Restaurant Manager

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

South Lake Tahoe, CA, US

Company:  Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2023/2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

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 experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


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, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program


Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary:

Service is the foundation of everything we stand for at Vail Resorts and our Food and Beverage team is no exception to creating this experience of a lifetime. Restaurant Managers are visionary leaders responsible for restaurant operations, maintaining operational goals, promoting teamwork amongst staff, and elevating service quality and safety to ensure an exceptional dining experience for our guests.


Remarks given: Job Summary: Join our Mountain Dining team as a General Manager, responsible for general oversight of your location. This position will ensure all Mountain Dining standards are upheld while providing an extraordinary dining experience on a daily basis for the Kirkwood resort guest. The General Manager position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the restaurant.


Job Specifications

Housing: Available
Outlet: Cornice Pizza (Buba Sports Bar&Grill - Krkwd)
Expected Pay Range: $64,480 - $74,315 + annual bonus 
Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Winter Seasonal
Skill Level: Advanced


Location Description: Cornice Pizza is our retro themed Pizzeria offering a multitude of food and entertainment to resort guests. Come dine at our family friendly sports bar that offers games for kids and a full bar experience for adults.


Job Responsibilities

Oversees the restaurant at all times to ensure high-quality guest service and experience; maintains a high standard for overall lodge/restaurant appearance and cleanliness.
Pro-actively manages location’s financial performance through monitoring of financial reporting, participation in annual budget review process and monthly financial reviews. Responsible for driving contribution margin through appropriate management of labor, operating and cost of goods expense.
Collaborate with the Culinary AGM to ensure proper inventory counts, ordering, and menu design/redesign.
Consistently completes and/or oversees operational audits to ensure location is operating to standards.
Responsible for completion of necessary daily financial paperwork and location opening/closing including accurate cash handling procedures.
Responsible for collaborating with location leadership team to schedule with considerations to business volume and labor budgets. Accurate management of employee time and labor.
Coaching and monitoring FOH and BOH staff to uphold company and resort standards.
Follow all Environmental Health guidelines, Serve Safe best practices and Vail Resorts safety standards.
Maintains adequate inventory levels of all products according to business levels through accurate ordering and participates in monthly inventory counts.
Maintain consistent and meaningful communication with staff through meetings, emails and 1 on 1 conversations.
Involvement with various internal departments and committees as deemed appropriate by manager and supervisor.
Flexibility to assist in other Mountain Dining operations if/when needed.
Ability to attend work in winter weather environment.


Job Requirements

3 years previous food and beverage management experience
Serve Safe Manager Certification (or ability to obtain within first 30 days of hire)
Tips certification, RBS certification, and Food Handler certification within 30 days of hire.
Intermediate computer skills; Microsoft Office Suite, POS software, Ordering software, T&L software
Excellent communication and guest service skills.


Other job duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Candidate is responsible for ongoing training of company Brand Standards. 
Responsible for the guest satisfaction, upholding standards, and financial performance of the food and beverage operation.
Responsible for scheduling, hiring, discipline of all food and beverage staff.
Operate facilities at proper staffing levels for all seasons.
Responsible for timely Payroll exceptions, approvals, and approval of all labor distribution reports.
Ordering and inventory control of restaurant food and beverage as applicable.
Make sure facilities and employees have necessary tools and equipment to effectively do their jobs.
Ensure that operation fully supports initiatives with corporate strategic partners by giving outstanding representation to their product.
Financial Responsibility: develop, implement, and manage controls for Labor, Cost of Sales, and operational expenses to attain budgeted and forecasted figures while maintaining quality standards.  Participate in forecasting and budgeting.  Review, analyze, and explain variances in Profit & Loss statements.  Perform billing and payroll, in a timely & accurate manner, including calculation of gratuity distribution. Routinely check product sales mix and work with the culinary team to create unique offerings within our budgeted COS targets.
Human Resource Responsibility: hire, train, develop, appraise, and discipline staff following company procedures.  Post any jobs using requisitions.  Hold monthly staff meetings and training for the proper techniques and etiquette. Monitor staff performance through coaching, counseling, and progressive discipline.  Define performance standards and continually work to provide an experience of a lifetime for our staff and guests.
Product Management: effectively inventory, purchase, and manage all necessary resources to maintain and/or improve quality standards. 
Hold staff accountable to Company standards including TIPS alcohol procedures, CA food handler’s certifications and all internal training requirements. 
Leadership Responsibility: Lead by example.  Participative management style with hands-on work ethic.  Form cohesive team encompassing all staff members.  Daily supervision of all staff members.  Verbally communicate, in a calm, positive demeanor, during the course of all functions with the kitchen, service, beverage, conventions services, and engineering staffs, as well as the guest.
Snow removal/snow blower training is a requirement for winter months. Snow removal maintenance of your facility must be executed daily especially during storm cycles.
As Vail Resorts employees, we hold ourselves accountable for living these foundational values every day in everything we do.



The expected pay range is $64,480 - $74,315 + annual bonus. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  498025
Reference Date: 09/13/2023 
Job Code Function: General Management 

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