Executive Sous Chef, Columbia Icefield (Summer 2023)

Job Locations CA-AB-Jasper
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(05/15/2023 1:36 PM)
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What will be your daily pursuit?

Working closely with the Execuitve Chef  our Executive Sous Chef will bring the dining experience to life by managing all dining operations, driving financial success, and building great teams. They delight and uplift customers through a human connection and building great teams through mentorship and positive interactions. They enjoy being able to achieve these aspirations autonomously, while leveraging our world class brand and business practices.

What perks can you expect?

  • $15/ day Taxable benefit for housing and meals
  • $500 referral bonus for each peer referred.
  • Work in a dynamic, culturally diverse team from around the globe 
  • Work experience in an iconic, unforgettable, and inspiring location 
  • Free access to Pursuit attractions for staff and family, send a friend at half the price! 
  • Discounted hotel stays under Pursuit’s lodging offerings, and discounted food & beverage and retail experiences 
  • The chance to work in an inclusive culture and make life-long friends 
  • Access to subsidized mental health and wellness resources 
  • 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?

An Executive Sous Chef is the lead supervisor of all food preparation while coordinating the work of Sous Chefs, Cooks and Dishwashers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Scheduling
  • Order amalgamation from various kitchens/lines of business
  • Performance management and appraisals
  • Recipe and labor costing
  • Working with the Food and Beverage Coordinator to ensure accuracy of all ordering and documentation
  • Working with FOH managers in conjunction with the Executive Chef
  • Taking over kitchen and office duties when the Executive Chef is absent
  • Pulling sales reports to better understand areas of improvement and make necessary adjustments
  • Supervises the training of Sous Chefs
  • Researches, recommends, and implements new policies and procedures relating to food preparation
  • Reports all maintenance and repair needs to Executive Chef
  • Filters all BOH staff challenges/requests through to the Executive Chef
  • Supervises, expedites, and participates in food preparation, in accordance with standards of quality, quantity, taste and presentation
  • Checks food for taste, temperature, and visual appeal
  • Supervises the presentation and return of food
  • Stores food items in refrigeration boxes to prevent contamination
  • Ensures the satisfaction of guest requests for special food items
  • Supervises the creation of attractive food displays

What skills and experience do you need for this job?

  • Must get excited at the idea of living and working in a remote (yet very social) environment
  • Minimum 7+ years management experience in high volume food service and restaurant operations
  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on customer service
  • Experienced and proficient in the latest sanitation and HACCP standards.
  • Ability to control cost - food and labor
  • Computer literacy, including word processing 
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Organizational skills and ability to implement culinary program and brand development
  • Comfortable working on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Must meet the Organization grooming and appearance standards
  • To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check
  • Standard First-Aid or higher an asset

What will your work environment be like?


This fun seasonal position runs immiedately until October 15, 2023! 

  • Beautiful. You’ll work in iconic, unforgettable and inspiring locations. You’ll see amazing scenery and wildlife. You’ll participate in team events – and fun! 
  • Indepdent. 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 this 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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