Canucks Sports & Entertainment Seeks Chef de Cuisine

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Vancouver, BC | We create unforgettable moments that unite us all. We are more than the Vancouver Canucks, an NHL team striving to hoist the Stanley Cup. We are an organization striving to foster a high-performance culture, where our staff feels valued, inspired, engaged and challenged to deliver exceptional business results. Over the next couple of years, we are committed to a 2020 vision of growing our team and our business. We are overachievers who can make things happen by bringing enthusiasm and drive to the organization with a diversity of thought, and a passion for sport.

Company: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Position: Chef De Cuisine, L400 and L500 Clubs
Department: Hospitality – Chef Services
Reports to: Executive Chef


The Chef de Cuisine will be responsible for leadership and success of our premium level clubs (specifically Encore and Club 500). This position involves the creation and exemplary service of outstanding food and the daily supervision and production of culinary operations including game and non-game day events. The Chef de Cuisine is also responsible for ensuring that exceptional hospitality is provided, alcoholic beverages are served safely, and that food quality and sanitation standards are maintained at all times.

(Other duties may be assigned as required)

– Responsible for the overall management and leadership of culinary supervisors and staff for the Encore Club and Club 500 at Rogers Arena, including supervising activities of cooks and stewards
– Accountable for the financial controls from a culinary perspective and act as a partner with the designated front to house manager/supervisor to ensure targets and budgets are met
– Responsible for the hiring, onboarding, and training of all culinary team members
– Coordinate all food requisitions for event menu requirements
– Create menus for specific client requests
– Engage with arena guests, as well as team members to ensure exceptional hospitality is received at all times
– Work with Managers to ensure correct billing of events, including food, labor, props, rentals, taxes, and gratuities
– Maintain sanitation standards throughout the kitchens to comply with Provincial regulations
– Manage sales revenues and operating expenses effectively
– Provide input into product ordering and oversee receiving within corporate specifications
– Ensure food quality in presentation and production throughout the venue
– Support the mentorship and development of all culinary team members on a daily basis
– Partner with other Hospitality and Rogers Arena Leadership to ensure a successful operation


– Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Sous Chef creating creative, high quality menu items, preferably at a high volume, similar sized facility
– Equivalent Red Seal certification, a degree in the Culinary Arts or an equivalent combination of education and experience
– An inspiring leader who has proven skills rallying a team to achieve its highest potential, and then driving it to the next level
– An ongoing awareness and responsiveness to client satisfaction
– Exceptional interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills, where building a rapport comes naturally
– Impeccable creative culinary abilities
– Experience in food costing and menu development
– Experience in garde manger, large quantity cooking and high volume line expediting and buffet presentations is an asset
– Knowledge of wine
– Highly committed to a premium level of quality
– Skilled at developing and creating dining experiences that drive customer satisfaction and loyalty.
– Solid organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at one time
– Displays a positive attitude, maintains enthusiasm and celebrates success
– Computer literate in systems related to the department
– Understanding of industry business principles
– As we are an event-based business, it is essential to have the flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

Interested, qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume by clicking here. This position will remain open until filled.

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