The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Hospitality and Food Service
Full-time - Permanent
$38,000 - $48,000 / year

We're seeking a creative and highly skilled Red Seal Chef to join our growing team at the Halifax Convention Centre as Assistant Chef- Garde Manger.

We're not your average culinary department. We're a fun, supportive and creative team led by award winning international Chefs creating unique, locally sourced menus on a very large scale for some very exciting events! Our kitchen is brand new and state of the art- the biggest and newest in Halifax right now! We pride ourselves on working from scratch wherever possible, a unique quality in a high-volume kitchen like ours! 

What you'll do


As part of our culinary leadership team, you'll use your 5+ years of high volume culinary experience to help shape the production of our menus and our team. This is a dynamic and challenging position, overseeing departmental functions like scheduling, stock control and planning. In addition to being a great communicator, you'll need to be hands-on, able to jump in and work alongside your team to ensure that work orders are completed to the highest standards. This is not just salad prep! Our Garde-Manger (Cold Kitchen) is a hive of activity, where you and your team will create an exciting range of cold items including sushi, charcuterie, and specialty cold-cuts. 

What you'll need


  • You'll need a minimum of 5 years' experience in high volume culinary production
  • Red Seal certification, or equivalent experience/qualification is a must
  • You'll need to be flexible with your availability, as we schedule according to event activity which can have us starting in the early hours of the mornings and working late into the evenings. 

We're looking for

Core Skills

Communication Culinary Management Scheduling Stock Control Menu planning Red Seal Certificate Volume culinary production

A little bit about us

Halifax Convention Centre

Our Halifax Convention Centre is managed and operated by Events East Group.

We are known for attracting and hosting the best events in the region through our commitment to event excellence. Our facilities and services allow us to attract new visitors and opportunities to Nova Scotia, connecting us to the world.

Designed to meet the needs of multiple events, our new Halifax Convention Centre offers over 120,000 square feet of flexible event space in the heart of downtown. Here, our guests are steps away from vibrant Halifax life. We connect to over 3,000 hotel rooms, the best local dining, and fantastic arts and culture. Blending the most experienced team with the largest, most flexible event space in Atlantic Canada, we help build unique events. The Halifax Convention Centre is part of the Nova Centre, a one-million square foot, mixed-use development including a hotel, financial tower and retails space. It is the largest integrated development project in the province's history.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

No two days are ever the same at Halifax Convention Centre- you'll get to be a part of some of our city's largest and most exciting culinary events! You'll enjoy a collaborative team environment, working under world class Chefs who are supportive of your career development. 

This is a full time and permanent opportunity and offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package. 

If this sounds like the challenge you're looking for, please don't hesitate to apply! If you would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Lisa Smith (in confidence) at 902-421-1302 EXT 2789 or email

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