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    10 days ago

    Congrats to Ted who is our 7th Chef this week to attain his #RedSealCertification! #webuildcareers

    Achieve your Red Seal Certification with JOEY Restaurants.

    At JOEY, we are more than meets the eye. We are world class, premium casual restaurants featuring innovative menus and engaging service in a high energy atmosphere. There is a distinctive craftsmanship to every plate that comes out of our kitchens. We like to say, it’s like incredible tasting artwork – imaginative, highly distinctive, and bold.

  • JOEY Restaurants update
    14 days ago

    Check out our new #culinary video for the 2015 @CertAngusBeef competition in #Calgary!

    Certified Angus Beef Competition - Joey Eau Claire 2015

    “All work and no play?” That’s not us! We have a performance-based culture. We expect the best, and we reward the best. We compete, we learn and we train to become masters of our craft.


JOEY Restaurants – Why Work For Us?


We travel the world to discover bold flavors, then turn them into signature recipes. Our people are masters of their craft, committed to creating a memorable experience for every guest. Our rooms are vibrant and polished, but without a trace of pretension. We live by a simple credo: “Get it right the first time.”


Like many members of the management team at JOEY, our President and CEO Jeff Fuller started his remarkable journey flipping burgers, washing dishes, and sweeping the parking lot.It’s called paying your dues, learning the business from the ground up, and understanding what it takes to succeed. “If there’s a secret,” he says, “it’s hard work, unwavering commitment to the customer, and putting together a team of the very best people you can find. ”Jeff had already absorbed valuable lessons from his family’s successful businesses before he struck out on his own to introduce a brand new concept in casual premium restaurants.The first JOEY opened in 1992 and, as word spread, demand grew so quickly that it wasn’t long before a second location was in the works.

Meet Matin Momtazi

Manager of Retail Systems at JOEY Restaurants, IT Department

March 2015


At JOEY, we are more than meets the eye. We are a group of driven individuals who are passionate about food, hospitality and creating environments where our teams can grow, learn and discover their true potential. We call each other partners, not employees and our teams, our family. Read on to find out more about Matin and what it's like to work on the IT team at JOEY Restaurants.

What attracted you to your role at JOEY?

When I joined, my role was focused on improving technical support. Some recruiters I talked to advised me to skip the role because it could be seen as a step backwards from previous roles, but I wasn’t looking for a job title, I wanted to get people excited and inspired while they did the same for me. I saw that as a real possibility when reading the charter that hangs on the wall at head office. It wasn’t long after I got hired that I saw the limitless potential of working at JOEY IT. Over the years my responsibilities and everything that comes with new responsibilities has grown. Since this job is in line with my personal values it also supports my personal growth as well.

In your opinion, what makes JOEY a great place to work?

What makes JOEY a great workplace is also what makes it a great restaurant for our guests. My favorite quotes right now goes ‘You are not a team because you work together. You are a team because you trust, respect and care for each other.’ Ultimately, we all want to feel that the people in our world are those we can trust, respect, care for and vice versa and JOEY fosters that view. It also promotes the idea that being a performance based organization and having fun while you’re ‘killin’ it’ go hand in hand.

Is there a particular person that you can say has mentored you on your path at JOEY Restaurants? If so, who was it and how did they make you a better leader?

There are plenty of people at both the restaurants and head office that inspire me to be a better leader. One quality they share is the courage to stand up for our values and challenge me, themselves or others to consider alternatives to prevailing systems. When you’re opening a space for a perceived limit to be pushed, you’re leading.

If I wasn't working in IT, I would be:

Recording Engineer or high school Teacher. A recording engineer works on the production side of music making. I think I have more aptitude for working with sound at the frequency level or at least on the compositional side than say playing the guitar or singing. I also spent a lot of time in high school thinking about how bad some teachers were and what I would do differently if I were in their shoes. Twelfth grade English seems like it would be a rewarding endeavor. Maybe even phys-ed? Those dudes were the worst.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheeseburgers. I grew up in Winnipeg and we have the best cheeseburgers on the planet. Every time I’m home, I’ll check out Dairi-Wip, VJ’s or one of the other dozen burger shacks (they’re literally shacks) for a ‘Fatboy’. If the burger shack and doesn’t have a Fatboy on the menu, it’s not a real cheeseburger!

