Restaurant Chef
Inverary Resort
Baddeck, Cape Breton
Job Summary:
The Restaurant Chef will be responsible for the culinary operations at Lakeside Restaurant, ensuring food quality, presentation and service quality are excellent, employees adhere to services standards, and other duties as necessary. The Restaurant Chef must reduce employee turnover, maintain budgeted productivity while keeping quality consistently high.  Additionally, the Restaurant Chef must manage and coach the Restaurant Team and must provide them with all of the tools they require to effectively fulfill their duties and responsibilities.
$25-$30 per hour PLUS gratuities and health & dental benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversee and actively engage in preparation and service of food to ensure profitability by managing food waste, controlling inventory and maintaining the Restaurant Manager’s budgeted employee labour
  • Attract, assist in training, retain, supervise, motivate, support, and evaluate food and beverage team on a regular basis to ensure that employees receive adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established objectives
  • Assist in developing, standardizing and communicating recipes to ensure quality products are to guests’ and Inverary’s standards, including menu creation and pricing
  • Work closely with Restaurant Management leaders to ensure accuracy of information for delivery of all key event components and Resort services
  • Using reports and rhetorical information, monitor guest satisfaction and trends, communicate successes and areas of opportunity, and make adjustment recommendations when appropriate
  • Be continually aware of and enforce the highest standards of respect within the department and beyond
  • Be continually aware of and enforce the highest standards of personal hygiene and dress
  • Promote and maintain a safe and health work environment, adhering to the legislation set out by Occupational Health and Safety and other Food Safety and related regulations, and implementing and maintaining effective operating procedures
  • Act as an Inverary Brand Ambassador by standing by the Inverary Resort’s services and products and by exemplifying all Resort standards
  • Attend meetings and training courses as required
  • Any other duties as required
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • A certificate or diploma in Culinary Arts or equivalent industry experience 
  • Red Seal Certification 
  • Strong customer service and troubleshooting skills and extremely responsive to guest and employees’ needs
  • 3-5 years of food service experience with proven knife skills, precision cooking, volume preparation, etc.
  • (2) years supervisory/management experience preferred
  • Exceptional conflict resolution, negotiation, and objection handling skills
  • Excellent leadership qualities and success in building, maintaining and leading a strong team
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively and lead a team in a diverse working environment
  • Superior communication in the English language both verbally and in writing
  • Passion for innovation and ability to put ideas into action 
  • Knowledge of beer and wine flavours and pairings an asset 
  • Able to work well under pressure, manage time and prioritize effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Computer literate, including effective working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and e-mail
  • Mentoring experience an asset
Working Conditions:
  • Manual dexterity needed for knife skills
  • Morning, evening, and weekend shifts, as well as overtime (as required)
  • Fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work and stand for long hours
  • Lifting or moving up to 50lbs may be required
  • Regular exposure to noise and heat
Please note: This is a seasonal position. 
Thank you for your interest! 
How to Apply
Contact Name: Tiffany MacAulay
Mailing Address: PO Box 190, Baddeck, NS, B0E 1B0
Phone: (902) 295-7731
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