Hiring: Chef

Do you want to join the Maple Leaf Adventures team? We are hiring a Chef for our 2017 season.

Our company:

Maple Leaf Adventures is a highly respected marine ecotourism company that operates small ship nature cruises to multiple world-class wilderness destinations along the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska.

The Vessels:

  • SV Maple Leaf: 92-foot classic wooden schooner.
  • MV Swell: 88-foot classic passenger vessel.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Our candidate must be a creative passionate gourmet with a love for coastal adventure. Flexibility, excellent planning and follow-through, and great organization are all necessary attributes. If you thrive in a dynamic working environment, are hardworking, like meeting new people and can produce inspired, creative, delicious and healthy meals in a small ship’s galley, you would make a great addition to our dedicated team!

Duties include all aspects of planning, ordering, provisioning, stowing and preparing meals and snacks on board a 92′ schooner for 8 adult guests and 5 crew, and /or on board an 88’ converted tug for 12 guests and 5 crew.  This position requires long hours and candidates must be able to go to sea for up to one month at a time with little contact with the outside world.

Qualifications / Position Requirements

-Red Seal or equivalent experience.

-Food Safe Level One.

-Excellent preparation, presentation and plating.

-Applied knowledge of baking, butchery, and cooking in a variety of themes and styles focusing on a Pacific Rim contemporary menu.

-Time and inventory management with a maximum amount of flexibility.

-Able to work independently in a small galley while sharing space with others.

-Able to work within a budget and manage with limited resources, provisions and storage.

-Knowledge and preparation of local sustainable seafoods and foraged foods from the natural environment.

-Enjoy creative menu planning; as meals are prepared and served both on board and on shore in remote locations.

-Able to happily accommodate individual guests’ dietary needs and preferences.

-Excellent people skills with a focus on guest service at all times. This position requires significant social interaction with others while working in close quarters with other team members and guests.

-Proven ability to manage stress and handle adversity. Candidates must be able to follow orders and change plans quickly.

-Knowledge of wine pairing would be an asset.

-Experience working on boats and/or sailing and/or remote wilderness environments is preferred.

-Must be able to legally work in Canada. Canadian passport is mandatory.



Compensation and Benefits:

  • Daily wage of $205 + guest tips.
  • Meals, accommodations aboard, and transportation to and from the vessel.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to jobs[at]MapleLeafAdventures[dot]com.  Please add Position: Chef in the subject line. Due to the high number of applicants, only the top candidates will be contacted.