Outpost Head Chef

Term: Permanent 

Type: Full-time

Hours: 40 hours per week

Pay: $55,000

The Newly Rebranded Outpost is looking for a new Head Chef

The Outpost is a Monday to Friday restaurant located at Lakehead University serving students, staff, and faculty. Our operation is currently focused on Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. We are looking for an experienced, creative, and passionate Head Chef to join our team.

During this pivotal time for The Outpost, you will be responsible for helping create our new food identity in 2022, and onwards. You will design a new menu that will serve the ever-evolving student body at Lakehead University.

As Head Chef, your main duties involve running the back-of-house. You will manage the daily operations of the kitchen, oversee the kitchen staff to ensure that the highest quality of cuisine is served to our guests, and ensure that all food and labour cost goals are met.

LUSU and The Outpost would also like the new Head Chef to form relationships with local and regional food purveyors and producers to better extend the local authentic Thunder Bay experience to international and visiting students.

Head Chef Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create new recipes and design the overall menu, including weekly specials 

  • Coordinate and direct food preparation, from prep through service

  • Monitor and ensure the quality of all food and beverages

  • Track, record, and maintain inventory of stock including foods, beverages, and kitchen supplies

  • Order and arrange weekly pickup/delivery of foods and ingredients 

  • Hire, train and manage kitchen staff

  • Work with the events committee to creatively serve visiting and domestic events utilizing the unique space and opportunities of The Outpost.

  • Work within the established framework to better serve the student public

  • Maintain a clean kitchen and follow all municipal food safety and sanitation laws

  • Other duties as assigned


Head Chef Requirements and Qualifications

  • Culinary Management Diploma / Journeymans Red Seal preferred

  • 3+ years’ experience in a head chef or managerial kitchen position

  • Safe Food Handling certification

  • Extensive knowledge in culinary arts, including up-and-coming food trends

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Proven leadership and creative abilities inside the kitchen


Head Chef Wages and Benefits

  • Monday to Friday Operation typically open 11am-7pm

  • Extensive and Competitive Medical and Dental benefit plan

  • Younger demographic of clientele lending itself to creativity and culinary expression

  • Lighter work schedule in the Summer

  • Ability to craft an extensive menu and catering guide working with the events team

  • Annual gym membership

  • Monthly cell phone allowance

  • 2 weeks’ vacation per year

  • 2 weeks off during winter break 

  • $55 000 starting wage with room to grow in the position

To apply please email your cover letter and resume to Farhan Yousaf at jobs@lusu.ca with the subject line "Application: Outpost Head Chef".

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM ET



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