Head Chef
Taiko Canteen
Calgary, AB, CA
4d ago

About Taiko Canteen.The first brick and mortar Taiko space. Bringing innovative Asian cuisine to customers. Serving food made using fresh, local ingredients that not only tastes good but does good.

Started from the brand Taiko Taco a preeminent food truck in the Calgary area, alongside Zilford’s Southern fried chicken.

Food is a right not a privilege, and is something that can and should be the vehicle for social change. We recognize that it takes a small group of committed individuals, like us, to change the world.

Come join us.JOB SUMMARY : The chef will be responsible for all aspects of daily food service operations. Responsibilities include production planning, menu development and execution of menus, catering, quality and safety controls, day-

to-day operations, budgeting, cost controls, purchasing, inventory, leading crew and scheduling.Additionally, the chef will be responsible for training, prep, purchasing, logistics and cleaning.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES : Kitchen Operations* Work directly with Managing partner and other leads in overseeing the kitchen crew.

  • Participates in the design and executes an innovative menu with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.* Coordinates, directs and participates in the preparation of food.
  • Works to ensure consistency in quality, portions and presentation, in a timely manner.* Leads by example in working with the crew to accommodate changes, shifting priorities with seamless coordination and professionalism.

  • Maintains sanitation and safety standards at all times in work areas and during food handling, production, and storage (including food labeling) in accordance to applicable sanitation and safety regulations;
  • ensures culinary / kitchen crew always follow these procedures.* Achieves budget expectations through active revenue enhancement and cost control;
  • maintains accurate accounting of expenses, ingredient use and outages / waste.* Maintains daily food procurement and preparation via inventory tracking and incoming orders in conjunction with upcoming events and services.

  • Passionately and continually seeks ways to assist in improvement of the Taiko and Zilford’s product, service and overall operations.
  • Crew Management* Trains, develops and motivates kitchen crew to build a talented and energize team..* In collaboration with management, is responsible for onboarding, providing performance feedback (performance reviews), and disciplining employees as needed.

  • Ensures that kitchen crew maintain consistently high standards in preparation and presentation.* Bi-weekly reports on labour and food cost to managing partnerJOB QUALIFICATIONS : Skills and Abilities : KITCHEN MANAGEMENT* Thorough knowledge of all cooking techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of professional cooking terminology, techniques and meal preparation procedures (e.g. : portion control, menu development, scheduling, budgets).
  • Knowledge and ability to train and enforce food sanitation and safety requirements and policies.* Advanced food safety training* Keen ability to work quickly / efficiently, coordinating and leading all cooking and preparation efforts to produce exemplary products in a timely manner.
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop a cohesive, top-performing and engaged team.* Possesses good judgment and attitude, with an excellent work ethic.
  • Ability to act with patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with staff, management, vendors, and guests at all times.Education and Experience : * Minimum of 5 years as a Chef or Sous Chef in a full-
  • service restaurant, catering, or similar.* Experience in successfully managing, motivating and developing a culinary / kitchen team.

  • Experience in developing innovative, creative dishes / menus using local, fresh ingredients.* Must possess a current Drivers LicensePHYSICAL DEMANDS : * Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 40 pounds without assistance.* Stand for prolonged periods using hot stove / oven, cooking utensils including sharp knives and industrial kitchen equipment.

  • Able to work long hours, as needed.THE PERKS : *Get in on building the next big thing and have a chance to grow your career as we grow a legendary company!*Behind the scenes look and tickets to some of Calgary’s best festivals, concerts and conferences.
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