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Sous Chef, Keystone Conference Center

Date:  May 12, 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.


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary:
The Sous Chef is a leader for the culinary team at the Keystone Conference Center - assisting the Executive Chef and helping supervise all of the aspects of the kitchen.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing all culinary aspects of the Keystone Conference Center. Manage banquet functions from 20 people to 2000 people
  • Assist Executive Chef in day to day operations for banquets and commissary kitchen
  • Order, receive, teach culinary students, schedule, payroll etc.
  • Supervise daily operations of the kitchen and staff in accordance with defined food program to set standards
  • Manage budget and food cost control
  • Supervise kitchen staff and training/developing line level staff
  • Create a team atmosphere and lead by example
  • Assist with hiring, discipline and retaining employees
  • Assist with high volume production - from scratch sauces, stocks soups and high level production

Job Qualifications:

  • Graduate of accredited culinary program or ACF apprenticeship program or at least 5 years culinary supervisory experience in a hotel or resort setting
  • A flexible schedule including early mornings, weekends and holidays
  • Be able to lift up to 50lbs. and stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to pass a DMV background check to drive company vehicles
  • The ability to work independently and contribute to a positive, productive work environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally - must be able to write and produce menus


The budgeted range starts at $45,000 - $55,250.  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 426872

Nearest Major Market: Denver