Cooking Team Lead - Grand Teton National Park - Free Housing Provided

Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Jackson, WY, US

Company:  Grand Teton Lodge Company
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it's your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, 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.


Join the Grand Teton Lodge Company for a season, or stay for a career at one/many of our 40+ resorts. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free access to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Employee housing, free activities, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.​


Job Summary:

Supervise and effectively work with the culinary staff on a variety of stations in a fast paced culinary environment. Oversee prepared food according to standardized recipes and portion controls for a quick serve style restaurant and high volume bar. Ensure the kitchen(s) and stewarding department has closed and opened properly at the beginning and end of their shifts. Assist receiving food and dry goods for the kitchen. Oversee cleanliness of all coolers and walk-ins, properly storing and covering all food items and rotating products for freshness.  Assist the Chef in maintaining all par levels for the kitchen(s). Ensure all Resort guests have the highest quality culinary experience possible while maintaining a profitable and environmentally aware department.


Job Specifications:


Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with menu planning and maintaining a high level of quality in all Food & Beverage offering.
  • Recommend and implement preparation to reduce costs of goods sold and guiding cooks to insure correct methodologies are followed.
  • Supervises and delegates tasks to cooks
  • Communicates any departmental concerns to the Sous Chef
  • Implement control on quality along with consistency of every eatable item
  • Ensures food ingredients are stored in their designated area and rotated in the proper manner
  • Ensure department orders for supplies and products are timely and accurate
  • Analyze and control product transfers, waste and spoilage, using appropriate forms
  • Have a good understanding of department financials and labor budgets
  • Assist with inventory, margin analysis and cost control
  • Adheres to Vail Resorts Culinary Guidelines including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and adhere to safe work practices
  • Operate and sanitize all equipment in a safe and proper manner
  • Understands the importance of standards, speed, and quality.
  • Demonstrates advanced culinary skill sets, knife skills, banquet service prep for bulk operation.
  • Ensures entire outlet operates under HACCP guidelines and adheres to Serve Safe Culinary Guidelines.
  • Prepares food to the specification of the Sous Chef and holds the staff to the same standard
  • Responsible for PeopleSoft lunch audits as well as OT reports and monitoring
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of previous restaurant or culinary service experience
  • 1 year + Supervisory Experience
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office ( Must be trainable)
  • Able to communicate English
  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time


Preferred Skills

  • Culinary degree
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish


What’s In It For You?

  • FREE Housing (including linens and all utilities) or Full Hook-Up RV Sites
  • FREE National Park Pass to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
  • FREE Participation in guest activities: Horseback rides, kayak and boat rentals, lake cruises & scenic raft tours, 200 miles of hiking trails and THE greatest perk ever – living in one of the most picturesque national parks!
  • FREE WiFi
  • $98/week OR FREE Meal Plan (this depending on hourly or salaried position) Meal Plan covers 3 meals/day in the employee cafeteria
  • Recreation Program and complimentary use of Rec Halls and Employee Gym at JLL (w/ Climbing Wall)


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 We are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability through zero waste, energy and water conservation, green dining and retail, volunteerism, and education. Grand Teton Lodge Company offers an amazing place to live and work, as well as staff housing. 


The expected pay range is $20.00. 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  499221
Reference Date: 11/30/2023 
Job Code Function: Back of House