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Celebrating over 40 years of Exquisite Hospitality and West Coast Style

The Lazy Gourmet is defined by exquisite food, the freshest possible ingredients, personal attention to our clients’ vision and our attention to every detail to each individual event.

It all starts with the people who work for us!

Please see below for a list of ongoing career opportunities and send your resume and cover letter to peter@lazygourmet.ca.

Catering Supervisors

This position requires a person with a specific character. You need to be able to problem solve while remaining calm and making quick decisions.

We are looking for leaders!

You must be able to lead and delegate to a group of staff with exceptionally diverse talents, and inspire them to perform at their highest level of service.

You are the face of the company and interact directly with our clients. You have the vision to be able to think outside the box when things do not go exactly as planned. You are a “Big Picture’ thinker.

Our Supervisors work hard to ensure that every detail of each event is attended to on time, with perfection.

You must have a valid B.C. driver’s licence, be physically fit and able to load vans and lift a minimum of fifiy pounds.

You must have an even temperament and possess strong people skills. Our Supervisors pamper the clients, while ensuring that all goes according to the event itinerary. Each event must exceed the clients’ expectations.

At the same time, our Supervisors mentor the catering staff. Our Supervisors work with each team member; understanding each individual’s strengths, as well as providing relevant coaching.

Catering Servers and Bartenders

These positions are the back-bone of every event.

Our catering servers and bartenders are people who enjoy working with our clients and sincerely want them to have the best possible experience at their event.

We are always looking for candidates who take pride in their work and possess the basic common sense values and work ethic that we all look for in an ever-changing work force.

You must be able to roll with the punches in the exciting, sometimes challenging scenarios of how events really work. There is always a challenge, and we are always up to it. Our goal is to give the best possible guest experience and exceed all expectations.

Our servers and bartenders are a kind, yet tough group. It is not uncommon to work late into the night, or be rising early for a breakfast shift.

You must have a minimum of three years related hospitality or banquet experience. All candidates must possess Serving it Right certification.

Chefs and Kitchen Support Staff

We really cannot say enough about how hard our kitchen staff work and how they always exceed our expectations. The Chefs and support staff at The Lazy Gourmet kitchen on West 5th Ave work around the clock.

We are a 24/7 operation. Our bakers work from the very early morning hours to provide the best possible breakfast pastries and breads. Our Chefs often start in the early hours of morning and work late past the dinner hour to ensure that each menu item is created with the freshest ingredients to exquisite perfection.

Our Chefs, Bakers, Pastry Chefs, Prep Cooks and dishwashers all take great pride in their work and, leave no detail unattended.

Current Job Postings

Great news — The Lazy Gourmet is hiring!
 
We’ve got openings for a host of positions at The Lazy Gourmet, from delivery drivers and dispatchers and kitchen and onsite chefs to catering event leads, servers and bartenders and an executive sous chef.
 
Since our founder Susan Mendelson opened our doors in 1979, we have been steadfast in our focus on creating gourmet menus inspired by local, seasonal ingredients, embracing sustainability, supporting community, and providing unparalleled service.
 
We pride ourselves on hiring the best people and nurturing a diverse, inclusive environment where culinary and service excellence, our signature sense of hospitality and reputation as one of this city’s most acclaimed catering and event planning companies is always front of mind.
 
Please see below for a list of open positions. To apply, please contact our Human Resource Manager Peter Toynbee at peter@lazygourmet.ca.

Job Description:

Working in the Operations department you will be working with our dispatchers who will assist in getting orders ready for delivery. You must be organized, a great planner and possess a warm personality as you will be one of the faces of The Lazy Gourmet to the public.

Requirements:
  • Must be available to work Weekends
  • Available for early morning shift starts
  • Responsible for checking off orders with 100 % accuracy before delivering.
  • Responsible for safely delivering food to clients in a timely fashion
  • Keeping a steady schedule with orders, errands and special tasks.
  • Catering or food experience is strongly requested
  • Able to set-up a buffet with chafing dishes
  • Must possess a clean valid class 5 BC drivers license
  • Able to work independently, without supervision
  • Ability to drive a Econoline Van
  • Knowledge of the Lower Mainland driving routes
  • Must be available to work on weekends.
  • Ability to lift and move items up to 50 pounds in weight
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and work well under pressure and tight deadlines

The Lazy Gourmet has been a leader in the catering and hospitality industry for over 40 years. Our day to day corporate catering is a busy and multi-layered part of our company. This junior level position is a great way to be immersed in the events industry with potential for growth down the road.

