Drake Devonshire Inn

Our employees are offered an opportunity for growth in a spirited work environment. Join our team and share in our future.

We thank all applicants for your interest in working with Drake, however, due to the high level of interest in each of our postings, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We respectfully request no TELEPHONE, EMAIL or IN PERSON inquiries.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • SOUS CHEF

    Staying true to all things Drake, we’re excited about extending our cultural and hospitality mandate; Drake Devonshire Inn, in Wellington, Ontario. The art, food and wine happenings that currently exist in Prince Edward County, as well as our beautiful historic Inn that literally hovers over Lake Ontario made the choice to join another incredible community an easy one. With significant refurbishment and expansion alongside seasonal menus, cultural programs, inspiring excursions and a thoughtfully curated permanent art collection, Drake Devonshire will truly be a Drake outpost, Inn the County!

    The Drake Devonshire is experiencing an exciting phase of growth and is currently seeking additional SOUS CHEFS to join our dynamic kitchen leadership team. With imminent expansion plans, this role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced, passionate and innovative culinary professional and inspiring leader who is looking for a rewarding hospitality career with opportunities for advancement.

    We are seeking candidates with a combination of skills and experience that include operational + kitchen management excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven desire to strive for continuous culinary innovation. The ideal candidate will bring management experience from a similar environment, as well a strong culinary background, staff management, operations, safety and compliance.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Reporting to the Drake Hotel's Executive Chef you will play a key role as part of a small, interdependent management team that may include: Hotel, Culinary, Special Events, Security, Human Resources and Corporate Service departments.

    While on shift, your role will include, but not be limited to:

    • Understanding, adhering to and executing all kitchen operational policies + procedures, standards and training programs
    • Ensuring a unique and consistent guest dining experience by actively managing the team and resolving issues, should they arise
    • Maintaining a strong focus on achieving and/or exceeding revenue targets, within acceptable labor cost and service standard parameters
    • Monitoring and managing service, quality, health + safety and cleanliness

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 3-5 years of progressive kitchen leadership experience in a fine or casual dining environment
    • Demonstrated awareness of and interest in current culinary trends in the marketplace
    • Operations management experience in a high volume establishment with significant evening and catering/special events business
    • Experienced trainer and mentor to large staff teams
    • Demonstrated patience, tact and diplomacy while leading a diverse team of industry professionals
    • Ability to multi-task, remain cool and keep up in a fast paced environment.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication experience, both verbal & written
    • Excellent organizational skills, with timely delivery of all required administrative work
    • Flexible to work evenings and weekends and holidays
    • Red Seal Certification or equivalent considered a strong asset

    WHAT WE OFFER:
    We pride ourselves in providing strong leadership and development opportunities for passionate hospitality professionals who are looking to build rewarding, long-term careers. Drake offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, employee discounts, training + development support and many other unique perks as a part of joining the Drake team.

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca please list “SOUS CHEF” in your subject line.

    Interviews commencing as soon as possible. Internal applications are encouraged and welcome.

    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role at The Drake Hotel, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.

    The Drake Hotel Properties is an equal opportunity employer.
    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca

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  • MAINTENANCE SUPPORT

    This position requires an individual who is comfortable in a fast paced, ever changing building environment, with a wide variety of operations and technical needs. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the functioning of the building while on duty, by applying preventative maintenance techniques and or executing major and minor repairs, supervising Building Services Representatives, overseeing maintenance issues, daily and weekly cleaning schedules and assisting with renovations and large projects as they arise. Reporting to the Building Services Manager, the Technician is also responsible for the following:

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist the Builders Services Manager with the day to day operation of the building by performing assigned duties
    • Support the team for all building and grounds related issues including general cleanliness, chopping wood, plant care ect
    • Strong eye for detail
    • Positive and energetic individual with a "can-do" attitude
    • Perform special projects as assigned by the Building Services Manager
    • Work with service providers to ensure contract obligations are met with value of service
    • Support the maintenance team with inspections and work orders
    • Participate in all building operations relative to Fire, Health and Safety procedures and audits
    • To be available on call to respond to emergency situations when off site

    Qualifications:
    • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Hotel/ hospitality experience is an asset
    • Strong drywall and painting knowledge
    • Basic mechanical/electrical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills
    • Plumbing skills and abilities
    • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Must be able to lift up to 20 kg unassisted, and be able to work from heights
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and activities
    • Knowledge of outlook, word and excel
    • Adaptable to flexible working schedule
    • Community College of Trade School training on building systems; SMT (Systems Maintenance Technician) designation would be an asset
    • General carpentry/Millwork experience

    WHAT WE OFFER:
    We pride ourselves in providing strong leadership and development opportunities for passionate hospitality professionals who are looking to build rewarding, long-term careers. Drake offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, employee discounts, training + development support and many other unique perks as a part of joining the Drake team.
    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca please list “MAINTENANCE SUPPORT” in your subject line. Or apply directly with the LINK below.
    Interviews commencing as soon as possible.

