Victoria’s Inn at Laurel Point and Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio on Hunt for Executive Chef

The GOODS from Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio

Victoria, BC | The Executive Chef is responsible for the successful daily operations of the Culinary Department, including: staff management and development, sanitation procedures, menu development, food and ingredient specifications, financial performance and culinary training programs.


– Oversee the daily operations of the Culinary Department
– Member of the hotel’s Senior Leader Team
– Ensure overall consistency and high quality in culinary operations
– Develop and plan menus based on market trends, guest’s preferences and nutritional considerations
– Design recipes and determine appropriate ingredients and suppliers
– Specify portion sizing and accurate costing
– Maintain proper inventory controls for food, supplies and equipment through consistent monitoring of inventory levels, food cost controls and the strategic assessment of the food product versus value perceived
– Achieve financial and operational targets
– Manage weekly schedules and labour costs, by ensuring productivity levels are maximized through the effective utilization of all colleagues and providing hands-on support when needed
– Ensure staff evaluations and performance reviews are conducted in a timely and consistent manner
– Communicate effectively with all Colleagues, Leaders and Clients
– Promote teamwork within the Culinary Department
– Maintain external relations with local suppliers and media
– Conduct monthly staff meetings
– Comply with all company policies and procedures as outlined


– Red Seal Certification or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years as Executive Chef overseeing multiple outlets
– Proven leadership and managerial skills supporting an environment of colleague growth & development and interdepartmental teamwork
– Extremely creative and a demonstrated ability to energize a diverse team of culinary professionals
– Current on all culinary trends and active in the furthering of his/her culinary development
– Must have valid Food Safe Certification
– First Aid Level 1, WHMIS and Food Safe Level 2 an asset
– Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Windows applications, with a competency in Opera an asset
– Knowledge of all related kitchen positions
– Understanding of Front of the House operations and functions
– Must be able to embrace the 4 core values of the Inn at Laurel Point: Excellence, Respect, Curiosity and Stewardship

Reports To: Director of Food and Beverage

Closing Date: Please submit your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed daily.

Apply Now! Please email your resume to Ann Reeves, Human Resources Manager at careers [at] For more information, contact Ann directly at 250-414-6726.

What’s in it for you?

– Competitive Salary
– Comprehensive benefits package: extended healthcare & life insurance, critical illness insurance, employer-sponsored RRSP contribution plan
– Leader of the month recognition program
– Workshops
– Skill and advancement training programs
– A fun & friendly workplace culture that embraces diversity
– Best staff meal in town and by the way, it’s free!
– Complimentary parking on non-restricted days during the off-season
– Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio staff discount – 50%
– Friends & Family hotel discount (so you can show off your amazing workplace)
– Candidate referral bonus – $300
– Industry discounts

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