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Head Chef, Crested Butte

Date:  Apr 20, 2021

Crested Butte, CO, US

Company:  Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round (11-month)

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. 


We are looking for an experienced, creative, and hardworking head Chef to join our team and build a professional culinary culture! Located at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Butte 66 is a smokehouse concept style restaurant which offers gorgeous views of the peaks. This Chef is responsible for the overall food quality through menu planning, food production, and delivery service for a high traffic establishment! 

-  Scheduling of staff and performance reviews of staff to budgeted labor.

-  Assist by resolving payroll exceptions, approvals, and labor distribution reports

-  Ordering/receiving, cost transfers, variance reports and inventory control of all culinary items such as: food, beverages, supplies, etc. purchased for the entire building

-  Ensure that company guidelines for purchasing to GPO program is being followed

-  Conduct daily departmental line-ups, routine line checks, as well as maintain food quality of all food served and produced

-  Ensure entire outlet operates under HACCP guidelines and adheres to ServSafe Culinary Guidelines

-  Hiring, developing, and training of a stellar, culinary team

-  Lead all composting and recycling programs

-  Culinary Degree is preferred

-  3+ years in high traffic restaurant operation

-  Minimum 3 years of management experience

-  Familiarity with purchasing systems, MS Office Suite, and Outlook

-  Work all holidays, and most weekends, during summer and winter seasons


The budgeted range starts at $42,000-$55,250.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Crested Butte is the untamed destination at the end of the road. We are confident in who we are and what we seek; pure, wild nature.  We take bold risks to pursue our passions and demonstrate our untamed, intrepid grit in our everyday actions. Our dedication to our mountains, community, coworkers and guests set us apart and bring us together. Come join us at the end of the road.

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 301035

Nearest Major Market: Colorado