Colony Northwoods

2100 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC

Sous Chef

Full Time

Sous Chef @ Colony Northwoods

North Vancouver, British Columbia (view on map)

Posted 7 days ago

$20-24/hr + tips
Immediate Start
5 days/week required availability
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings shifts

Job Perks & Benefits

Advancement Opportunities
Comfortable Dress Code
Discounted Staff Meals
Flexible Schedule
Free Staff Meals
Medical/Dental Coverage
Paid Vacation
Staff Discount
Work/Life Balance

Job Description


As Sous Chef, you are responsible for overall food quality in your location, and ensuring all aspects of kitchen operations meet or exceed expectations. Under the guidance of the Chef or Regional Chef, you act as a crucial partner to unit management, and are responsible for delivering consistent quality results within established costs. You mentor kitchen staff from a supportive, coaching mindset, and are guided by and live our Company’s values - Be Real, Have Fun, Own It, and Grow With Us.


In collaboration with and under the guidance of the Chef / Regional Chef and General Manager, supports recruitment, training, mentoring, and feedback conversations for all back of house staff
Liaison with suppliers / vendors as needed (repair & maintenance, ordering)
Fosters supportive working culture through effective communication, mentorship and training to ensure team operates with consistency, high service standards, mutual respect and teamwork
Supports team member development from onboarding and beyond, with an emphasis on continual improvement and growth aligned with business and individual goals
Ensures the highest standard of quality that reflects our brand and our guests’ expectations;
Follows food trends and submits innovations and ideas to Chef/Regional Chef for further collaborative development;
Supports overall fiscal management of kitchen, including but not limited to meeting all budgeted revenue and expense targets, continuous and prudent management of controllable costs; proactive communication regarding missed targets, ideally in advance for open, transparent discussion;
Communicates with kitchen teams on an ongoing and regular basis (at least weekly) about controllable costs and efficiencies to meet or exceed targets;
Ensures consistency through adherence to plating manuals and training materials;
Maintains awareness of and compliance with theoretical food cost and budgeted labour target at location;
Ensures equipment maintenance logs are accurate and updated for location;
Maintains Vancouver Coastal Health requirements and FoodSafe certifications
Maintains transparent, open and collaborative partnerships with General Managers, Executive Chef, Operations Manager and other support stakeholders;
Role models and supports staff compliance with all company policies;
Designates an alternate to assume responsibilities in absentia;
From time to time, may be required to assume responsibility for special projects and initiatives as directed by This is Blueprint management.


Minimum of two years’ experience in a Cook or Sous Chef role
Knowledge of appropriate statutory regulations and guiding principles including but not limited to health regulations, Occupational Health & Safety, Employment Standards, local bylaws governing live entertainment venues
Comfort with budgeting, financial planning, food and labour costs;
Exposure to BOH administration including scheduling, ordering, inventory and invoicing;
Possesses a positive, coaching / mentoring approach to managing a busy kitchen team;
Proven ability to communicate effectively and manage in a professional, consistent manner
Passion for quality, service and working collaboratively to provide a first-class guest experience
FoodSafe certification


Product knowledge appropriate to venue and client profile
Interest in food trends appropriate to venue and client profile
Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-based environment
Drives for results by inspiring others


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About Colony Northwoods

Our Values: Be Real, Have Fun, Own It, and Grow With Us! Part of This is Blueprint.