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Executive Chef

Long Beach Lodge Resort
Job Address: 
1441 Pacific Rim Highway
Tofino, BC V0R2Z0
Job Type: 
Full Time
Job Status: 
Job Description: 

Job Purpose:

As Executive Chef with Long Beach Lodge Resort, you are responsible for the success of food service for all food and beverage outlets including the Great Room, Sandbar Bistro, and catering. You are professionally committed to excellence and are passionate about preparation, presentation, and execution of all culinary activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the highest level of service by exceeding guest expectations
  • Manage all kitchen recruitment including training in all aspects of the department and Resort
  • Actively engage and contribute to the operations team at meetings and on projects
  • Manage menus, revenue, ordering and inventory control costs, ensuring financial targets are met
  • Prepare monthly and yearly operational budget for F&B and ensure that it is adhered to, and all costs are controlled
  • Ensure month end tasks are completed properly and in a timely fashion
  • Proactively manage performance including conducting regular performance reviews and provide coaching; address performance issues; and recognize employee successes
  • Monitor the appearance, standards, and performance of the Kitchen Department with an emphasis on training and teamwork
  • Support the kitchen team in their service, maintaining consistency in quality of service and providing ongoing training opportunities
  • Commit to guest satisfaction through consistent follow up on all guest issues; delivering outstanding guest service recovery
  • Communicate effectively with all other departments; partnering to ensure property-wide service standards for our guests
  • Schedule while maintaining labour costs
  • Ensure smooth shift changes with proper pass-on to the next shift
  • Review daily and weekly payroll                                
  • Ensure colleagues have full knowledge of all menu items, garnishes, contents and preparation methods being served in F&B outlets
  • Maintain a clean, organized, safe, hazard‑free work environment
  • Ensure Food Safe procedures are followed and Occupational Health & Safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Ensure that all employees are practicing healthy and safe work practices, are aware of our green commitment and emergency procedures
  • Work the line as needed and give prepared plates “the final touch”
  • Maximize revenues by communicating regularly with the F&B team to implement agreed upon strategies, practices and promotions
  • Maintain good working relationships with suppliers
  • Maintain relationships within the local community
  • Attendance at all meetings resort wide and in the community that may pertain to your role at the resort
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Stay current on industry/competitive trends
  • Generally promoting and representing Long Beach Lodge in a professional manner

Job Requirements



  • Red Seal Certificate or equivalent
  • A secondary school diploma is required
  • Post-secondary education in Hotel/Restaurant Management is preferred
  • 3-5 years leadership experience in F&B service, preferably in a hotel environment
  • 3-5 years leadership cooking experience, preferably in a hotel environment
  • Previous menu design and costing experience
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
  • Superior interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Results and detail oriented
  • Creative, innovative, and embraces change
  • Leadership style- assertive, professional, positive and leading by example
  • Comprehensive knowledge of fine food wines and service
  • Computer literacy is imperative including Microsoft Office and Point of Sale System, preferably Micros
  • FOODSAFE certification required
  • Serving It Right certification required

Working conditions:

Flexible, must be willing to work a variety of hours, including days, nights as well as weekends and holidays based on the business needs

Physical requirements:

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift for up to 8 hours
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs
  • Kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps 
Application Process: 

Please send resumes to Lara Anderson via the Apply Now button below.

Due to the high number of applicants only candidates that we would like to interview will be contacted.  Thank you to everyone that applies.

Wednesday February 28, 2018
Post Date:
Wednesday February 14, 2018


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