Fun things you may have not known about Matin:

The head office culinary team inspired me to start baking bread at home. The naturally leavened, sour dough variety which involves the maintenance of a living starter and 18 hours from start to finish. I also shoot photos on 135mm film. You can check out my photos here: If you want to check out my bread you’ll have to drop by the head office. I’ll bring in a fresh baked loaf from time to time.

Follow us!

Follow me, Matin Momtazi and @JOEYCareers on Twitter! I try to post something worth sharing at least once a day. Find me here: and our careers team at

To learn more about IT and your path at JOEY Restaurants, visit our website at

Meet Chef Kaiser, one of our talented Regional Chefs in Calgary, AB and Accredited Certified Coach with JOEY Restaurants.

  February 2015


Chris, what is it about cooking that inspired you to pursue it as a career?

The team work and competitive spirit of the kitchen brigade has always kept me inspired!

JOEY employs over 3000 partners throughout Canada and the US and continues to grow at a rapid pace. What traits do you look for in a potential candidate who is interested in joining your team?

We look for Coach-ability, Vulnerability, Humility and Care. These four traits are tops on my list and are very important to us when hiring at JOEY.

JOEY Restaurants has an incredibly strong Coaching Culture; you are one of 10 Accredited Certified Coaches within the company. Can you tell us how you became a coach and what it means?

I earned my ACC last year and am very proud of the countless hours of coaching that went into it. We partnered with Essential Impact five years ago and they not only taught us how to coach they inspired a change in the way we operated our company. Today we have a coaching culture in JOEY. Read more about our Coaching Culture here.

Is there a particular person that you can say has mentored you on your path at JOEY Restaurants? If so, who was it and how did they make you a better leader?

I’ve had many mentors along the way but the people that stick out are the ones that influenced me during my early years. Al Jessa, CCO, Brian Plumber, GM Kelowna Dean Botteril, Chef Kelowna and Chuck Currie to name a few.

JOEY has a three year Apprentice Training program for Chefs who want to attain their Red Seal Certification, as well, host a variety of in-house culinary competitions for their partners. Do you have any fun competitions coming up in Calgary?

Our annual Certified Angus Beef competitionhappens this Sunday at JOEY Eau Claire with apprentices from all six of our Calgary locations. The contest has 12 teams of two competing for the grand prize which is a trip to the JALAS in Vancouver! We have chosen 12 countries and they must create one entrée, six plates of each using Certified Angus Beef. Their dish must be indigenous to the country's flavors and ingredients. This was a huge success last year for us! Check out the 2014 video here.


Your career revolves around cooking and food. When you have a night off, are you more likely to cook for yourself or go out to eat?

More likely to cook at home and practice some of my CCC dishes on my partner. The part I love the most about cooking is inviting a group of friends over to my place and watching how great food and wine can create conversations and laughter. JOEY gives me the perfect stage to perform this and practice some of my CCC dishes with my partner.

Fun things you may not know about Chris!

Favorite food? Thai cuisine

Lucky number? #2

Favorite sport? Crossfit

Join Chef Kaiser and the talented culinary team in Calgary by applying online today and be sure to keep stay up to date with JOEY Careers on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.


From Line Cook to Payment Services Coordinator

Meet Christian Knowler

January 2015

Christian started his career with JOEY in November 2009 as a line cook. He had five years of experience in the restaurant industry in various restaurants, but was intrigued by what JOEY had to offer. Read his #MyJOEYStory here.


Meet our Design Team

December 2014

The JOEY Design Team has lots on the go and is getting excited for the newest JOEY location opening early 2015 in Lansdowne Park, Ottawa. Meet our talented team of designers and learn more about their #MyJOEYStory here.

The JOEY Design team


Meet Felix Yau

Assistant Sous Chef of JOEY Coquitlam

November 2014

Felix grew up in Vancouver and has over eight years of experience in the industry. He has been certified through the Ace-it Advanced Placement Culinary Training Canada Top Three Per Cent and came first in his graduating class of 2012. Read his #MyJOEYStory here


Meet Amanda Coxworth

Night Manager at JOEY Burrard

October 2014

You may have seen her recently at Feast of Fields but did you know she loves the ocean and is a wiz behind the camera? Read her #MyJOEYStory here:

Amanda at Feast of Fields

Meet Chef Levesque

Head Chef at JOEY Burrard - Vancouver, BC

August 2014

Meet Chris Levesque, one of our talented Red Seal JOEY Chefs from Vancouver, BC. Learn more about Chris and his #MyJOEYStory here.


