We are currently looking to fulfill the position of Sous Chef at Camp Fircom, if you have a passion for food, laughter, community and the environment then please keep reading!
Employment Dates: Start date - March 11, 2021; End Date - Nov. 14, 2021
Wage: $18.75 per hour, plus accommodation, all meals, water taxi fares, staff shirt
Summary of Position: Working with the Head Chef, the Sous Chef will be responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the Food Service Department. The Sous Chef will provide leadership and mentorship to junior staff members of the kitchen team and any volunteers that are working in the kitchen. The Sous Chef will work under the leadership of the Head Chef 3 days per week, and will take responsibility for leading the kitchen team 2 days per week.
This position is a full-time, 40 hour per week position during the summer months (end of June through to Labour Day weekend in September). As such, the successful candidate is required to live on site during this time period. During the spring and fall months, this position will be employed on a casual part-time basis, with work hours dependent upon guest bookings and staffing needs. A schedule for each month will be provided to the successful candidate by the 15th day of the month previous (i.e., the work schedule for May will be provided by April 15th).
We would like to acknowledge that Camp Fircom is located on Cha7elkwnech (Gambier Island), in the ancestral and unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish First Nation). A short 20 minute water taxi ride from Horseshoe Bay, Camp Fircom is situated on a 120-acre waterfront property with access to ample recreational opportunities, including swimming beaches and hiking trails.
The mission of Camp Fircom is to create communities of belonging and experiences to grow on. The heart of our non-profit organization is the operation of summer camp programs, which we are cautiously optimistic about running this year in a modified capacity. We also operate a year-round retreat centre, hosting weddings, family vacations, conferences, work and wellness retreats, adult programs, and other groups.
Food Service Department:
Camp Fircom’s kitchen has a variety of quality equipment to execute meals for groups from 12 – 200 (our capacity this year will likely be 50 guests and up to 20 staff and volunteers, due to COVID-19 restrictions on maximum group gathering size). We take great pride in offering homemade and delicious food for all our guests, with a focus on providing vegetarian meals and meals that include meat and cheese purchased from local farmers. We are a nut-aware kitchen and we cater to a variety of allergies and dietary needs. We have a ½ acre garden and orchard, and we upkeep a small flock of chickens. The produce from the garden and orchard often comes into the kitchen to be included in the preparation of our meals.
Camp Fircom is an off-the-grid location, which means that all kitchen waste must be processed onsite. The kitchen team takes part in the responsibility of taking the compost out to the farm, cleaning and properly sorting recycling, and bagging and storing garbage so our site staff arrange to have it removed from the island.
Living Arrangements: From April – September, accommodation is provided in a small unheated cabin without plumbing, electricity, or internet. March, October and November, accommodation is provided in a heated private room in a shared cabin with all utilities. Meals are included when guests are on site and Food Service is offered. Compliance with all federal and provincial health orders related to COVID-19 will be ensured, including the ability to remain 2m apart in shared accommodations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Training and Supervision:
Food Preparation and Meal Service:
Kitchen Systems and Organization:
Kitchen Maintenance and Cleanliness:
Reporting and Evaluations:
The Sous Chef reports to the Head Chef (Executive Director on the Head Chef’s days off), who will lead a goal setting and evaluation process for the Sous Chef
If interested in applying for this position, please email an ‘Expression of Interest’ Letter and Resume to Terra McKenzie, Executive Director (email@example.com) NO LATER THAN Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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Camp Fircom is an equity employer and we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people, people of all sexual orientation and genders, and others who may contribute to our further diversification.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Feb 5 2021 ID: 58576