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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Executive Sous Chef

Every memorable dining experience at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts begins behind the scenes with our Culinary team’s commitment to safe, efficient operations and exceptional cuisine. As Executive Sous Chef, your expertise in recipe development elevates our menus while your leadership inspires and fosters our Culinary talent.
 
Hotel Overview:  Embrace your passion for hiking, skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities in Banff National Park while pursuing a fulfilling career at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a risk, make a change and experience a new adventure while further developing your career. To live and work in a National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Our team is a network of empowered individuals with a strong sense of themselves and the hospitality industry. Work hard, play hard and receive extraordinary benefits including subsidized onsite accommodations, which make saving money very easy to manage. Join our Fairmont family today!
 
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:             
  • To ensure smooth operation between the front and back of house

  • Understand the importance of food cost and help plan the menus, in conjunction with the Executive Chef and Sous Chef’s to take advantage of the seasonal fluctuations of the market

  • Assist in the preparation of menus and test products for different outlets, with the aid of the Executive Chef and Sous Chef’s

  • Actively participate in Health and Safety Committee

  • Ensure quality of product when purchasing items, ensuring top quality food will be available for service

  • Communicate and participate in plate presentation for outlets and banquet functions as well as actively communicating new presentation and concepts

  • Ensure that proper cooking techniques and standardized recipes are followed in order to keep up consistency with finished products

  • Handle day to day staffing and ensure that the staffing levels are met depending on the level of business

  • Inspect all foods are received for quality, quantity, price and weight assurance. Ensure that all food products are being properly rotated

  • Responsible for the training, re-training and motivation of staff and giving feedback (negative and positive) to employees

  • Create menus for special events in conjunction with the Executive Chef

  • Keep food and labor costs within budget

  • Ensure that any guest complaints are dealt with in a professional manner, as the goal is to have the guest leave happy

  • Ensure that all hotel and kitchen policies, procedures and standards are being followed

  • Conducts staff meetings to communicate with employees the events, functions and VIP guests

  • Handle checks, forecasts, house accounts, room occupancy, and group reservations

  • Menu Engineering Program Champion

  • Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the hotel health and safety program.

  • Adhere to all environmental policies and programs as required.

  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Previous leadership experience in the culinary field required
  • Journeyman’s papers or international equivalent required
  • DiplomaCertification in a Culinary discipline an asset
  • Proven track record of cost control including food, equipments, labour and wastage to meet the goals and the hotel’s financial goals
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
 
Visa Requirements: Applicant must be legally eligible to work in Canada. 
 
APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!
 
ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!
                                                                         
 

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Job type
Fulltime job
Location
Lake Louise, Canada
Department
F&B kitchen
Languages
English
Starting in
As soon as possible

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.

Originally built as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists over 100 years ago, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury mountain resort offering guided mountain tours, world-class skiing in the winter, scenic hiking and canoe activities in the summer, a luxury spa, and exceptional dining experiences.

Step into our backyard and discover endless outdoor recreational activities including downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and horse drawn sleigh rides in the winter; and hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting in the summer.

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