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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

Yaletown - Vancouver, BC

We are looking for an experienced leader who will be the Operator for Tacofino Yaletown, leading both the front of house and back of house team.

We are looking for a great person who is genuinely passionate about culinary arts and excited about working with new ingredients using a creative outlook. You take pride in approachable and delicious food and value using the best possible ingredients available. You are a positive leader that is able to identify individual learning needs, support inclusion, and able to grow your people and support them in effectively working together.

What we offer:

-Work/Life balance
-Values-oriented and positive workplace environment
-Support from a positive head office team
-Competitive salary + great bonuses
-Eligibility for extended health and dental benefits
-Maternity and Parental leave top-up plan
-Employee and Family Assistance Program
-Opportunities for continued growth

You will be:

-Overseeing and coordinating the daily operations of the restaurant
-Fostering and maintaining a safe and positive work environment for your team that encourages efficiency and growth
-Ensuring consistent standards of food quality and guest 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 to meet goals, including sales and community initiatives
-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 orientations, ongoing training and development opportunities, and performance reviews for your team
-Providing disciplinary action and performance management when warranted
-Creating schedule templates, forecasted labour, and sales tracking
-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
-Creating invoice reports, payroll and inventory for the accounting department
-Planning for and participating in weekly meetings with the Operations team
-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, our people, and our positive workplace environment. We invite natural-born leaders who share similar values to apply this role to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume (1 document please).

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General Manager - Full Time

Yaletown - Vancouver, BC

We are looking for a great person to join our team as General Manager to bring positive energy, ideas, and experience.

About us: 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.

Our values come from where we started and we are committed to leading with those values and creating a workplace that makes people want to stay and grow.

A good fit would be someone with a positive energy, has strong communication skills, and has experience in providing coaching and development opportunities.

What we offer:

*Support and guidance to help you succeed
*Competitive salary
*Work/life balance
*Great bonuses
*Eligibility for extended health and dental benefits
*Eligibility for wellness resources, including free access to counselors and health coaches
*Eligibility for pregnancy and parental leave benefits
*A fantastic workplace environment and culture
*Opportunities for continued growth

You will be:

*Leading and supporting a team to achieve high levels of quality in service and food
*Providing ongoing training opportunities to develop employees’ product knowledge
*Promoting a positive work environment and culture by maintaining strong and supportive relationships with all team members
*Recognizing good performance and supporting employees when improvement is needed
*Providing staff orientations, ongoing training and development opportunities, and performance reviews for your team
*Holding and attending regular meetings with restaurant leadership team and Operations Manager
*Providing disciplinary action and performance management when warranted
*Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date plan of restaurant labour needs. Prepare schedules and ensure the restaurant is staffed for all shifts
*Responsible for ensuring that all financial and personnel/payroll related administrative duties are completed accurately, on-time and in accordance with company policies and procedures
*Adhere to company standards and service levels to increase sales, minimize costs, including food, beverage, and labour costs
*Creating schedules, tracking and maintaining clear records of vacation days, sick days and lieu days
*Ensuring compliance with health & safety, liquor laws, and Food Safe
*Performing and submitting bi-weekly inventories
*Creating reports and working with the accounting department
*Other duties as required

You have:

*A minimum of 2 years of recent restaurant experience in a General Manager capacity
*Serving it right
*Basic to intermediate experience with technology
*Experience with MS Word, Excel
*Experience with Optimum Control considered an asset
*Ability to work a flexible schedule including opening, closing, weekends, and holidays

We are proud of our supportive and positive workplace culture. If you are looking to grow with a local BC restaurant and lead an awesome group of people then we invite you to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume.

Tacofino is an inclusive employer and welcomes all qualified applicants to apply.

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