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Entry Cook, Lodge at Big Springs - Winter Seasonal

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Northstar, 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 Big Springs Lodge offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options from grilled-to-order burgers and melts to fresh Entrées, Salads made to order, Pizza, Mexican, a Food Truck and more!  This location also has multiple full bars and food is served both indoor and outdoor at this mid-mountain location with a perfect atmosphere for snow enthusiasts and summer thrill seekers.


Responsible for basic food preparation tasks, such as cutting up meat and fish, cleaning, peeling, slicing, chopping, measuring and mixing ingredients, etc.  Will use basic cooking skills to work on a line or on a cooking station, such as the broiler, fryer, oven, grill, pizza or salad and be responsible for set up of assigned station. Along with the rest of the team will be responsible for loading and unloading food product to building and food stations.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares food for guest and employees by following cooking procedures.  Places and displays foods in serving containers.
  • Must wear proper Safety equipment; black non-slip shoes at ALL times, Cut Protection glove while using a knife, hat or hair covering, and other Protection equipment as needed and trained. 
  • Follows all Health Department required food handling procedures.  Keeps a clean, well maintained, sanitary work environment.
  • Follow all company and department safety policies and procedures.
  • Fills customer requests by arranging chosen food items, adding prescribed garnishes, and handing meals to customers.
  • Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturers’ instructions and established procedures.
  • Maintain food line by notifying supervisor of shortages and replenishing food at workstation.
  • Provides information to customers by answering food preparation questions and fulfilling special requests.
  • Protects customers and employees by adhering to all sanitation policies and procedures; maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Contribute to team effort by participating in Job Sharing, assuming responsibility for the cleanliness of the resort and safety of guests and employees; participating in safety meetings; accepting diverse assignments; maintain a positive and friendly attitude and demeanor in all internal and external interactions.
  • Meet service level objectives and department goals as set forth by immediate supervisor.
  • Assist in Unloading product from delivery vehicles such as trucks and snow machines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and outside weather conditions. 
  • Be available for flexible working hours based on business volume.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required.
  • Valid CA Food Handlers Card is required.
  • Be able to lift 11-25 lbs on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time at work station.

With diverse tree-lined mountain trails, a world-class terrain park and a vibrant village, Northstar is the perfect setting for families and snow sports enthusiasts alike. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada just 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 30 minutes from Reno and a few hours from Napa and San Francisco, it’s easy to explore everything Northern California has to offer. Join the Northstar team and learn why Truckee, CA has been voted one of the “Top 25 Ski Towns in the World.”

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 165279