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
*Support from a values-based team
*A positive work environment and culture
*Extended health & dental benefits
*Maternity and parental leave top-up plan
*Access to free mental health resources, including professional counseling
*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 includes serving high-quality creative food, being a positive part of the communities we operate in, and always pursuing a positive and engaging workplace experience.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
*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 with the GM 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
You have the following:
*A minimum of 3 years of culinary experience in a leadership role in a fast-paced, high volume & professional kitchen environment
*A passion for diversity, inclusion, and equity
*Experience in the coaching and development of people
*Experience in providing positive and values-based leadership
*Scheduling your workweek to support priorities, people, and operational needs
*Positive and open communication skills
*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.