Chef de Partie (Sommelier and Chef Jobs: Restaurants)

Full Time

  Ex Nihilo Vineyards Okanagan Valley (http://www.exnihilovineyards.com)

  1525 Camp Road, Lake Country, British Columbia

Chefs at Ex Nihilo’s Chaos Bistro create a unique experience for all our customers; Our culinary staff supports the front of house team by preparing high-quality food offerings for our customers and wine club members. As a Chef de Partie f in Ex Nihilo’s Chaos Bistro, you’ll support the Executive Chef in the preparation and execution of regular food service, private functions and our summer concert series. Successful candidates will have the ability to work at a fast pace, under pressure, without sacrificing quality and be able to demonstrate flexibility within their role. You’ll have the ability to delegate tasks effectively and be able to work as a line cook in the restaurant as and when required.

JOB DUTIES:

· Organize and execute all food services in a timely and professional manner

· Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods

· Portion, arrange and garnish food

· Manage time and schedule staff to ensure smooth service

· Maintain inventory and records of food temperatures, supplies and equipment,

· Set up and oversee private events, plated dinner services and banquet events

· Constant use of safe and hygienic food handling practices

· Maintain a clean kitchen and work environment throughout the shift

· Ensure wastage is kept to a minimum and food cost expectations are met

· Performs other duties as directed by the Executive Chef or management

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:

· High level of culinary skill in a commercial environment

· Ability to work on feet all day and lift light to medium loads

· Requires ability to give attention to detail and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently

· Polite and enthusiastic demeanour

· A real passion for food and creative flair

· Strong communication and organizational skills

· Flexibility with scheduling (weekend and/or evening hours) and able to work at short notice

· Ability to work under pressure both independently, as well as in a team environment

EDUCATION:
Must have a valid Foodsafe qualification. Red Seal certification and Level I First Aid training would be an asset.

EXPERIENCE:
All applicants must have a prior kitchen experience for a minum of 2 years, plus either Red Seal Certification, or in the process of attaining.

At Ex Nihilo we aim to ensure those who enter our building leaves with the feeling that they are part of the Ex Nihilo family. Are you ready to join the team at Ex Nihilo and Chaos Bistro?

Hourly $20 - 25 plus gratuity and bonus.

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