    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role at The Drake Hotel, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.
    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca
    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel
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  • SERVER

    Staying true to all things Drake, we’re excited about extending our cultural and hospitality mandate; Drake Devonshire Inn, in Wellington, Ontario. The art, food and wine happenings that currently exist in Prince Edward County, as well as our beautiful historic Inn that literally hovers over Lake Ontario made the choice to join another incredible community an easy one. With significant refurbishment and expansion alongside seasonal menus, cultural programs, inspiring excursions and a thoughtfully curated permanent art collection, Drake Devonshire will truly be a Drake outpost, Inn the County!

    We are seeking SERVERS with a combination of skills and experience that include operational excellence in a high volume business, as well as a proven track record for outstanding food + beverage service, to join us for the summer season. This role provides a unique opportunity for an experienced, passionate and innovative hospitality professional who is looking for a rewarding hospitality career and exceptional opportunities for advancement.

    Experienced and reliable candidates should meet the following criteria:

    - 1-2 years of serving experience in a similar environment
    - Ability to manage a volume of guests alone/with shared support
    - Experience with private and corporate events an asset

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca with the subject line: "SERVER" or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.



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  • COOKS (PREP/LINE + ALL LEVELS)

    We're seeking unique, talented and enthusiastic COOKS of all levels that are looking to join us and build a dynamic and rewarding career with us!

    Experienced and reliable candidates should meet the following criteria:

    - 1-2 years experience in a fast paces environment
    - Must be disciplined and have respect for colleagues
    - Culinary diploma is preferred

    If are seeking a challenging, fun and great learning environment, the Drake Devonshire Inn is ideal for you.

    To be considered for this opportunity please send your most recent resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca with the subject line: "COOK".

    Join a great team with potential for growth and career development. Interviews commencing ASAP.

    We thank all applicants for your interest in working with Drake, however, due to the high level of interest in each of our postings only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We respectfully request no TELEPHONE, EMAIL or IN PERSON inquiries.



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  • DISHWASHER

    The Drake Devonshire Inn is seeking an experienced + reliable DISHWASHER, who is looking to join a fast-paced kitchen team. We currently have year round positions available which offers the opportunity to work with a fantastic culinary team with a busy day and night time operation, including regular and special events business.

    If you are seeking a challenging, fun, great learning environment, and potential growth, the Drake Devonshire Inn, is ideal for you.

    Requirements:
    - Must have a minimum of 1 years experience in a very fast paced environment
    - Must be disciplined and have respect for colleagues
    - Available days, evenings and Saturdays
    - Start immediately

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your most recent resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca with the subject line: "DISHWASHER". Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.

    We thank all applicants for your interest in working with Drake, however, due to the high level of interest in each of our postings only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We respectfully request no TELEPHONE, EMAIL or IN PERSON inquiries.



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  • HOST

    Staying true to all things Drake, we’re excited about extending our cultural and hospitality mandate; Drake Devonshire Inn, in Wellington, Ontario. The art, food and wine happenings that currently exist in Prince Edward County, as well as our beautiful historic Inn that literally hovers over Lake Ontario made the choice to join another incredible community an easy one. With significant refurbishment and expansion alongside seasonal menus, cultural programs, inspiring excursions and a thoughtfully curated permanent art collection, Drake Devonshire will truly be a Drake outpost, Inn the County!

    As a HOST, you will be responsible for working with the host team to maximize service revenues by accommodating guests, reservations + walk-ins in a strategic manner. As an ambassador of the Drake Hotel, you are expected to greet all guests with enthusiasm, be well informed in all aspects of our offerings, and provide our guests a world class experience.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    1-2 years HOST experience in a similar fast paced environment
    OpenTable experience is an asset
    Excellent communication skills
    Experience using reservation systems
    Outgoing, confident + positive attitude
    Strong attention to detail + time management skills
    Available evenings and weekends

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca please list "HOST” in your subject line.Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website. Interviews commencing ASAP.

    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role with Drake Hotel Properties, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.

