Job Posting 65480

Sous Chef
Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society (NAHS)
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Nanaimo, BC
closed 2 days ago (Tue, 27 Oct)
full time  •  $18/hour to start

About Us


Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society (NAHS) is a non-profit charitable organization who develops and operates inclusive housing communities appropriate to supporting tenants in achieving and maintaining stability and well-being.


Founded in 1990, NAHS believes housing is a basic human right and that tenants should be treated with respect and dignity. NAHS further believes that all tenants deserve well maintained housing that is affordable, independent, safe and secure, and which promotes a sense of home and community. Visit for more information on the Society.


The Position


Reporting to the Manager, Food Services and in accordance with Nanaimo Affordable Housing Society (NAHS) mission, strategic direction, principles and policies, the Sous Chef’s primary responsibilities are to prepare meals and assist with the management of NAHS kitchen staff. The Sous Chef is committed to working with vulnerable client groups in a friendly, accommodating and respectful manner, and acts responsibly when issues arise outside of regular duties.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure meals are prepared and served in a friendly, timely and efficient manner
  • Assist in updating and reviewing the dietary needs of tenants
  • Monitor kitchen and dining areas to identify issues; report any tenant or facility concerns to the Manager, Food Services
  • Anticipate and requisition supplies and equipment needed for kitchen duties
  • Organize and provide catering for NAHS special events
  • Initiate and carry out a diverse range of duties with limited supervision; work efficiently to manage tasks, time and resources
  • Adhere to highest standards of maintaining cleanliness and appearance; organize supplies and equipment inventory
  • Other related responsibilities as required


What You Bring


An innovative, collaborative, respectful and logical approach to providing excellence in NAHS food services. Highly developed customer service skills with an emphasis on building and maintaining productive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues. An enthusiastic, positive energy directed towards carrying out a diverse range of responsibilities. Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to positively meet the challenges and changes of a growing organization.


Preferred qualifications include:



  • Minimum 1 year in a culinary program preferred plus 5 years’ experience as a cook
  • Experience working with dietary restrictions; ability to prepare a variety of nutritious and appealing meals; ability to understand and anticipate specific dietary needs
  • Experience meeting heavy and fast paced physical demands
  • Proven experience in the safe and appropriate use of kitchen equipment



  • Sound knowledge of safe work practices, relevant WorkSafeBC requirements and responsibilities
  • Knowledge of current public health, hygiene and food handling safety practices and procedures
  • Superior organizational and prioritization abilities
  • Excellent communication and listening skills; effective interpersonal and conflict resolution experience
  • Ability to remain calm while performing multiple tasks in a demanding environment



  • Standing or walking throughout entire work shift
  • Frequent lifting and moving of objects up to 20 kg
  • Noisy and fast-paced work environment



  • Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Food Safe certification Level 1
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • WHMIS Certification
  • Reliable transportation



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