Careers

Careers

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After a successful opening season in 2023, The Pearl quickly became known to locals and tourists alike as The Culinary Hotspot of Muskoka. Browse all open positions and apply today to join in on the fun!

SERVER

Our servers are the heart of our dining experience, providing exceptional service to our guests. They take orders, answer questions, and ensure that every customer feels valued and satisfied. Our servers are the backbone of exceptional dining, embodying our commitment to personalized and attentive service.

  • Take orders accurately, ensuring specific dietary needs or preferences are noted.
  • Deliver dishes promptly with a friendly demeanor, creating a positive dining experience.
  • Provide in-depth menu knowledge, making recommendations and answering any questions.
  • Anticipate guests’ needs, such as refilling drinks or offering dessert options.
  • Handle customer concerns or issues with professionalism, ensuring resolutions.

BARTENDER

As the creative mixologists behind our bar, bartenders craft delicious drinks, engage with patrons, and maintain a well-stocked bar. They bring energy and a passion for mixology to elevate our guests’ experience. Our bartenders bring flair and expertise to the bar, enriching the overall experience with their passion for mixology.

 

  • Craft a diverse range of cocktails with precision and creativity.
  • Engage with patrons, offering suggestions and creating a lively atmosphere at the bar.
  • Maintain inventory, ensuring the bar is well-stocked and organized.
  • Adhere to responsible alcohol service practices, monitoring guest consumption.
  • Collaborate with servers to fulfill drink orders promptly and efficiently.

BARISTA

The barista is the mastermind behind our coffee creations, crafting the perfect brew for our guests. They have a keen eye for detail, ensuring that every cup is a delightful experience. Our baristas craft more than just coffee; they curate moments of warmth and delight for our guests.

 

  • Expertly prepare a variety of coffee and tea beverages to meet diverse preferences.
  • Keep the coffee station clean, organized, and well-stocked with quality ingredients.
  • Provide friendly and efficient service, creating a welcoming environment.
  • Stay informed about coffee trends and recommend specialty drinks to customers.
  • Handle cash transactions accurately and efficiently.

Cashier

Our cashiers are the friendly faces handling transactions and ensuring a smooth payment process. They’re efficient, accurate, and create a positive first and last impression for our customers. Our cashiers are the final touchpoint, leaving guests with a positive memory of their experience.

 

  • Efficiently process transactions with a high level of accuracy.
  • Greet customers warmly and handle inquiries about the menu or specials.
  • Manage cash drawer responsibly, ensuring correct change and balancing at the end of the shift.
  • Uphold a friendly and approachable demeanor, leaving a lasting positive impression.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the team to ensure a smooth flow between ordering and payment.

Food Runner / Busser

Behind the scenes, our food runners play a crucial role in ensuring our guests receive their meal hot and fresh from the kitchen. They also help maintain a clean and organized dining environment. Bussers are the unsung heroes, ensuring a smooth and pleasant atmosphere for our guests.

  • Assist servers by running food, refilling water and supporting the overall flow of service.
  • Clear and reset tables promptly to maintain a clean and organized dining area.
  • Keep the restaurant floor tidy, promptly removing used dishes and utensils.
  • Collaborate with the kitchen and bar staff to streamline operations.
  • Pay attention to small details, such as folded napkins and properly aligned table settings.

HOST

The host sets the tone for our guests’ experience, welcoming them with warmth and ensuring efficient seating. They manage reservations, keep track of table availability, and coordinate with the entire front-of-house team for a smooth flow. Our hosts are the first and last impression, ensuring every guest feels valued and welcomed.

  • Welcome guests with a warm and inviting demeanor, managing the front door efficiently.
  • Keep track of reservations and available tables, optimizing seating arrangements.
  • Communicate effectively with servers and kitchen staff to coordinate seating and pacing.
  • Handle guest inquiries and concerns with professionalism and poise.
  • Maintain a positive atmosphere, setting the tone for a memorable dining experience.

