Tacofino is growing and on the lookout for a strong culinary leader to come join our team and be an important part of our continued growth.
This is an opportunity for someone who is a leader and a role model, someone who is creative and loves experimenting with flavours, someone who believes in coaching, mentorship and creating a positive and efficient workplace. Someone who wants to be part of a restaurant that believes in staying true to its roots.
If you want to join us on our journey and meet the qualifications below, we invite you to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter.
About Tacofino : Tacofino began as a food truck in the back of a surf shop in beautiful Tofino, British Columbia. We balanced surfing with creating world inspired food with the best possible ingredients. We have since grown and have added food trucks and locations across Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
What we offer:
-Eligibility for extended health benefits
-A fantastic workplace environment and culture
-Opportunities for continued growth
You will be responsible for:
-Overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of the kitchen staff
-Ensuring consistent standards of food quality and customer satisfaction
-Working with the Executive Chef to learn new recipes, ensuring they are to the specifications as outlined in the company’s recipe guide
-Monitoring and maintaining food and labour targets as outlined by the General Manager and the Executive Chef
-Ensuring all staff are in compliance to appropriate safe food-handling procedures as per the Vancouver Coastal Health Guidelines
-Providing additional support to your team when required, such as jumping on a station and supporting the line to expedite lunch and/or dinner services
-Interviewing and hiring for all positions within your team
-Providing staff orientations, ongoing training and development opportunities, and performance reviews for your team
-Providing disciplinary action and performance management when warranted
-Creating schedules, tracking and maintaining clear records of vacation days, sick days and lieu days
-Maintaining kitchen systems and timelines for ordering, food production, station pars, equipment maintenance and opening/closing duties of all back of house staff
-Submitting daily orders for prepared food items from the Production Kitchen
-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 5 years of culinary experience in a fast-paced, high volume & professional kitchen environment
-A minimum of 2 years in a leadership role managing 7+ employees
-Food Safe Certification(s)
-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, our people, and our positive workplace environment. We invite natural born leaders that believe they are a fit for this role to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume (1 document please).
We believe in creating an inclusive environment and welcome all qualified applicants to apply.