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Advanced Cook - $17 per hour

Date:  Jun 16, 2022

Kirkwood, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round (10-month)

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 and expansive…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.




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


Job Specifications:  

  • Starting Wage:  $17.00 per hour
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20/hour.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced  

Advanced Cook Job Description:

  • The advanced cook is an experienced cook with a positive work ethic and general leadership qualities, who is career-oriented, creative, and active. The advanced cook understands the importance of standards, speed, and quality and words under the Executive Chef and Sous Chef to prepare and cook the necessary quantities of food and carry out established quality standards. They possess abilities in all appplicable cooking technologies and practices. The advanced cook is proficient in all positions in the kitchen and may be responsible for training and overseeing employees and running the dail kitchen operations. Other Duties as assigned. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Able to read, write, speak, comprehend and understand English fluently.
  • Able to lift and carry 50 Lbs
  • Minimum 3 years cooking experience
  • Able to work in a hot kitchen environment for up to 10 hours during a shift
  • Able to give and receive oral direction in a loud kitchen environment
  • Able to work weekends and Holidays as necessary
  • Advanced knowledge of proper cutting techniques, kitchen safety and sanitation
  • Able to work standing on feet for at least 8 hours at a time
  • Able to act as a lead when the Chef and Sous Chef are no present
  • Supervisory experience - preferred


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 


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 443707

Nearest Major Market: California