• 2024-05-16
  • Head Chef
    Langley, BC
    Are you a Professional in the hospitality or restaurant industry looking to join an leading organization?  Jackson Stewart of Lock Search Group has been tasked to find an experienced and dynamic Head Chef to join a nationally renowned brand. As the Head Chef you'll spearhead the team, consistently striving to create culinary excellence on every plate. If you're passionate about contributing to something dynamic and impactful, and you have the ability to motivate and lead a culinary team, we encourage you to reach out. This role presents a fulfilling career path for someone capable of independently managing all facets of food preparation and operations, from menu planning and pricing to supply procurement and culinary innovation.


    • Oversees and manages food and beverage preparation to uphold top-tier quality standards.
    • Executes food procurement and monitors inventory levels to uphold cost efficiency.
    • Organizes regular workplace inspections and conducts staff training, promptly addressing any incidents.
    • Maintains meticulous records of food-related metrics such as costs, consumption, sales, and inventory.
    • Ensures continuous stocking of kitchen stations before and during service hours.
    • Handles employee scheduling and performance by providing training, coaching, evaluations, and mentoring.
    • Equips all staff with the necessary skills to meet company benchmarks in food quality, preparation, and customer service.
    • Upholds strict adherence to safety, hygiene, and sanitation protocols.


    • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in food service management or a comparable blend of education and practical background
    • Preferably holds a diploma or degree in culinary arts
    • Demonstrated proficiency in cooking and production within a high-volume setting
    • Strong leadership and managerial capabilities with a proven track record in team development and retention
    • Preferably possesses Red Seal Certification or equivalent accreditation
    • Holds Serving It Right (BC) certification
    • Familiarity with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Provincial Health Regulations, and sanitation legislation
    • Proficient in the proper operation and upkeep of major kitchen equipment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Competent in MS Excel, word processing, email, and scheduling software
    • Experience working in a unionized environment is advantageous
    • Flexibility to work all shifts as required
    • Holds provincial certifications for alcohol service and food preparation
    • Knowledgeable about safety protocols and fire prevention/evacuation procedures

    Our client is proud of its tradition of long tenured employees and providing tremendous growth potential.  If you’re a Food & Beverage or Hospitality Professional looking to grow their career, please send your resume to Jackson Stewart using the “Apply” button. 
    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.
    Lock Search Group is a National Executive Recruitment firm with 11 offices in Canada and one in the United States, a staff of more than 30 Consultants and Associates, and expertise in 11 major disciplines. Our mission is to provide exceptional Recruitment and Consulting Services to clients and candidates. We apply our experience and expertise to deliver solutions with a personalized approach that focuses on clients’ needs and candidates’ goals.
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