Banff Gondola, Head Chef

Job Locations CA-AB-Banff
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(10/08/2021 11:26 AM)
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Food and Beverage/Culinary

What will be your daily pursuit?

leads and inspires the kitchen team whilst supervising food preparation as well as coordinating the daily tasks within the kitchen based on the direction of Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef.

What perks can you expect?

  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Seasonal work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Fast-paced and active position – get your step counter ready! 
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks 

What will you do in this job?

  • Acts with integrity, honesty and knowledge that promotes the culture, values and missions of Pursuit
  • Inspirationally lead and train kitchen personal
  • Supervise / coordinate the preparation and cooking of foods for Sky Bistro
  • Provide culinary instruction and demonstration of culinary techniques
  • Order to forecasted volumes and specify budgets
  • Select and develop standardized recipes to ensure consistent quality
  • Maintain/audit presentation technique and quality standards
  • Operate a robust repair and maintenance schedule for kitchen equipment
  • Learn and manage kitchen payroll on a daily basis for comparison to revenue and budget
  • Ensure all Health and Safety protocols are being adhered to as per AHS guidelines
  • Oversee specific catering events within Sky Bistro
  • Assist the Executive Sous Chef with performance management/ reviews and seasonal staffing levels
  • Meet or exceed forecasted/budgeted COGS/LTR and operational budgets (expenses)
  • Works within inventory control systems including daily updates to ensure accuracy
  • Work with a budget, understand the monthly expectations and work towards financial goals laid out
  • Constantly evaluates the success of our food and beverage program and proactively takes action to capitalize on opportunities for growth in volume or quality
  • Assists in development of all menu items, food presentation, recipes and food costing of all items
  • Complies with Pursuit Branded policies and procedures
  • Follows Pursuit pillars of employment and service
  • Comfortable guest facing and tableside interactions
  • Flexible to work in various locations

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • Journeyman’s Red Seal preferred, or equivalent
  • 3-5 years’ management experience in a high-volume food service and restaurant operation
  • Experience in demonstration cooking
  • Experience in menu writing, development and costing
  • Strong background in high volume/production kitchens/ Banquets
  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on customer service
  • Experienced and proficient in the latest sanitation and HACCP standards
  • Ability to control operating costs – labor and food
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Being an effective administrator through inventory programs
  • Highly organized with the ability to create consistency without compromising creativity
  • Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Adhere to the Pursuit grooming policy
  • Standard first-aid or higher is an asset

What will your work environment be like?

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! 
  • Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around national parks. 
  • Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi 
  • Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required 

This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. 


To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required. 

EEO Information

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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