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Cook - $17 per hour

Date:  Sep 21, 2022

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits.



We are currently looking for cooks, who will provide first class service to our guests in an upbeat, fast-paced restaurant environment. Our formal training and staging program provides the opportunity for professional advancement from various career stages. We will train folks with the right attitude and a passion for being here, with us, at our amazing resort.  


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Keystone Conference Center
  • Starting Wage: $17 per hour
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20/hour.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Intermediate



  • Understands the proper terms for kitchen equipment/pans and small wares used in the kitchen 

  • Understands and operates basic cooking equipment such as fryers, pizza oven and kettles   

  • All of our team members are typically required to wash dishes one shift per week 

  • Heat or Reheat items for service in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided 

  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, utensils, sneeze guards and guest facing areas of their station in accordance with health and safety standards 

  • Proactively greet guests and take food orders 

  • Continually demonstrate a high level of guest service excellence 

  • Prepare food items in accordance with the station guide recipes including portion control and presentation 

  • Gathers and portion items ensuring that they are of high quality and serves to guests 

  • Maintain sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas including but not limited to temperature checks, wearing gloves and proper utilization of sanitation buckets 

  • Responsible for breaking down workstation, cooling food where necessary in accordance with cooling guidelines and storing in accordance with proper storage and labelling guidelines 

  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training. 

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner 

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures 

  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments 

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated 

  • Typically requires supervision from a more senior culinary team member 

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned 



  • Ability to speak, read and communicate English. 

  • Ability to maintain a positive work ethic. 

  • Ability to work as a productive part of a team. 

  • Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. 

  • Ability to stand for up to 6-8 hours at a time. 

  • Demonstrates excellent guest service skills. 

  • Able to work weekends and holidays. 

  • Has or is able to obtain a Food Handlers Card within 30 days of employment. 

  • Previous cooking experience- preferred but not required. 

  • Knowledge of sanitation-preferred 

  • Minimum 1 year of quality cooking experience


The budgeted range starts at $17 per hour. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

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


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 473551

Nearest Major Market: Denver