Government of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Government of Canada


  1. Home

Chef of the Official Residence

Position Description

Department: Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Mission: Embassy of Canada in Brasilia
Position Title: Chef of the Official Residence
Classification: GS-7
Section: Ambassador’s office
Supervisor’s title: Chief of Staff
Position: EXT 307692
Employment: Indeterminate
Eligibility: Open to all residents in Brazil
Closing date: October 15, 2017
Annual Starting Salary: between R$58.403,63 to R$70.456,26 + benefits
Please note: no payment will be made for any moving related expenses resulting from the acceptance of this position.

Screening Requirements


College education and/or completion of secondary school with a combination of work experience.


  • Proficiency in Portuguese (reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Understanding of English or French will be considered an asset.


At least 4 years of work experience in a similar position.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Chief of Staff and/or spouse, the chef should be able to prepare most any style of food or cuisine, elaborate and create menus for the benefits of the Ambassador and his family as well as for official events at the Official Residence of Canada in Brasilia. He/she maintains the kitchen, the equipment, and related supplies in a clean orderly fashion with the highest level of hygiene standards, and assists with other duties as required.

Rated Qualifications


  • Previous work experience in an Embassy, Official Residence or other international organization will be considered an asset.
  • Previous work experience with official events or with receptions hosted for groups of 50 people or more will be considered an asset.
  • Previous experience planning and creating menus for events.
  • Experience maintaining records of kitchen equipment, food, supplies utensils and expenses
  • Experience using computer.


  • Basic fundamentals of culinary art
  • Sanitary practices and regulations.


  • Ability to create original recipes that might involve Canadian products.
  • Ability to assess and determinate priorities and to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team;
  • Ability to follow instructions;
  • Ability to work in a client service environment;
  • Ability in using social media platforms


English and/or French language

Personal Suitability

  • Professional integrity and ethics;
  • Self-reliant with demonstrated problem solving;
  • Personal initiative and sound judgment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to maintain effective and professional working relationship with contacts, colleagues and supervisors;
  • High degree of discretion and autonomy;
  • Flexibility and adaptability;
  • Dependability;

Work Conditions

Overtime will be requirement for this position. The candidate may be required to work during evenings and weekends.

Conditions of Employment

The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to a Reliability Status Check (RS) obtained by Management. To conduct the Reliability Status Check (RS), the candidate must submit the following documents on being selected by the Mission.

  • Police clearance certificate (Civil/Criminal/Military/Electoral);
  • Letter of recognition from your bank stating your name, years of client service and your address.
  • Professional and educational mark sheets and certificates;
  • Identity / CPF / Passport / SUS identification;
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (if applicable);
  • Birth Certificate;
  • Letter(s) of reference;
  • School certificate.
  • Valid work permit (if applicable)

How to Apply

  • Send your application to:
  • Please quote competition in the subject of the e-mail: BRSLA 2017 – OR Chef
  • Please read carefully the following the instructions below.
  • Please send a covering letter together with the resume in Portuguese (English or French) stating your interest in the position and the reason why they you think you are the most suitable candidate to Together with any a copy of any cooking diplomas, certificates or training to have had in the past.
  • You may also enclose in an envelope your covering letter together with your resume and send to the following address: Embaixada do Canadá – SES, Av. das Nações, Qd. 803, Lt. 16 – Asa Sul, Brasilia-DF CEP 70410-900
  • Only applications submitted to the above e-mail address and before the cut-off date and time will be considered for screening.


  • Only the applicants short-listed will be contacted by the HR section.
  • The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings in the at the Canadian Embassy in Brasilia which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition together with any determinate/indeterminate vacancies.
  • Selection Procedure: All applications will be carefully reviewed against the mandatory and desired requirements of the job.


Date Modified: