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Job Overview

As Executive Restaurant Chef of ARC Restaurant & Bar, you will lead a team of culinary professionals with creative culinary direction to create memorable dining experiences for our guests.

Your experience in managing various aspects of a kitchen will be reflected in positive Guest satisfaction and Colleague engagement results. Our Culinary Culture is one that is always looking ahead to improve today and be better than yesterday.

We respect each other, we respect the food and we are passionate about our guest’s experience. Our restaurant is seeking a passionate, skilled chef to create delicious meals for our patrons.

You will be responsible for planning our menu, ensuring that each dish is nutritious and cost-effective, and collaborating with a team of kitchen staff to deliver food that meets the highest quality standards.

To ensure success in your role as chef, you should be an excellent leader with great organizational skills and impeccable time management. Top candidates will also be creative individuals, capable of creating dishes that set us apart and keep people coming back for more.

Post Name Executive Restaurant Chef
Address Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2W6
Company Name Accor
Industry Hotel

About Company

Accor S.A. is a French multinational hospitality company that owns, manages, and franchises hotels, resorts, and vacation properties. It is the largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth largest hospitality company worldwide. Accor operates in 5,300 locations in over 110 countries.
We believe that hospitality has the power to unlock a better tomorrow. We act for good to support & empower the communities in which we live and protect the planet that you visit.

What is in it:

  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Wonderful company culture – our colleagues are at the heart of all that we do
  • Delicious meals in our staff dining room with daily menu¬† changes and healthy options
  • Food & Beverage discount of 50% at ARC, Fairmont Waterfront, and our local sister properties
  • Transit reimbursement program and complimentary bike storage
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
  • Learning programs through our Academies are designed to sharpen your skills
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
  • Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities
  • Comprehensive extended benefits package including short-term disability, Life insurance, ADD, and a DCPP

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the a la carte kitchen, through an active presence on the floor, leading your teams to deliver service excellence.
  • In collaboration with the other culinary leaders; oversee the entirety of the culinary and stewarding departments supporting the hotel’s Food and Beverage operations including the Banquet operation.
  • Effectively participate in managing the departmental budget through purchasing, inventory management, pricing, and managing labor costs.
  • Drive revenue and profit through the development and implementation of menu design, strategies, practices, and promotions.
  • Maintain food safety and sanitation of the kitchen, through industry-leading food safety protocols.
  • Highly involved in sourcing products and building relationships with local vendors.
  • Represent ARC Restaurant at external events.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure the effective operation of the hotel, and exceptional guest experiences.
  • Train and lead the culinary team, ensuring they have the skills, training, and tools to deliver world-class culinary experiences.
  • Take an active role with FOH leaders to ensure service colleagues are knowledgeable about the menu and can speak with guests comfortably about menu items, ingredients, and techniques.
  • Personally engage with guests in the restaurants, ensuring exceptional culinary experiences.
  • Take initiative to ensure guest satisfaction metrics are met or exceeded, responding personally to guest feedback.
  • Participate in the recruitment and onboarding of new colleagues
  • Promote the growth and development of internal talent.
  • Proactively participate in colleague engagement initiatives.
  • Active role engaging in Social Media and PR activities by promoting our restaurants within the community, on social media, and in the press.
  • Lead the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef.
  • Adhere to all Company policies, procedures, and values.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Salary CAD 68000 To CAD 72000 Per Year
Schedule Type Full Time
Education Required High School Diploma
Remote No

Your Experience and Skills Include:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a Senior Sous Chef, Restaurant Chef, or Chef de Cuisine role. A combination of both standalone restaurant and luxury hotel experience is an asset.
  • Demonstrated passion for cuisine, guest experience, and colleague engagement.
  • A strong understanding of local food products and culinary trends.
  • Food Safe level 1 or VCH recognized equivalent certification.
  • Interprovincial Red Seal or equivalent certification an asset.
  • Proven organizational skills; managing in busy multiple outlet environments.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and well organized, excellent work ethic with a high degree of responsibility.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate; well versed in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, customer service-driven environment.
  • A team player with the ability to train, coach, build relationships and motivate employees.
  • Practical understanding of productivity and labor cost.
  • Versed on the calculation of food cost.
  • Understanding of safe work practices and initiatives to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Proven ability to drive revenues and profit, without sacrificing colleague and customer experiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to taste all food products.
  • Ability to physically perform the duties of the Restaurant Chef.

Your team and working environment:

  • Have the ability to work with purpose and discipline creating and contributing to the successful Fairmont culinary culture
  • Lead with confidence while creating a supportive workplace
  • Strive to advance knowledge, skills, and abilities always encouraging an educational environment

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