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Pastry Jr. Sous Chef

The Inn at Hastings Park

The Inn at Hastings Park

Tofino, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Company Description

We are a family-owned Relais & Châteaux property located on the stunning West Coast of Vancouver Island and have been creating world-renowned guest experiences since we opened in 1996.

While situated in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the success of the Wickaninnish Inn is based on our visionary leadership, the spirit of our people, and the unwavering passion of our teams. Together we deliver the highest service standards in an engaging and supportive work environment.

Discover why working at the Wickaninnish Inn will transform your career and give you an opportunity to explore the Pacific Northwest. Wickaninnish Inn Careers

Job Description

Join our Culinary team as our Pastry Junior Sous Chef, where you have the opportunity to learn and grow in a Relais & Chateaux property also recognized as a Forbes, AAA 4-Diamond Resort and T&L World’s Best Hotel.

We are dedicated to fostering a culture of belonging where every individual is appreciated and valued for who they are. We are passionate about providing a supportive environment for our team, delivering excellence to our guests while achieving the highest sustainability practices, and creating a lasting legacy for our families and communities.

The Pastry Junior Sous Chef will be responsible for assisting the Pastry Chef with managing the day-to-day operations relating to Pastry and Bakery production while maintaining the highest level of culinary excellence. This position will work a combination of AM and PM shifts.

As a Pastry Jr. Sous Chef you will:

  • Ensure efficient and personalized guest service meeting and exceeding Relais & Chateaux and AAA 4 & 5 Diamond and Forbes Standards.
  • Be an engaged participant and leader of a team that strives for excellence and delivers the best possible culinary experience to our guests.
  • Assist the Pastry Chef in all aspects of the daily operation of the Pastry Shop.
  • Participate in events as directed by the Pastry Chef.
  • Participate in production of menu items, staff supervision, training, mentoring, menu planning and launches, ordering and inventory and administrative tasks.
  • Attend Kitchen Leadership meetings on a weekly basis, as well as other meetings as required.
  • Be actively involved in development and execution of monthly departmental meetings.
  • In the absence of the Pastry Chef, be the leader responsible for all items relating to the Pastry Shop.


Our ideal candidate will embody the West Coast culture, while still being committed to the art of hospitality and pursuit of excellence. They will have:

  • Knowledgeable about, and capable to meet and exceed, Relais & Chateaux and AAA 4 Diamond and Forbes standards.
  • Previous experience in similar position/level in a previous fine dining establishment or similar experience.
  • BC Foodsafe or the equivalent.
  • Ability to function with a calm and controlled demeanor in a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines.
  • Successfully manage special requests, dietary requirements, menu changes, be flexible with last minute requests/changes all while maintaining standards.
  • A desire to contribute exciting and innovative ideas towards the ongoing improvement of the kitchen and the Wickaninnish Inn as a whole.
  • Ability to provide leadership, coaching and training.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Journeyman/Red Seal Certification, Cook's trade certification an asset.
  • Superb time management and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to make a 2-year commitment in this position.
  • A mutual understanding of your employment duration will be determined during your interview.

Salary: $51, 500.00 per year

Additional Information

A good relationship is built upon mutual and reciprocal appreciation. We value the time and experience you bring to your work; here are some of the benefits and privileges you’ll have access to alongside your experience at the Inn: Employment Benefits

By submitting an application, you are attesting that the information given is accurate. As we receive a high volume of e-mails, we are only able to respond directly to you if your resume and interests align with our currently available positions.