I AM JOEY “All work and no play?” That’s not us! We have a performance-based culture. We expect the best, and we reward the best.


We don't expect you to be an expert when you walk through our doors. What you must have is a relentless drive to learn and grow.


To apply online visit :

Front of the House

Our team is engaging, caring, and guest-centered. The goal is simple – to make every guest feel cared for and special. We call this the JOEY Experience®.

Learn to Manage a Business • Develop Leadership Skills • Access Formal Education

Back of the House

At JOEY, you can acquire the knowledge, experience, and confidence needed to prepare for their Red Seal certification. In addition to our culinary apprenticeship program, we facilitate in-store culinary competitions, quick-fire challenges, and black-box challenges.

Red Seal apprenticeship • Develop leadership capabilities • Opportunity for advancement

Behind the House

Our head office is located in downtown Vancouver, BC, our work environment is high energy and creative. While we laugh a lot, we have extremely high expectations of each other.

Interested in joining the team? Opportunities might be available in Design, Construction, Culinary, Culinary Operations, Finance, Purchasing, Marketing, Bar Operations, Human Resources, I.T., and Training & Development.

Apply today with your resume and cover letter to



We take a 360-degree approach to people development. We've created learning paths for management training, leadership development, and business education. We call this your Path to Mastery.

Scholarships and Courses

We are all about being masters of our craft and pursuing excellence. Our programs support mastery in four distinct areas – Business, Leadership, Coaching, and Culinary. In 2015,  three more talented JOEY partners have been selected to receive a scholarship to RRU as an opportunity to complete their certification!

Field Trips

Life is a learning lab. Our operators scour the globe to find the best recipes, trends, and service standards. Check out our YouTube channel for a glimpse at some of these adventures.

Our Executive Chef, Chris Mills, leads the culinary department mentoring promising talent. Chris has created a variety of culinary programs for our partners so that they have the ability to learn, grow and discover their full potential.


JOEY Apprentice program

At JOEY, we encourage our cooks and sous chefs to achieve their Red Seal certification. Working under a JOEY Red Seal Chef in an industry leading three-year training program, our apprentices build a solid foundation through in-house projects and culinary school.


Culinary Culture & Culinary Club

We are very proud to have one of the healthiest Culinary Apprenticeship Programs in Canada and are in partnership with the Cordon Bleu, Seattle to where we have created a JOEY-led Apprentice program for our partners. We are a casual dining restaurant that takes a detailed passionate approach to cooking. Our cooks are preparing the same dishes day to day so to inspire better quality in their execution we have created a strong culinary culture within our stores.

We have partnered with culinary schools and education programs in each of the regions we operate in and send our kitchen partners to school and support them through their education. We organize culinary clubs in our stores and host culinary competitions, quick fire and black box challenges to drive the development of culinary skills and learn about dishes and cuisines that JOEY does not offer on our menu. The chefs also organize field trips to our suppliers to learn about the origin of our ingredients and how to prepare them.

Connect with us on Instagram through @JOEYCareers to see our amazing culinary dishes created by our Apprentice team.

Chef's Italy Trip 2013

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    Work-Life Balance is the number one reason I have stayed with Joeys. I have also had the opportunity to work at 4 different locations In an assortment of different capacities. They have also offered an abundance of opportunity to take courses to further my education. Working at Joey has given me the opportunity to make life long friends!


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JOEY Restaurants Interviews

Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at JOEY Restaurants.

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    They ask a lot of questions to get to know your personality. Most important criteria is whether or not you are attractive. Overall it was a positive experience for me

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JOEY Restaurants Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top Employers for Young People, Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2014
Best Workplaces in Canada, Great Place to Work Institute, 2014
Best Workplaces in Canada (1000+ Employees), Great Place to Work Institute, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Vancouver, Canada
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

The JOEY Restaurant Group is the leader in the premium casual dining market. We have been delivering exceptional dining experiences within a fun and lively setting since 1992 and currently operate more than 30 locations throughout BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Washington State.

Our work environment is high energy and creative. While we laugh a great deal, we have... More

Mission: Getting it Right the First Time

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