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BC Public Service

BAND 1 - Sous Chef

Victoria, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
59,400 to 84,699 per year
Posting Title
BAND 1 - Sous Chef

Position Classification
Band 1


Work Options

Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$59,400.00 - $84,699.96 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance

Ministry Branch / Division
Government House

Job Summary

Bring your strong leadership skills to this dynamic team environment

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and Government House (GH) itself is multi-dimensional, supporting several distinct lines of business including constitutional and international protocol matters, ceremonial and hospitality events, and the management and maintenance of Government House as a National Historic Site.

Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Sous Chef leads staff, providing direction on planning and design of menus; plans, organizes, and prepares foods from menu plan; orders, receives and stores food and beverage supplies and other food services items; and ensures that all work areas, equipment, and utensils are maintained and/or stored in a clean, tidy, sanitary, and secure manner at all times. This position acts as a Deputy Executive Chef and together with the Executive Chef, leads a team of casual/contracted kitchen staff to execute the successful catering of all events at Government House.

Job Requirements:
  • Professional credentials that demonstrate experience and education, such as a Journeyman's Certificate/Red Seal or, culinary degree.
  • Completion of Food Safe Level 2; Serve Safe for Managers.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience in a Sous Chef role in a high quality, professionally dedicated environment. Preference may be given to applicants with three (3) or more years of this experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience in food services, including banqueting, food preparation and management, including experience in 5-star banqueting environment or equivalent.Preference may be given to applicants with three (3) or more years of this experience.
  • Minimum two (2) years' experience in the leadership and supervision of staff.Preference may be given to applicants with three (3) or more years of this experience.
  • Minimum one (1) year's experience with inventory and cost control with food, equipment, labour, and wastage.

Preference may be given to applicants with:
  • Professional credentials that demonstrate experience and education, with Chef de Cuisine Certification (CCC), American Academy of Chefs (AAC), and/or Certified Executive Chef (CEC) accreditation.
  • Minimum six (6) month's experience working in a competitive culinary environment, leading teams through the competitive process.
  • Five (5) or more years of Fine Dining Service experience.

  • Standing/Walking (constantly): over and on various surfaces including carpet, tile, and rubber mats and for long periods of time.
  • Crouching (occasionally): to lift trays, clean and stock shelves.
  • Kneeling/Crawling (occasionally): to clean or pick-up debris.
  • Stooping (frequently): to load carts and trays.
  • Reaching Overhead/Extending (frequently): to stock supplies, carry trays, setting-up banquet tables.
  • Lifting/Carrying (frequently): tables, food trays, ice buckets. Average weight 25lbs, maximum weight 50lbs.

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

This position has full time on-site requirements.

This position is excluded from union membership.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Leadership and Management
Management and Executive