Executive Chef

We have an immediate need, come join our team! It is an exciting time to be a part of a team providing an incredible luxury wilderness experience. By building and maintaining a team of passionate people with a shared hunger for the outdoors and the numerous activities available in the region, we are able to provide our guests with an authentic wilderness lodge experience, ensuring that they continue to come back to see us.

Located in the Southern Chilcotin Mountains Tyax Wilderness Resort & Spa, we are a unique operation catering to adventure recreationalists and travelers to BC throughout all seasons. Recently renovation, we continue to invest in the infrastructure, the range of products available, and the high level of service offered.

We are looking for an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for the kitchen.  We encourage all staff to actively take part in the activities that we promote, including extensive mountain biking, hiking, boating, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding and more.  Reporting to the Lodge General Manager, the Executive Chef will manage all aspect of the resort’s kitchen and dining facilities and will coordinate menus and meal preparation for special events such as weddings, and private groups.


  • Planning and directing food preparation and cooking
  • Developing menus and recipes in accordance with management’s vision
  • Training chefs and cooks to prepare menus
  • Supervising all activities of  chefs and cooks
  • Instructing cooks in preparation, cooking, garnishing and presentation of food
  • Ensuring that food meets highest standard of quality and that kitchen is maintained in accordance with all health and safety regulations
  • Estimating food requirements in order to oversee food requisitioning adhering to the company purchasing policy
  • Optimize profits through effective planning and cost controls
  • Working with Food & Beverage Manager to reduce and report on food and labor costs
  • Working with Food & Beverage Manager to recruit and hire staff
  • Be responsible for all company property, including products, equipment, fixtures and real property


  • Supervision of staff
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation background
  • Hotel management systems background


  • Clearly expresses ideas orally and in writing
  • Listens to and understands what others are saying
  • Shares information and maintains confidentiality


  • Solid understanding of the restaurant business
  • Working knowledge of business computer systems and processes
  • Knows how to get things done


  • Sound problem resolution abilities
  • Able to develop new methods and/or approaches to achieving business objectives
  • Identify and resolve process deficiencies and quality control issues across the team
  • Ability to effectively evaluate complex information and make the right decision
  • Is resourceful in solving problems
  • Time and priority management experience


  • Identifies our customer needs and takes appropriate action to meet those needs
  • Demonstrates commitment to appropriate level of service
  • Acts with a sense of urgency


  • Takes responsibility for own actions and decisions
  • Manages own workload
  • Is responsible for own development and performance
  • Works well in a team environment or independently
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships
  • Mentors less experienced members of the staff

Available to relocated immediately, applicants must be willing to live and work in a remote environment with a close-knit team. We are only able to employ Canadian residents or individuals with a valid Canadian work visa. The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications, including resume in word format along with a cover letter of compensation requirements should be submitted electronically, in confidence directly to: lisa@searchwest.ca  with Executive Chef in the subject line. We thank all who apply but only those short-listed will be contacted.

By | 2017-06-30T12:22:49+00:00 June 19th, 2017|