Head Chef/Kitchen Manager

Sasquatch Mountain Resort
October 19, 2020
20955 Hemlock Valley Rd, Agassiz, Canada
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Somehow going to work each day is just a little sweeter when you work for a company that sells fun. If you enjoy connecting with new people, are outgoing by nature and thrive in a fast paced, constantly changing environment, then we invite you to apply to be a part of our Team!

Who we are:

Sasquatch Mountain is a family focused Ski Resort located in the Fraser Valley, BC – formerly known as Hemlock Resort and in operation since 1969. The team at SMR is passionate about snow sports and bringing people together for outdoor fun. We pride ourselves on our strong commitment to the quality of service we offer to each guest that comes through our door through delivering a personalized experience in everything we do. Our focus is to continually build on our culture of fun that leaves a lasting impression with our guests as they create mountain memories in a whole new way at Sasquatch Mountain. If this sounds like a culture you would like to be a part of, then check out this opportunity!

The Role:

As an integral part of our Sasquatch Mountain Resort Team, the primary function of this role is to help build and execute our Food and Beverage Department’s strategic plan. We require a hard-working, dedicated individual that is enthusiastic about bringing new ideas to the table, developing new relationships, menus, restaurant ideas and themes.

You will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the kitchen area and all food and beverage outlets throughout the resort, ensuring consistent high customer service. You are the coach, training and developing all your staff to ensure health and safety standards are met, the best quality food is produced, and ensuring the success of the business will draw new customers as well as retain our current customers. On a bigger picture level, this position will also play a large role in the development of off-season activities and events that will help SMR achieve its goal in becoming a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

This position at Sasquatch Mountain Resort has huge potential, based on a multi-year development plan, with opportunities to advance and grow within the company.

You are…

- A creative, innovative, get-it-done kind of person.

- You are confident, outgoing, positive and energetic. A visionary who sees the bigger picture and is not afraid to step out of the comfort zone.

- You have great leadership skills, likability and have no problem building new relationships.

- You’re flexible and adaptable in a constantly changing environment, thrive under pressure and can maintain positivity amongst challenges.

- You lead by example, can work any position in the Restaurant, front and back of house.

- You are prepared to do ‘what it takes’ with an attention to detail that is ‘second to none’ and prepared to work hours, from early morning to close in the evening, to achieve phenomenal results.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting Directly to the Director of Food & Beverage, Sasquatch Mountain Resort you will:

* Assisting in the oversight pertaining to the operations, revenue, staffing and development of:

1. Molly Hogan’s Bar

2. Cafeteria

3. SMR Bistro

4. Tube Park Food service

5. C-Can Food Service

6. Other Food and Beverage Services as needed

· Organize, direct, and evaluate food service and quality

· Coordinate/negotiations/planning with vendors and 3rd party partners

· Work directly the Director of F & B to oversee profitable operations, staffing, inventory management, costing and development as related to Food & Beverage

· Develop a team that will “Create Memorable Experiences” for our guests

· Monitor staff performance and provide feedback

· Ensure food safety, quality, service and social responsibility are best in class

· Development, measurement, and reporting on staff and department goals and objectives.

· Annual performance evaluations of staff and ongoing management of team performance.

· Assist with budgeting, reporting and accountability for financial performance as related to Food & Beverage

· Assist the Director of F & B in strategic planning as related to Food & Beverage

· Assist to Develop and implement departmental systems, procedures and training to continue moving the business forward

· Continuously development and training of the teams as related to food and beverage

· Ensure practice of health and safety regulations

· Assistance with developing and costing menus for all food and beverage outlet

· Understand Covid-19 Pandemic Response and maintains all F&B locations Procedures

· Other duties as assigned from the General Manager and Ownership


* Completion of secondary school

* Post-secondary education in business management or a related field considered an asset

* Minimum of 2 years as a Head or Executive Chef role

* Minimum of 4 years of restaurant experience with a minimum of 1 year in a managerial role

* Food Safe Certification

* Serving it Right Certification

* Must be aware of all safety/sanitation guidelines

* Strong leadership skills

* Strong communications skills

* Strong skills in developing plans and budgets

* Strong time management skills

* Conflict resolution

* Able to multi-task

* Must be able to work under pressure

Salary is negotiable based on experience. Accommodations, bonus, excellent benefit package, Season's Pass, and the lifestyle a Mountain resort provides!

Application deadline: 2020-10-31

Expected start date: 2020-11-02

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal however could be Permanent

Salary: From $50,000.00 per year

Contract length: 6 months

Expected Start Date: 2020-11-02

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: From $50,000.00 per year

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