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Intermediate Cook - $19 per hour - Year Round (10 Month) - Kirkwood

Date:  Jun 20, 2022
Location: 

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. www.vailresortscareers.com

 

 

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

 

The Intermediate Cook is responsible for performing a variety of skilled tasks in food preparation, cooking, and presentation, and additionally, overseeing food preparation and service for a meal shift and/or banquets within a large restaurant operation. 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understands the proper terms for kitchen equipment/pans and small wares used in the kitchen
  • Understands and operates basic cooking equipment such as fryers, pizza oven and kettles
  • All of our team members are typically required to wash dishes one shift per week 
  • Heat or Reheat items for service in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, utensils, sneeze guards and guest facing areas of their station in accordance with health and safety standards
  • Proactively greet guests and take food orders
  • Continually demonstrate a high level of guest service excellence
  • Responsible for breaking down workstation, cooling food where necessary in accordance with cooling guidelines and storing in accordance with proper storage and labelling guidelines
  • Typically requires supervision from a more senior culinary team member
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned 
  • Functions as experienced cook with the ability to manage a station or multiple stations maintaining expectations for speed and service
  • Capable of teaching others to use all kitchen equipment, processes and procedures
  • Intermediate to advanced knife skills
  • Able to explain ingredients in the menu and preparation techniques
  • Able to read, interpret, demonstrate culinary fundamentals with sound knowledge of food handling procedures and food ingredients
  • Understands and can demonstrate proficiency operating more advanced cooking equipment such as grills, steamers, robot coupe, immersion mixers and slicers  
  • Responsible for basic food preparation tasks, such as cutting up meat and fish, basic knife handling skills, peeling, slicing, chopping, measuring and mixing ingredients
  • Prepares necessary ingredients to replenish station according to established par levels
  • Ability to follow basic recipe to produce high quality product
  • Ensures food is prepared and presented a high level of quality, visual appeal and consistency
  • Willingness to support and guide entry cooks in performing their responsibilities

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to bend, lift and carry heavy objects.
  • A minimum of two years of professional cooking experience
  • Broad base of knowledge and skills in quantity food handling, preparation and cooking.
  • Strong understanding of restaurant kitchen operations.
  • Knowledge of inventory control, ordering, menu planning, and quality control methods.      
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Working at Kirkwood Inn during the Summer:

 

While working at Kirkwood during the summer months there is beautiful scenery to enjoy every day.  Hiking in the historic lava rock formation of Red Cliffs.  Enjoying the ever-changing sunrises and sunsets.  The outdoor activities are include but not limited to camping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and walks through the meadow.

 

The Kirkwood Inn offers a patio seating area and dining inside the historical salon.  It is truly a living part of history at Kirkwood.  Build-in 1864, you can still see some of the bullet holes from when the Inn was the hopping salon.  The Kirkwood Inn now sits in three counties.  During the roaring 1920s, Prohibition the bar was put on wheels and moved each time the “coppers” came.

 

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 444088


Nearest Major Market: California