Head Chef of a Trendy Yaletown Plant-based Restaurant

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date Posted: 09-07-2017
Bringing a plant-based, healthy and organic community restaurant to Vancouver. ZEND is a botanical hub that innovates what FOOD means. Our food is vegan but you’ll never know it! We incorporate rich and nourishing flavours while being adaptable to anyone’s dietary needs. We are also Canada’s first Kava bar. In the heart of Yaletown, ZEND is making a statement with our path away from alcohol - we serve our namesake elixir as the go-to calming drink after your long work day. If you are passionate about food, changing people’s perspective on health and nutrition and have a loving personality, this is the job for you!

Who are you?
  • Passionate about shaping the food future with innovative business ideas that will help bring a start up concept to profitability. 
  • Knowledgeable in Vegan/Raw Vegan cuisine. 
  • Knowledgeable in restrictive diets, nutrition, and wellness 
  • Positive and resilient, able to shift quickly with a continuously evolving environment.
Job Requirements and Responsibilities
  • 5+ Years experience in the industry 
  • Foodsafe and First Aid certified
  • Flexibility with work hours - FULL TIME availability 
  • Previous experience in both a corporate and small business setting
  • Able to use and understand Excel, and Microsoft
  • In-depth understanding of food cost and overall restaurant budgeting
  • 2+ years experience in a leadership position
  • Exceptional people management skills (including giving and receiving feedback)
  • Professional and clean appearance
  • Ability to facilitate multiple revenue streams
  • Schedule writing and labor management 
  • Menu development 
  • Ability to build relationships with vendors via phone
  • Financial accountability for all fixed costs within the business
  • In charge of hiring practices 
  • Able to create and implement working systems to better improve efficiency within the kitchen
  • Basic understanding of current economic needs in order to properly market and evolve the business as time passes 

Location: 1130 Mainland St, Yaletown
Compensation: Full-time Competitive Salary + Performance Bonus (Make ZEND your own and own it!)
Let us know why you are "ZEND" and be sure to stop by the lounge to try our signature Zend Elixir before your interview.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength that diversity brings to a workplace. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply.
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