Larga Baffin has an exciting opportunity as a: Full-Time Kitchen Supervisor (Contract)
This is a temporary employment opportunity during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Larga Baffin is classified as an Essential Service and is taking all mandatory and recommended precautionary measures as per Public Health authorities to ensure the health and safety of all staff and residents.
A special thank you to all front line workers for your commitment and dedication serving those in need.
Larga Baffin strives to provide Nunavummiut with quality care during their medical appointments in Ottawa. We are dedicated to creating a safe and respectful environment with friendly and caring staff. We offer a nice warm bed, healthy meals and local ground transportation to medical appointments. Our facility is strategically located in Ottawa so that our clients can access the hospitals and airport in a timely manner.
Reporting to the Kitchen and Assistant Kitchen Manager, the Kitchen Supervisor will be responsible for assisting in leading and supervising a small kitchen team (First Cooks, Second Cooks, Prep Cooks, Servers & Dishwashers) and ensuring high quality standards in food production, taste, presentation, and safety. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, delivering exceptional customer service.
Larga Baffin is a fast paced and stressful environment as we accommodate a high volume of clients requiring medical care not provided in their home communities. The ideal candidate must be able to operate in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.
Assists in the execution of menus for all meals provided by Larga Baffin
Prepares high quality foods
Assists clients with special food requests
Provides input on menu options that are healthy and nutritious for clients and staff
Understands and communicates food restrictions (when necessary)
Assists the Kitchen Managers with ordering supplies and managing inventory
Communicates with all departments and outside service providers to ensure client’s needs are met
Continuously monitors ways to improve or enhance the client’s quality of care
Takes initiative and corrective measure to ensure all necessary meal preparation and meal service tasks are completed
Ensures kitchen staff are following procedures and policies for kitchen cleanliness, sanitation, safe food handling, safe equipment use and general health and safety; provides input to the Assistant Kitchen Manager for improving these procedures and policies.
Culture & Team Supervision
Supervises meal preparation and meal service activities to ensure food and service quality
Trains and supervises kitchen staff to ensure food quality and service standards are met
Ensures staff are compliant with Larga Baffin’s Health and Safety standards and all policies
Provides support to the Kitchen Managers in developing and maintaining department training and/or procedures manuals.
Education & Experience Requirements
Previous experience working in an Inuit organization and/or serving traditional country food is an asset.
5-7 years of culinary experience with at least 1-2 years of experience supervising a small team
Previous kitchen experience in a hospital or industrial type (buffet style cooking) setting which includes customer service. Post-secondary education in culinary arts, hospitality or related field.
Safe Food Handling Certification.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of Inuit culture and values is considered an asset.
Excellent knowledge of safe food handling, sanitation procedures and food preparation and service.
Knowledge of food and beverage industry principles, methods, practices, and techniques.
Knowledgeable about weights, measurements, hygiene, equipment handling, sanitation and workplace safety.
Demonstrates a strong orientation for customer service; shows patience and maturity to tactfully and diplomatically interact with clients, visitors and staff.
Ability to analyze and interpret the needs of clients and offer the appropriate options and solutions necessary.
Ability to prepare meals for special dietary needs and understands nutritional restrictions and portion sizes to be served.
Ability to cook meats, poultry and seafood as well as prepare foods (stock, soups, sauces, etc.) from scratch.
Strong organizational/decision making skills and an aptitude for problem solving.
Strong knowledge of operating and maintaining equipment in a commercial kitchen
Ability to supervise employees, including organizing, prioritizing, scheduling work assignments and demonstrated ability to motivate and lead a team.
Strong training, coaching, and mentoring skills are essential.
Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
Able to build and maintain strong relationships with other members of the kitchen staff, external providers, and clients.
Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Places a strong emphasis on “doing things right”.
Beneficiary status with the ability to speak Inuktitut would be considered an asset.
Larga Baffin welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
The successful candidate must be able to obtain a recent police records check (for the vulnerable sector) with results acceptable to Larga Baffin as a mandatory condition of employment.
Priority will be given to qualified Nunavut Beneficiaries. Larga Baffin does not provide housing and is not responsible for re-location costs.