Executive Chef
The Prairie Creek Inn - Rocky Mountain House, AB

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Chef Required
We are looking for a dynamic Chef to lead the culinary activities of Heartstone at The Prairie Creek Inn, a casually elegant 40 seat restaurant in our luxury inn located 17 km south of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. See www.theprairiecreekinn.com.

Heartstone’s menu offers a variety of casual gourmet dining choices utilizing fresh, regional, and seasonal ingredients, including fish, game, and bison. We also feature daily chef’s creations, internationally inspired dishes, made in house desserts, and fine wines and spirits. The restaurant serves guests of the inn and patrons from the area for dinner service only from Wed to Sun on a reservation basis, and also services corporate retreats, weddings and events.

The Prairie Creek Inn is a member of the Charming Inns of Alberta, a group of Alberta innkeepers whose goal is to offer the finest in accommodation, to provide the utmost in hospitality and to promote the inn experience as the holiday of choice in this province.

We want an experienced and professional chef who is passionate about food and creating new culinary delights while enjoying a quiet, high quality rural lifestyle. The right candidate will enjoy increased status in the culinary field as Heartstone achieves its imminent reputation as the place to dine in Central Alberta, and a recognized culinary tourism destination.

Key responsibilities:
Plan, prepare and cook casual fine dining meals with an ever changing menu of daily Chef’s choices using the finest fresh, local and seasonal ingredients available.

Plan, price and design menus that reflect the Inn’s theme and market including establishing creative presentation techniques and quality standards.

Perform all duties related to sourcing, ordering, receiving, stocking, invoicing and inventory control of food, ingredients and kitchen equipment.

Work independently to perform all food preparation, cooking and plating duties utilizing and managing casual kitchen help when required.

Become an active face of the restaurant by periodically conversing with guests and explaining menu choices, ingredients and cooking procedures.

Maintain a clean working environment and perform all levels of kitchen duties including washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen when required.

Ensure proper kitchen equipment operation/maintenance, safety and sanitation standards.

Be conscientious about maintaining food cost control and profit margins, limiting food waste and keeping records and reports against pre-established goals and budgets.

Meet with clients to discuss and plan menus for weddings and special group functions.
Qualifications required:

At least 3 years experience in a professional kitchen, preferably for a higher end restaurant.

Diploma in Culinary Arts & Professional Cooking, Food Services Technology/Management/or equivalent

Red Seal Certificate

An impressive repertoire of gourmet regional and international dishes, as well as a flair for creating new and innovative menus and food presentation techniques

Basic computer, forecasting, scheduling, budgeting and cost analysis skills

Knowledge of diet principles, portion control and safe and sanitary food handling procedures

Must have own transportation and a valid driver’s license.

Must have legal permission to work in Canada.

Key attributes:

Mature, dependable, organized, professional and well groomed

Personable, open and friendly with a positive attitude

Able to work well under pressure with strong organizational and time management skills

Takes ownership of duties, shows initiative and is proactive and flexible

Knowledge of wine and other beverages as an ideal accompaniment to food is an asset


$50,000 to $60,000 per year depending on experience

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Temporary staff housing may be available.

Starting date: Immediately

Please email your resume and cover letter to Terri Cameron, President.

We appreciate all applicants however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note that The Prairie Creek Inn is a completely smoke free property.