Recipe Unlimited Corporation is Canada’s leading full service restaurant company. Home to such iconic brands as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, St.Hubert, The Keg, Montana’s, Kelseys, Pubs, Bier Markt, East Side Mario’s, Landing Group, New York Fries, the Burger’s Priest, The Pickle Barrel & Catering, State and Main, Elephant and Castle and Original Joe’s. With this diverse portfolio of restaurants our Home Office Teammates have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of some of the most popular, well-loved brands in Canada. Variety isn’t the only thing we offer - we are passionate about our industry, we celebrate and support diversity of thought, we are innately curious and encourage our Teammates to take ownership. Above all else, we believe in doing the right thing for our people, our communities and our planet.
Reporting to the Design Manager, the purpose of this position is to lead and execute the creative designs and restaurant concept development including interiors, exterior design, space planning, 3D modelling, and graphic/signage design. Success in this role requires partnering with key internal and external stakeholders, external consult teams to recommend, influence and lead restaurant designs that are efficient, sustainable, innovative, and attractive to Recipe brand’s current and future customer. May lead major initiatives and projects under limited supervision.
Responsible for facilitating, protecting, and preserving the brand image as it relates to brand concept operational standards, and design specifications.
Working within the national framework for interior and architectural design with Brand and Construction teams to develop and maintain concept designs.
Responsible for leading the coordination, communication, and prioritizing brand initiatives as they relate to exterior and interior design of RECIPE brands.
Responsible for aligning design standards including layouts, finishes, and FF&E specifications to the Brand design intent, marketing, growth strategies, and safety criteria.
Prepare 3D renderings for exterior and interior concept designs with exterior building materials and interior finishes for evaluation of design concepts and presentation of proposed concepts to Brand leaders.
Reviews all design standards for overall impact to restaurant profitability and evaluates initial design concept development for décor and operational impact working with external and internal designers.
Coordinate the brand finishes schedules, design standards, and specifications.
Maintains knowledge of current and new code requirements, finishes, restaurant design, and interior design industry trends.
Lead and coordinate brand space planning and service innovation; improve functional restaurant design and value engineering to reduce overall development costs and more sustainable buildings.
Responsible for maintaining knowledge of current and new finishes and lighting materials, equipment, code requirements and restaurant design industry trends.
Work in conjunction with Vendor management and Building standards teams to determine the best designs and finishes costs from the approved RECIPE supplier poolWork with Sustainability Manager to ensure sustainable design practices are being developed, specified, and followed.
Skills & Education
University degree or Post-Secondary College Diploma required
Professional interior designer or equivalent restaurant design experience required
Architectural Technician or Technologist optional
Must be highly proficient in 3D modeling and renderings Sketchup (required), 3ds Max (optional), and fluent in Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Docs, Slides), and MS Office.
Minimum 5-7+ years of design experience working in Restaurant/Bar Interior Design / Hospitality Interior Design / Commercial retail / Architectural knowledge required
Design and functional knowledge of restaurant equipment and restaurant operations preferred
Demonstrated skills in design project management
Strong communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities
Highly organized, able to handle various types of projects, and prioritize accordingly
Valid driver's license and driving record within provincial guidelines.
What’s in it for you?
Flexible/Hybrid work environment
You’d be joining a close-knit, innovative team of creative and energetic go-getters
You’d be a part of Canada’s largest full-service restaurant company that leads the industry in size and innovation
20% associate discount dining card and monthly dining allowance valid at participating Recipe brands
A welcoming, fun and safe work environment founded on respect
Career advancement opportunities with a company that owns some of Canada’s most iconic restaurant brands
Industry-leading benefits, wellness programs, and total rewards programs
Recipe is committed to providing a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Celebrating people, being passionate and curious, owning it, and doing the right thing are the values that guide how we build our teams, support our franchisees and create a company that unlocks the full potential of everyone.
Recipe is dedicated to providing accommodations in accordance with applicable human rights and accommodation legislation. For individuals that require accommodations please contact email@example.com.