Oak View Group

Kitchen Manager|Tribute Communities Centre

Location CA-ON-Oshawa
Job ID
Location Name
Tribute Communities Centre
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


The Kitchen Manager provides support and assistance to all levels of the kitchen operation and is responsible for all food product and supply and all things related to the physical plant and equipment in the kitchen. The Kitchen Manager will possess excellent technical skills and experience with menu development and will actively supervise, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor employees in meeting quality standards of the restaurant and will promote a positive, enthusiastic and cooperative work environment.


This role will pay a wage of $48,000 to $52,000.


For FT roles:   Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).

About the Venue

Owned by the City of Oshawa, and managed by OVG360, the Tribute Communities Centre opened in 2006 with a project cost of $45 million. As Durham Region’s premier Sports and Entertainment Facility, the Tribute Communities Centre provides a first-class home to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame, and the Durham Central Adult Hockey League.


  • Responsible for kitchen operations with the guidance of the Executive Chef.
  • To act as a team leader and take responsibility for the development of staff, teaching and explanations of new recipes and procedures.
  • Ensuring every employee is working effectively and efficiently as well as taking advantage of opportunities to develop staff, improve moral and employee relations.
  • Maintaining the departmental standards as determined by the Executive Chef.
  • Supervising the employees regarding preparation and presentation of finished products for service and caterings.
  • Monitoring portion control to size, consistency and ingredient standards to minimize food waste and maintain budgeted food cost.
  • Ensuring that the kitchen areas are clean, organized and all equipment is functional and safe.
  • Reporting malfunctioning equipment to direct supervisor as a way to prevent work related accidents and maintain an efficient operation.
  • Maintaining a good liaison with other components of the Tribute Communities Centre (catering, quick service and management) and communicating issues, concerns or suggestions in a professional manner.
  • Ensuring that staff adheres to health and safety regulations and that proper training is administered to all employees.
  • Creating all new food production requirements for assigned department.
  • Daily product ordering to meet requirements of department.
  • Ensure proper recycling and food waste procedures are being followed.


  • 2-5 years supervisor experience in a similar setting.
  • Solid understanding and practical knowledge of restaurant business principles and service etiquette.
  • Effective team management experience.
  • A proactive approach toward day-to-day activities and shifting demands.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and food handling practices.
  • Food Handlers Certification.
  • SMART Serve Certified.
  • An aptitude for identifying and assessing details.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Proven to perform well under pressure; manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • An ongoing awareness and responsiveness to client satisfaction.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Confident using Excel, Word and Microsoft Office.

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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