King Eddy is hiring an Executive Chef (full-time)


Join the team at the King Eddy.

Location: King Eddy Live Music Limited, Calgary
Reporting to: Secretary Treasurer

Built in 1905, “The Eddy” has a long standing tradition in offering guests exceptional experiences through high quality local products, unique food & beverage offerings, and unparalleled live music. We are looking for an experienced Executive Chef to coach, inspire and lead our BOH team as we enter the next phase of the King Eddy’s evolution.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
KELM believes in the power and importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and encourage people of all visible minorities, including Indigenous applicants, and those of any religion, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to apply.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute a progressive and inspired products that cultivates the unique and high quality experience KELM customers are accustomed to
  • Continually evaluate the food program processes; proactively taking action to capitalize on opportunities for growth in efficacy and quality
  • Proactively take steps to drive outlet Food and Beverage targets and become a top culinary destination for culinarians within Alberta
  • Adhere to Financial forecasts and established budgets: control food and labour costs
  • Work collaboratively with the Front of House team to cultivate an effective menu and product experience development in support of our culinary vision and business plan initiatives
  • Supervise BOH Team Members to ensure daily and weekly checklists are completed
  • Maintain accurate par levels for ordering using approved vendors; ensure proper rotation and par stocks of all foods are being handled
  • Train and coach new and experienced BOH employees in adherence to our safety, sanitation, quality of product and security procedures in accordance to KELM’s policies and procedures
  • Development and implementation of all seasonal menu launches, food presentation, recipes, and food costing of all items
  • Ensure all recipes are maintained to company standards
  • Ensure timely, accurate and effective use of Inventory Management Program (Optimum Control) and completion of invoice coding
  • Foster a positive, diverse, and inclusive work environment with focusing on effective communication, accountability, and continued development of new and experienced team members
  • Create a culture of empowerment and a passion for providing exceptional hospitality
  • Leading by example in maintaining the integrity of the rules, regulations, and operating procedures expected within our work environment and facilities
  • Manage scheduling and payroll ensuring staffing needs meet forecasted business volume
  • Assist in recruiting and onboarding, working effectively with our people and culture team
  • Daily inspections on cleanliness and organization and adherence with Alberta Health Services and Occupational Health and Safety mandates
  • Develop positive and supportive working relationships with vendors
  • Work collaboratively with the sales coordinator, marketing and other managers in executing of events
  • Actively participate in all required weekly Leadership meetings scheduled
  • Responsible for all kitchen operations including maintenance and human resources
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and confidence in the kitchen and while representing the restaurant


  • Journeyman or Red Seal certification required
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience, including at least 3 years of management experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge of cooking styles
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Ability to accurately cost menu items and conduct monthly inventory
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Excellent work ethic and cleanliness
  • Effective communicator and able to implement and uphold high standards of hospitality
  • Proven track record at building empowered high performing teams and inclusive culture
  • Computer literacy with knowledge and experience with Microsoft office
  • Experience with Optimum Control is an asset
  • Ability to work in a fast paced physical working environment with walking, stair climbing, bending, reaching, lifting (up to 50 pounds with assistance) required
  • “First aid” certificate an asset

This job description describes this role at a high level, but no document can anticipate every single task, issue or project that could come up. We work as a team and believe that we succeed together – these job duties may change based on the needs of the team and company as a whole.

Key Relationships:

  • General Manager
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Sous-Chef
  • Secretary Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • NMC Café Manager


  • Full benefits
  • Close proximity to Arts and Entertainment of the East Village
  • Live Music Experience
  • Gratuities
  • Discounted Food and Beverage Off Shift

If you think you fit the bill, we would love to hear from you! Qualified applicants should send their resume to on or before August 26 with the job title indicated in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.


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Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 11 am to close
Friday 11 am to close
Saturday 11 am to close
Sunday 11 am to 11 pm
Feb 19 (Family Day) 11 am to 5 pm
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