Sous Chef

  • Kumsheen Rafting Resort
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Seasonal
  • 1345 Trans Canada Hwy Lytton
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on January 20, 2024

Job Description

Kumsheen is looking for a Sous Chef this season to join our team of energetic, adventurous, and friendly staff. This is a great opportunity to work & live in one of the most beautiful areas in BC, at an incredible family-run adventure resort.

About the position:
The Sous Chef will work under the direction of the Head Chef in the Cutting Board Restaurant. This individual will assist the Head Chef in all kitchen operations, consistently producing food in keeping with resort standards, while maintaining kitchen hygiene values and adhering to Health & Safety guidelines of the BC Food Safe Program.

In a typical year, the Cutting Board Restaurant seats 60 indoors and has a seasonal patio that seats another 60 guests. It is a full-service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, catering primarily to resort guests and secondarily to the general public in summer months.

In May, June, and September, service is largely pre-booked banquet style meals for large groups (Dry-Grads, Corporate, etc.). During the peak season, (mid-June until mid-September), service is a limited à la carte menu and some banquet-style meals for large groups.

The season for this position is from May 1st, 2024 – September 2nd, 2024 with the potential to extend at the start and/or end of the season.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the food-service operation, including the administrative and technical duties required to provide the restaurant with high-quality cuisine
  • Work closely with the Head Chef and Head Server and for overall management of the Restaurant staff and operations
  • Assist Head Chef with creating the menu
  • Responsible for adherence to all provincial sanitation guidelines
  • Supervise the duties of other kitchen personnel, including training new staff members, when necessary
  • Be familiar with food products, purchasing, food-cost calculation, and the accounting necessary to run a quality food-service operation in collaboration with the Head Chef/Kitchen Manager
  • Maintain a clean, organized and well stocked kitchen
  • Be friendly and outgoing with positive communication skills and patience
  • Previous supervisory kitchen experience preferred
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Able to work well individually and as part of a team

Successful applicants will possess the following:

  • Previous commercial kitchen experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Receptive to feedback
  • Able to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Positive attitude and attention to detail
  • Must be willing to work flexible work hours, including split shifts.
  • FOODSAFE Level 1 Certificate required (must be obtained before start date)
  • Salary/Wage

    Experience dependant, starting at $19.25/hr plus gratuities and great perks!

    Other Perks/Benefits

    Employment perks include:

    • Subsidized resort-based staff accommodation available to employees.
    • Access to outdoor recreation in one of the most beautiful regions in BC (including some of the best whitewater in western Canada!)
    • Steady 5-day on/2-day off work schedule
    • Paid training and overtime
    • On average, our BOH staff make an addition $2-4 per hour in gratuities
    • Access to the Kumsheen Resort facilities (including pool and hot tub!)
    • Professional workplace and equipment
    • Opportunity to grow your career in the outdoor industry
    • Onsite Coffee Shop with discounted drinks for staff
    • Restaurant and retail discounts, family/friend rafting passes, family accommodation discounts, and more!

    Recommended Training

    Foundations of Workplace Safety (includes WHMIS)Serving It RightBSAFE - BC Safety Assured For Everyone

    Job Application Process

    We pride ourselves on our talented and enthusiastic team members. If you think you’d be a great addition to our team, we’d be delighted to hear from you! Please submit your resume to

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