Executive Chef

Date:  Nov 15, 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


Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Game Creek Club - Vail Mountain
  • The budgeted range starts at $59,100 - $75,000 + annual bonus. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Year Round


Job Duties:

Manage the culinary program for a complex fine dining restaurant.  Develop menus and food programs that keep with the character of the restaurant and maintain the financial performance outlined in the budget.  Provide recipes, prep sheets and standards to train a staff with diverse skills. Mentor and provide effective feedback, including formal performance evaluations.  Manage schedules and tasks to control labor costs.  Monitor and adjust Cost of Sales Food, set ingredient specifications and purchase food products.  Maintain effective working relationships with other departments and provides positive leadership for execution of menu by service staff.  Work well with others and handle problems with a fact-based and analytical approach.  Take responsibility for the working condition of the kitchen, including cleanliness and safety.  Maintain a working environment that is positive and productive, using skills outlined in the many Vail Resorts management development training classes.


Job Requirements:

This position requires a skilled culinarian with training and experience equivalent to a degree in Culinary Arts and at least two years as an Executive Chef for a fine dining restaurant.  Other management experience as Sous Chef or Executive Sous Chef is highly preferred and a demonstrated ability to develop innovative culinary programs is critical.  Hotel or resort experience is preferred and club experience with membership is helpful.  Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful and computer skills are necessary.   A certified sanitation certificate is required.  Must obtain or have a valid Colorado driver’s license upon employment.


The expected pay range is $59,100 - $75,000 + annual bonus. 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  498965
Reference Date: 11/14/2023 
Job Code Function: Back of House 

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