Saan Saan

221 Main St, Vancouver, BC

Chef

Full Time

Hiring an experianced Chef/Kitchen Manager!

Vancouver, British Columbia (view on map)

Posted 2 days ago

 
$55000-65000/yr
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Immediate Start
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5 days/week required availability
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Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings shifts

Job Perks & Benefits

Comfortable Dress Code
Discounted Staff Meals
Medical/Dental Coverage
No Early Mornings
No Late Nights
Staff Discount
Work/Life Balance

Job Description

About us
At SAAN SAAN, we believe in celebrating and enjoying our meals with loved ones, happily nourishing as many people as possible. We create delicious, nostalgic, gluten free, Hong Kong style cafe comfort foods. Made with fresh and wholesome ingredients, we offer exciting salad bowls, delicious house baked gluten free baos, rice bowls, and amazing plant-based options! Sourcing from local artisans & suppliers, we take pride in supporting our community and strive to build meaningful relationships. Our aim is to have fun, be kind, and connect people with food, which nourishes and brings joy. Come join our family of passionate change makers, committed to preserving the cultural heritage of Vancouver’s Chinatown, serving delicious food, and providing exceptional service to our guests and community!

About the role
We are looking for a person who is a dynamic leader, a people developer, and a passionate food lover with a proven track record of leading the BOH and working collaboratively to develop and create amazingly delicious Hong Kong inspired dishes. Driving the business forward while overseeing a wide range of daily activities including day to day kitchen operations to menu creation, the Kitchen Manager / Chef is ultimately responsible for leading the culinary program towards financial success while upholding SAAN SAAN Cafe’s brand image and values. The Kitchen Manager/ Chef is also responsible for ensuring that the business consistently delivers high-quality food products, as well as leading SAAN SAAN Cafe’s vision for exceptional guest experience.

Key Responsibilities:
Restaurant operations:
· Manage and oversee the culinary operations through action with presence on the cooking line throughout the service periods
· Plan core menu changes, develop new recipes with appropriate inventory and cost details
· Ensure BOH is compliant with all safe food handling, health & safety, and WHMIS requirements. Conduct BOH cleanliness audit and action plan
· Manage positive relationships with existing (and new) suppliers, orders, and daily invoicing. Manages inventories, completes weekly inventory counts, inventory orders and production schedules. Direct with communication to vendors on product pricing, availability, and contract service
· Reports weekly costs and variances, action plans areas of concern, loss or waste
· Reports weekly inventories and action plans to management
· Conduct daily shift briefing with BOH team regarding updates on product, inventory, projected shift sales and upcoming events and promotions. Participate in FOH shift briefing providing education on menu items and product details
· Responsible for all aspects of the BOH day to day set up, and shift management
· Supports development of annual business plan
· Contributes to annual financial budgets & planning, marketing and promotional initiatives
· Reports monthly sales to projections, overall Cost of Goods (COGS) vs budget
· Reviews statements from vendors to ensure accuracy; follow up on invoicing errors and/or credits
· Presents operational issues to the management team
· Daily review of sales and labour; actuals vs projections and appropriate proactive response to required adjustments

Team member and Guest Experience:

· Completes performance reviews with semi-annual follow-up with management team. Conducts performance adjustment meeting with ‘under-performing’ staff
· Produces BOH schedules and adheres to budget and sales forecasts. Reports BOH labour actual vs projection
· Manages staff inventory; ensures that the BOH team has the number and quality staff and management required for the business
· Lead recruitment of BOH team members, service training, team member development, and final selection of new staff. Hands on training with BOH staff in all positions
· Works with management to ensure a working environment that is both inclusive and collaborative. Promote a culture of development from within
· Be enthusiastic, energetic and demonstrate a genuine positive demeanor throughout the shift while motivating and leading the team

About you:

· Proactive Planning: Manage and maintain appropriate inventory levels for food and operational supplies.
· Genuine Passion: Real desire to make other people’s dining experiences special. Passionate about Chinese food and providing more options to meet a variety of dietary restrictions
· Time Management: Effectively manages time to achieve business goals while satisfying the guest service needs.
· Communication: Provides clear, open, and consistent communication with the management and staff. Actively listens and receives feedback.
· Problem solving: Responsive, calm, creative and flexible to ensure operations continue to run smoothly in the face of the unexpected.
· Consistency: Approachable by both employees and management. Actions and reactions are consistent to create a safe and comfortable environment for employees and guests.
· Business awareness: Knows how to read a P&L and understands what contributes to each section. Understands how to impact the costs and manage expenses.

Job Requirements:

· Minimum 2+ years’ experience in similar position and environment
· Minimum 2+ years’ experience as a cook or equal restaurant experience
· Experience with Gluten free and Plant-based cooking considered a strong asset
· Experience in a new restaurant opening considered an asset
· Proficient computer skills including but not limited to: POS, inventory software, excel and word
· Strong communicator and excellent leadership and motivational skills
· Food Safety Course and W.H.M.I.S.
· Must be able to carry and lift items weighing 25lbs, must be able to stoop and bend
· Must be able to stand and move for extended periods of time to continuously perform essential job functions
· Ability to work flexible hours including mornings, days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays based on business needs

Requirements:

  • Food Safe Level 1
  • Work Permit
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About Saan Saan


At SAAN SAAN, we believe in celebrating and enjoying our meals with loved ones, happily nourishing as many people as possible. We create delicious, nostalgic, gluten free, Hong Kong style cafe comfort foods. Made with fresh and wholesome ingredients, we offer exciting salad bowls, delicious house baked gluten free baos, rice bowls, and amazing plant-based options! Sourcing from local artisans & suppliers, we take pride in supporting our community and strive to build meaningful relationships. Our aim is to have fun, be kind, and connect people with food, which nourishes and brings joy. Come join our family of passionate change makers, committed to preserving the cultural heritage of Vancouver’s Chinatown, serving delicious food, and providing exceptional service to our guests and community!