Careers

Careers

Artisanale is always looking for passionate and committed people to join our team. Our commitment to high quality food and service means our team works hard, with professionalism and attention to detail. In Artisanale’s kitchen we cook in the French country style, which means we prepare everything from scratch, preserve in the summer, and change our menus based on seasonal availability–sometimes even daily! We embrace techniques used by the best French Chefs as well as country cooks and traditional grand-mères. We are always on the look out for good apprentice cooks. Our approach and techniques are often different than other in kitchens, and we prefer to train people who are capable, interesting and smart, rather than un-train bad habits. If you want to work with us, you do not have to know everything, but you must be capable, clean and hardworking, you must love food, have a positive attitude, and be a team player.Our Front of House service is relaxed and welcoming, and at the same time graceful and attentive. We aim to share our love of delicious, artisanal and Slow Food with our customers and we aim to make everyone feel welcome. If you want to work with us, contact us at:

careers@artisanale.ca

Current Positions Available:

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Senior, Lead Dinner Server

Artisanale is looking for a responsible, passionate and committed person to join our team in a coordination, management and leadership role, for dinner and some Sunday brunch shifts.

We are a small, family run, comfortable yet fine dining restaurant, serving lunch and dinner in downtown Guelph. Our commitment to high quality food and service means our team works hard and exudes professionalism and attention to detail.

Our handcrafted food starts with fresh, sustainably produced, high-quality ingredients. We seek out the best farmers and fishers, artisanal producers, wine makers and brewers we can find. In Artisanale's kitchen we cook in the French country style, which means we prepare everything from scratch, preserve in the summer, and change our menus based on seasonal availability, sometimes even daily.

Our Front of House service is relaxed and welcoming, and at the same time graceful and attentive to details. We aim to share our love of delicious, artisanal and Slow Food with our customers and we aim to make everyone feel welcome (even families).

We are looking for a House Manager who:

  • Is organized, efficient and takes initiative

  • Has experience establishing and managing systems in a restaurant or other small business setting

  • Can work in a team as well as manage, support and inspire staff

  • Has good rapport with customers and staff

  • Has service experience in a fine dining setting

  • Has event management experience

  • Can roll up their sleeves and do what needs to be done.

  • Loves good food and wine and where our food comes from!

The position is 20 - 30 hours/week.


Full-time Dinner Cook

Remuneration will be based on experience.

Artisanale is looking for a passionate and committed person to join our kitchen team. We are a small, but busy restaurant, serving lunch and dinner in downtown Guelph. Our commitment to high quality food and service means our team works hard and exudes professionalism and attention to detail.

In Artisanale's kitchen we cook in the French country style, which means we prepare everything from scratch, preserve in the summer, and change our menus based on seasonal availability, sometimes even daily! By working along side Chef Yasser Qahawish in our kitchen, you will learn, practice and perfect techniques used by the best French chefs and grandmeres.

Experience in a fine dining kitchen is necessary. If you want to work with us, you do not have to know everything, but you must be capable, clean and efficient in the kitchen, must love food, have a positive attitude, and be a team player!


Apprentice Cook

Full-time. Wednesdays – Saturdays, and Sunday Brunch

Artisanale is looking for a passionate and committed apprentice for a 1-year apprenticeship position with 1-year training followed by 6 months practical experience in charge of a station.

We are a small, but busy restaurant in Downtown Guelph, serving lunch and dinner. Our commitment to high quality food and service means our team works hard and exudes professionalism and attention to detail. We cook in the French country style, which means we prepare everything from scratch, preserve in the summer, and change our menus based on seasonal availability, sometimes even daily! By working along side Chef Yasser Qahawish in our kitchen, you will learn, practice and perfect techniques used by the best French chefs and grand-meres.

Our apprentice cooks receive training and direction but also work along side our kitchen team during service. The Training will be in the form of observation, demonstration, practice and supervised execution. The apprentice will be trained and gain experience and competency in the following:

  • Basic practices in a professional kitchen

  • How to work efficiently in a kitchen during prep and service

  • How to handle all food, maintain freshness and food safety

  • How to plate food

  • Preparation of stocks and jus, soups & sauces

  • Butchery

  • Preparation, handling and cooking of fish and meats

  • Preparation and cooking of vegetables and fruits

  • Cooking of starches and cereals

  • Prepare salads and dressings, hor’s d’ouevres & appetizers

  • Preparation of breads, pastry and dessert

  • Preserving of vegetables and fruits

  • How to cook fast paced lunch (quick service)

  • How to cook a more complicated and refined dinner service

The apprentice will learn how to source, appreciate, taste and cook with high quality and sustainable ingredients. We work directly with sustainable, organic and local farmers, artisans and harvesters. We break down, store, preserve and cook everything we use and serve.

The techniques we use and teach in the kitchen are based on traditional and artisanal French techniques and are often very different than many other kitchens in the industry. Apprentices that come with experience in other kitchens may be required to relearn many of their skills and habits.

Our apprentices sometimes stay on with us as cooks, or move on to become cooks in some of the best restaurants in Toronto or elsewhere. Others go back to school, or work as butchers, farmers or pastry chefs. Or they move on in life in other ways, but really know how to cook a great meal ;)

If you want to work with us, you do not have to know everything, but you must be prepared to work hard, must be capable, clean and efficient in the kitchen, must love food, have a positive attitude, and be a team player!

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