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Our People


Our people are the heart of our business. They bring soul, magic and logic into what they do every day. They exude happiness and are driven by continuous learning and personal mastery. We’re big on leadership development. It’s how our people grow and move their career forward at Earls and it's also the (not so) secret sauce to our success. Check out our Leadership Log to see what we stand for and how understanding and investing in leadership fuels the Earls Experience and drives our business.

Set your Vision + Goals

Dream BIG! The Vision + Goals program empowers you to pursue your dreams and make bold declarations about how you want to live your life. You will learn how to create a clear vision and chart the course to your personal legacy by writing and sharing your goals for the journey ahead.

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Managing Director of Design holding up her 2015 Vision + Goals: To Conquer her fear of public speaking.

General Manager holding up her 2015 Vision + Goals: Manage time more efficiently, increase gift card sales and make time for me!

Partner holding up his 2015 Vision + Goals: Be promoted to GM, do the Grouse Grind 8 times in the summer and volunteer as a youth baseball coach.


No matter what your title is, anyone can be a leader at Earls. To develop our leadership skills, all partners go through our three-part flagship leadership development program. There are four critical Leadership Commitments that support the Earls Experience. Our people act with integrity, are authentic, commit to something bigger than oneself and are cause in the matter.

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Leader's Gifts

We introduce you to the four pillars of leadership which are central to our philosophy that leadership is something more than an inherent talent or personality trait.

A selfie of a group of partners at their Leader's Gifts workshop.

Growth Opportunities

  • Listen authentically
  • Ask thoughtful questions
  • Provide feedback
  • Recognize partners

The biggest thing I learned was how to be an attentive listener. Engaging in choice-based listening and really hearing what my partners have to say has helped with my personal growth and has had a positive impact on my work.

Scott Simpson, Sous Chef at Earls Kingsway

Leading Teams

Building on the foundations of leadership taught through Leader’s Gifts, partners gain more confidence in their ability to lead a team.

A bullentin board with post it notes from the Leading Teams workshop.

Growth Opportunities

  • Become an effective listener
  • Create candor
  • Manage conflict
  • Share results
  • Build commitment

In Leading Teams, I learned how to build and be a member of a successful team. This has been beneficial in and out of Earls. I also learned about my strengths which helped me grow as a leader. When you play to your strengths and are genuine and authentic your possibilities are endless.

Farra Kay, Restaurant Manager at Earls Square One

Being a Leader

You will experience a personal transformation for you to become a leader - in any environment and no matter what conditions you’re confronted with.

A group of partners standing in a circle in a classroom setting.

Growth Opportunities

  • Become an effective leader
  • Develop leadership in others

My biggest takeaway from Being a Leader was that there are no set traits that a leader must have or not have. This enabled me to be and act in the best way possible to suit any situation.

Rob Speed, Dinner Manager at Earls Kingsway


Our people continuously have access to online training on our intranet, myEarls. Here is just a snapshot of the continuous training we provide to partners and leaders.

Black and white image of a wall of martini and wine glasses displayed

An introduction to wine

Wine is intimidating! Learn the basics and become more confident in speaking about wine to our guests.

Kitchen Partners huddled in the kitchen

Motivate your team

Use the tips and tricks in this course to effectively motivate your team.

Behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen with a kitchen partner looking at the order screen

Ensure a flawless product roll out

Learn how to ensure the highest level of food quality while taking advantage of the opportunity to fine tune your culinary skills.

How to apply

Apply in person and bring a completed application with you. We can't wait to meet you!

(Kindly) Stalk Us On Social

Take a peek at all the cool things happening in the front of house, kitchen and at our head office. This is a live feed of our partners and leaders living the Earls Experience (aka our culture). Don’t be shy! Tweet at them and ask questions.