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Title:  Catering Chef

Date:  May 2, 2022

Stowe, VT, US

Company:  Stowe Mountain Resort
Shift Type:  Year Round

Stowe Mountain Resort is widely revered as the Ski Capital of the East. Located on Vermont’s highest peak, Stowe is a renowned world-class, family-friendly destination, offering year-round amenities from skiing to rock climbing and zip-lining. Travelers are drawn from across the globe to this dynamic mountain and the legendary community of this passionate, quintessential New England ski town.  Come join the Stowe Mountain team where you’ll instantly feel at home.

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


Job Summary:

The Catering Chef leads the food service planning and execution of all special events at Stowe Mountain Resort. The Catering Chef works within the Food & Beverage division, leads a team of kitchen staff and executes events at a variety of F&B locations throughout the resort. This position works closely with the GM, Catering Manager and the Group Sales Manager to ensure the seamless execution of events ranging in size from 30 – 400 people. At SMR group events occur primarily in the summer and fall. During winter months this position assists the GM in running culinary operations at Spruce Camp. This is a full time year round salaried and benefited position. A great majority of shifts are days unless executing a night time event.


Job Responsibilities:

  • To deliver the Experience of a Lifetime our guests, clients and employees
  • Lead the Catering Kitchen Team, including recruiting, hiring, training, performance management and development
  • Develops current and compelling menus and menu presentation that can compete with the best in the business. Leads menu costing and pricing to ensure profitability and competitiveness in the market.
  • Leads and executes buffet and reception style events up to 400 guests and plated meals of up to 200 guests
  • Works closely with the GM, Catering Manager and Group Sales Manager to review and plan upcoming events, to maintain a portfolio of product offerings that meet our client’s needs and to participate in menu tastings and planning meetings as necessary
  • Ensures the seamless delivery of all catering events for all internal and external partners and takes responsibility to minimize the impact on our core business
  • Responsible for cost control, COG’s analysis, inventory management, portion control and recipe auditing
  • Ensures food is received, stored, handled, prepared and presented in a timely and hygienic manner
  • Provide leadership and direction to the catering kitchen team through a united vision both departmentally and as a whole F&B division
  • Leads a culture of safety, follows all Food Safe handling procedures and ensures all safety training is complete and tracked for all team members
  • Works with the GM and Catering Manager to strategically plan and implement recognition programs and structures that maximize employee engagement and retention
  • Administrative duties as needed, including scheduling, payroll, ordering, inventory, etc.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Internal Stakeholders and communicate relevant information as necessary
  • We are a company that works together and throughout the season you may be required to assist in other areas as needed


Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ professional kitchen experience, preferable in a banquet facility
  • Minimum 2 years previous leadership experience
  • Serve Safe certified
  • Extensive culinary knowledge and up-to-date on current industry trends
  • Must be highly flexible with work schedule
  • Must be able to adapt to fluctuations in operational demands throughout the year
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly during a shift
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong administrative skills
  • US Driver’s license


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 434112