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JOBS AT TACOFINO

We are successful because we serve high-quality creative food, create inspired spaces, and have teams made up of amazing individuals.


If you are outgoing, creative, hardworking and want to be a part of a great workplace culture, then we would love to have you join our team.


What we offer:


Chef / Restaurant Operator - Full Time

Tacofino Hastings - Vancouver, BC

Location: Tacofino Hastings - 2327 East Hastings, Vancouver

We are looking for a forward-thinking person who is passionate about culinary art and leading a great team in making awesome food.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who believes in an elevated restaurant workplace experience and leads in a way that models what you expect from others. You are able to support a high-functioning team environment through positive and open communication, inclusive leadership practices, prioritizing and delegating tasks, and coaching and training your people.

If you are passionate about the industry, want to be a part of a growing values-based restaurant brand, and have experience as a Chef, then we would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you.

What we offer:
*Competitive salary + tips
*Bonus plan
*Work/life balance
*Support from a values-based head office team
*A positive work environment and culture
*Extended health & dental benefits
*Generous meal program that can be used at any Tacofino location for you and your loved ones
*Maternity and parental leave top-up plan
*Access to free mental health resources, including professional counselling
*Mental health training
*Ongoing opportunities to get involved, learn, and create change: regular workshops from industry and community leaders, monthly leadership meetups to learn about different cuisines and create features, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Women of Tacofino Committee, and other social events

About Tacofino: Our roots are from a food truck in the back of a surf shop in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia. We balanced surfing and creating world-inspired food from the best possible and wrapping them in delicious fresh tortillas. We have since grown and have added locations in Victoria and Vancouver.
We are successful because we believe in remaining true to our roots, which include serving high-quality creative food, being a positive part of the communities we operate in, and always pursuing a positive and engaging workplace experience.

You will be:
*Leading your team in creating consistent and high-quality awesome food
*Leading with values and role modelling behaviours you expect from others
*Providing direction, coaching, and feedback to help people grow and take on more responsibility
*Supporting and championing diversity, inclusion, and equity within your location
*Overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of your team
*Partnering closely and leading the BOH and FOH team in creating great guest experiences
*Monitoring and maintaining food and labour targets
*Partnering with the Back of House Operations Manager to create new recipes and features
*Ensuring a safe workplace by training all team members on health and safety and policies that support a positive workplace environment
*Providing additional support to your team when required, including jumping on a station and supporting the line to expedite lunch and/or dinner service
*Interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and delegating training of all new team members
*Investigating employee concerns to ensure objective and quick solutions to workplace issues or barriers
*Partnering with the head office team when you require support or advice
*Maintaining kitchen systems and timelines for ordering, food production, station pars, equipment maintenance, and opening/closing duties for the back of house team
*Creating schedules, tracking and maintaining vacation days, sick days, and days in lieu
*Performing and submitting bi-weekly inventories
*Maintaining accurate and up-to-date recipes and records
*Other duties as required

To be qualified for this role, you will have:

*A minimum of 5 years of culinary experience in a fast-paced, high volume & professional kitchen environment
*A minimum of 2 years in a leadership role managing 10 employees in both front of house and back of house
*Food Safe Certification(s) and Serving it Right
*Proven cooking Ability, excellent knife skills, and a seasoned palate
*A strong, positive, and supportive leadership style
*Culinary Arts or Red Seal Certification considered an asset
*A demonstrated passion for soulful food, people, and the restaurant industry
*The personal skills of being a self-starter, flexible, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
*Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
*Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize
*Ability to work evenings and weekends according to the needs of the business

We are proud of our brand and the people that work together to make it possible. If you are someone who loves food, people, and believes in constant growth for yourself and for others, then we invite you to reach out by submitting a cover letter and resume.

Tacofino is committed to creating an inclusive environment and we welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

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