Meinhardt Fine Foods - South Granville

3002 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

Pastry Chef

Full Time

Vancouver, British Columbia (view on map)

Posted 30 days ago

Immediate Start
5 shifts/week required availability
Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings shifts

Job Perks & Benefits

Medical/Dental Coverage
No Late Nights
Paid Vacation
Work/Life Balance

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the Pastry kitchen and for maintaining the highest level of culinary excellence and Food Safe practices
• Duties include/but not limited to: production, presentation, supervising staff, staff development & mentoring, ordering, inventory, cost controls, and achieving financial targets to ensure a smooth function of the Kitchen
• Promote professional work habits while maintaining a safe and positive environment
• Responsible for seasonal menu changes and execution 3 times/year, including training staff
• Ensure all food is prepared according to the recipes and standards specified
• Follow best practices and provide coaching, training and guidance to all colleagues

Qualifications Required:
• Experience working with POS recipe module and costing software
• A minimum of 5 years recent experience in a kitchen of comparable size and level of service
• Journeymen's papers or Red Seal or equivalents
• Excellent organizational skills & showing an ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment
• High level of responsibility & accountability, proven success in supporting team performance
• Demonstrated strong independent decision-making abilities
• Proven ability to effectively train and develop co-workers
• Commitment to provide excellent service and exceed customers’ expectations
• Proven artistic skills in food presentation
• Fluent English language skills; both written and verbal
• Food safe certificate
• Must be able to work flexible shifts
• Ability to work in all Meinhardt Fine Foods locations (South Granville, Pacific Centre, and Burnaby Commissary)
• Able to stand throughout shift, lift/carry up to 30 lbs and occasionally kneel, pull or push

Our commitment to you:
• Competitive wages with starting rates based on experience
• Automatic pay increases based on the number of hours you have worked
• Flexible work environment to fit almost any schedule
• Great work / life balance: no shifts later than 9:30pm!
• Room for advancement - all new opportunities posted internally first
• For full time positions: Company match RRSP Program, Comprehensive benefits package including Dental, Extended Health, Life & Disability, Employee & Family Assistance Program

If you feel that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities mentioned above then we would love to hear from you!


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About Meinhardt Fine Foods - South Granville

Meinhardt Fine Foods is Western Canada’s culinary destination. Our goal is to serve up a line of delicious, freshly prepared foods, and compelling signature items, all delivered in a fresh and entertaining environment where you will want to “feed your curiosity”.

Meinhardt Fine Foods has been a vibrant part of South Granville since 1996 and boasts some of the best olive oils in the city, a large take-out deli, along with all kinds of unique items sourced from around the world.