Job Description

  • A hands on, active and flexible position
  • Dispatching high quality food orders
  • Central position to receive and relay information
  • Full time, Monday- Friday schedule

Responsibilities

  • Motivating a team of up to 7 drivers
  • Clearly communicating any changes or information to respective departments
  • Checking and organizing orders for the drivers
  • Ensuring on time delivery of high quality products
  • Preparing and organizing the next days orders
  • Coordinating errands and other tasks

Qualifications

  • Excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Quick thinker and effective decision maker
  • Excellent planning and coordination skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Previous hospitality experience an asset
  • Dedication to customer service
  • Drivers license mandatory

The Lazy Gourmet is hiring kitchen staff and looking for qualified kitchen chefs to fill a variety of roles.

Our kitchen Chefs work at our location, 1545 West 3 rd Ave. Most shifts start early in the morning, around 7:00 a.m.
We are hiring for various kitchen stations including salads, sandwiches, grill and savoury.We are also hiring On-Site Chefs. These people start on-site at our events and prepare appetizers, main courses, and sometimes barbeque. Attention to detail for consistency of product and also presentation are a key part of this job. Also, ability to follow a timeline for event service.
Minimum 2 years of experience is required.

Please reply with a resume and tell us which area would best suit your skills.

The Lazy Gourmet is hiring Servers and Bartenders.
We are a full service, high end catering company that believes in our product and executes each event beyond our clients and their guest's expectations.

We are looking for dedicated, friendly, hardworking and positive people to join our team.

Candidates please have the following:

  • A valid B.C. driver's licence (preferred)
  • Weekday, daytime / evening availability
  • Serving it Right Certification
  • Banquet or restaurant serving experience
  • Strong attention to detail and a keen sense of urgency
  • Ability to prioritize and work calmly under pressure
  • To work independently as well as with your team to execute a flawless event
  • Availability for weekdays, weekends, and possibly early mornings
  • Ability to lift up 50 lbs

Bartending Candidates:

You should have a basic knowledge of cocktails and be able to make martinis, mixed drinks and special cocktails (recipes would be provided). Many of our bars are wine and beer menus. Keeping a clean and well stocked bar and working at a fast pace to serve guests are key requirements for this position. You must be capable of managing your bar station without supervision, and competent to run it independently.

Duties for both servers and bartenders include, but are not limited, to set-up and tear down of events, varied levels of service from cocktail events, buffet and plated dinner service.

We offer competitive wages and flexibility with scheduling.

The Lazy Gourmet is seeking Event Supervisors to join our offsite catering team.

Our Catering Event Leads are the face of the company for on-site events. This position requires a very special skill set and personality. Managing a catered event requires solution based thinking, speed and sense of urgency while following timelines, as well as attention to detail for service floor plans and table maps for plated dinners. This is a leadership role that requires managing the on-site staff and keeping everyone on task, while also overseeing the entire scope of service and liaising with our clients.

Applicants should have the following:

  • BC Driver's licenc
  • Serving it Right certificate
  • 3 - 5 years of hospitality experience
  • Management/ Supervisory experience

The Supervisory role requires:

  • Delegating tasks and managing staff.
  • Following timelines for event setups and service.
  • Loading vans with a second staff.
  • Driving to locations in our company vans.
  • Engaging with our clients and maintaining a rapport while running their events.
  • Maintaining a calm demeanor while under pressure.
  • Quick, efficient decision making.

Our catered events are booked across the Lower Mainland and outlying municipalities.

We offer flexible scheduling. Shifts are booked on call around our staff's availability.

REPORTS TO
• Executive Chef


HOW YOUR ROLE IS INTEGRAL PART OF LAZY GOURMET
• You are responsible for supporting the Executive Chef, while ensuring highest standards and consistent quality in the daily preparations are met for all departments. You are an excellent leader and demonstrates excellent culinary talents.


JOB DUTIES
• Responsible for the supervision of all kitchen staff
• Prepares daily food preparation and duties assigned
• Ensures production and presentation are met to the highest quality
• Understanding of proper handling of product (receiving, storing, and preparing)
• Ensures that all kitchen equipment and utensils are maintained and operational
• Perform minor administrative tasks, such as inventory, scheduling, and food costing
• Work with the Executive Chef on new menus and ensures executions of items
• Runs the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef
• Communicates effectively with co-workers
• Ensures that Kitchen area is cleaned and organized
• Monitors and trains new staff
• Ensures safety is met in the kitchen
• Be considerate, patient and willing to help and to work with fellow employees

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Excellent Knowledge of Food (Red Seal)
• Excellent Knowledge of knives skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Work varying shifts (days, nights, weekends, and holidays)
• Food Safe Level One and Level Two
• Able to lift 50 pounds
• Stand and walk for 8 hours or greater


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