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Sous Chef

Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

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 program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


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 



Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Available
  • Outlet: Keystone Mountain Dining
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year Round / Full Time 
  • The budgeted range starts at $52,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The Food and Beverage (F&B) Organization is comprised of over 300 different restaurants that share a commitment to bringing excellence to mountain dining as part of the overall ski experience. The Sous Chef is responsible for the overall quality of food and service at a restaurant. Assisting with management of kitchen environment in an on-mountain dining outlet. Ensure staff and food quality provides guests with an excellent dining experience on a daily basis.  


Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with menu execution, production, station playbooks and delivery 
  • Food safety and employee safety across all operations 
  • Ensures entire outlet operates under HACCP guidelines and adheres to Serve Safe Culinary Guidelines 
  • Help with performance reviews and scheduling of staff to budgeted labor. Assist by resolving payroll exceptions, approvals, and labor distribution reports 
  • Assist Chef with ordering/receiving, stocking and rotation of product, cost transfers, variance reports and inventory control of all food, beverages, supplies, etc. purchased for the entire building 
  • Conducts routine line checks and maintains food quality of all food served and produced 
  • Culinary team development and training 
  • Key role in hiring and retaining all food service personnel 
  • Use of in-depth knowledge of classical and contemporary culinary techniques 
  • Must adhere to Vail Resorts Standard Operating Procedures  


Job Qualifications:


  • Minimum 3 years in high-volume restaurant operation 
  • Minimum 3 years of direct management/supervisory experience 
  • Purchasing Systems, MS Office Suite, POS experience 
  • Serve Safe Certification or equivalent State Issues Food Handler Card 


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent 
  • Culinary Degree 
  • Advanced Culinary Skills 


The budgeted range starts at $52,000.  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 491866

Nearest Major Market: Denver