Want a summer of your lifetime? Spend this Summer and Fall traveling through breathtaking scenery!
Your exciting new role is waiting for you onboard the Rocky Mountaineer; our luxurious, first-class passenger train traveling through the Canadian Rockies.
We are looking for exceptional Sous Chefs to join our Culinary Team who can be a role model and champion of our values and culture. Someone to lead and manage the delivery of food service excellence, supporting with training, coaching, and performance management programs.
Salary is $25 - $32 per hours and you are eligible for a year end bonus. You will be traveling onboard the train, between Vancouver, BC and Banff / Jasper Alberta,. While working onboard the train you will receive paid accommodations, and crew meals.
Our mission at Rocky Mountaineer is to give both guests and employees life changing experiences while traveling in the world’s largest privately owned luxury passenger train. Working at Rocky Mountaineer means surrounding yourself with great people and together sharing extraordinary experiences.
What are you waiting for?!! Apply now and embrace the opportunity to showcase the phenomenal vistas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains to local and worldwide travelers alike!
Key Areas of Accountability
Team Engagement & People Leadership
Provide leadership to the culinary team and build upon the workplace culture that reflects the values of Rocky Mountaineer.
Participate in all culinary training. Effectively manage performance through coaching and development of all culinary team members.
Support Lead Cooks in the continual improvement of their individual management and leadership skills.
Collaborate with the train leadership team on implementation of recognition programs, team goal setting and action plans.
Leading Culinary Activities
Responsible for ensuring all meals are prepared and presented according to specifications.
Organize the culinary team for each trip to optimize teamwork and performance.
Ensure the culinary ordering and receiving processes are accurate, including maintaining the correct inventory of food, supplies and product.
Track and maintain a record of waste. Ensure defective kitchen equipment is reported according to procedures.
Oversee time management in all rail cars. Inspect the quality and presentation of plated meals. Identify and act on opportunities to create business efficiencies and cost savings.
Maintain and improve service delivery, conduct Quality Assurance Reviews, monitor team members input and guest feedback.
Collaborate with onboard leadership team to action change and eliminate pain points.
Ensure food safety processes and proper food handling procedures are always followed.
Ensure daily scheduled cleaning and sanitization of food preparation areas and equipment is completed. Ensure the maintenance of kitchen equipment, standards of slicing techniques, utensil sanitizing, proper refrigeration, heating requirements, hand washing, cross-contamination prevention, spoilage identification, disposal and documentation.
Collaboratively work in a team environment
Able to adapt and work with various teams over the course of a season
Demonstrate strong time management skills???
Work closely with onboard leadership team to provide seamless services and address any guest issues
Champion Rocky Mountaineer’s waste reduction program and composting initiatives
High school diploma or GED
Post Secondary degree or diploma is an asset
Red Seal Culinary Certification is preferred
BC Food Safe Certification
Serving It Right (SIR) and ProServe are an asset
Minimum 3 years people leadership experience
Minimum 5 years’ experience with line or restaurant cooking
Experience in leading groups of up to 15 employees required
Ability and passion to make delicious and visually appealing food every day
Communicate clearly so that others understand expectations and exactly what to do
Develop and mentor culinary team by coaching, audits, feedback and reviews
Provide support and on the job training for new hires to successfully perform their jobs
Always display a commitment to food safety
Establish and foster an open and collaborative relationship with Onboard Leadership
Highly adaptable, flexible professional who embraces teamwork, but also enjoys working independently
Technical proficiency in Microsoft office products
Demonstrates a professional and polished presence
Energetic, motivated, hardworking and committed to delivering culinary excellence
Demonstrates a professional, accountable work ethic; self-motivated
Comfortable engaging and interacting with guests
Physical endurance and emotional resiliency with the ability to work long days including nights
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Able to travel away from home base for up to 6 days at a time
Driving company vehicles for travel to RM locations as required
Must be legally authorized to work in Canada thru the end of October 2021
Job type: Seasonal, Full-time
Salary: $25.00 - $32.00 per hour