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Sous Chef - The Lodge at Vail


Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Year Round (10-month)

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. 


Job Summary:

This is a 10-month, year round opportunity working within our F&B back of house team at The Lodge at Vail. We're looking for a hands-on kitchen leader who's able to embrace the changes and challenges that Covid-19 continues to present to our industry whilst supporting us with the training and coaching of our new seasonal workforce. The role will be starting in late Oct/Nov 2020


Responsible for ensuring that all of our guests at The Lodge at Vail have the highest quality culinary experience possible while maintaining a profitable Food & Beverage Division. Oversees all aspects of the culinary function to include; a la cart, banquets, in-room dining, Pool One, special events, fast food/deli service, employee meals and the supervision of any outside food service venders. Also oversees the Stewarding/Dishwashing department and any contract kitchen labor.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the training, supervision and success of all culinary and stewarding employees.
  • Managing all food operations for the Lodge at Vail including; Cucina, IRD, Banquets, Employee Cafeteria, Game Creek Chalet and other supporting departments.
  • Capable of creating a motivational atmosphere and a cohesive culinary/kitchen team.
  • 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.
  • Develops progressive menus that appeal to all Lodge at Vail owners and guests while maintaining responsible food cost.
  • Exhibits a professional demeanor through appearance and by maintaining a positive attitude toward all employees and guests.
  • Adheres to all Brand Standards and applicable Health Department standards. Is Serve Safe certified.
  • Is fiscally responsible and follows all budget guidelines. Capable of controlling costs and labor while maintaining profitability.
  • Develops written spec sheets for each menu item to include: name, description, portion size, ingredient, cost per serving, menu price and photo to maintain consistency.
  • Coordinates menu tastings and training with service staff.
  • Establishes staffing levels and daily food preparation to ensure the timing and flow of food service that meets demands.
  • Determines the pricing and standardization of portion controls.
  • Involved with PR efforts that include local events, social media and television.
  • Responsible for all department purchasing and receiving including food, china, equipment, uniforms and other necessary supplies. Keeps these costs in line with budget, sets pars and insures invoices are paid appropriately.
  • Complies with all Resort and company policies, procedures and standards of operations.
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements:


  • 5+ years supervisory experience
  • 5+ years working in a kitchen environment
  • Serve Safe Certification
  • English fluency
  • Computer skills


  • Experience within the hotel F&B industry

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 242991

Nearest Major Market: Denver