Sous Chef

 Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit - Banff, AB


What will be your daily pursuit?:
Crafting amazing dishes for our guests and assist with leading our team of culinary professionals!
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
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?:
Acts with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promotes the culture, values and missions of Pursuit
Inspirationally lead and train kitchen personal
Supervise / coordinate the preparation and cooking of foods
Provide culinary instruction and demonstration of culinary techniques
Order to forecasted volumes and specify budgets
Select and develop standardized recipes to ensure consistent quality
Maintain/audit presentation technique and quality standards
Operate a robust repair and maintenance schedule for kitchen equipment
Ensure all Health and Safety protocols are being adhered to as per AHS guidelines
Oversee special catering events
Assist the Executive Sous Chef with performance management/ reviews and seasonal staffing levels
Meet or exceed forecasted/budgeted COGS/LTR and operational budgets (expenses)
Works within inventory control systems including daily updates to ensure accuracy
Complies with Pursuit Branded policies and procedures
Follows Pursuit pillars of employment and service
Comfortable guest facing and tableside interactions
Flexible to work in various locations
What skills and experience do you need for this job?:
Journeyman’s Red Seal preferred, or equivalent
3-5 years’ management experience in a high-volume food service and restaurant operation
Experience in demonstration cooking
Experience in menu writing, development and costing
Strong background in high volume/production kitchens/ Banquets
Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on customer service
Experienced and proficient in the latest sanitation and HACCP standards
Ability to control operating costs – labour and food
Computer literacy is essential
Being an effective administrator through inventory programs
Highly organized with the ability to create consistency without compromising creativity
Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods of time
Adhere to the Pursuit grooming policy
Standard first-aid or higher is an asset
What will your work environment be like?:
Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife.
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 the 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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