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Executive Sous Chef

Date:  Jan 19, 2023

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round

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 program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


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, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus: 

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (after eligible employees work 500 hours) 
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 



Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Not Available
  • Outlet: Centralized Kitchen / Arrabelle at Vail
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Year Round / Full Time 
  • The budgeted range starts at $60,000 - $68,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


Job Summary:
The Arrabelle is seeking an experienced Sous Chef to join our culinary team. Responsible for ensuring that all Resort guests have the highest quality culinary experience possible while maintaining a profitable Food & Beverage Division. Oversees all aspects of the culinary function to include; restaurant breakfast, lunch, and dinner, banquets and special events as needed. Oversight of production for all culinary departments, stewarding, and any contract kitchen labor within the given scope, including ordering of food and equipment and scheduling. Is actively involved in the daily operations by being a "hands-on" Chef through modeling proper culinary techniques and working alongside employees. Exhibits a professional demeanor through appearance and by maintaining a positive attitude toward all employees and guests.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and is able to work all stations in the kitchen.
  • Coordinates daily menus and specials.
  • Oversees all food orders and requisitions to maintain proper par levels and costs while providing fresh, quality products, inspecting all current products for freshness and proper documentation of any waste.
  • Ensures proper receiving procedures are being followed including proper FIFO rotation and dating of all incoming product.
  • Ensures daily prep/pull list is completed and BOH operations are adequately prepared for anticipated business levels.
  • Ensures all recipes are adhered to and produced consistently and safely.
  • Monitors food portioning, preparation and waste to control costs.
  • Ensures plate portioning and presentation are consistent.
  • Organizes kitchen and maintains all ServSafe, sanitation and safety policies and documentation.
  • Ensures all BOH staff members are properly trained.
  • Proper scheduling of all kitchen staff to hit budgetary goals by anticipating business levels and eliminating all OT while still providing a safe, quality product and service in a timely manner.
  • Sets the example and ensures all staff are promoting a professional work environment by upholding proper grooming and uniform standards, following all food safety and HACCP guidelines, displaying a positive, professional attitude and language in all situations, being prepared by anticipating business levels, keeping a clean, safe work area.
  • Demonstrates food quality expectations by preparing all dishes correctly and training and monitoring all those who prepare food items.
  • Maintains a current MSDS book and accessibility, along with proper staff training and how to use it.
  • Follows through on all disciplinary actions with proper documentation, training and guidance in a positive, professional manner.
  • Immediately follows up with any equipment malfunctions or breakage to resolve the issue ASAP.
  • Gives support to all kitchen operations as well as any FOH needs.
  • Maintains budgetary food and beverage costs.
  • Performs monthly kitchen audit and inspection to ensure all HACCP policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Will take part in & perform all inventories to ensure that all products are accurately counted and recorded.
  • Proficiency with computer software for the following: ordering, inventory, scheduling, time & labor.
  • Abides by and upholds overall customer service standards.
  • Abides by and upholds kitchen and food concessions service standards.
  • Performs any such other related duties as may be required or directed.

Job Qualifications:

  • Three to five years related experience in a supervisory role and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather conditions.
  • Flexible working hours, including holidays and weekends.


  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure/high volume and solve customer problems or issues.
  • Good organization and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate with employees, guests, and customers to provide excellent service.


The budgeted range starts at $60,000 - $68,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 492282

Nearest Major Market: Denver