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Executive Chef

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round


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. 


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 


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:

The Executive Chef at the Keystone Conference Center is responsible for all culinary-related functions including but not limited to menu development, specification of food, food quality and presentation, storeroom operations, all financial results related to kitchen, hiring, training and ongoing development of culinary staff.  Interaction with guests as well as managers and Chefs throughout the resort including the internal and external stake holders.  The Executive Chef will help oversee food production for multiple outlets as a commissary including bakery items and products. Manager, teacher, and mentor for culinary apprentices, cooks and stewards.  Within the Keystone Food and Beverage Department, we strive for “One Keystone” as well as a friendly and engaging team atmosphere.


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Not Available
  • Outlet: Keystone Conference Center
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year-Round / Full-Time 
  • The budgeted range starts at $82,800 - $106,425 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Job Responsibilities:  

  • Must be able to work in high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of the kitchen.
  • Responsible for offsite catering and delivering of equipment.
  • Purchasing and procurement of food for $1,000,000+ in annual purchasing.
  • Receiving purchase orders, Counting and processing monthly inventory, balancing accruals.
  • Writing schedules for kitchen cooks and dishwashers.
  • Maintains regular attendance and is consistently on time.
  • Maintains high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include compliance with the Vail Resorts personal presentation policy.
  • Payroll management and approval for kitchen, bakeshop, and dishwashers.
  • Continuous focus on development and training of staff with proactive goal setting and follow up reviews.
  • Oversee organization and cleanliness of kitchen operations and BOH storage areas.
  • Maintain and ensure Food Safety across all operations and functions.
  • Check and maintain food quality of all food served and produced.
  • Responsible for driving, training, and maintenance of company trucks (must be able to pass CDL Physical and Vail Resorts Background for driver approval.
  • Responsible for apprentices of the Culinary Arts Apprenticeship program – Colorado Mountain College. 


Job Qualifications:  


  • Minimum 5 years in high-volume banquet operation.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Valid CO Driver’s License
  • Satisfactory driving record
  • Excellent communication skills; you will need to coordinate all kinds of people and ensure they are properly trained to perform their responsibilities.
  • Intermediate or better computer skills; working knowledge of Word/Excel/Outlook, previous experience with purchasing systems and Time and Labor.
  • Must be fluent in English


  • Minimum 5 years of direct management experience
  • Culinary Degree
  • Ice Carving Experience
  • Serve Safe Food Protection Manager Certification
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to bend, lift and carry heavy objects
  • Ability to work in outside environments



The budgeted range starts at $82,800 - $106,425 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 491061

Nearest Major Market: Denver