JOEYS—Partner Spotlight—March 2022



JOEY Restaurants Group plays a critical role in supporting student success and we would like to highlight this business for giving our students the opportunity for real-world experience.



About the company:

JOEY Restaurants Group exists to deliver the ultimate dining experience. It currently operates 45 locations throughout Canada and the United States.

The company achieves delivering this experience by promoting an employee-centric culture. Their staff is their biggest investment and greatest return.

JOEY seeks out individuals who are the best and brightest to drive their establishment, from the inside out. They retain these high performers by believing and investing in their staff. They are committed to creating an environment where people are inspired to learn, grow, and discover their full potential.


The company promotes a simple credo: “Genuine Warmth and Care is always on the table.”

JOEY has been recognized as one of the Great Place to Work® Best Workplace in Canada for twelve consecutive years (2010-2021) and is one of the Top Employers for Young People.


The JOEY Restaurant Group is an equal employment opportunity employer of all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



A life in Culinary with JOEY:

An ideal member of the JOEY team is someone who loves the energy of the lunch and dinner rush and crushing a busy evening. Someone who can thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment while also being a member of an incredible team.


The size of the company allows Chefs to maintain a healthy work-life balance. They know the company will continue to expand, allowing for continuous employment growth even during the most unprecedented times.


JOEY also provides continual training and support for its team members.



Student Testimonials:

We interviewed two of our current students to explore their experiences with JOEYS Restaurant Group.

Alvin Ponce

How did you become employed by JOEYS?

“I was hired during the job fair at Culinary Institute Lenotre”


What is the best part of working at JOEY Uptown?

“Gaining all the first-hand experience. I get to see how a real restaurant operates. I am learning how to send a professional grade dish out to a table while also showcasing JOEYS culture on the plate itself.”


Would you refer any culinary students to work there?

“Of course, I would recommend someone starting their career here at JOEYS. It’s a great place to learn timing, preparation, and work clean in a high-performance place.”



What skills have improved since working at JOEY Uptown?

“I have improved my knife skills by preparing fresh cuts every morning, improved my organization skills through my setup station and coordination, solidified my food temperature knowledge, and increased my high standards and best quality food and garnish.”


What goals, if any, do you have with JOEY Uptown? Growth within the company?

“My main goal is to get better every day. I am gaining more knowledge and growing as fast as I can. I hope to move into a corporate position with the perfect time comes. I want to work as hard as I can to be the best I can be, becoming more professional. I want to share and teach everyone willing to learn in this endless world.”



Josh Sims

How did you become employed by JOEYS?

“I was hired during the job fair at Culinary Institute Lenotre. That is where I met Chef Zach.”


What is the best part of working at JOEY Uptown?

“I love the family, precision, execution, and fast pace.”


Would you refer any culinary students to work there?

“Yes 100%”


What skills have improved since working at JOEY Uptown?

“I am a better, faster, and smarter chef. JOEY has taught me a lot about the

business and especially waste management.”


What goals, if any, do you have with JOEY Uptown? Growth within the company?

“I would prefer to travel with JOEY and help young chefs as much as JOEYS has helped me. I would like to specifically focus on Veterans with PTSD.”


Thank you again to JOEY Restaurants Group for being an active member of our community. We can not express how grateful we are for our continued partnership. It is one of the Great Places to Work.

For more information on how to become part of this amazing team, please email cilcareers@ciaml.com