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City Vancouver
Province British Columbia [BC]
Store 7615 - Coal Harbour
Title Head Chef - Coal Harbour
Status Full Time
Permanent or Temporary Permanent
Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Achieves and maintains responsibility for ordering and effectively controlling all kitchen related costs (such as food, labour and packaging).
  • Trains, educates and supervises the restaurant team according to established, standard Urban Fare procedures; actively supervises team performance to develop a skilled and motivated culinary team.
  • Provides visible “on the floor” leadership; manages time to ensure availability during peak service times.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to serve and assist in the service of customers as needed; serves as a customer service role model for restaurant team members.
  • Establishes a strong working relationship between the kitchen and service teams.
  • Ensures all kitchen team members follow standard recipes, stressing a high standard of taste and presentation.
  • Maintains food safety logs and records, ensuring regulation and store standard compliance.
  • Manages inventories to minimize food waste and spoilage; uses Par Levels and standardized ordering days; participates in monthly inventories
  • Maintains strong lines of communication amongst the kitchen team members; uses communication books and team huddles to facilitate the delivery of key messages.
  • Remains current on industry and competitor trends and communicates key information to appropriate individuals and team members.
  • Assists in the development of new products and drives a culture of continuous improvement in the restaurant; both operationally and financially. 
Criteria for Application  
  • Experienced Chef with Red Seal Certification is an asset
  • Proven communication skills and strong participatory leadership ability.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence and maintaining high standards.
  • A passion for food and customer service.
  • A leadership style that embodies the following competencies:
    • Communication – listens actively, creates shared understanding, and fosters mutual trust & respect.
    • Collaboration – builds strong relationships, coaches, mentors, and empowers, supports learning & development.
    • Initiative – develops and aligns People, Serivce and Profit strategies, holds self and others accountable, makes quality and timely decisions.
    • Awareness – models shared and core values, demonstrates self awareness, and remains optimistic and resilient. .
Interested applicants must apply online on or before July 5, 2013. We sincerely thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, we will only contact those selected for an interview.
Closing Date 7/5/2013
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