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Sous Chef - Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Date: Apr 30, 2019

Location: Kirkwood, CA, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

The Sous Chef will work closely with the Resort Executive Chef and management team in all daily functions of restaurant service to ensure guest satisfaction through supervision of employees and exceptional service to guests. Oversees and is able to work all stations in the kitchen. Suggests, develops and tests new recipes and menu items.  Assists with ordering and inventory management.



  • Training staff to, and maintaining all Kirkwood Mountain Dinning and Environmental Health Department standards. Holding employees accountable for all VR policies.
  • Responsible for outlet food costs. Monitors food portioning, preparation and waste to control costs. Responsible for staffing location appropriate to business levels.
  • Works with Executive Chef to create interesting, flavorful and executable menus. Ensures all recipes are adhered to and produced consistently and safely. Consistently maintains a high level of food quality.
  • Strong ability to professionally manage and motivate seasonal staff. Demonstrate an upbeat, positive attitude and have an ability to problem-solve.
  • Oversees all food orders and requisitions to maintain proper par levels and costs while providing fresh, quality products. Inspecting all current products for freshness and proper documentation of any waste. Ensures proper receiving procedures are being followed including proper FIFO rotation and dating of all incoming product.
  • Ensures daily prep/pull list is completed and BOH operations are adequately prepared for anticipated business levels. Ensures plate portioning and presentation are consistent.
  • Will take part in & perform all inventories to ensure that all products are accurately counted and recorded.
  • Proficiency with computer software for the following: ordering, inventory, scheduling, time & labor.




  • Educational Requirements: HS Diploma or GED
  • Communication Requirements: Ability to speak read and communicate clearly in English.
  • Guest service skills: Professionalism and strong guest service skills, attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Flexible schedule required during peak times throughout the year.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Previous resort mountain dining experience preferred
  • Previous supervisory or management experience – Required, minimum of three years
  • Experience working a guest service related field - Preferred
  • California Food Handlers Card – Required within 30 days of hire

Kirkwood is for those that embrace the big mountain lifestyle and are as passionate about skiing and riding as they are about creating amazing experiences for our guests. Magical, raw, expansive and remote…Kirkwood is the stuff of legend. We’re famous for legendary snowfall, challenging inbounds terrain, backcountry guided tours and premier avalanche education programs. Those that come here come for an adventure unique to Kirkwood! Join our close-knit team working at one of the most stunning alpine resorts in the country.

No transportation? Don't want to make the drive? No problem! We have an employee shuttle that runs EVERYDAY from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, free of cost! We encourage all employees who don't want to make the commute themselves to jump on the shuttle, sit back and relax, on their way to work!
If you would prefer to drive AND want to make some extra cash, you will definitely want to participate in our Employee Carpool Program! Make up to $25.00 a DAY just for driving your fellow employees to work!

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 167874

Nearest Major Market: California