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Sous Chef - The Waterford

15 March 2023

Delta, BC

The Waterford in Tsawwassen, is part of the Bria Communities family, a private, locally-owned group of retirement living residences in Langley and Tsawwassen. BriaCuisine™ teams prepare and serve fresh, locally-sourced, delicious cuisine to the seniors who make Bria Communities their home. Our Executive Chefs are Red Seal Certified and bring passion and creativity to their roles, leading their teams to provide high-quality service with a personal touch.


Reporting to the Manager, Culinary Services/Executive Chef, or designate, the Sous Chef is responsible for assisting the Manager, Culinary Services/Executive Chef with day-to-day activities of running the kitchen. In the absence of the Manager, Culinary Services/Executive Chef the Sous Chef will be responsible for the running of the department according to established operating procedures, objectives and policies. Responsibilities for the operations include organizing work assignments, coaching and supervising dietary staff. Participates in the preparation and cooking of meals and nourishments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists the Manager, Culinary Services/Executive Chef and Dietician to ensure the nutritional requirements of the residents are met through following established recipes and required standards
  • Maintains budget control by following established ordering practices, inventory controls, leftover management and taking care to ensure the correct amount food is prepared to minimize waste
  • Assists the Manager, Culinary Services/Executive Chef with staff scheduling, recruitment, coaching, developing and, as necessary, correcting staff
  • Participates in month end inventory and compiling monthly statistics
  • Prepares and cooks hot and cold entrees, baked goods and desserts for both general and therapeutic diets by methods such as roasting, braising, frying, grilling, steaming, poaching, boiling and baking, using standard recipes based on standard portion sizes. Tests foods for palatability and temperature and adjusts accordingly. Transfers cooked foods to steam tables
  • Prepares special entrees and catering items as required
  • Operates cooking equipment in a safe, proper manner. Checks equipment and cooking area after each use to ensure safety requirements are maintained. Advises when equipment needs repair and calls for repair if it is required
  • Practices, supervises and coaches others with regard to food safety and hygiene practices
  • Ensures compliance with operational, quality, safety, and cleaning standards and set targets by coaching other employees
  • Ensures food rotation in storage areas, coolers and freezers in order to minimize food spoilage and wastage
  • Participates in daily temperature checks for coolers and freezers
  • Ensures residents' right of privacy and confidentiality are maintained, except in the proper operation of the business
  • Assists with emergency situations for designated time periods
  • Communicates with different department managers
  • Accessible for one on one contact with the residents

Education & Experience

  • Five (5) years' recent experience in a seniors living community catering environment or equivalent
  • Three (3) years' supervisory experience
  • Any equivalent combination of the above described education, training and experience
  • Red Seal Certification

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with many types of individuals, including residents, line staff, senior leaders, volunteers, and suppliers, by displaying tact, courtesy and patience
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of inventory and food management
  • Knowledge of relevant quality and safety standards
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate equipment associated with the position
  • Free from communicable diseases
  • Physical and mental ability to carry out the assigned duties in the working environment


  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Team Building Events throughout the year
  • Bria Summer Family BBQ & Bria Holiday Party
  • Club 16 / She’s Fit Gym Corporate Discount Rate
  • PNE / Playland Company Discount Code
  • Sun Run & BMO Marathon Company sponsored
  • Perkopolis
  • Free Onsite annual Flu-Shot

Bria Communities Gives Back!

Our mission is to work together to create safe and vibrant communities where choices are valued, and seniors live active and purposeful lives. This mission also applies to our work in the larger community, where we seek to encourage, educate and enhance the lives of seniors who call Metro Vancouver home. 

If you love interacting with and getting to know seniors, have exemplary customer service skills and really want to make a difference in the lives of our residents, we want to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how your education and experience has prepared you for this position. 



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