1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, Canada



Pastry Sous Chef


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Do you have an appetite for career progression and ready to take your culinary skills to a world-class platform? Take your career to a whole new level with us and join our kitchen team.

Job Description

Why work for Fairmont Pacific Rim?

  • Wonderful company culture – our colleagues are at the heart of all we do
  • Excellent training with the opportunity to build a successful career
  • Fun work environment
  • A competitive salary, starting from $72,000 per annum
  • Extensive benefits package including health, paramedical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance for those meeting eligibility requirements
  • Company-matched pension plan and ability to enroll in the Group
  • Complimentary hotel stay for newly hired employees with breakfast for two through BE OUR GUEST program
  • Complimentary meals through our Colleague Dining Program
  • Travel reimbursement program for a Translink Monthly pass
  • Annual $250 Lifestyle Credit program for managers
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
  • Learning programs & educational assistance through our Academies designed to sharpen your skills
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities
  • Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities

What you will be doing:

  • Review the daily operations with the pastry team, prepare the necessary food items in accordance with Fairmont standards in a timely and efficient manner
  • Conduct daily shift briefings with pastry team members
  • Effectively manage food costs and production control to reduce wastage
  • Supervise, provide guidance and training to pastry team in all food preparation and execution of the events.  
  • Assist with creating menus, recipes, pictures and training materials to ensure consistency, efficiency to meet the set standards.
  • Lead the charge on all Fairmont standards, train employees on menus and cooking procedures
  • Kitchen maintenance and cleaning. Following food safety requirements.
  • Maintaining proper rotation of product in all chillers to minimize spoilage
  • Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food
  • Ensure that all food products are handled, stored, prepared and served safely in accordance with hotel and Food Safety guidelines. Ensure that all ECOSURE standards and processes are completed on a daily basis, this includes but isn’t limited to filling out daily temperature logs, labelling and dating of items as well ensuring food storage areas are cleaned daily.
  • Food preparation and cooking, plating, presentation
  • Apply 5 Diamond and 5 Star Service Standards at all times


Your experience and skills include:

  • Previous experience in both luxury hotel and restaurant environment is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of Chocolate work and design
  • Strong knowledge of restaurant dessert design
  • Creative and passionate about food and customer service
  • Is a self-starter and displays initiative and curiosity for all food related items
  • Able to give clear direction, set expectations and provide training to team members
  • Able to work without supervision and display sound decisions make skills
  • Ability to read, understand and follow recipes within the guidelines
  • Ability to read a prep list and determine in what sequence of order job should be complete
  • Ability to multi task, prioritize and manage time efficiently to ensure job completion
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to listen, follow directions precisely to achieve the end result
  • Stays current & knowledgeable of both local and global cuisine trends, applying those into our offerings
  • Able to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a team player.
  • Completion of a recognized culinary program
  • Must be Food Safe Certified
  • A neat, well-groomed appearance as per hotel standards
  • Must be available to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Career minded with strong personal initiative and a desire to achieve the department’s vision and goal
  • Physically fit to stand for long periods of time and lift 20kg regularly throughout a shift

Additional Information

Your team and working environment:

Work with a diverse and passionate team dedicated to creating lasting impressions on our guests by providing award winning food.

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit  https://careers.accor.com/


Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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