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Sous Chef - Simon Fraser University


Burnaby, BC, CANADA
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The 11th largest employer in the world and the global leader in contract foodservice and support services, Compass Group offers exciting careers for talented, engaged individuals across Canada. Compass has a fun, fast-paced, diverse, team-oriented culture that makes our company a great place to work! As an employer of choice, we provide our people with training, career advancement, mentoring, support, competitive total rewards and work-life balance. When you join Compass Group Canada, you work with associates who have a passion for growth, are committed to excellence and like to have fun!

Job Description

City/Ville Burnaby
Province British Columbia [BC]
Title/Titre Sous Chef - Simon Fraser University
About Us

Compass Group Canada is the leading foodservice and support services company in Canada with over 21,000 associates and annual managed revenues of $1.5 billion in 2012. Employing 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £16.9 billion in 2012.   Our vision for growth and success is a powerful one, to combine fresh ideas with the industry's greatest talent -- Great People, Great Service, Great Results


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Position Summary

Position:           Sous Chef

Location:           Burnaby, BC - Simon Fraser University
We are currently seeking a motivated Sous Chef to assist the Executive Chef with the overall responsibility and day-to-day management of our high-volume Dining Hall.
The Sous Chef,
  • Is responsible for assisting the Executive Chef in the unit, taking over the Executive Chef's duties in his / her absence
  • Assist the Executive Chef with inventories, pricing, cost controls, requisitioning, and issuing supplies and equipment for food production.
  • Prepares and supervise the culinary team in preparation of a wide variety of foods in addition to sharing food knowledge with the team
  • Directly involved in menu planning and development, operation planning, expenditures, budgeting, costing and maintaining proper inventory levels
  • Ensure proper staffing for maximum productivity and high standards of quality; controls food and payroll costs to achieve maximum profitability. 
  • Ensure good client relationships are maintained and that the client is satisfied with the service and menu options we provide
  • Ensure strict compliance with Compass' Quality Assurance and Health and Safety Program, Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS regulations
  • Coordinate frequent workplace inspections and WHMIS training of all staff and promptly report any workplace accident or incident to head office
  • Make recommendations for maintenance, repair and upkeep of the kitchen, its equipment and other areas as appropriate.
Required: (please only apply if you meet all required qualifications):
  • 3+ years related culinary supervisory experience in a fast paced production-oriented environment
  • Red Seal Chef Certificate or equivalent
  • Strong background in banquet and catering functions with high volume production
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls and presentation
  • Basic supervisory skills, capable of motivating, leading and developing associates
  • Hard working team player
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and readily acceptable to change work priorities at any time
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Flexible working hours to accommodate business needs - this position may require evening and weekend availability


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