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THE RAINCOAST
TEAM

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The Chef at Raincoast Breads

From a young age, Kevin Hennig has been captivated by food, music, nature, plants, and ethnobotany. He began his professional culinary journey at 18 years old, apprenticing for his Red Seal in Culinary Arts under the guidance of the executive chef of Kelsey's Restaurants Canada. After nearly a decade of managing different restaurants for Cara foods and McDonald's, Kevin decided to go back to school and embrace his love for the arts, full time.

 

Kevin's passion for music led him to Simon Fraser University for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Composition. His talent in music composition even earned him the privilege of composing for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

In 2018, Kevin pursued his ultimate dream of opening his own restaurant that would reflect the unique identity of the Raincoast of British Columbia. Blazing a trail in Northern Oceanic cuisine, Kevin has established Canada's first restaurant to be permitted to forage for their edible compositions. With a definitive interest in defining the aspects of Northern Oceanic cuisine, Chef Kevin Hennig is on a mission to redefine the culinary experience in Canada.

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Sous Chef

We are seeking an exceptional Sous Chef to join our Raincoast Breads kitchen team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a high-end restaurant and be well-versed in all aspects of kitchen management, including food costing, ordering, and inventory management.

As a member of our team, the Sous Chef will work closely with Kevin Hennig, exploring and defining the art form of Northern Oceanic Cuisine. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of kitchen cleanliness, organization, and food quality. They will be expected to help advance new culinary techniques, discover new flavours, and contribute to the ongoing development of our hyper-local, seasonal tasting menus.

The right candidate for this role will be passionate about cuisine and have a deep understanding of classic and modern culinary techniques. They will have experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment and be able to thrive under pressure.

If you are a highly motivated, creative individual with a strong work ethic and a desire to take your culinary career to the next level, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter via our website.

Salary is negotiable and based on experience, and we offer 3 weeks paid vacation and gratuities for dinner service. If you are located outside of British Columbia, we are willing to provide support for relocation to Haida Gwaii. We look forward to welcoming the right candidate to our team.

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Kitchen Porter

Are you looking for a new opportunity to be part of an innovative culinary team? Raincoast Breads is currently seeking a reliable and hardworking individual to join our kitchen as a Porter. As a Porter, you will play a vital role in our daily kitchen operations, ensuring our team has the necessary tools and equipment to create culinary masterpieces.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen by washing dishes, pots, pans, and utensils.

  • Keep the kitchen and work areas sanitized and tidy at all times.

  • Help with the receiving and storage of food and supplies, ensuring they are properly labeled and stored.

  • Assist in the preparation of ingredients and mise en place as required.

  • Support the kitchen team in any additional tasks as requested by the Head Chef or Sous Chef.

Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects and stand for long periods.

  • Previous experience in a kitchen environment preferred but not required.

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.

We offer a competitive hourly wage, service gratuities, complimentary meals as well as a supportive and dynamic work environment. If you're passionate about food and have a strong work ethic, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team at Raincoast Breads. Please submit your resume and cover letter via our website.

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Maître d'hôtel

Raincoast Breads is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Maître d'Hôtel to join our team.

As a Maître d'Hôtel at Raincoast Breads, you will have the opportunity to work in an exciting and fast-paced environment, showcasing the unique and delicious flavors of Northern Oceanic Cuisine.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in fine dining service, excellent communication skills, and a passion for providing top-notch customer service. As a member of our team, you will work closely with our chef to ensure that our guests have an unforgettable dining experience.

We offer a negotiable wage, three weeks paid holiday, and complimentary meals. If you are a hardworking and passionate individual with a keen eye for detail, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via our website. We look forward to hearing from you and potentially having you join our team at Raincoast Breads.

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Northern Oceanic cuisine, like any great art form, is complex and multi-layered. It transcends the mere consumption of food, incorporating elements of gastronomy, music, art, science, technology and design to create an all encompassing sensory experience.

 

The foundation of this cuisine is built upon high-quality ingredients, expert preparation and the art of eating. However, it extends beyond the plate to encompass the physical surroundings and ignite conversations on social and ethical issues.

A holistic dining experience requires the creator to consider both tangible and intangible factors, merging them into a cohesive whole that elevates the guest's experience. This is the central task of North Oceanic Cuisine: to offer guests an extraordinary, emotionally stirring experience that resonates with them long after the meal has ended.

Northern Oceanic Cuisine's birthplace is the mind of Canadian Chef and Restaurateur Kevin Hennig. He spent over a decade refining his Raincoast holistic approach to cuisine, which culminated in the creation of the Northern Oceanic Manifesto in 2023.

Hennig's vision is to change the world through gastronomy, using his thought-provoking, surprising, and humorous gastronomy as a vehicle to stimulate, engage, and delight. His cuisine is amplified by design, art, music, technology, and theatre, making it truly an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Northern Oceanic Cuisine
 

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