Executive Chef - Banff, AB

600 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8, Canada Req #533
Friday, May 20, 2022

The Executive Chef will have the opportunity to open two innovative, new food and beverage concepts in Banff, Alberta. These restaurants will be located within Banff’s newest full-service hotels and include room service, take out, special event and catering programs. Banff Lodging Co. is an employee owned company and the successful candidate will embody an ownership culture with opportunity for future career advancement.  We like to have fun and be enthusiastic in all that is done, take chances, show initiative, and seek innovation.   


Reporting to the GM of Food and Beverage, the Executive Chef is a highly engaged leader with a passion for food.  The right leader drives the businesses forward while overseeing a wide range of daily activities from day-to-day kitchen operations to menu creation.  This role is responsible for leading all culinary programs towards financial success while upholding the individual brand image and values for each venue.   The Executive Chef must set the exemplary standard of execution for their staff by ensuring effective purchasing and inventory controls are in place and followed, whilst maintaining all operational budgets.  This leader is also responsible for ensuring that the business consistently delivers high-quality food products with an exceptional guest experience.



  • Leadership: mentor, train and coach a large team, striving for retention, development and internal promotion of team members.
  • Proactive Planning: manage and maintain appropriate inventory levels for food and operational supplies. Develops and maintains budgets, forecasts and COGS.
  • Dedication for Excellent Guest Experience: provides exemplary guest service and builds relationships with guests to set the standard for employees.
  • Genuine Passion: real desire to make other people’s dining experiences special. Encouraging and instilling a passion for all things culinary in the kitchen team whilst keeping artistic flair alive.
  • Time Management: effectively manages time to achieve business goals while satisfying the guest service needs.
  • Communication: Provides clean, open, and consistent communication with the management and staff. Actively listens and receives feedback.
  • Problem solving: Responsive, calm, creative and flexible to ensure operations continue to run smoothly in the face of the unexpected.
  • Consistency: Approachable by both employees and management. Actions and reactions are consistent to create a safe and comfortable environment for employees and guests.
  • Business awareness: Knows how to read a P&L and understands what contributes to each section. Understands how to impact the costs and manage expenses.


Skills - Experience - Education

  • Minimum of 5 years of Food and Beverage management experience
  • Minimum 2 years at an Executive Chef or Kitchen Manager level
  • Experience in hotel environment considered an asset
  • Experience in a multi-outlet environment considered an asset
  • Experience in a new restaurant opening considered an asset
  • Red Seal Certification consider an asset
  • Culinary Diploma considered an asset
  • Proficient computer skills including but not limited to: POS, inventory software, MS Office Programs
  • Excellent listening, comprehension and communication skills
  • Food Safety Course and W.H.M.I.S.
  • Must be able to carry and lift items weighing 25lbs, must be able to stoop and bend
  • Must be able to stand and move for extended periods of time to continuously perform essential job functions
  • Ability to work flexible hours including mornings, days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays based on business needs


This Position Offers:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Health & dental benefits
  • Eligibility to become an employee shareholder
  • Eligibility to access Employee Home Purchase Loan Program
  • An extensive wellness and experiential benefit package: https://blcemployees.com/benefits/


We're really glad that you are interested in this job and we look forward to reviewing your application. We appreciate all of the applications that we receive, and we will contact qualified candidates as soon as possible. You can learn more about our great employee benefits & perks and what it means to work with an employee-owned company at banfflodgingco.com/jobs

Banff Caribou Properties is an equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of all employees.

Other details

  • Job Family Restaurant Salary
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • 600 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8, Canada