    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca. Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter: http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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  • SUPPORT (FOOD RUNNER)

    Staying true to all things Drake, we’re excited about extending our cultural and hospitality mandate; Drake Devonshire Inn, in Wellington, Ontario. The art, food and wine happenings that currently exist in Prince Edward County, as well as our beautiful historic Inn that literally hovers over Lake Ontario made the choice to join another incredible community an easy one. With significant refurbishment and expansion alongside seasonal menus, cultural programs, inspiring excursions and a thoughtfully curated permanent art collection, Drake Devonshire will truly be a Drake outpost, Inn the County!

    Candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar role in a high volume environment and must be flexible and available to work 4 shifts a week and must be able to work weekends.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca with the subject line: "SUPPORT" or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website. Interviews will commence ASAP.

    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.
    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca

    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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  • GUEST SERVICE AGENT (SEASONAL CONTRACT)

    The Drake Devonshire Inn is experiencing an exciting phase of growth + is currently seeking a Guest Service Agent to join our dynamic Hotel Team on a full time seasonal contract basis until October 2016. This is a dream position for an energetic + passionate individual seeking to build their hotel + hospitality career as part of a small team with a focus on providing world-class service to our guests.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • A genuine love of hospitality + a warm engaging spirit
    • A combination of formal education + some real world experience
    • Exceptional written + verbal communication skills

    GSA responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Greeting all guests with enthusiasm, prepared to provide information regarding all aspects of what The Drake has to offer
    • Ensures all aspects of room reservation protocol are followed, including bookings, confirmations + cancellation policies
    • Follows Drake check in and out procedures, ensuring mandatory details are covered while building genuine rapport + relationships with guests
    • Responds to all guest requests in a timely manner with follow-up communication to ensure 100% guest satisfaction
    • Responsible for monitoring hotel lobby cleanliness and to participate in maintaining high standards of cleanliness at all times
    • Has the highest level comprehension of all Drake products + offerings

    Our employees are offered an opportunity for growth in a spirited work environment. Join our team + share in our future!

    If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume and cover letter by EMAIL ONLY to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca please list “SEASONAL GSA" in your subject line. Or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website.

    We sincerely appreciate your interest in this exciting role at The Drake Hotel, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO TELEPHONE, EMAIL OR IN PERSON INQUIRIES.

    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca

    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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  • VALET

    Staying true to all things Drake, we’re excited about extending our cultural and hospitality mandate; Drake Devonshire Inn, in Wellington, Ontario. The art, food and wine happenings that currently exist in Prince Edward County, as well as our beautiful historic Inn that literally hovers over Lake Ontario made the choice to join another incredible community an easy one. With significant refurbishment and expansion alongside seasonal menus, cultural programs, inspiring excursions and a thoughtfully curated permanent art collection, Drake Devonshire will truly be a Drake outpost, Inn the County!

    We are seeking a polite and polished VALET, that is ready to provide an exceptional level of customer service guests, while monitoring and securing the front and entry of the property, parking lot and surrounding areas.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    - Securing the front premises
    - Ensuring that AGCO laws are being upheld by guests leaving
    - Directing the parking lot
    - Ensuring that the fire escape/round about is not blocked with parked vehicles
    - Ensuring that our accessible parking spot is adhered to
    - Guest facing: greeting guests and directing guests if the lot is full
    - Enforcing legal parking by our guests (not in the loading zone, food land or neighboring property.)

    Must be available Friday to Sunday, afternoon and evening.

    Drake offers competitive pay, a seasonal bonus, employee discounts and other unique perks, as part of joining out team.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca with the subject line: "VALET" or you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website. Interviews will commence ASAP.

    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.
    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca

    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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  • SUPPORT (BARBACK/ BARISTA)

    Staying true to all things Drake, we’re excited about extending our cultural and hospitality mandate; Drake Devonshire Inn, in Wellington, Ontario. The art, food and wine happenings that currently exist in Prince Edward County, as well as our beautiful historic Inn that literally hovers over Lake Ontario made the choice to join another incredible community an easy one. With significant refurbishment and expansion alongside seasonal menus, cultural programs, inspiring excursions and a thoughtfully curated permanent art collection, Drake Devonshire will truly be a Drake outpost, Inn the County!

    Candidates should have a minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar role in a high volume environment and must be flexible and available to work 4 shifts a week and must be able to work weekends.

    If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs@drakedevonshire.ca with the subject line: "SUPPORT BARBACK" or "SUPPORT BARISTA" you can click the "Click To Apply" button below to submit your application via our website. Interviews will commence ASAP.

    The Drake Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.
    For more information about us, please visit our website at: www.thedrakehotel.ca

    Want to keep up with What’s On @ Drake? Sign up for our E-AKE Newsletter below:
    http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/eake/ or follow us on Twitter @thedrakehotel



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