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gondola executive chef

Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit

This is a Contract position in Calgary region, AB posted January 7, 2018.


adventure travel experiences, each of them thoughtfully united by their power to inspire and invigorate. As a brand, Pursuit weaves elements of wonder and amazement across our range of awe-inspiring experiences.

  • Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel.
  • Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences.


  • Develops, in collaboration with the Corporate Chef, menus, presentation and costing for all food outlets within the Banff Gondola: Sky Bistro, Northern Lights, Castle Mountain Coffee Company, Special Events & the Commissary Kitchen
  • Maintains core standards as developed by the Corporate Chef
  • Develops standard recipes and techniques for food preparation which help to ensure efficiency, consistency, quality and to minimize food costs
  • Exercises portion control for all items served and assists in establishing menu selling prices
  • Establishes controls to minimize food and supply waste
  • Approves the requisition of products and other necessary food supplies
  • Liaise with food stores to ensure proper rotation and par stocks of all foods
  • Cooks or directly supervises the cooking of items that require skillful preparation
  • Collaborates with Food and Beverage Manager to assure that food production consistently exceeds the expectations of guests, and assist in maintaining a high level of service principles
  • Schedules and coordinates the work of Chefs, Cooks and other kitchen employees to assure that food preparation is economical, technically correct and within budgeted labor cost goals
  • Safeguards all food preparation employees by implementing training to increase their knowledge about safety, sanitation and accident prevention principles
  • Establishes and maintains a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for all kitchen areas and equipment
  • Develops policies and procedures to enhance and measure quality; continually updates written policies and procedures to reflect state-of-the-art techniques, equipment and terminology
  • Provides training and professional development opportunities for all kitchen staff
  • Ensures that representatives from the kitchen attend nightly service lineups for Sky Bistro and pre service meetings for all BEOs
  • Periodically visits dining area when it is open to welcome members
  • Support safe work habits and a safe working environment at all times
  • Interview, select, train, supervise, counsel, mentor and guide employees
  • Provide, develop, train, mentor and maintain a professional work force
  • Ensure a safe working environment and attitude on the part of all employees in areas of responsibility
  • Adherence to financial forecasts and budgets; instrumental in taking steps to assist the division in exceeding Food and Beverage targets
  • Prepares necessary data for applicable parts of the budget; projects annual food, labor and other costs and monitors actual financial results; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that financial goals are met
  • Takes all necessary actions to produce food cost and labour cost results that meet or exceed budgeted expectations


  • Red Seal Chef, symbolizing excellence in creativity, quality and professionalism
  • Enthusiastic, energetic person who is capable of delivering results in a very unique environment
  • Minimum four years well rounded experience in all areas of the Kitchen at a Chef level
  • Must be an effective leader, manager, trainer, administrator and team player
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Must be innovative, detail oriented and quality conscious
  • A love and a passion for food plus a good sense of taste and smell
  • Creates a product that is delicious, authentic, sustainable, fresh and new
  • Leads confidently, building strong and engaged teams
  • Collaborates with management, coworkers, members, and the public to promote a team effort and maintain a positive and professional approach
  • Driven with strong attention to detail
  • Product and quality obsessed with excellent knowledge in menu engineering and design

EEO Information

Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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