Restaurant Pluvio in Ucluelet looking for a year-round pastry chef/chef – Scout Magazine

The Goods of Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms

Ucluelet, BC | Our award-winning restaurant is a small, intimate space with an open kitchen, serving exceptional quality cuisine, exceptional wines and creative cocktails in a fun and unique way. Our four boutique hotel rooms are located behind the restaurant, next to our rooftop vegetable garden, allowing us to provide our guests with a complete hospitality experience. Opened in April 2019, our contemporary West Coast fine dining restaurant was named the 4th Best New Restaurant in Canada in 2019 by Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine, and in Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants of 2022, it won the award of the “best destination restaurant” and ranked 37th. for Best Overall Restaurant.

We are an exceptional group of passionate and driven hospitality professionals who work closely together to support each other and our customers. We work hard to make sure our team stays happy and healthy, ensuring our team has a good work-life balance. Pluvio is a positive place to work with opportunities for growth and development. We offer competitive salaries with extended medical and dental benefits, a daily family meal, longevity rewards, restaurant + room discounts and much more.

What it would look like onboarding our team:
We are a small kitchen team led by chef Warren Barr. We serve dinner only and have an ambitious culinary agenda, doing everything from scratch and sourcing local ingredients to use on our menu. The open kitchen benefits from lots of natural light and fresh air, and our team has plenty of opportunities to go out to pick herbs and chat with our guests during dinner service. We are always looking for inspiration, ways to improve and grow our offering, and expect our entire team to be involved in menu development and guest experience. This is a great opportunity to work with some of the best Canadian ingredients in a unique setting, learn from a passionate and driven chef, and make an impact on a nationally recognized culinary program.
Our kitchen team can expect to work between 45 and 50 hours per week over 4 days. It makes for long days but also a chance to explore and enjoy the west coast, whether it’s fishing, foraging, surfing or camping.

Applicants must possess the following:
A passion for food
Curiosity and desire to learn
Previous high-level, fast-paced, from-scratch baking experience
Desire to create memorable experiences
The ability to work in a clean, organized and efficient manner
The ability to take and give directions, follow and develop recipes, give instructions and adapt as needed

In this role, you will be:
Bring your own unique experiences and ideas to the Pluvio team
Working directly with Chef Warren Barr + the kitchen team using the finest local ingredients, to prepare very high quality dishes
Work 4 days, 45-50 hours, per week, in our small modern 24-seat gourmet restaurant in the role of pastry cook/chef
Focused on the dessert program but also responsible for setting up and serving appetizers
Collaborate with the chef and team to continue to improve the work environment and build on an already outstanding culinary program
Responsible for the opening, closing + cleaning of the kitchen and works with the team during the service to maintain the cleanliness, safety + organization of the kitchen
Responsible for maintaining high standards of food service and providing an exceptional dining experience for our customers

Compensation / Benefits:
Competitive salary: $45,000 per year
Long-term housing: private room in a brand new house in Ucluelet
Tip pooling
Extended medical and dental benefits
Daily family meal
Restaurant + room discount
Family room rates
Longevity Rewards
Annual salary increase
Annual team appreciation events
Annual winter closure (usually 3 to 8 weeks)
Evening service only
A great team + a positive work environment

To apply, email [email protected] with your resume and a cover letter explaining what you will bring to our team and what you seek to gain from the experience.