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Intermediate Cook - $17/HR - Game Creek Club - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Jan 13, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2021/2022

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth. www.vailresortscareers.com


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Join us now and receive an end-of-season bonus of $2/hour for every hour worked!


We are currently looking for cooks who will provide first class service to our guests in an upbeat, fast-paced restaurant environment. Our formal training and staging program provides the opportunity for professional advancement from various career stages. We will train folks with the right attitude and a passion for being here, with us, at our amazing resort.  



  • Understands the proper terms for kitchen equipment/pans and small wares used in the kitchen 

  • Understands and operates basic cooking equipment such as fryers, pizza oven and kettles   

  • All of our team members are typically required to wash dishes one shift per week 

  • Heat or Reheat items for service in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided 

  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, utensils, sneeze guards and guest facing areas of their station in accordance with health and safety standards 

  • Proactively greet guests and take food orders 

  • Continually demonstrate a high level of guest service excellence 

  • Prepare food items in accordance with the station guide recipes including portion control and presentation 

  • Gathers and portion items ensuring that they are of high quality and serves to guests 

  • Maintain sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas including but not limited to temperature checks, wearing gloves and proper utilization of sanitation buckets 

  • Responsible for breaking down workstation, cooling food where necessary in accordance with cooling guidelines and storing in accordance with proper storage and labelling guidelines 

  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training. 

  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner 

  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures 

  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments 

  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated 

  • Typically requires supervision from a more senior culinary team member 

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned 



  • Minimum 3 years of cooking experience in a fine dining restaurant 
  • Ability to speak, read and communicate English. 

  • Ability to maintain a positive work ethic. 

  • Ability to work as a productive part of a team. 

  • Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. 

  • Ability to stand for up to 6-8 hours at a time. 

  • Demonstrates excellent guest service skills. 

  • Able to work weekends and holidays. 

  • Has or is able to obtain a Food Handlers Card within 30 days of employment. 

  • Previous cooking experience- preferred but not required. 

  • Knowledge of sanitation-preferred 


The budgeted range starts at $17.00.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks and benefits include

  • Free ski passes for employees 
  • 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Accrued Sick Time 
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family 
  • Free ski lessons 
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles 
  • Discounted bike haul & golf 
  • Excellent training & professional development 

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

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)  
  • Free ski passes for dependents

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

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 389898

Nearest Major Market: Denver