Colony Northwoods

2100 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC

Sous Chef

Full Time

Trainee Kitchen Manager / Sous Chef

North Vancouver, British Columbia (view on map)

Posted 25 days ago

$20-22/hr + tips
Immediate Start
4 shifts/week required availability
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings shifts

Job Perks & Benefits

Advancement Opportunities
Discounted Staff Meals
Flexible Schedule
Leadership Training
Lifestyle Benefits
Medical/Dental Coverage
Paid Vacation
Staff Discount
Work/Life Balance

Job Description


As Kitchen Manager / Sous Chef, you are building your career in BOH leadership. Under the guidance of the Chef or their designate, you hold responsibility for the overall quality that your kitchen produces, and support the development of the team through continuous feedback and coaching. Through building trusting relationships with your back of house team, and working closely with unit management, you support overall business success and maintain a magnetic and supportive culture. You are guided by and live our Company’s values: Be Real, Have Fun, Own It, and Grow With Us!


Jointly responsible for recruiting, training, monitoring, and providing feedback for all back of house staff, in partnership with the Chef or their designate;
Supports effective staff management through quality communication, mentoring and training to undertake duties and comply with all policies and procedures in place; creates positive, supportive working environment through a coaching model comprised of setting the best examples around consistency, high service standards, mutual respect and team working;
Supports development of kitchen teams in all aspects of their roles, including leadership responsibilities (hiring, providing feedback, continuous improvement and performance management); provides input to all formal performance management processes for back of house;
Coaches team members, providing opportunities for growth appropriate to scope of experience and capability;
Ensures the highest standard of quality that reflects our brand and our guests’ expectations;
Supports successful 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 unit management 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;
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 unit and group leadership;
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.


At least two years in a Line Cook or equivalent level in a fast-paced restaurant / pub / lounge environment
An interest in career progression to a leadership 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
Prior exposure to budgeting food and labour costs;
Experience with 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


  • Food Safe Level 1
  • Work Permit
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About Colony Northwoods

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