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Kitchen Manager, Kelsey's


Aurora, ON, CANADA

Hospitality and Food Service



Cheers to your Career!




 At Kelsey's we're constantly on the lookout for the best Associates to join our team! We are looking for krew members who share the same passion and purpose - to deliver the Perfect Guest Experience to our Guests, each and every time. 


We are currently in search of a Kitchen Manager for our location in Aurora.


As the ideal candidate, responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Manage inventory, food and culinary labour costs

  • Manage food inventories

  • Prepare culinary team schedules to meet the needs of the restaurant and budget guidelines

  • Oversee the training and development of the kitchen team, ensuring constant improvement in culinary skills

  • Ensure consistency of quality, portion control and plated presentation

  • Ensure recipe adherence in kitchen execution of all products served

  • Oversee adherence to legislative and food handling requirements

  • Implement and adhere to the Health and Safety policies and procedures outlined in the Health and Safety Program


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-3 years management experience working in a high-volume casual dining restaurant

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in hospitality and/or business related field

  • Strong business acumen, including an understanding of budgets and operating costs

  • Excellent knowledge of food, food handling and preparation

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and direct others


If you are interested in working at this location please apply today 



This posting may be designed to generate a pool of candidates for potential future opportunities.   Immediate positions may or may not exist today.




As part of our accessibility commitment, there are alternative ways to interview with us. Please inform us if you require interview accommodation.



Please note that any offer of employment may be subject to reference checks and background checks, including a criminal record check as part of the selection process



Some opportunities may exist with our Franchise partners which are independently owned and operated


About Kelsey’s

At Kelsey's we're proud to say we're hard-working and fun. In 1978, a few guys decided to bring the first roadhouse-inspired restaurant to Canada and opened the original Kelsey's in Oakville, Ontario. Today, at 70 locations and growing, we pride ourselves on continuing to offer Guests social dining experiences with fun craveable food and beverage offerings. If you're outgoing, hard-working and fun, then check out current Front of House, Heart of House (kitchen) and management role openings. At Kelsey's the opportunities for career growth are endless. Join us!

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What it's like to work at Kelsey’s

The Original Roadhouse

Guests come to Kelsey’s looking for an unpretentious, social and unforgettable time. In everything we do and we say, it’s our responsibility to make sure everyone is having a great time. If you’re genuine, hard-working, outgoing and have a positive attitude, join us!

We are delicious.

Work hard or play hard? Why not do both? At Kelsey’s, we’re committed to creating an oasis for our Guests through fun, memorable Guest experiences and having fun as a KREW along the way.

Evolve your career

Some exciting changes are coming and we want to our KREW to evolve with us. We encourage feedback from all levels and believe in promoting from within. Our management training program will prepare you for that next level.

A look inside Kelsey’s

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Benefits & Perks

Totally awesome perks

We offer a variety of goodies to help you be your best at work and life:

  • Competitive group benefits for full-time Associates
  • Extensive training and support
  • Flexible schedules and shifts
  • 20% discount for meals at most CARA brands
  • Annual events and sports tournaments
  • A culture of recognition with prizes for sales targets
Welcome to CARA University

Along with comprehensive on-the-job training for all roles, CARA University provides customized training with online and classroom instruction. We leverage best-in-class training practices to equip all Associates with the tools they need to succeed through the Brand Learning Centre and the Restaurant Leadership Certification program.

Kelsey’s Testimonials

Cameron Brunt
I have worked at Kelsey’s for five years and I’m still excited to go to work every day. The upbeat atmosphere and enthusiastic staff keep my every day experience fresh and entertaining, while providing me with all the necessary challenges and opportunities to build a successful career.

Cameron Brunt, Manager, Guest Experience - Kelsey’s

Matt Edgson
I have worked with various companies in my 18 years in the industry I find that the people is what makes CARA feel like home and will continue to be my home until retirement.

Matt Edgson, Assistant Kitchen Manager - Kelsey’s

Jay Thevenau
I’ve been in the industry for just over ten years now and with CARA, the opportunities that have been given to me far surpass any previous employer. It’s safe to say they find a home for all walks of life.

Jay Thevenau, General Manager - Kelsey’s

Megan Vivares
I am currently a host, but have recently been promoted to server at Kelsey’s on the Queensway! I love working at Kelsey’s because I really believe in the brand.

Megan Vivares, Server - Kelsey’s

Kitchen Manager, Kelsey's, CARA OPERATIONS LIMITED., Aurora, ON, CANADA