Tournant / Lead Cook

Date:  Sep 4, 2023

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round


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


The Arrabelle is a luxury Vail hotel ideally located in the heart of the much-acclaimed Vail Square. Nestled against the base of North America's #1 ski resort, just footsteps from the Eagle Bahn gondola, The Arrabelle at Vail Square was inspired by the classic grand alpine hotels of Europe. From casual comforting cuisine to world class upscale Alpine inspired dining, The Arrabelle at Vail Square offers a variety of dining options to please every palette.


Job Specifications: 

  • Outlet: The Arrabelle
  • Expected Pay Range: $20.00 - $28.98 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced 


Job Description:

  • Works all stations as required.
  • Develop and train line staff including interns to standard performance level.
  • Communicate with the Chef on duty to assure proper service according to the assigned shift.
  • Assists in maintaing smooth operations of the kitchen during assigned shift. 
  • Supervises and coordinates the line crew to achieve assigned tasks according to kitchen standards.
  • Cook and prepare food to order on daily basis.
  • Assists in taking monthly inventory.
  • Assits in controlling Labor and Food costs.
  • Learn to read a P&L , learn to understand the dynamics of labor and food cost management.
  • Is familar with fire, safety and health procedures.  Assist in emergency and security procedures as directed by managment.
  • Reports and mechanical problems with the engineering department in a timely manner.
  • Assure safe and clean work conditions for all personnel.
  • Be a role model to others.
  • Maintain a 100% satisfaction rate and take full responsibilty for quality of food.


Job Requirements:

  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to stand for up to eight hours.
  • Must be able to communicate in English.


Preferred Skills:

  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Previous cook experience preferred.



The expected pay range is $20.00 - $28.98. 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  493086
Reference Date: 06/30/2023 
Job Code Function: Back of House 

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