Chef Instructor

ATCOenergy - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Who we are

ATCOenergy is a new business which has been established within ATCO to sell electricity and natural gas at retail to mass market and mid/large business in the province of Alberta. We are leveraging the power of ATCO’s core businesses of Power, Gas and Electric, as well as our strong Alberta reputation, to extend our value chain for customers in this province. ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen extends our reach by providing value added services to Albertans in the form of household and culinary support over the past 89 years.

ATCO is working to develop our value proposition and brand, expanding into a full-service retail leader in the home category. We’re focused on integrated solutions that provide convenience, safety, security, comfort and financial flexibility to our customers. This will be achieved by combining retail energy and ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen and adding new products and services to create a single integrated shopping experience!

With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of $23 billion, ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Electricity (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution); Pipelines & Liquids (natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development, energy storage, and industrial water solutions); and Retail Energy (electricity and natural gas retail sales). More information can be found at


Are you an experienced Chef who wants to take your career to the next level? Do you love food and enjoy teaching others about it? ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen is looking to add to our culinary instructors’ team at the Calgary learning centre location.

The Chef Instructor is responsible for instruction of culinary classes and preparation of a variety of foods in accordance with strict food safety and sanitation standards for catering events, television productions and/or ingredients for cooking classes and demonstrations. Active participation in recipe development and testing, including research is also expected.


  • Participates in research, development and testing of recipes for facility use and for cookbooks
  • Participates in development, planning and execution of event menus
  • Participates in the planning and preparation of menu items for television productions
  • Participates in planning and preparation of food for cooking classes and demonstrations
  • Leads instruction for a variety of cooking classes and is prepared to demonstrate techniques or subject knowledge in cooking classes and demonstrations
  • Prepares, seasons, and cooks a wide variety of food items in accordance with prescribed recipes using a full range of cooking methods.
  • Checks supplies and prep lists and ensures all items are prepped in a timely fashion.
  • Complies with health and safety best practices and regulations in handling and storage of food products and kitchen equipment
  • Takes leadership responsibility during absence of Lead, Culinary Programs and able to oversee the back end of food operation is imperative
  • Ensures that all equipment in the kitchen is clean and in good working condition before use
  • Seeks opportunities to increase revenues, minimize expenses and increase employee productivity without sacrificing guest services
  • Acts as a media spokesperson when required
  • Represents ATCO Group of Companies and ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen at external events
  • Conducts training for other personal
  • Orders of food products and restaurant supplies when required
  • Develops and delivers programing for kids age 9-12
  • Develops and delivers classes and events on the ATCO Home on-the-go Mobile Unit.
  • Conceptualize, develop and deliver a large variety and style of menus, classes and events


  • Diploma in a culinary program from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Journeyman’s ticket and Red Seal certification is an asset
  • 3 to-5 years industry experience, with a strong background in line-cooking
  • Team player that is willing to assist with any events in which the BFK team is involved.
  • Customer service oriented
  • Excellent presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a close team workspace and environment
  • Strong initiative and able to multitask in a fast paced, multidisciplinary environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Available to work evening and weekends as required

Quote Opportunity REQ04896

Please apply on line through ATCO Performance on or before March 22, 2019 for the above position. It is important for applicants to provide a resume detailing the required qualifications stated above and other supporting career information.

We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Final candidates will be required to undergo a Criminal BackCheck.

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Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Chef: 1 year (Preferred)