Alto Restaurant Pursuit Head Chef

Pursuit Collection
Jasper, AB
Pursuit Collection
Jasper, AB

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Job type
Jasper, AB
Pulled from the full job description
Discounted or free food
Housing allowance
Paid time off
RRSP match
What will be your daily pursuit?:
Exciting full-time year-round opportunity to manage Aalto’s Kitchen at Pyramid Lake Lodge restaurant, Aalto. Renovated in 2023, Aalto brings the surrounding elements of Jasper into the restaurant where the lake is our muse, and the views inspire our menus.

Competitive Salary
Paid time off
Complimentary staff meals.
Employee benefits card with industry leading benefits package.
Subsidized off site housing available.
5% RRSP matching.
Ability to make a difference through Promise to Place as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Discounted rates for lodging, food and beverage and more at Pursuit owned establishments.
Career development Opportunities, both in Alberta and Nationally
What perks can you expect?:
Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe
Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location
Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price!
Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences
The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends
Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources
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?:
Lead a team to achieve financial goals: budget, forecast, control food and labour costs.
Proactively take steps to drive outlet Food and Beverage targets and become a top culinary destination for culinarians within Alberta.
Analyze monthly P&L and month end reporting and identify deviation from business plan.
Participate in Management meetings and review opportunities and achievements for business plan goals.
Prepare weekly staff schedules keeping in mind anticipated business, operating budgets and standards of service.
Lead the culinary team during Banquets, Restaurant service, Off-site Events & Group Event Management functions.
Reports to Aalto Food and Beverage Manager
Execute a progressive and inspired product that differentiates Aalto Restaurant from its competitors.
Work with Executive Chef to develop new menus and products supported by analysis and accurate costings.
Ensure a high level of food safety management and precautions with regard to the Alberta food safety and hygiene standards are adhered to-Certified Advanced food Safety Training is an asset.
Ensure that all departmental reports, schedules, standard recipes, menus, food presentation for photographs and correspondences are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Adhere and Train all culinary employees to follow safety, sanitation, recipes and policies and procedures for Pyramid Lake Resort
Work collaboratively with multiple departments: sales, marketing, lodging and group services in executing of events.
Implementation of all seasonal menu launches, food presentation, recipes, and food costing of all items in conjunction with Executive Chef of Jasper Lodging
Foster a positive, diverse, and inclusive work environment.
Create a culture of empowerment, teamwork, continuous improvement, and a passion for positivity while providing exceptional hospitality of guests and the organization.
Motivate, supervise and discipline team members with a degree of professionalism following Pursuit’s policies.
Leading by example in maintaining the integrity of the rules, regulations, and operating procedures
Work with human resources for recruiting and onboarding to build a high functioning and positive team with a continued focus on retention and succession planning.
Conduct performance review with team members and identify team members with potential for growth and foster a succession plan.
Maintain accurate par levels for ordering using approved vendors; ensure proper rotation and par stocks of all foods are being handled.
Ensure that all departmental reports, schedules, standard recipes, menus, food presentation for photographs and correspondences are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Continually evaluate the food program processes; proactively taking action to capitalize on opportunities for growth in efficacy and quality.
Develop, conduct and maintain records of all staff training programs for team members, focusing on their development needs, providing them with new skills to meet the changing demands of the business.

What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Diploma from a reputable Hospitality Management / Culinary school preferred.
Additional certification(s) in Food & Beverage will be an advantage.
Certified Advanced food Safety Training is considered an asset.
Excellent reading, writing and oral proficiency in English language.
Proficient knowledge of MS Excel, Word, & PowerPoint
Red Seal Certification or Equivalent certification required.
What will your work environment be like?:
Beautiful. You’ll work in an 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 our amazing properties.
Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity Information

Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Pursuit places a high value on diverse backgrounds and experiences, recognizing that they serve as catalysts for creativity and innovation. We encourage individuals who are eligible to work in Canada to apply and join our inclusive team!

We are working to eliminate barriers for applicants and team members from equity-deserving groups. If you can’t apply online or need accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact our Talent & Acquisition Team at
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.