We're hiring a Culinary Lead!

We're hiring a Culinary Lead!

Culinary Lead

Job Type: Full-time Employment
Number of Positions: 1
Job Location: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Compensation: $38,000/year
Closing Date: July 8, 2024

About the Position


The Pink Piano Cafe & Lounge is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Culinary Lead to join our team. Reporting to the Cafe Owner, the Culinary Lead will play a pivotal role in managing our food and beverage operations. This position presents an excellent development opportunity for recent culinary management graduates who are eager to grow in the field.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage food and beverage operations, including inventory, menu development, costing, and kitchen activities.
  • Bake and prepare light fare, ensuring high standards of cleanliness and food quality.
  • Collaborate with the team to create daily/weekly specials and special event menus.
  • Mentor kitchen staff, fostering their development and ensuring smooth, efficient kitchen operations.
  • Occasionally assist with front-of-house duties to provide exceptional customer service.

Why Join Us?

  • Opportunity to lead culinary operations in a vibrant and welcoming café environment.
  • Supportive team atmosphere with room for creativity and innovation.
  • Contribution to the local community through sustainable practices and support of local artists and businesses.


  • A diploma from a 2-year Culinary Management (or similar) program.
  • Strong culinary skills with a focus on baking and light food preparation.
  • Available for FT work with flexibility for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills.
  • Leadership qualities with the ability to mentor and develop kitchen staff.
  • A proactive, can-do attitude with the ability to work collaboratively in a small team environment.
  • Food Handlers certification (or ability to obtain/renew certification ahead of start date).

Nice to Have (but not required)

  • Hands-on commercial kitchen experience.
  • Experience with / knowledge of menu costing and financial management in a culinary setting.
  • Barista skills/experience.
  • Certifications such as First Aid, WHIMIS, Smart Serve, etc

To Apply:

Jenn is looking forward to receiving your application via email. 

Documents to include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

The Pink Piano Cafe & Lounge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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