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Entry Cook - Vail Marriott - Year Round


Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round

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.


Vail Resorts is always looking for great talent.  Although our resorts and offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, applications are still being accepted.  Hiring will resume as soon as normal operations resume.


The entry-level cook is responsible for ensuring that all associates in the Cafeteria have the highest quality culinary experience possible while maintaining a friendly and environmentally aware department. Under the leadership of the Executive Chef, handles all prep and line cook duties with attention to quality and consistency. Also assists banquets and the employee cafeteria with the culinary needs, as required.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited do;

  • To work as directed on station of assignment under appropriate supervision.
  • Set-up station properly and on time for each service period.
  • Make sure all food is prepared by recipes designated by supervisor.
  • Make sure food quality and quantity is correct.
  • Make sure food is sent to correct area on time.
  • Be able to work in another area when needed and take part in cross-training when directed.
  • Be able to assist in same day prep and advance prep for another station as instructed by supervisor.
  • Be available to come to any and all kitchen meetings while on or off duty (off duty meetings will be paid).
  • Follow “clean as you go” policy and keep work area clean at all times.
  • All food items for storage must be covered with cling film, dated, labeled and initialed by person who made it or used it first.
  • Rotation of foods – (FIFO) FIRST IN, FIRST OUT.
  • After service turn off and clean oven tops and work areas and reach-in boxes.
  • Make sure production charts are closely followed and adhered to.
  • Follow all HACCP requirements.
  • Fill out the appropriate cleaning charts on a daily basis.
  • Be aware of accident prevention and help enforce safe work conditions – ZERO ACCIDENTS IS OUR GOAL.
  • Follow all kitchen regulations as outlined and directed.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, understand and comprehend English fluently
  • Cooking experience experience preferred
  • Must be able to work weekends, evening and holidays
  • Must be able to stand for up to 4 hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, crouch, crawl, climb and kneel
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • In-person interview highly preferred
  • Two satisfactory references required


Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Excellent training and professional development


One Job – Double the Benefits.
Working for the Marriott at Vail gives you access to the phenomenal mountain town that is Vail, CO and all the perks that come with being a Vail Resorts Employee (Free Ski Pass, discounted lodging at all Vail properties, discounts on retail items and FB locations). Not only that, but take advantage of the Marriott team member benefits (discounted room rates at all Marriott’s nation-wide) to truly get the most out of your hospitality experience. Come join our team of incredible people with passion for customer service and making sure everyone checking in feels like they are home. www.vailresortscareers.com

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 194447

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Entry Level