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The Opportunity

The award-winning Fogo Island Inn is currently seeking two Chef de Parties

Our Chef de Parties need to be driven and passionate people with a desire to do better each day. They must possess a sensitivity and respect for the history and culture of rural Newfoundland and be committed to upholding the vision and goals of Fogo Island Inn, Shorefast Foundation, and other affiliated organizations.


                  Job Title:             Chef de Partie

                                              Temporary, 2 Vacancies


                  Location:             Fogo Island, NL



Key Responsibilities


  • Maintains established quality and sanitation standards.
    • Setup of station for service and cleaning of station and kitchen following end of service.
    • Maintain and enforce menu standards set by Chef and Management Team.
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of kitchens and storage areas.
    • Dally internal ordering of all product needed for station.
    • Respects and maintains the ingredients and tools which are provided.
    • Responsible for staying informed of upcoming events and changes.

Qualifications, skills and personal attributes


  • Extensive practice and professional history as a cook.
  • Transferable knowledge of proper techniques and methods.
  • Ability to teach and motivate others.
  • Ability to follow all safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Able to work within a team.
  • Very good communication skills.
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina.
  • Able to lift 40lbs
  • High school diploma or equivalent; formal culinary training will be an advantage.
  • Follow all directives laid out in the Fogo Island Inn Kitchen Orientation.
  • Ability to adapt and react quickly to fluid situations while maintaining a positive attitude.

About our Organization 

Shorefast was established to contribute to the economic and cultural resilience of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, creating a model for contemporary rural communities.  Activities are focused at the intersection of business, art, community and nature.

The Shorefast Group operate a social enterprise model where surpluses from business activity flow through the Charity and are reinvested in community programs.  Entities under this unique corporate structure include Shorefast Foundation (federally registered Canadian charity) and Fogo Island Arts (contemporary art residency programme), alongside for-profit business ventures including Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island Shop, Fogo Island Fish, and Community Host Services.    

Social business is an emerging field in Canada, where for-profit economic activity directly contributes to positive social outcomes typically served by the non-profit community.  Shorefast is a leader in this emerging space, creating not-just-for-profit businesses that maximize return on sacred capital (natural, social, cultural) alongside economic capital.  The goal is to create a next generation economy of strong, resilient communities – a global network of deeply local places.

The successful candidate will join a committed team and help create business in service of community.

Contact Us

Please submit a cover letter and resume to using the subject line “Chef de Partie”

No phone calls, please. 

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Posted: April 11, 2019
Closes: May 1, 2019