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Banquet Cook - Afton Alps - Summer Seasonal - Part Time - Hastings, MN

Date: Apr 20, 2019

Location: Afton Alps, MN, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.




Summary of Job: The purpose of this position is ensure guests have a great experience through the proper cooking and safe food handling procedures. Banquet Cooks are responsible for positive guest interactions while accurately preparing plates and platter presentations for banquets, setting up and operating action stations for banquets or buffets and stocking of all items. At all times, cooks are expected to be attentive to guests needs and making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Chef with preparation and execution of wedding and banquet events.
  • Inspect and clean food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
  • Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock.
  • Portion, arrange, and garnish food, and serve food to servers or patrons.
  • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked to appropriate health and food safety standards, using thermometers when required
  • Season and cook food according to recipes and chef instruction.
  • Ensure food is stored and cooked at correct temperature by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters.
  • Bake, roast, broil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes and chef instruction, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Wash, peel, cut, and seed fruits and vegetables to prepare them for consumption.
  • Carve and trim meats such as beef, veal, ham, pork, and lamb for hot or cold service, or for sandwiches.
  • Prepare relishes and hors d'oeuvres. 
  • Bake breads, rolls, cakes, and pastries.
  • Following proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  • Track and report any food waste.
  • Handle, store and rotate all the products properly.
  • Prepare dishes for guests with food allergies or intolerances.
  • Clean and maintain all kitchens and equipment.
  • Properly cover and store all food product. Label and date all product for safe storage.
  • Plate food as needed.
  • Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations of Vail Resorts and Afton Alps.
  • Develop, adhere to, and role model the company’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Assist cleaning of banquet and wedding equiptment when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent - Preferred  
  • High level of interpersonal skills to ensure: teamwork, high level guest contact, and commitment to guest service.
  • Certified Slip Resistant shoes are required prior to starting work. Shoes must be provided by the employee.
  • Must demonstrate ability to receive direction and act upon it. - Preferred
  • Flexible schedule required during weekend times throughout the summer. – Required



Physical Requirements:

  • Weight Lifted - At least 50lbs
  • Lifting Frequency - Frequent
  • Standing Frequency - Frequent
  • Walking Frequency – Frequent
  • Reaching –Some of the time
  • Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, Craw l - Some of the time



  • Serve Others: Own It. Personalize It. Elevate It.

Identifies and take ownership of opportunities to assist the customer; listens and responds to customer needs to personalize the experience; is committed to elevating the customer experience; communicates clearly and effectively; is flexible to adjust plans to meet customers’ changing needs; collaborates with team members and peers; exhibits a service attitude that is engaging with customers.

  • Do Right: Act with Integrity – always do the right thing, knowing it leads to the right outcome.

Follows through on commitments; is honest and trustworthy; understands and complies with company policies and procedures; considers stakeholder interests in decision making; takes ownership of actions and decisions; receptive and responsive to others’ feedback; identifies and communicates ethical concerns.

  • Drive Value: Grow profit through smart and innovative business practices.

Is a positive advocate for the company; is aware of the impact of decisions and actions on company profitability; works efficiently; completes tasks accurately and manages time well; strives for continual improvement and growth; is open to and suggests new ideas; uses company resources appropriately; demonstrates financial discipline.

  • Do Good: Preserve our natural environment and contribute to the success of our local communities.

Has an awareness of the company’s Epic Promise program; considers the environmental and community impact of decisions and actions; takes actions in support of the company’s environmental initiatives; understands the company’s connection with our local communities.

  • Be Safe: Be committed to the safety and wellness of our employees and Guests.

Promotes a culture of health and safety; takes personal accountability for the safety of self and others; understands and communicates safety procedures and expectations; utilizes all relevant safety resources; identifies and appropriately reports risk.

  • Have Fun: Fun is our product – create fun, enjoy your work and share the contagious spirit.

Shares enthusiasm for our products and services; is able to overcome challenges while maintaining a positive attitude; inspires others and integrates fun into the work environment; is approachable and welcoming to customers; promotes an engaging, inclusive atmosphere.


Create incredible experiences for guests at the Midwest’s premier winter destination. In the scenic St. Croix River Valley, this big-time resort with a small town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders. This truly is where Epic begins for skiers of all levels and can be where your epic career begins, too. Become part of the Afton Alps family.

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 166694

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis