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Sous Chef, Bighorn

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

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. www.vailresortscareers.com



We are seeking a Sous Chef for the Bighorn Bistro in Keystone, CO. The Sous Chef will report directly to the Executive Chef, and will supervise daily operations of the kitchen and staff in accordance with defined food program to set standards and in the absence of FOH managers, directs and supervises FOH staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and develop kitchen staff
  • Create a team atmosphere and lead by example
  • Assist with hiring, retaining, and at times disciplining employees
  • Supervise daily operations and employees in the absence of the Chef
  • Assist the Chef in writing and producing menus for the restaurant and special functions
  • Total organization of all prep list's for the day and evening
  • Communicate with front of the house and follow detailed instructions from the Chef - both oral and written
  • Maintain a safe environment in the kitchen and also behind the service line
  • Train new kitchen staff members on the functionality of the kitchen
  • Train staff on company safety procedures and maintain safety logs for the restaurants
  • Take responsibility and pride for the product used and manage it to assure a quality product and cost efficient utilization
  • Must practice good personal hygiene and safe food handling skills
  • Help the Chef maintain all par levels for the kitchen
  • Assist in creating schedules for the coming weeks
  • Assist in all aspects of ordering
  • End of the month inventory procedures
  • Making sure every plate put out is of top quality and the line is executed with precision and organization
  • Supervise employees during production and service for private parties
  • Completely supervise the food and beverage storeroom including inventory and organization
  • Knowledge of ordering and receiving
  • Receiving must be completed daily
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Minimum 5 years culinary experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of butchery with whole fish and primal cuts
  • Knowledge of unique items and how to prepare them
  • Strong expediting skills
  • Able to jump from station to station during peak service hours
  • Proficient in all aspects of production
  • Serve Safe Certification required
  • Able to set up line station quickly and expedite orders for service
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to train staff members
  • Strong management skills
  • Team-oriented attitude
  • Valid US Driver's License
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
  • Able to work in a hot kitchen environment up to 8 hours during a shift
  • Able to speak, and hear directions in a loud kitchen environment
  • Able to work weekends and holidays as necessary
  • Able to stand up to 8 hours during a shift


  • Culinary degree strongly preferred


The budgeted range starts at $40,500 - $46,250.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


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 338550

Nearest Major Market: Denver