Farm & Fire, Head Chef

Job Locations CA-AB-Banff
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 months ago(12/20/2022 8:09 AM)
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Food and Beverage/Culinary

What will be your daily pursuit?

Crafting amazing dishes for our guests and assist with leading our team of culinary professionals! 

What perks can you expect?

  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Seasonal work experience in iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring locations 
  • Fast-paced and active position – get your step counter ready! 
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Opportunities for career growth or future work at other Pursuit locations 
  • Access to one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic National Parks 

What will you do in this job?


  • Assists in the development and planning of concepts of service, policy, procedures and menus for food outlets and banquets.
  • Writes menus and recommendations to the Executive Chef for future months, holidays, special events and promotions.
  • Assists in the preparation, recommendation and implementation of departmental budget, monitoring the progress each period and throughout the year.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of short- and long-term goals and related strategies and programs.
  • Identifies, researches, develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures relating to food preparation. 



  • Supervises the training and cross training of kitchen staff for different phases and levels of food preparation. 
  • Schedules the staff according to volume and assigns tasks. 
  • Interviews and hires new employees and carries out employee performance appraisals and disciplinary action. 
  • Liaises with other departments, ensuring communication and resolution of problems. 
  • Reports all maintenance and repair needs to maintenance and operations teams


Food Preparation 

  • Supervises, expedites and participates in food preparation for restaurants and banquets, in accordance with standards of quality, quantity, taste and presentation.
  • Assists in the development of food specifications.
  • Conducts and develops portion control tests for yield and quantity.
  • Prevents spoilage and contamination of food by enforcing proper sanitation practices.
  • Inspects the delivery of food to ensure quality.
  • Supervises the creation of attractive food displays. Including Grab and Go
  • Checks food for taste, temperature and visual appeal.
  • Coordinates HACCP Program with all Sous Chefs, supervisors and ensures HACCP logs are accurately filed. 



  • Attends and conducts Sous Chef and supervisors' meetings to ensure coordination of activities, and review of policies and procedures.
  • Meets with other departments and clients to plan and coordinate food and beverage functions.
  • Ensures compliance with departmental policies, rules and regulations.
  • Reviews and approves food requisitions, inter-kitchen transfers and production quantities.
  • Ensures adherence to cost control procedures by reviewing labor and supply costs
  • Prepares the monthly labor forecast.
  • Uses CTUIT to manage food cost and monthly inventory counts.
  • Review labor projection tracker daily. 


  • Complies with the Pursuits policies and procedures.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by management. 

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • AOS/BS in Culinary Arts or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum 5+ years of industry & culinary management experience in high volume food service and restaurant operations. 
  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer service 
  • Experienced and proficient in the latest sanitation and HACCP standards. 
  • Ability to control cost - food & labor 
  • Understanding, support and development of sustainable cuisine  
  • Experience in demonstration cooking 
  • Menu writing and development ability  
  • Computer literacy including word processing and presentation software 
  • People management and culinary leadership experience  
  • Personnel development and training.  
  • Organizational skills and ability to introduce or implement and execute culinary program and brand development.  
  • P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is desirable. 

What will your work environment be like?

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife.  
  • Independent. You’ll spend your days in and around National Parks
  • Remote. Our home is filled with trees, lakes and blue-bird skies; rather than buildings, freeways and smog. Connect with friends around a bonfire instead of through WiFi 
  • Busy. You need to be prepared for a physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required  

This job description describes the role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole. 


To handle this job successfully, any person hired must be able to perform responsibilities as described. Pursuit will make any reasonable accommodation to help a person with disabilities perform their job. This job is based in Alberta, Canada. Relocation to the area and the legal ability to work in Canada is required. 

EEO Information

Pursuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. Pursuit values diverse backgrounds and experience and we welcome all who are eligible to work in Canada to apply! We thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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