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Prep Cook - $17 per hour - Summer Seasonal

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2022

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. 

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


Essential Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

This is an entry-level position requiring a strong work ethic. This individual typically has 6 months to 2 years of culinary experience, and must be willing to work in a fast-paced kitchen. Ability to develop basic culinary knowledge and competent knife skills. Ability to handle own station, work off prep list and complete station setup in time allotted, fabricate items to standard during service, and completes prep list for next day. This position involves prepping food, setting up, taking down and cleaning serving stations. Understands the importance of standards, speed, and quality. Practices good personal hygiene, safe food handling and culinary skills within the restaurant. Will attend HACCP training and practice those techniques. This is position requires the ability to work well with others.


Job Specifications: 

  • Housing: Currently Available
  • Outlet: Cucina Rustica
  • Starting Wage: $17 per Hour 
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Entry



  • Ability to communicate effectively is a must.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Previous cooking experience preferred.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50+ lbs.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours.
  • Must be able to work weekends in addition to Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, December 26 – January 2, Presidents’ Day Weekend, and any other holidays as requested.      




The budgeted range starts at $17.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

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 

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.

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 445927

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Entry Level