Executive Sous Chef
Grand Villa Casino
Burnaby, BC
We have an amazing opportunity for a self-motivated team leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and excellent customer service skills, who will manage the Back of House operations for all food & beverage amenities on site. This role will also be leading initiatives to meet our financial and human resources goals.

If you have a passion to be an integral part of something exciting and can inspire a culinary team, this is the career opportunity for you!

Key Responsibilities

Manages all food and beverage activities through subordinate staff; ensure they have sufficient resources available. Directs the undertaking of menus, department budgets, undertakes corrective action, ensures scheduling and expenditures are controlled. Ensures that all food is prepared in accordance with predetermined quality standards
Performs or delegates statistical analysis such as revenue reports, product mark ups, food costing, product inventories plus analysis of food products. Approves and monitors invoices and expenditures.
Retains a thorough and updated knowledge of company policies & procedures, provincial & local regulations for casino operations, beverage service and food services. Liaises with government regulators that impact the operation of the department. Ensures that all applicable licenses are up to date.
Coordinates corporate and department initiatives with the internal stakeholders. Ensures initiatives are discussed and approved with site managers and corporate. Monitors industry trends and recommends appropriate action. Develops new food recipes for testing and for new menu items.
Identifies business opportunities and oversees the development and deliverables of these efforts.
Develops and directs Kitchen staff to achieve high levels of performance and customer service; provides customer-oriented menus that reflect local and national trends. Trains employees, establishes an apprentice program, promotes from within, and instructs employees in proper food handling procedures. Works with purchasing to develop a comprehensive market suppliers list and database.
Liaises with the Casino Management Team to ensure that a high level of effective communication is maintained. Participates in casino initiatives. Holds meetings with staff and communicates food and beverage department issues, concerns, and feedback to Casino Management and Manager of Food & Beverage
Ensures maintenance of equipment is undertaken. Schedules inspection and maintenance. Ensures that proper safety, hygiene and sanitation practices are followed. Liaises with property management and equipment contractors to ensure operations are maintained.
Oversees the Human Resources issues, performance, safety and recruitment and development needs of the department. Manages the performance of direct reports including: training, appraising performance, providing positive and corrective feedback, coaching, and administering discipline. Mentors supervisors and staff in human resource practices. Ensures appropriate appraisals and accountabilities are undertaken.

What You’ll Require

Bulk cooking and Convention experience is required
Diploma or Degree in Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management with 4 to 6 years’ experience in restaurant supervision, as a Chef or an equivalent combination of education, and experience
Diploma in a recognized culinary course or member of the Canadian Chef de Cuisine Association
Red Seal certification preferred (or equivalent)
Provincial certifications for alcohol service, food preparation and / or gaming
Proven, excellent, managerial skills and ability to form and maintain a strong team with successor ship planning as part of the structure
Knowledge of Human Resources processes and concepts
Has a passion for food, wine, people, and all aspects of Kitchen Management
Computer skills: MS Excel, word processing, email, scheduling, Micros, inventory control programs
Proven to be reliable, punctual, efficient, and diligent in duties and responsibilities
Excellent customer service and public relations skills including demonstrated ability to be attentive, friendly, courteous, polite and patient
Superior product development abilities and menu-making skills
Knowledgeable in safety and fire prevention / evacuation procedures
Proven leadership skills – able to direct and supervise staff
General understanding of overall casino operations
Excellent problem-solving skills
Solid customer service skills

What Is Next

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