Executive Chef

Date:  Mar 25, 2024

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round (11-month)


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

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.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is 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:

Service is the foundation of everything we stand for at Vail Resorts and our Executive Chefs are no exception to this experience of a lifetime. Executive Chefs are visionary managers responsible for kitchen operations, promoting teamwork amongst staff, maintaining performance goals and guaranteeing an exceptional dining experience for our guests.


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Available
  • Outlet: Keystone Ranch
  • Expected Pay Range: $59,100.00 - $79,530.00 + annual bonus 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round (11 Month)
  • Skill Level: Advanced


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the planning, development, and production of menu items
  • Oversee the culinary team including hiring, training and developing teammates, managing performance including reviews, and succession planning
  • Maintain standards for facility and food preparation, cleanliness, safety, and sanitation in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Assist in budget process and forecasting for business, maintaining financial oversight of operational cost to budget
  • Oversee ordering/receiving, cost transfers, variance reports and inventory control of all food, beverages, and supplies purchased
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required; Culinary degree or certification preferred
  • ServSafe certification or regional equivalent required
  • 5+ years of high-volume restaurant experience required; management experience preferred
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English; bilingual preferred
  • Ability to Ski or Snowboard strongly preferred


The expected pay range is $59,100.00 - $79,530.00 + annual bonus. 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  501035
Reference Date: 03/25/2024 
Job Code Function: Back of House 

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