Head Chef at Banff Collective by Innvest Hotels

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Banff Collective by Innvest Hotels
Banff, AB
$65,000–$75,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time
Banff Collective by Innvest Hotels
Banff, AB
$65,000–$75,000 a year
Job details

$65,000–$75,000 a year
Job type
Shift and schedule
8 hour shift
Weekends as needed
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Banff, AB

Pulled from the full job description
Company events
Dental care
Discounted or free food
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off

Full job description

Passion Drives Performance. InnVest succeeds because our people love what we do. Our entire team shares a deep-rooted passion for the world of hospitality & travel that extends far beyond the walls of our offices and locations.

Our company culture is built on collaboration. A nimble team where everyone has a voice at the table and an opportunity to pursue their passions. Our skillsets are as diverse as our portfolio, but we all have a singular focus: a belief that partnerships deliver the best results, an entrepreneurial approach to decision making, respect for others, a strong sense of integrity and a curiosity to challenge the status quo.

With over 75 hotels in our portfolio, representing 18 internationally recognized hotel brands, InnVest is the largest independent owner of hotels in Canada. In addition, our management team oversees the day-to-day activities of almost 70 hotels also making InnVest the largest independent operator of hotels in Canada. InnVest’s portfolio is geographically diverse with hotels from Vancouver, BC to Corner Brook, NL but also experientially diverse from roadside inns to luxury urban properties.

At InnVest, our mission is simple – to deliver outstanding guest experiences and superior returns on quality hospitality investment. A career at InnVest will provide you with unrivalled opportunities and invaluable exposure to Canada’s largest independently-owned and operated hotel portfolio.


The Head Chef position is responsible for maintaining superior food quality and presentation expected by our guests according to company policies, procedures, programs, and performance standards. Meet or exceed financial objective such as revenue generation and food costs.


The duties and responsibilities of the Head Chef include, but are not limited to the following:

· Manage the daily operations which includes but not limited to; productivity, inventory/quality control, maintaining Health & Safety standards.

· Establish and deliver high standards of quality in food preparation and presentation that are responsive to the needs of our guests.

· Prepare menus and menu costing in a timely fashion. This includes Tour –breakfast, lunch and dinner, Catering(Banqueting) – breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, receptions, dinner, Evergreen A-la-Carte – breakfast, lunch, lounge and dinner; In-room Dining – breakfast, lunch, all day and specialty dinner.

· Prepare and cost a variety of staff meals that are healthy and appeal to a diverse group.

· Manage all aspects of staff training and development, recruiting, hiring and team performance consistent with Charlton Resort Policies, Health and Safety guidelines and Food Handling laws.

· Ensure there is a solid understanding of the current business levels. Provide clear direction to team members maximizing productivity.

· Frequent daily inspections of all food preparation and service areas with an eye on cleanliness, orderliness and service flow. Ensure that the kitchen is maintained to the highest standards in accordance with all food safety guidelines.

· Represent the hotels in such a manner as to enhance the reputation of the company. Lead employees by personal example with a philosophy of work conduct and personal development that leads to maximum performance and job satisfaction.

Meet or exceed financial objectives:

· Manage Expenses: labor and material resources directly related to the kitchen operation.

· The Head Chef is expected to share the responsibility of meeting the department’s financial objectives with respect to cost of food and co-operate fully in implementing measures to resolve existing problems and avoid future problems. To achieve positive results the Head Chef will collaborate with the Restaurant Manager to produce menus that accurately reflect the needs of the guests, collaborate on plate costing and policies to ensure that plate costing is managed, understand and manage the impact of staff dining, participate with monthly inventory and review the monthly analysis of all food cost variables.

· Manage inventory of equipment and supplies related to the kitchen department and ensure that maintenance is performed in a timely fashion.

· Manage food inventory in a responsible manner ensuring you are employing good purchasing and receiving practices and employing good inventory management, waste management & loss management systems.


. Culinary education and training

· 2 years of culinary leadership experience in the food service or hospitality industry

· Red Seal Certificate

· Food Handlers Certification

· Detail-oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy

· Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

· Good communication and training skills

· Exposure to heat, steam, cold, smoke

· Ability to lift and carry a weight of approximately 40 pounds

· Demonstrated knowledge of guest service and a genuine desire to exceed guest expectations

· Availability to work flexible shifts including weekends and holidays

InnVest Hotels is an inclusive employer. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Subsidized staff accommodation is available to the successful candidate. We appreciate all applications, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $65,000.00-$75,000.00 per year


Company events
Dental care
Discounted or free food
Extended health care
Life insurance
On-site parking
Paid time off
Vision care
Flexible Language Requirement:

French not required

8 hour shift
Day shift
Evening shift
Monday to Friday
Morning shift
Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay
Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-07-15
Expected start date: 2024-07-08

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