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Advanced Cook - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Sep 27, 2021

Wilmot, WI, US

Company:  Wilmot Mountain
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2021/2022

Help create history at Wilmot Mountain as Vail Resorts bridges 75 years of skiing tradition with new state-of-the-art lifts, snowmaking, renovated lodges, and terrain parks, all while honoring the important legacy of the ski area. Be a part of the tremendous Wilmot Mountain brand recognized widely among Chicago and Milwaukee skiers and snowboarders, and also part of the Vail Resorts’ family that’s passionate about providing world-class experiences at every property. Wilmot Mountain truly is where Epic begins for skiers of all levels and can be where your epic career begins, too.



The Advanced Cook is an experienced Cook with a positive work ethic and general leadership qualities, who is career-oriented, creative, and active. The Advanced Cook understands the importance of standards, speed, and quality. This position works under the Executive Chef, Sous Chef, and General Manager to prepare and cook the necessary quantities of food and carry out established quality standards. He/She possesses abilities in all applicable cooking techniques and practices. The Advanced Cook is proficient in all positions in the kitchen and may be responsible for training and overseeing employees and running the daily kitchen operations. He/She has the ability to work off prep list and complete station setup in time allotted, fabricate items to standard during service and complete prep list for next service period. This Cook coordinates with lower rated cooks on their stations, and inspects food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food handling practices. Must be able to expedite food, solve problems as they arise and be flexible to deal with special requests.  Will be required to know and follow all company safety guidelines and use personal protective equipment when working.



Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Report to your shift on time, in uniform and ready to work
  • Execute daily operations by opening and /or closing procedures
  • Set up and stocking stations with all necessary supplies
  • Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, portioning, or preparing sauces)
  • Cook menu items in cooperation with the recipes and company policy
  • Answer, report and follow executive or sous chef’s instructions
  • Clean up station and take care of leftover food
  • Stock inventory appropriately
  • Ensure that food comes out in high quality and in a timely fashion
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers
  • Memorize and utilize our serving portion sizes and all basic meal prep procedures used in the kitchen
  • Monitor product freshness and rotate out old product based on a schedule created by the restaurant
  • Substitute for or assist other cooks during emergencies or rush periods
  • Maintain daily temperature and waste logs
  • Receiving and proper storage of food items and chemicals according to state law and company policy
  • Engaging with customers and personalizing their experience.
  • Participate in in daily pre and post shift meetings with the Shift Leads, Team Leads and/or Food and Beverage Director
  • Always follow proper food and safety standards
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally to staff and guests.  Respond and engage with customer suggestions, complaints and recognition
  • Create and maintain a productive, safe work environment
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:  

  • Minimum 3 years of cooking experience in a restaurant – required
  • High School diploma or equivalent – required
  • Culinary degree and/or equivalent experience highly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of proper cutting techniques, kitchen safety, and sanitation – required
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently – required
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to train staff members – required
  • Must have Food Handlers Certification for Wisconsin – required
  • Certified Slip Resistant shoes are required prior to starting work.  Shoes must be provided by the employee – required
  • Must be proficient at high demand food stations – required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs – required
  • Positive work ethic – required
  • Team-oriented attitude – required
  • Must be able to work in a hot kitchen environment up to 8 hours during a shift – required
  • Must be able to talk and hear/give directions in a loud kitchen environment – required
  • Must be able to work days, nights, weekends and holidays as necessary – required
  • Must be able to stand up to 8 hours during a shift – required
  • In person interview - preferred

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 352427