada feel labour shortages are a significant impediment to growth, with rooms going unsold and expansion plans being curtailed.

With quality staff being the key to delivering a great hospitality guest experience, where can you turn to hire the top talent that’s becoming ever-harder to find?

We can help! To give you some ideas of what we could deliver for you, we’ve showcased below a few examples of candidates we’ve worked with and roles we’ve worked on in today’s highly competitive hospitality world. You can also learn more about Canada’s hospitality industry and key labour market issues on our blog.


FEATURED CANDIDATE PROFILES

         VP of Operations — Fast Casual/QSR  |  Calgary
         Restaurant General Manager  |  Vancouver
         Manager of Food and Beverage — Toronto  |  Toronto

FEATURED SEARCH PROFILES

         Executive Sous Chef  |  Whistler
         Food & Beverage Manager  |  Toronto
         General Manager  |  Calgary
These are just a few of the high performing
hospitality professionals we've worked with :
Featured Candidate Profiles
VP of Operations — Fast Casual/QSR  |  Calgary
If you’re looking to increase same store sales growth by maximizing customer retention and customer count growth, while providing an optimal customer experience in every location, look no further. This highly productive brand and business builder has an extensive background in both corporate and franchised environments. They’ve steered start-up operations, scaled up established brands and helped legacy brands reposition themselves to remain competitive. Overseeing a regional portfolio of 200-300 franchise and corporate locations, they have managed a team of 10+ Regional Managers throughout Canada and have been responsible for the implementation of company initiatives and upgraded restaurant operations, increasing the profitability of all food service operations. They’re both tactical and strategic, currently executing a turnaround strategy and making sure that vision is translated into clear, executable actions and metrics at store level. Could they turn your vision into reality?

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Restaurant General Manager  |  Vancouver
With 15+ years of food & beverage experience, and only two employers during this time period, this candidate is a rarity in the competitive British Columbia market. Fiercely loyal and not one to just change jobs on a whim, this accomplished General Manager of a $10+ million high profile upscale casual dining operation in Vancouver is ready for a new challenge. This unique operator is a life-long learner and is always looking to increase their skill level through education – they’ve constantly strived to be a knowledgeable and credible leader. A self-described agent of change, this savvy operator stays right on top of culinary advancements, industry trends and innovations and is ideal for a corporate brand. This exceptional candidate is currently seeking an opportunity with an organization that is forward thinking, people focused, and one that values personalized guest service. Could that be yours?

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Manager of Food and Beverage — Toronto  |  Toronto
As an executive member of the opening team at several 3-4 Diamond properties, this seasoned F&B operator has worked in virtually every aspect of the restaurant industry. Having risen from the ranks of server, through banqueting operations to full F&B accountability for a $5M+ operation, this proven operator’s skills go beyond managing day to day food and beverage operations. They’re a true leader and driver of this profit centre as demonstrated by their successful career combining the creativity of the kitchen with the nuts and bolts business of running high volume, complex food and beverage operations in both union and non-union settings. With over 8 direct managerial reports, this strong leader has a track record for constantly achieving solid revenue and profit contributions through staff development and strategic planning. If you need a solid operator with the ability to turn around existing operations and have direct involvement in building new restaurant and bar concepts from scratch, this candidate is a sure bet!

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These are just a few of the searches we've worked on for top performing hospitality organizations like yours :
Featured Search Profiles
Successfully filled!
Executive Sous Chef  |  Whistler
Our client is the premier fine dining restaurant in one of North America’s best and highest rated resort locales. They’re open year-round, host events through every season, and are regularly sold out. They needed a top quality culinary professional who would look forward to living in a resort town and welcome the opportunity to deliver top culinary results every day, while acting as the right hand of one of Canada’s best and highest rated chefs. We searched for a chef with strong leadership, management, and culinary skills to backstop an already elevated culinary team. Their new Executive Sous Chef is already delivering great culinary experiences in this fast-paced, high volume fine dining restaurant.
 
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Successfully filled!
Food & Beverage Manager  |  Toronto
This exciting hotel brand based in Toronto is known for its ability to excel in caring for guests. They needed a senior F&B Manager for one of their boutique properties in the heart of the city’s entertainment district. Their new operator would need to have a demonstrated track record for successfully managing all aspects of traditional hotel food & beverage, coupled with the ability to offer a restaurant experience rivalling premium stand-alone venues in the area. Their new and highly accomplished F&B Manager is now leveraging their combination of hotel and restaurant experience to provide guests with a seamless restaurant and F&B experience that is successfully competing with trendy stand-alone restaurants operating in the city.

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Currently open!
General Manager  |  Calgary
One of Canada’s leading restaurant groups with over 60 locations across Canada and the US needs an exceptional restaurant manager in one of Canada’s tightest and most competitive hospitality labour markets. Operating in the hyper-competitive casual dining market, their new General Manager will need to be able to help them compete with the best-known brands in North America and take pride in offering guests freshly made food that is elegantly presented in a welcoming, relaxed environment. While successfully competing for customers, this restaurant professional will also need to deliver on the company’s reputation for keeping employees long term while internally promoting people who deliver results. We’re on it!

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THESE ARE JUST SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW WE CAN CONNECT GREAT BRANDS WITH GREAT LEADERS. SHOULD WE CHAT ABOUT WHAT WE COULD DO FOR YOU?
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