Atria Senior Living

Job Location CAN-AB-Lethbridge
Job Title
Executive Chef
Culinary - Food Services
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Starting at $1.00 / hour


What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.


Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.


Schedule:  Sunday - Thursday


In the role of Executive Chef, you are responsible for the day-to-day operations and staffing for the kitchen and dining venue in the community.  You drive a culture of hospitality and ensure that residents’ tastes are indulged and their suggestions implemented. You act as a manager on duty as required.

  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and performance managing assigned staff.  This includes scheduling of hours, breaks, and meal periods.
  • Maintain monthly and annual budgets for the Culinary Services department, including producing written documentation of monthly spend on food, supplies, and labor.
  • Maintain the appropriate inventory of kitchen supplies, small wares, and table ware.
  • Responsible for ensuring that purchasing standards are maintained and that appropriate vendors are used at all times.  Maintain strong and positive relationships with all vendors.
  • Ensure that all food is prepared, stored, and served according to Company standards and legal requirements.
  • Meet regularly with residents and family members to confirm that high satisfaction levels are maintained.
  • Work with staff to ensure that they have a clear understanding of how to provide high levels of customer service.
  • Confirm that the front of house and back of house staff work closely together to deliver a food product that exceeds the resident’s and/or other guests’ expectations.
  • Work with community leadership and front-line staff to obtain and maintain department customer satisfaction and department of health survey levels at or above designated scores.
  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation and submission of reports and invoices regarding budget and other responsibilities as required by the community and the Company.
  • Maintain employee satisfaction and engagement scores at or above the Company standard.
  • Delegate tasks to all staff so that the kitchen and dining areas are maintained at the highest levels of cleanliness and quality at all times.
  • Conduct and participate in department meetings, in-services, and pre-meal stand ups.
  • Ensure that all staff use and maintain equipment properly to avoid injury, damage, and costly repairs.
  • Assist in planning, preparation, and execution of Engage Life events, special events, banquets, and theme meals.
  • Work closely with the Community Sales team and community staff to market the community.
  • Ensure that the kitchen and restaurant staff understand Company expectations and first impression requirements.
  • Act as a manager on duty as required.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Culinary Arts Degree and/or Chef Certification strongly preferred.
  • Communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing, with residents, staff, and vendors.
  • Five (5) or more years Culinary Experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising staff and working in a team setting.
  • Food handlers permit as required by applicable law and/or Company standards. HACCP certification may be required.
  • Adherence to Company appearance and dress code policies.
  • Strong organization, detail orientation, and time management skills.
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Position may require driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must possess valid driver's license.


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