Head Chef

Updated May 12 2019


Nestled in the Cobequid Mountains of Northern Nova Scotia, Sugar Moon Farm is an award-winning maple-syrup farm and 60-seat restaurant known for our maple-inspired brunch and culinary, heritage and environmental experiences. We are situated 20 minutes from the ocean in a region steeped in Mi’kmaq, Scottish and Acadian cultures and a rich array of food producers and wineries, distilleries and craft breweries.


We have a very full and exciting year coming up and we’re looking for the right person to grow with us - someone who is excited about local sourcing, rural living, cooking with maple syrup, and the culinary tourism experience. If you’re looking to move away from city life, this might be the position for you. Our situation is unique - most of your hours would be daytime. Any evening hours are currently for prepaid reserved groups and events. We aim to create a position that takes care of quality of life.


min 38 hours / week

$40,000+/yr salary negotiable


Must have…

  • Red Seal Certification or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years experience running a kitchen
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • WHMIS / OHS Certificates


Must be able to …

  • Work flexible hours
  • Lead a team with professionalism, cleanliness, high standards, proper procedures
  • Develop and implement kitchen management systems
  • Execute and develop existing brunch menu
  • Provide and execute catering menus for special events
  • Create food specials for all services using local, seasonal ingredients
  • Develop and implement retail products
  • Create and implement innovative maple-themed culinary experiences


Want to have a conversation with us first? Feel free to email.


Ready to apply? Interested applicants may apply to quita@sugarmoon.ca. Applications must include a resume, detailed cover letter and three references. 


We appreciate all applications but will interview only those who meet our qualifications. 


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Taste of Nova Scotia Restaurant of the Year 2015

"Essence of Nova Scotia"

Tourism Nova Scotia

Crystal Award

NS Institute of Agrologists 

Outstanding Farmer of 2014

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