Why the Stampede?
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.
The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs.
Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit.
All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
Chef de Cuisine, reporting directly to the Executive Sous Chef, is responsible for overseeing the day to day culinary activities, ensuring that our Culinary Vision, food safety, preparation, presentation and cost standards are consistently met.
Engage the passion and diversity of our culinary team to create an artistically-presented, multi sensory, made from scratch menu using locally sourced products that will lead to industry award winning achievements and provide our guests with lasting memories
Our people are the cornerstone for all our accolades, we will create a work environment and training processes for our employees that will see us become a top 10 employer worldwide.
Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to :
Culinary Expertise :
Overseeing event operations ensuring food preparation standards are met at all times
With a hands-on approach, creates exceptional, timeless inspirational signature dishes
Maintain detailed knowledge of all current menus and ingredients
Communication Expertise :
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead, influence and encourage the culinary team
Demonstrates honesty and empathy
Frequent communication with all front of house teams, kitchen staff, and leaders to ensure consistent operations and internal / external guest satisfaction
People Leadership :
Create a working culture that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect and employee satisfaction
Champion employee onboarding and training
Assist with staffing and scheduling as per the demands of events
Assist Executive Sous Chef with performance reviews, coaching, corrective disciplinary actions and related documentation
Direct reports include Sous Chefs and Chef de Partie
Culinary Safety Leadership :
Ensure compliancy with the organization’s policies and procedures
Monitor and oversee sanitation practices in accordance with Alberta Health Services to ensure that employees strictly adhere to the standards and regulations of cleanliness
Ensure continued compliance with environmental policies, best practices and legislation
Financial Acumen :
Lead monthly inventory processes for the culinary department
Manage monthly Food and Labour costs, as directed by Executive Sous Chef
Recipe menu development, costings and library
Minimize operation costs by optimizing production schedules, standardizing recipes, waste management and detailed processes
Ability to display organizational, time management and work priority skills
Red Seal, Alberta Food Safety Certification, Sec. 31
Culinary graduate at a recognized post-secondary Hospitality school
Minimum of 5 years culinary leadership experience, ideally within hotel or convention center settings
Must be able to travel internationally
Must posses excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent communication, coaching and supervisory skills in a team environment
Ability to work flexible shifts as dictated by event schedules
Experience working with Microsoft Office programs, payroll administration software and inventory management software
Occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., continuous arm, hand and finger movements; crouching, kneeling, reaching and bending;
exposure to dust, fumes, gases, odors and animal dander. Visual and color acuity required.
Please note : Successful candidates will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the Calgary Stampede’s COVID Vaccination Policy.
The Calgary Stampede offers a unique and exciting work environment, an excellent total compensation package and the opportunity for advancement and employee training.