Chef (Italian Cuisine)

  • Canucks Sports & Entertainment
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 800 Griffiths Way Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on August 4, 2023

Job Description

Position: Chef (Italian Cuisine)
Department: Hospitality
Reports to: Executive Chef
Business address: 89 West Georgia Street
Work location: Vancouver, BC
Company operating name: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Salary: $65,000-$100,000 salary + 10% target performance bonus
Benefits package offered: Comprehensive benefits package including dental and extended health benefits and life insurance
Status: Permanent, full-time at 40 hours per week
Vacancies: One (1)


The Chef (Italian Cuisine) will be responsible for the creation and service of outstanding food, with a primary focus on authentic Italian cuisine. The incumbent will bring their expertise in Italian cuisine to our premium restaurants and will focus on leading and training a culinary team to support our premium restaurants. This position is also responsible for ensuring that exceptional hospitality is provided and that food quality and sanitation standards are maintained at all times.

(Other duties may be assigned as required)

• Create menus and, in particular, Italian-based dishes for specific client requests
• Engage with arena guests, as well as the organization’s Ownership group and team members in the offering of exceptional food and premium hospitality service
• Demonstrate and train team members on Italian cuisine cooking techniques
• Manage a culinary team comprised of cooks and stewards
• Support the hiring and training of all culinary team members
• Coordinate all food requisitions for event menu requirements
• Work with Managers to ensure correct billing of events, including food, labor, props, rentals, etc.
• Maintain sanitation standards throughout the kitchens to comply with Provincial regulations
• Manage sales revenues and operating expenses effectively
• Provide input into product ordering and oversee receiving within corporate specifications
• Ensure food quality in presentation and production throughout the venue
• Support the mentorship and development of all culinary team members on a daily basis
• Partner with other Hospitality and Rogers Arena Leadership to ensure a successful operation

Responsibilities & Qualifications

• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Chef, preferably at a high volume, similar sized facility offering premium Italian cuisine
• Significant experience and expertise in authentic Italian cooking
• Formal training and related experience in Italy is preferred
• Equivalent Red Seal certification and a degree in the Culinary Arts
• An inspiring leader who has proven skills rallying a team to achieve its highest potential, and then driving it to the next level
• An ongoing awareness and responsiveness to client satisfaction
• Exceptional interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, where building a rapport comes naturally
• Impeccable creative culinary abilities
• Experience in food costing and menu development
• Experience in garde manger, large quantity cooking and high-volume line expediting and buffet presentations is an asset
• Knowledge of wine
• Highly committed to a premium level of quality
• Skilled at developing and creating dining experiences that drive customer satisfaction and loyalty
• Solid organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at one time
• Displays a positive attitude, maintains enthusiasm, and celebrates success
• Proficient in computer systems related to the department
• Understanding of industry business principles
• Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required



Other Perks/Benefits

10% target performance bonus Comprehensive health benefits package

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