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Milestones Chef


Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Hospitality and Food Service

The Perfect Guest Experience is more than a warm smile and welcoming atmosphere. Our people are what bring a dining experience to life for our Guests.   The creation of our menu items, a welcoming greeting, and service that makes a genuine connection is what has a Milestones’ Guest looking forward to their next visit. This is your opportunity to be a part of it.


Milestones is a category leader in casual upscale dining. This full service restaurant and bar provides an upscale, cool and casual atmosphere. We are a favourite social destination with city residents, suburban neighbourhoods and tourists alike.  We employ over 5000 people, strategically selected for their confidence, personable nature, upbeat attitude and energy. We build teams made up of individuals that have pride, and take pride in the company they work for, and the people they work with. Why not join our team and become a Chef with us today at one of our downtown Vancouver locations


Overview of the role: As a Milestones Chef you will own the culinary program in your location. You drive food quality, run a profitable business, maintain a clean, physical plant, inspire and maintain high team morale and a standard of 100% Guest satisfaction.

You are responsible for building your team, coaching for success, and developing your line cooks into future leaders. You are fully accountable for all systems, people and standards within the restaurant. 

You also consider yourself a "Foodie" - proud to execute existing items, and passionate about bringing new and inspired food created by the Milestones culinary team.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance of all standards and procedures relating to HACCP and provincial workplace safety standards.
  • Meet or exceed Milestones established food quality and plating specifications.
  • Work with fellow brand Chefs on menu development and improving execution of systems and standards.
  • Leading a workforce of over 20 teammates, including recruitment, training and development, succession planning and performance evaluations.
  • Co-ordination of labour cost controls and monitoring of cost budgets.
  • Food cost controls and monitoring of food costs relative to budgets.
  • Purchasing and inventory controls.
  • Co-ordination of catering activities for events and special functions as required.
  • Support divisional business and objectives


Knowledge and Skill Qualifications:

  • Planning and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast- paced environment
  • Self-motivated, team leader with organizational skills
  • Good comprehension of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Diploma in Culinary Management and /or Chef accreditation
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of operational experience in a high volume kitchen
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP and food safety standards
  • Ability to work in an environment that encourages and fosters teamwork, participation, creativity, openness, honesty, mutual respect, and lots of fun



If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please apply today!


As part of our accessibility commitment, there are alternative ways to interview with us. Please inform us if you require interview accommodation.



Please note that any offer of employment may be subject to reference checks and background checks, including a criminal record check as part of the selection process


We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Cara team; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


At this time we do not require assistance from recruitment agencies.

About Milestones

At Milestones, sharing our passion for the plate through our promise of exceptional food and hospitality is what we believe in. We tell our story of food drink in an intimate, but fun and unpretentious atmosphere and we want our Guests to share in the experience and be part of the story. We want people who bring the Guest experience to life every day; those who can help make an impromptu meeting with friends become a night to remember for our Guests. We want our Associates to live by the question, "What can I do to enrich the experience for a Guest?" As an Associate, your positive attitude, eagerness to learn, contagious and engaging personality, and innate hospitality are the key ingredients to delivering the perfect Guest experience. If this describes you, we would love to hear from you.

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What it's like to work at Milestones

Unforgettable experiences

Sharing our passion for the plate through our promise of exceptional food and hospitality is what we believe in. Your positive attitude, eagerness to learn, engaging personality, and innate hospitality are the key ingredients to the perfect Guest experience.

Our story of food and drink

The best ingredients for a great story start with freshness and a dash of the unexpected. Our story of food would not be complete without a cocktail, glass of beer or wine…that’s why we offer wine education and beverage training at Beverage University.

Endless opportunities

Our people grow with us! Over 90% of our General Managers are promoted from within. This is a testament to our commitment to career development. We identify talented, up-and-coming leaders, and foster this potential through training and development.

A look inside Milestones

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Benefits & Perks

Helping you succeed

We offer a variety of benefits to help you be your best at work and life:

  • Competitive group benefits for full-time Associates
  • Extensive training and support
  • Flexible schedules and shifts
Online learning & training

At Milestones, we offer online learning and one-on-one training customized for every role in the business. We offer training to equip new hires with the knowledge, tools and skill sets they need to deliver the best results in their role. For new Managers and Chefs, we offer the Restaurant Leadership Certification and Culinary Leadership Certification—two best-in-class training programs specifically designed to prepare and develop new leaders in our restaurants.

Milestones Testimonials

As a Milestones associate for 5 years I started here as a server and worked my way to my current role in management. The opportunity to meet new people every day and talk about food is why I love what I do.

Katie , Variable manager - Milestones

I love working at Milestones because of the people. Work does not feel like work when you are having fun.

Dominique , Bartender - Milestones

I love working at Milestones because of my co-workers, we are more like a family, close knit and comfortable.

Ben , Cook - Milestones

I love the people here, the food is by far the best here, the atmosphere is the most pleasant and uplifting the team make it a great place to work.

Lotfi , Pantry Chef - Milestones

Having come from other CARA brands, Milestones was a great next step for me because personal and professional development is at the very foundation of their values, beliefs and culture.

David , Manager, Guest Experience - Milestones

Milestones Chef, CARA OPERATIONS LIMITED., Vancouver, BC, CANADA