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Fairmont Executive Sous Chef in Vancouver, British Columbia

Executive Sous Chef Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Waterfront begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team's commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Executive Sous Chef you will lead a team of culinary professionals with creative culinary direction to create memorable dining experiences for our guests. Your experience in managing various aspects of a kitchen will be reflective in positive guest satisfaction and colleague engagement results. Our Culinary Culture is one that is always looking ahead to improve today and be better than yesterday. We respect each other, we respect the food and we are passionate about our guest's experience. We foster a work environment that promotes our culinary team's mantra that "EVERYTHING MATTERS".

What is in it for you:

  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!

  • Wonderful company culture - our colleagues are at the heart of all that we do

  • Delicious meals in our staff dining room with daily menu changes and healthy options

  • Food & Beverage discount of 50% at ARC, Fairmont Waterfront and our local sister properties

  • Transit reimbursement program and complementary bike storage

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family

  • Learning programs through our Academies designed to sharpen your skills

  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

  • Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities

  • Comprehensive extended benefits package including short-term disability, Life insurance, ADD and a DCPP

What you will be doing:

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues

  • Manage all Kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef

  • Create all food menus with the guidance of the Executive Chef

  • Complete daily market lists to ensure quality food ordering while maintaining budgeted costs

  • Meet with Storekeepers to ensure quality and par levels are maintained

  • Interact closely with the Catering department to assist in function menu co-ordination and meet with clients as required

  • Conduct daily shift briefings with all Sous Chefs

  • Ensure all Culinary colleagues are aware of standards and expectation

  • Liaise daily with Outlet Managers and Sous Chefs to keep open lines of communication regarding guest feedback

  • Balance operational, administrative and colleague needs

  • Ensure proper staffing and scheduling in accordance to productivity guidelines

  • Follow Kitchen policies, procedures and service standards

  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food & beverage

  • Other duties as assigned

Your experience and skills include:

  • Previous leadership experience in the Culinary field required

  • Journeyperson's papers or international equivalent required

  • Diploma certification in a Culinary discipline an asset

  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment, labour and wastage to meet the goals and the hotel's financial goals

  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required

  • Must be available to work a variety of shifts including mornings, evenings, overnights, weekends, overtime shifts, split shifts and holidays

  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities

  • Highly responsible and reliable

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team

  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

Your team and working environment:

  • Have the ability to work with purpose and discipline creating and contributing to the successful Fairmont culinary culture

  • Lead with confidence while creating a supportive work place

  • Strive to advance knowledge, skills and abilities always encouraging an educational environment

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. Why work for Accor? We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities. By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit

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