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Head Chef/Food Services Supervisor

YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Position Title: Head Chef/Food Services Supervisor

Location: YMCA Camp Elphinstone, Gibsons, BC

Terms: Full Time, Term

Salary: Yearly range between $43,000 and $52,500 + Benefits

Start Date: March 1, 2022

End Date: December 31, 2022 (with opportunity for Full Time starting 2023)

Reports To: Director, YMCA Camp Elphinstone


YMCA Camp Elphinstone is located near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver. It is situated on 144 acres of temperate rainforest along the shores of Howe Sound. During July and August, Camp Elphinstone offers programs for youth ages 5-17, including one and two week overnight camps, sailing camp, Leadership Development, out-trips to Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast Trail, and day camps. From September to June, Camp Elphinstone operates as an Outdoor Education, Event and Retreat Centre for schools, conferences, weddings, and other special interest groups. Camp Elphinstone currently serves over 12,000 participants annually.

YMCA Camp Elphinstone has accommodation and dining for up to 472 campers or guests. Camp Elphinstone employs approximately 140 staff/volunteers during July and August, with a team between 20-50 for the spring and fall Outdoor Education seasons, and a smaller core team of 10 staff during the winter season. Successful Camp Elphinstone staff are self-motivated individuals whose ambition is to help children and youth develop in an outdoor camp setting.

Nature & Scope:

The Head Chef/ Food Services Supervisor will provide leadership in the kitchen and in our hospitality department ensuring our services deliver on our vision of building a community in which a generation of children and families can reach their full potential.

Reporting to the Director (GM), the Supervisor will be responsible for developing and implementing high quality food service and hospitality, reviewing and updating systems, and ensuring adherence to Association policies and procedures. There may be opportunity to live on-site at YMCA Camp Elphinstone if housing is available.


· Develop and implement strategies that achieve and sustain high standards of food service and hospitality· Leading, coaching, and developing training for a strong staff team

· Preparation and cooking for high volumes of guests (up to ~560 per day in peak season)

· Administrative tasks including online food/supply ordering, taking inventory, scheduling staff, payroll entry, managing invoices, menu revisions, etc.

· Maintaining Vancouver Coastal Health and YMCA Health and Safety standards

· Manage and meet targets in YMCA operating plans and budgets tied to Food Service and Hospitality delivery

· Being a positive role model of our mission, vision, and values

· Participates in and promotes YMCA charitable goals and annual campaign

· Provides leadership as a member of the YMCA Camp Elphinstone Leadership team

· Perform other duties as assigned


· Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in a supervisory/management role

· University Degree, Diploma, or Certificate with significant experience in related field

· Developed interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills

· Ability to multitask and remain results focused in a high demand environment

· Ability to work a flexible schedule according to operational needs

· Knowledge of food allergens/sensitivities and ability to cater to a variety of specialized diets

· Comfortable using Microsoft Word, Excel, and online ordering systems

· Standard First Aid-CPR C and WHMIS Certificate required

· Food Safe Level 1 required

· Food Safe Level 2 an asset

· Red Seal Chef certification an asset

· Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date

  • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province

Please submit your cover letter and resume here. 

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled.

Thank you for your interest and application.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department. 



December 2, 2021

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