Restaurant Manager | El Catrin Destileria in Toronto, Ontario

The Distillery Restaurants Corp.

We’re looking for a Restaurant Manager for our beautiful E ( l Catrin Destileria!

The Distillery Restaurant Corp. ( , creators of  Cluny Bistro, El Catrin, Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill, Archeo Trattoria, Madrina Bar y Tapas, District Pizza and Distillery Events (the Fermenting Cellar and The Distillery District®- Loft) are looking for an   experienced candidate with outstanding food & beverage knowledge, solid business acumen, and a drive to deliver results and bring people together .  Our venues are located in the Distillery Historic District, one of Toronto’s most exciting art and shopping destinations and home to some of the top-ranked restaurants of Toronto.

Your love and knowledge of French wine should be second to none.  If you would not consider your French wine knowledge to be advanced, this is not the role for you (although there will be other opportunities, we’re sure!).

What you’ll experience with The DRC:

  • $55,000 annual salary, plus health benefits

  • In-house dining perks

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Monthly cellphone allowance

  • A dynamic culture that encourages and rewards the entrepreneurial spirit

  • The chance to work alongside the best team in the city


What you’ll be doing:

  • Support overall operations of the restaurant with clarity, consistency, fairness and integrity;

  • Perform cash and inventory reconciliation and order supplies as necessary;

  • Take ownership of the wine program, including selection and ordering;

  • Liaise, as required, with Culinary, Customer Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Payroll, and Executive Leadership;

  • Lead by example and reinforce the DRC’s core values and policies on a daily basis;

  • Maintain and contribute to a culture founded in dignity, mutual respect and passion that revolves around hospitality and the delivery of genuine service and expertly crafted food and beverage;

  • Build and nurture professional relationships with guests, DRC employees, leadership, suppliers/vendors, industry peers and partners;

  • Embrace, engage, and follow through on all feedback:

  • taking a hands-on approach to celebrating and cascading thanks when you win;

  • and delivering recovery and repair to any/all persons when the mark is missed;

  • Under the guidance of the General Manager, build trust and loyalty with guests, DRC employees, leadership, suppliers/vendors, industry peers and partners alike through:

  • proactive communication;

  • setting and managing expectations;

  • and delivering solid business results.

What you’ll bring to the restaurant:

  • WINE KNOWLEDGE. You have a love of wine and actively enjoy keeping up-to-date on what is being produced in France.

  • EXPERIENCE. We’re looking for a candidate with years of progressive experience within the hospitality industry, preferably a fast-paced restaurant environment.  You must have restaurant experience in a supervisory or managerial role. Intermediate knowledge and understanding of business operations are considered an asset. 

PASSION. You’re a true leader who aims to drive your team toward new heights and greater successes.

  • TRAINING. While you’re required to be Smart Serve certified, any other certifications related to mixology, beer and spirits are highly valued.  

ADAPTABILITY. You can work in fast-paced, changing environments with ease. 

  • SOLUTION-ORIENTED. You’re a strong problem solver with an insatiable desire to positively impact the experience of our guests, employees and restaurant reviews.

EDUCATION. A business, hospitality or food and beverage management degree/diploma, or the equivalent in education and experience, is considered an asset. 

The Distillery Restaurants Corporation (DRC) is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and welcome candidates with disabilities to apply for job opportunities with us. Please note that accommodations throughout each stage of the DRC’s recruitment process are available upon request.

The Distillery Restaurants Corporation (DRC) is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process where candidates are respected, supported and valued. The DRC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Please note that accommodations during every part of the recruitment and selection process are available upon request.

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