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Intermediate Cook - The 10th - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Sep 13, 2021
Location: 

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

 

 

The 10th, Vail's critically acclaimed on-mountain fine-dining restaurant is looking for an INTERMEDIATE COOK to join our outstanding restaurant staff. The 10th serves an upscale sit-down lunch daily, complete with a boot room for guests to enjoy slippers while they dine!  Located at the top of Gondola One at Mid-Vail, The 10th is accessed either by ski-in and ski-out during the day or via Vail’s brand new high tech Gondola One.  Modern. Alpine. Inspired.  The 10th redefines classic alpine cuisine and elevates service to new standards in Vail. 

 

 This individual must demonstrate intermediate cooking and knife skills in different stations (sauté, grill, pizza, garde manger and expo) and always have a sense of urgency.  This candidate will be responsible for ownership and execution of the designated meal service, first tracks (breakfast) including and not limited to deputizing other kitchen crew members and assisting the ware house team & dish area crew members when needed. We are looking for those who thrive on the fast paced hum of the kitchen and find the greatest reward in seeing the joy that an amazing meal provides their guests.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Functions as experienced cook with the ability to manage a station or multiple stations maintaining expectations for speed and service
  • Responsible for overall preparation, execution and breakdown of the designated meal service
  • Responsible for preparing adequate mise en place for current and upcoming days.
  • Capable of teaching others to use all kitchen equipment, processes and procedures
  • Communicates with supervisor regarding volume levels and team assignments
  • Assists in the control of food and labor costs by eliminating waste and over production
  • Makes recommendations for adjusting pars
  • Produces small to large batch goods using advanced and full range of classical cooking techniques
  • May select recipes per menu cycle, prepare bakery items, receive inventory and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets
  • Intermediate to advanced knife skills
  • Able to explain ingredients in the menu and preparation techniques
  • Able to read, interpret, demonstrate culinary fundamentals with sound knowledge of food handling procedures and food ingredients
  • Able to work most positions on the culinary line (garde manger, pizza, basic saute, basic grill, fry station, pastry plating)
  • Has 2-3 years of prior experience in a professional kitchen
  • Conducts regular prep and finished dish tasting to ensure consistency in quality, taste and presentation.
  • Applies a variety of culinary techniques and practices
  • Maintains stock levels throughout day
  • May be responsible for training employees
  • Applies Vail Mountain Dining Standards for speed and quality
  • Participates in and occasionally supervise kitchen duties to ensure smooth operations
  • Ensures all coolers, freezers and walk-ins are maintained to the company’s, local health inspector’s food safety standards and HACCP standards, including daily logging of refrigerator and freezer temperatures.
  • Responsible for cleaning up your station and ensuring the kitchen – floors, shelves, walk in coolers, walk in freezers, reach ins, low boys, recycle area, loading dock and store room areas are closed down up to standards every day prior to departing for the day upon checking out with the sous chef.
  • Date all food products containers and rotate as per FIFO, making sure that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures.
  • Ability to wash dishes and jump into the dish area and/or 3 compartment sink when needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • One year minimum line cooking experience in a fine dining and high volume establishment.
  • Must possess the following key essential qualities - adaptability, flexibility, positive attitude, even temperament and a keen eye for detail.
  • Must be highly organized and always have a sense of urgency.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs.
  • Ability to speak read and write in English.
  • Ability to work standing for 8+ hours.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Flexibility in scheduling, ability to long hours, work weekends and holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, December 23rd to January 4th, President’s Day Weekend and other holidays as requested.
  • Formal Culinary Training - preferred.
  • ServeSafe or Food Handler’s certification (or be able to attain) - required​
  • High Volume Fine Dining Experience - preferred

 

Learn More About:

The 10th:  http://www.the10thvail.com

Vail Mountain Dining: http://www.vail.com/mountain/on-mountain-dining.aspx?page=viewall

Grooming Policy: http://jobs.vailresorts.com/info/company-policies.aspx

 

The budgeted range starts at $16.00.  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 344217


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