Job at Coulson Group in Port Alberni, BC

JOB POSTING: 2020-087

JOB TITLE: Kitchen Manager and Chef

COMPANY: Coulson Group (Rim Rock Gaming Centre & Cypress Restaurant)

REPORTS TO: General Manager


At the Coulson Group, we know that our employees are our strongest asset. Guided by a successful past and a long-term innovative vision for growth, our future success will be driven by our people and our strategic approach to our work. Family owned and operated since 1960, the Coulson Group of Companies began with Coulson Forest Products. During the 1990s, the Coulson Group expanded into Aviation and have become global leaders in aerial firefighting, emergency personnel transport and other heavy lift operations. Coulson Aviation operates in North America, South America and Australia and we expect to expand our specialized missions to other countries around the world. In 2012, Coulson Ice Blast was founded, a wet & dry ice blasting cleaning technology business and have expanded the group further launching Coulson Entertainment, a division that provides large scale aviation props to movie productions. Coulson Group is founded on innovation, diversification and entrepreneurial spirit and values safety first, environmentally friendly, working smarter and harder than the competition and customer service excellence. In addition to aviation we operate Port Alberni’s local gaming center and restaurant, Chances Rim Rock and Cypress Restaurant.


Currently we are looking for a Kitchen Manager and Chef for the Cypress Restaurant. We are looking for a Chef that is passionate about providing an exceptional culinary experience to our guests. You will be a leader who enjoys mentoring in the kitchen with a hands-on approach. You must have previous experience in a similar position and a strong business acumen.


  • Responsible for the smooth operation of the kitchen and execution of meals.
  • Provide culinary expertise, training and operational support to the team.
  • Assist the General Manager with menu creation, recipes, production schedule and budget controls.
  • Maintain effective inventory controls to minimize food waste.
  • Order and ensure an adequate supply of food items required according to the fluctuations of demand.
  • Maintain operations standards in food quality, presentation, and health and safety compliance.
  • Support daily operations with a hands-on approach during service times to ensure every meal exceeds guest expectations.

A Background check is a BCLC mandatory requirements


Please submit your resume with a cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations. Please quote “2020-087 – Kitchen Manager and Chef” in the subject line.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


In addition to a competitive salary, Coulson provides excellent benefits as part of its Total Compensation Package. These include medical and dental benefits and pension. Moreover, Coulson Group values and strongly encourages its employees to maintain a positive work-life balance, creating an environment that champions creativity and autonomy.

We are proud of our team and encourage a respectful workplace where everyone is treated with dignity and all ideas are welcome. Moreover, we support growth within the company and provide opportunities for advancement.

We support diversity, equity and a workplace that is free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation through any element of the application process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs


Port Alberni is a jewel nestled in the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. The city and surrounding area offer many outdoor activities such as water sports, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, and others. With lakes, the Inlet, and mountains all around, you will never run out of things to do here. There is a movie theatre, and many shops owned and operated by residents. You will also find some of the most delicious seafood right here in town at one of our many local restaurants.

If you are looking for a quick weekend getaway, Tofino and Ucluelet are a mere two-hour drive west of town. If you are not looking for waves, Nanaimo is only an hour east, and Victoria is less than three hours south. Both offer big city shopping opportunities in addition to a wide variety of arts, entertainment, dining, and cultural activities. The Comox Valley is an hour northeast of the Valley, offering mountain biking, skiing, caving, and other outdoor activities. And cannot miss the mountain goats on the roof at Coombs!

Centrally located, Port Alberni offers you the benefits of a small town – affordable real estate, anyone? – with the ability to play outside and experience big city life nearby.

Application Deadline: 2020-11-20

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • kitchen management: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Line Cook: 4 years (Preferred)

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About the Company

Company: Coulson Group

Company Location:  Port Alberni, BC

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About Coulson Group