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Position: Chef
Restaurant: Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat Centre
Location: Cabot Shores, eastern Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Are you passionate about garden-to-table practices? Feel strongly about lowering our carbon footprint? Create menus based on locally available seafood and vegetables? Enjoy creating plant-based dishes? Love outdoor cooking? We want to hear from you!

Our busy restaurant is looking for an experienced, forward-thinking Chef who is passionate about food. The ideal candidate for this position will be a natural leader.

The Chef will be responsible for preparing meals for 15-60 diners a la carte, and for groups.

Located on the Atlantic side of the Cabot Trail, Cabot Shores is a second home to guests from all over the world. We offer a range of traditional and unique accommodations, outdoor adventures, wellness services, cultural activities and serve nutritious meals in our Bistro. We emphasize garden-to-table practices and sourcing of local veggies & seafood. All our dishes are made from scratch. Join our team of hardworking, fun-loving staff and spend your time in a beautiful setting, enjoying activities onsite such as meditation, Qi Gong, kayaking, hiking, swimming, music jams, and more.

Duties include:

  • Purchase food and supplies from vendors approved by the company and monitor inventory
  • Develop menus and item pricing, develop spreadsheets to evaluate profitability of bistro
  • Ensure safety and sanitation practices in the kitchen
  • Stay current on restaurant industry trends
  • Identify new culinary techniques and presentations; recipe creation
  • Cook to order, a la carte
  • Follow the food philosophy and budget established by the owners
  • Participate in outdoor cooking events


  • 3-5+ years’ experience as a Chef in a full-service restaurant or equivalent setting
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced but friendly environment
  • Dedicated to food quality and control
  • Strong knowledge of proper food handling and sanitation standards
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of seafood/fish, meat/chicken, vegetarian/vegan/GF cooking
  • Experience in cooking meals a la carte for 10-60 people and for groups (10-50+ people)
  • Enjoy being in a rural area of Cape Breton
  • Interest in using fresh ingredients from local suppliers and harvest from our gardens (herbs & vegetables)
  • Skills in butchering an asset
  • Facility at accurate management and tracking of food and labor costs, as well as attention to running a profitable line of business

General information:

  • Full time / Part Time, possibly seasonal (mid-June to late October)
  • Hourly wage or Salary (depends on experience) plus shared tips
  • Some staff housing available (please inquire)

To apply, send resume, 2 recent references, and cover letter to Barbara:
subject: Chef

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 7 2020    ID: 55519