SOURCE: Joey Restaurant Group


April 22, 2016 09:00 ET

JOEY Restaurant Group Announced as a Best Workplace in Canada Seventh Year in a Row

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 22, 2016) - Today, JOEY was named one of the best places to work in Canada for the seventh year in a row by the Great Places To Work Institute.

The primary determinant used in selecting who makes the Best Workplaces in Canada list is an anonymous survey completed by employees. This year over 900 JOEY partners (employees) provided their anonymous feedback to The Best Places To Work Institute. Partners rated how they felt about JOEY and its leadership in five categories: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The survey showed that for 2016:

  • 90% of our employees said management is approachable and easy to talk to
  • 94% of our employees said management is honest and ethical in its business practices
  • 95% of our employees said they are proud to tell others they work at JOEY
  • 97% of our employees said people here are treated fairly regardless of their sex
  • 92% of our employees said that they are offered the training and development to further their career

The survey results also expressed the strong comradery amongst the partners at JOEY and their relentless drive and focus on people development. JOEY has become internationally recognized for their education and leadership programs, and sees managing, developing, and leading others as a craft that is to be mastered.

"The core of our business has always been our people. We believe in providing our partners with the skills, knowledge, and support to continually grow and build a long-term career. The growth and development of our people is not just part of the experience, it is who we are." JOEY Manager.

JOEY contributes their ongoing success to their performance-driven teams who take pride in creating exceptional experiences and environments where people are inspired to grow, learn, and discover their full potential. To support their growth and ongoing people development JOEY has partnered with experts in the field to create a customized learning and development path for their partners called the JOEY Path to Mastery. Through the JOEY Path to Mastery, leaders in the organization are given the opportunity to embark on different paths in their career in four distinct areas -- business, leadership, coaching, and culinary. The courses have been designed in partnership with Royal Roads University, Essential Impact and the Leader's Circle. This educational experience opens up the world of leadership to their people and allows them to build a meaningful career in hospitality while also developing their own personal leadership style.

Culinary education and partner development is also a key focus for Executive Chef Chris Mills and the Culinary team at JOEY Restaurants. Something that is very important to Executive Chef Chris Mills is giving young talent opportunities to develop their skills.

"I was given many opportunities to grow as a chef in my career," said Mills. "It's important to me that we extend these opportunities to our talented cooks who are becoming leaders in their restaurants."

As part of their ongoing development, JOEY kitchen partners take part in a three-year apprenticeship program where they build a solid foundation of culinary arts through weekly culinary clubs as well as black box and iron chef competitions, all while they are attending semesters at a local culinary school. The weekly culinary clubs provide partners with the opportunity to practise their skills in a comfortable learning environment which inspires them to create and execute on different menu items and cooking styles outside of their daily roles.

Partners at JOEY find value in the organization's commitment to development and leadership which is evident in the survey results of this year's Great Places to Work study which has resulted in JOEY being named a Best Place to Work in Canada for the seventh year in a row.

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Contact Information

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    Sasha Perrin
    Communications Manager
    JOEY Restaurant Group