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Pastry Chef - The Arrabelle


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.


Job Classification: Year Round

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Vail

Start Date: TBC


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.

Job Summary:

From casual comforting cuisine to upscale Alpine inspired dining, The Arrabelle at Vail Square offers a variety of dining options to please every palette. The Arrabelle at Vail Square is currently looking for a Full Time Year Round Pastry Chef to assist in the operation of all of the Arrabelle's culinary outlets including The Tavern on the Square, our lively restaurant that features mouthwatering breakfasts, desserts and everything in between. The Arrabelle Culinary Department is also responsible for In Room Dining, Employee Dining and catering to our robust banquet department which plays host to numerous weddings, corporate events and other special occasions.

The Pastry Chef is responsible for ensuring that all Resort guests have the highest quality culinary experience possible while maintaining a profitable Food & Beverage Division. A Pastry Chef oversees all aspects of the pastry department's operations that include; Tavern on the Square, Catering, In-Room Dining, Game Creek Chalet, special events and employee meals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop an amenity program that involves Rooms Department, Holidays and Special Events as well as Special Amenities for our Restaurant, Tavern on the Square. This includes fresh, quality oriented and interesting deserts, breads and pastries appropriate for the outlets previously described. 
  • Hire, staff and schedule for the pastry department.
  • Maintain all health department standards, brand standards and safety standards and must be Serve Safe Certified.
  • Manage financial expectations of the Resort through implementation of inventory and labor cost controls on a daily basis.       
  • Motivate a team to meet the department and resorts goals. 
  • Exhibit a professional demeanor through appearance and by maintaining a positive attitude toward all co-workers, managers and guests.
  • Work as a part of a cohesive culinary/kitchen team.  
  • Adhere to all five star/diamond brand standards to ensure that all guests have an outstanding culinary experience.
  • Exhibit a high level of creativity and innovation in menu development. 
  • Develop standardized recipes and portion controls. 
  • Assist in prepping the dessert station and re-stocking, as necessary. 
  • Work closely with catering sales managers and the Culinary Team and well as attending applicable meetings.  
  • Assist the culinary team as needed and help to receive food and dry goods for the department and properly account for such deliveries. 
  • Keep all coolers and walk-ins neat and clean. 
  • Properly store/cover all food items and rotate products for freshness. 
  • Help the Chef maintain all par levels for the kitchen(s). 

Job Requirements:


  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Current certification in state Professional Food Handler Program. 
  • Previous culinary experience. 
  • Four years of pastry experience in an upscale, high volume hotel/resort or restaurant. 
  • Prior management/supervisory experience. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English both written and verbal. 
  • Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. 


  • Culinary degree/certificate. 
  • Computer proficiency. 
  • Prior experience using word, outlook and excel. 
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish. 



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

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 209337

Nearest Major Market: Denver