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Executive Sous Chef, Bourbon Pub

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Northstar, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round (10-month)

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.” www.vailresortscareers.com

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


From the culinary mind of Chef Michael Mina, comes Bourbon Pub.  A concept proven in the San Francisco Bay Area and transplanted to the Sierra. Northstar's rendition of Bourbon Pub will offer a casual atmosphere with reinvented pub fare.



Responsible for working with the Senior General Manager, General Manager and Executive chef to ensure that all of our guests have the highest quality culinary experience possible while maintaining a profitable Food & Beverage Operation. Oversees all aspects of the culinary function to include; ala carte, special events, employee meals.



  • The Executive Sous Chef is required to be proficient in all positions in the kitchen roles
  • Responsible for the training, supervision and success of all culinary and stewarding employees.
  • Capable of creating a motivational atmosphere and a cohesive culinary/kitchen team.
  • Is actively involved in the daily operations by being a "hands on" Chef through modeling proper culinary techniques and working alongside employees.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor through appearance and by maintaining a positive attitude toward all employees and guests.
  • Adheres to all Brand Standards and applicable Health Department standards. Is Serve Safe-certified.
  • Is fiscally responsible and follows all budget guidelines. Capable of controlling costs and labor while maintaining profitability.
  • Adheres to Vail Resorts and MINA Culinary Guidelines
  • Assist in the creation, engineering, costing, and management of menu in addition to monthly inventory, staff scheduling, and purchasing/ordering
  • Responsible for proper condition and cleanliness of kitchen and equipment, ensuring proper safety and sanitation, and safe service of food.
  • This employee supports company philosophy, goals, and objectives.
  • Responsible for and supervises cooks of all levels in regards to food handling including: rotation, sanitation of all storage areas, labeling and dating, and insures all storage areas are maintained
  • Assists in the creation, usage, and follow through of prep lists, cleaning list, and closing lists
  • Coordinates menu tastings and training with service staff.
  • Establishes staffing levels and daily food preparation proficiently to ensure the timing and flow of food service that meets demands.
  • Determines the pricing and standardization of portion controls.
  • Responsible for all restaurant purchasing and receiving including food, china, equipment, uniforms and other necessary supplies. Keeps these costs in line with budget, sets pars..
  • Complies with all Resort and company policies, procedures and standards of operations.
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • 5+ years supervisory experience
  • 5+ years working in a kitchen environment
  • Serve Safe Certification
  • English fluency
  • Computer skills
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40+ lbs
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Team-oriented attitude is a must


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 344889