MARKET SERVER

For our market section, servers take on a unique role, assisting customers with product information, handling purchases, and creating a welcoming atmosphere. They embody the spirit of our community-focused brand. In our market section, servers extend our brand experience beyond dining, creating a unique and authentic shopping environment.

  • Assist customers with product knowledge, providing information about ingredients and sourcing.
  • Handle transactions accurately and efficiently, maintaining a friendly rapport.
  • Keep the market area organized, ensuring products are well-displayed and stocked.
  • Offer suggestions for pairings or complementary items based on customer preferences.
  • Embody the brand spirit, fostering a sense of community within the market space.

Chef de Partie

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the head and sous chef in a food service establishment
  • Create and organize daily tasks with the sous chef
  • Supervise junior chefs within the business
  • Prepare dishes properly and in accordance with a customer’s request
  • Implement recommendations from superiors and senior chefs
  • Establish, regulate, and maintain a secure and friendly working environment
  • Perform extra duties at the request of management
  • Ensure that the quality of raw and prepared food adheres to compliance regulations
  • Periodically monitor the expiration dates of cooking resources
  • Preserve food items in the appropriate storage facility
  • Maintain a healthy work relationship with colleagues in other departments of the kitchen
  • Ensure all food preservation techniques are in line with health and hygiene standards
    Possess adequate knowledge about standard procedures and policies concerning food collection, preparation, presentation, sanitation, and storage
  • Operate kitchen utensils and equipment, and report any damages that may affect the kitchen’s quality of work

 

Requirements and Skills:

  • 2-3+ years of experience as a Chef de Partie
  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Excellent record of kitchen and staff management
  • Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions
  • Familiar with industry’s best practices
  • Clean and efficient manner of working
  • Proven leadership skills, understanding of basic and intermediate cooking techniques and equipment

Junior Cook (Part Time)

Responsibilities:

  • Set up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment
  • Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.)
  • Cook food in various utensils or grillers
  • Check food while cooking to stir or turn
  • Ensure great presentation by dressing dishes before they are served
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Check quality of ingredients
  • Monitor stock and place orders when there are shortages

 

Requirements and Skills:

  • Proven experience as cook
  • Experience in using cutting tools, cookware and bakeware
  • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods (grilling, baking, boiling etc.)
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Very good communication skills
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina
  • High school diploma or equivalent; Diploma from a culinary school will be an advantage

Aquatic Technician

Responsibilities:

  • Collect used kitchenware from dining and kitchen areas
  • Load and unload dishwashing machines
  • Wash specific items by hand (e.g. wooden cutting boards, large pots and delicate china)
  • Store clean dishes, glasses and equipment appropriately
  • Set up workstations before meal prep begins
  • Ensure there are always enough clean dishes, glasses and utensils, especially during peak hours
  • Maintain cleaning supplies stock (e.g. detergents) and place orders with Sous Chef when necessary
  • Check washing machines’ operation and promptly report any technical/performance issues
  • Remove garbage regularly
  • Sanitize the kitchen area, including the floor

 

Requirements and Skills:

  • Work experience as a Dishwasher an asset
  • Hands-on experience with industrial washing machines
  • Ability to follow instructions and help with various tasks, as needed
  • Time management skills
  • Attention to detail and sanitation rules
  • Availability to work in shifts, during weekends and evenings
  • Food Handlers Certification
  • High school diploma is a plus

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We pride ourselves on offering our visitors a variety of opportunities to enjoy food and friendship at a unique venue that’s truly one of a kind.

OPENING HOURS

Closed for the season.

See you next spring!

CONTACT INFO

3047 Muskoka Road 169
Bala, ON P0C 1A0

thepearlmuskoka
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We pride ourselves on offering our visitors a variety of opportunities to enjoy food and friendship at a unique venue that’s truly one of a kind.

OPENING HOURS

Closed for the season.

See you next spring!

CONTACT INFO

3047 Muskoka Road 169
Bala, ON P0C 1A0

thepearlmuskoka