Executive Chef

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit - Jasper, AB


What perks can you expect?:
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Seasonal work experience in iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring locations
Full-time work of 35+ hours weekly across the summer season
Fast-paced and active position – get your step counter ready!
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations
Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks
What will you do in this job?:
Supervising the food preparation and presentation
Provides the operation with a variety of foods to meet the needs of various food outlets and banquets.
Lead, train and coordinate work for kitchen personnel
Accountable for all F&B Outlets including a la carte dining, banquets and room service functions
Supervise and coordinate all personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods in culinary activities
Estimate food consumption; requisition to purchase food
Select and develop recipes
Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality
Establish presentation technique and quality standards
Plan and price menus
Ensure proper equipment operation and maintenance
Ensure proper safety (HACCP) and sanitation in kitchen
Oversee special catering events; offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrations of culinary techniques
Assist the Executive Chef, Jasper with hiring, coaching and performance reviews
Reports to the Executive Chef, Jasper
Collaborate with the wider Jasper and BJC Culinary team
Assist in alternate Pursuit F&B Venues as directed by the Executive Chef, Jasper or Corporate Executive Chef
Other duties as required
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
AOS/BS in Culinary Arts or equivalent experience
Minimum 5+ years of industry and culinary management experience in high volume
Dynamic and motivated leader who creates an engaged and enthusiastic team food service and restaurant operations
Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer service
Knowledge of the latest sanitation and HACCP standards
Ability to control cost of food and labour
Understanding, support and development of sustainable cuisine
Experience in demonstration cooking
People management and culinary leadership experience
Personnel development and training
Organizational skills and ability to introduce or implement and execute the Banff Jasper Collection’s culinary program and brand development
To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
Thank you for your interest in working with us, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
What will your work environment be like?:
Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun!
Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around National Parks
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi
Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole.

To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required.

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