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Kitchen Creative Lead

Job Summary

looking for a self-motivated and dynamic individual with a passion for food and service. Someone who wants to own the development of our food program and can balance creative freedom with sensitivity to market needs in a team environment.

Detour is known for its top tier coffee program and its sister brand Dear Grain is rapidly gaining momentum as a market leader in quality sourdough bread and pastry. Its time to take the kitchen to the next level and we are looking for an inspired individual who is:

  • Communicative & friendly
  • Team oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Creative and caring
  • Organized, clean, and reliable
  • Self-motivated and driven

Primary Role

To turn on the kitchen "fire"; lead our creative initiative; inspire and educate our team

  • Develop a seasonal menu using attractive ingredients
  • Develop outstanding specials that inspire our team and our clientele
  • Share the responsibilities of kitchen daily operations: prep, line cooking, organization and cleaning
  • Participate in managing admin duties: food cost, ordering, and inventory
  • help source local suppliers and develop new relationships in the community.

Our Kitchen

Healthy, nourishing, bold and flavorful; Ethnic fusions, colourful and textural; A balance of lightness and substance. Lots of room for creative freedom balanced with sensitivity to market needs.

  • Focused on breakfast and lunch on the weekdays and strong brunch on the weekends.
  • The potential for evening pop-up and extended weekend hours during the summer season
  • Cooking on a fast pace line including: prep and assembly of Salads, sandwiches, and breakfast platters, soups, stews and pie preparation

Job Type / Category

Start date:: Mid to end March
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Work Hours/ Shifts

  • 25 - 40 hr will depend on season and your/ company needs
  • Shift work hours 4-8 hr/ day
  • Days and afternoons, 8-4 pm during weekdays and weekends....possibly extended weekend hours during summer
  • We require flexibility in days and hours, open availability is IDEAL,


  • competitive wages based on skills, experience and ability to meet our goals
  • Free meals for shifts over 5hr or 50% off.
  • Free hot beverages and some baked goods
  • Monthly company outings

Required Education, Skills & Qualifications

  • 5 yr of a professional kitchen environment
  • Management experience is an advantage
  • Culinary education preferred, but not required
  • Food handlers certificate
  • Ease of transport/ accessibility to workplace
  • interest in long term commitment


Include resume and a short description about yourself and your cooking style and email Adri@detourcoffee.com

Company Profile

Top quality coffee, fresh sourdough bread baked in house daily, great in house pastry team, good work pattern and a vibrant team!