Overlander Mountain Lodge Chef de Partie

Overlander Mountain Lodge
From $20 an hour - Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 6 days.

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From $20 an hour
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Do you love farm-to-table food and an active healthy lifestyle?

Want to further your career and experience at one of the top restaurants in Alberta?

This could be the opportunity for you!

We receive a high number of applications so we would like to take a few minutes to tell you more about our operations and ourselves to ensure a good potential fit.

Who: We are the Griffiths family, and we have a passion for this property, its setting, and especially the people who choose to spend their vacation time with us! We have owned and operated the Overlander for 27 years. We have an excellent management team, and over the years the Overlander has become known as one of the top lodges for fine dining and quality accommodation in the Hinton & Jasper area.

Where: We are located 15 minutes west of the town of Hinton, and 35 minutes east of the town of Jasper. Just outside the east gates of the National Park, we overlook one of the most scenic vistas the Rockies have to offer.

Both guests and staff come to the area because of Jasper National Park and the exhilaration of either visiting or living in the mountains. They come for the fresh, clean air and rivers, the breathtaking views, the hiking, the fishing, and the mountain biking. In the winter, they enjoy snowshoeing and both downhill and cross-country skiing!

What: The fifty-seat dining room is the centerpiece of the Overlander's 40 hotel rooms and chalets. The property is surrounded by mountains and forests and crisscrossed by hiking trails. The Overlander is a mountain getaway, serving mostly families and couples who come to us for peace and quiet.

When: A typical year at the Overlander follows the four seasons. Naturally, the staff at a holiday lodge work while others are on holidays. While we are open year-round, the summer high season runs from June through September. This is our busiest time as we accommodate both Canadian and International tourists! In the summer, we have a full staff of both seasonal and permanent employees.

Why: We offer some of the finest on-site staff accommodation in the area. Our dry & non-smoking building is newly built, and thoughtfully designed for comfort and convenience. Each self-contained bedroom unit is fully furnished, has a private washroom with a shower, and access to satellite TV and internet. Additional features include low emf, a grounding plug installed by each bed, and a shared yoga practice space (pending approval from the general manager). There is a bright, open common area for cooking and socializing, and balconies for enjoying the immediate outdoors. Built with the environment in mind, the structure has been created from sea can shipping containers and will be reserved for quiet, health-focused individuals.

How: The Overlander would not have built the reputation it has today if not for truly excellent staff, past and present. Our team members have a strong work ethic, a cheerful outlook, and are committed to providing memorable experiences for every single guest.

If you believe this describes you, and you believe you would enjoy your time here and thrive, I welcome you to continue through this job posting, and apply!

The Stone Peak Restaurant has a long-standing reputation for providing fresh, delicious, and quality Farm to Table cuisine. Located at the Overlander Mountain Lodge in Jasper East, Alberta, Canada, the Stone Peak Restaurant has created a destination for this area’s casual fine dining experience. We are also proud recipients of the Wine Spectator Award for 17 years in a row.

The applicant should be prepared to perform all duties in the kitchen and to lead the dinner team. We are looking for a person who thinks on their own, is a self starter, and puts the guest’s needs first. Attention to detail and quality is the focus.

Professionalism, attentiveness, creativity, and a strong, well-established personality are required for an individual to succeed within this position. As a contributing team member, it will also be necessary to work independently while maintaining your prompt and efficient manner. A calm, pleasant disposition, as well as the ability to work well with others, is essential.

Please check out our restaurant and current menus at www.stonepeakrestaurant.com

Job Description

Assist in food production in the year-round property including a 50-seat restaurant and a 40-seat bar/lounge/patio. The lodge also provides banquet facilities up approx. 80 people.
Ensure quality, quantity, and presentation of all food prepared meets Overlander standards for freshness, appearance, and consistency.
Adhere to food safety regulations, hygiene, high standard of sanitation, and cleanliness.
Ensure cleanliness in all food preparation and storage areas
Provide effective and efficient communication and representation of kitchen staff towards other departments.
Maintain a positive working environment based upon excellence, discipline, learning and development, teamwork, respect and having fun.
Follows the Overlander standards and procedures for correct daily requisitioning, receiving, storage, cooking, cooling, thawing and rotation of all food products. This includes the labeling and dating of every item handled by the associates.
Follow recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the Executive Chef.
Any/all other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum 5 years’ well-rounded experience in a hotel or restaurant.
Must have valid Journeyperson’s papers (Red Seal Preferred) and Food Safe certificate.
Knowledgeable in all areas of kitchen operation (vegetables, meat, sauces, and Garde Manger).
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and shifts and holidays.
Knowledgeable of recent culinary trends and cooking styles.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $20.00 per hour

Additional pay:


Day shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Application question(s):

When are you able to start?
Tell us a little bit about yourself - why would you be the best fit for this position?

cooking: 3 years (required)

Food Safe, SafeCheck, Food Handler or equivalent (preferred)
Red Seal Certification (preferred)
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