Executive Chef

Date:  Feb 13, 2024

Crested Butte, CO, US

Company:  Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


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With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until March 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary:

Uley’s Cabin the on-mountain fine-dining restaurant is looking for an Executive Chef to join our outstanding restaurant staff. Uley’s serves an upscale sit-down lunch and dinner daily in the winter.  Exceptional cuisine and top notch service are core to this restaurant. 


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Available!
  • Outlet: Crested Butte / Uley's Cabin
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Winter Seasonal / Full Time
  • The budgeted range starts at $55,000 - $69,575.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Job Responsibilities:

  • This person is either a graduate of a two year culinary program with three years post graduate increasing quality experience, or has at least seven years experience in quality establishments. This position is responsible for the supervision and training of employees, and the preparation and production of food.
  • The Executive Chef is responsible for hiring, training and disciplining kitchen personnel.
  • Must carry out the rules and quality standards set by the Resort Executive Chef and General Manager
  • Responsible for all aspects of the kitchen when the Executive Chef is absent.
  • The Executive Chef is proficient in all positions in the kitchen
  • The Executive Chef is proficient in plated banquet services and elaborate breakfast, lunch, and formal dinner buffets
  • Responsible for training, overseeing and evaluating employees
  • Assist in the creation, engineering, costing, and management of menu in addition to monthly inventory, staff scheduling, and purchasing/ordering
  • Responsible for proper condition and cleanliness of kitchen and equipment, ensuring proper safety and sanitation, and safe service of food
  • Should have the ability to work all stations in the kitchen, and have a proven ability to supervise, communicate, and work well with coworkers and service staff
  • Adheres to Vail Resorts Culinary Guidelines
  • Owns proper culinary tools
  • Understands the importance of personal hygiene, safe food handling practices, and advanced culinary skills
  • Understands the importance of Standards, Speed, and Quality
  • This employee supports company philosophy, goals, and objectives
  • Takes responsibility for the product used in their outlet and manages it to assure a quality product
  • Responsible for and supervises lower level cooks in regards to food handling including: rotation, sanitation of all storage areas, labeling and dating, and insures all storage areas are maintained
  • Advises higher rated cooks and/or management of anticipated problems
  • Assists in the direction and supervision of staff
  • Assists in the creation, usage, and follow through of prep lists, cleaning list, and closing lists
  • Assists in food ordering
  • Demonstrates excellent teamwork and cooperation with service staff


Job Qualifications:

  • 5 years culinary experience in a fast-paced, fine dining restaurant - required.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40+ lbs - required.
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours - required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent - required. 
  • Team oriented attitude is a must
  • Must be fluent in English - required.
  • ServeSafe or Food Handler’s certification (or be able to attain) - required​
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, December 26th through January 2nd, Presidents’ Day Weekend, and any other holidays as requested - required.
  • 1-2 years managerial experience - required.
  • Basic knowledge of the Spanish language - preferred. 



The expected pay range is $55,000 - $69,575. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  500093
Reference Date: 02/12/2024 
Job Code Function:  

Nearest Major Market: Colorado