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Executive Chef - WoodStone Grille

Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Crested Butte, CO, 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.

The Executive Chef is responsible to provide technical and administrative assistance to the Director of Food and Beverage, WoodStone General Manager, and Resort Executive Chef, and ensures effective operation of the WoodStone kitchen and other food production outlets, as assigned. The Executive Chef is expected to train and facilitate training of all culinary / kitchen team members, ensuring a positive, teaching environment. The WoodStone Grille provides a signature hot breakfast buffet as well as being a great place to relax and unwind after a daylong adventure. With specialties including wood-fired pizza, delicious pastas and more! There are also pool tables, a bar and televisions for an entertainment bonus.



  • Participates in training staff on menu items including ingredients, preparation methods and unique tastes.
  • Operates and maintains all department equipment and reports malfunctions.
  • Purchases appropriate supplies and manages inventories according to budget.
  • Reviews staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.
  • Trains associates in safety procedures and supervises their ability to follow loss prevention policies to prevent accidents and control costs.
  • Sets a positive example for guest relations. Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels; effectively responds to and handles guest problems and complaints.
  • Empowers associates to provide excellent customer service. Ensures associates understand expectations and parameters.
  • Observes service behaviors of associates and provides feedback to individuals; continuously strives to improve service performance.
  • Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.
  • Helps associates receive on-going training to understand guest expectations.
  • Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of associate team members with the appropriate skills.
  • Supports a departmental orientation program for associates to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job. Ensures associates are cross-trained to support successful daily operations.
  • Uses all available on the job training tools for associates; supervises on-going training initiatives and conducts training when appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with associates and ensures associates do the same within the team.
  • REsponsible for cost control, payroll and menu planning along with Executive Chef.
  • Monthly training classes with immediate associates
  • Menu development



  • Associates Degree, or higher (Culinary Arts Degree, preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years at a Sous Chef level preferred
  • Previous leadership position Minimum 2 years
  • Serve Safe Certification (Food Manager, preferred)
  • Clear, positive, energetic communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Delphi or similar programs, Excellent organizational skills





At Crested Butte Mountain Resort we are passionate about this place, the land around us and our community. There’s nothing quite like ski town life in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We take pride in being stewards of this land and its rich history. Come work for us for a season and stay for a lifetime.

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 160112

Nearest Major Market: Colorado