Culinary Director, Multi-unit

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: January 10, 2022
  • Job Order ID: 719467
  • Consultant: Jaime Burke
  • Industry: Hospitality
As a recognized leader in the contract foodservice market, our client partners with hundreds of institutions across Canada to manage complex and largescale foodservice operations.

Reporting into the Director of Operations, the Culinary Director is responsible for all dining outlets and leads the overall culinary vision for the food program.

Key Responsibilities:

Culinary Management & Menu Development
  • Developing a culinary plan to ensure quality satisfaction with both long- and short-term sustainable goals
  • Deliver innovative, diverse and global culinary options daily that is reflective of the local guest population
  • Enhance food quality by creating standards for other kitchen staff members
  • Create and implement culinary event style initiatives to enhance guest satisfaction
Budgets & Reporting
  • Monitoring the prices set on a menu by overseeing and comparing it to the cost of inventory, food orders, and supplies
  • Working with the Retail Manager and Operations Manager to ensure food, beverage, and labour budgets are maintained and monitored
  • Looking over operating costs of running the kitchen to ensure food, equipment, and staffing budgets are not exceeded
  • Maintain an active presence on campuses & connection with team
  • Supervising daily activities of the kitchen staff including Sous Chefs, Specialist Chefs, Cooks, and Assistants
  • Lead a team of catering professional and consistently deliver on catering expectations
  • Ensuring all kitchen equipment is running efficiently and arranging repairs or new parts when required
  • Develop positive client relationships and ensure overall client satisfaction with service and menu options are achieved
  • Ensure strict compliance in health & safety policies/procedures
Key Qualifications:
  • 10-15+ years as a culinary leader or Executive Chef
  • High volume, multi-unit experience
  • Experience developing and executing diverse cultural menus
  • Strong leadership skills with natural ability motivate, train, and inspire a large team
  • Strong financial literacy and ability to develop, monitor & adhere to budgets
  • Strong presentation skills & business acumen
  • Culinary education
  • Business or commerce education an asset
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and meet the key qualifications, please apply today!