Catering Assistant Manager

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Whistler, BC, Canada

Company:  Whistler Blackcomb
Shift Type:  Year Round


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


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, and mountain shuttles
  • RSP Options (after 12 months or 2000 cumulative hours of service)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job Summary: 

The Catering Assistant Manager assists the team in leading the service, planning and execution of all special events at Whistler Blackcomb. The Catering Assistant Manager works within the Food & Beverage division, helps to lead a Front of House team and executes events at a variety of F&B locations throughout Whistler Blackcomb.


Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $52,000 - $61,000
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time, Year Round


Job Responsibilities:

  • To deliver the Experience of a Lifetime our guests, clients and employees
  • Assists in leading the Catering Front of House Team, including training, performance management, task delegation and development
  • Assists in execution of buffet and reception style events up to 1,500 guests and plated meals of up to 200 guests
  • Ensures the seamless delivery of all catering events for all internal and external partners and takes responsibility to minimize the impact on our core business
  • Leads and executes buffets up to 250 guests and plated services up to 100 guests
  • Write and execute team meetings/pre-shifts
  • Work with the Catering Manager to create and execute shipping requests for events
  • Leads a culture of safety, follows all safety procedures and ensures all safety training is complete and tracked for all team members
  • Works with the Catering Manager to strategically plan and implement recognition programs and structures that maximize employee engagement and retention
  • Administrative duties as needed, including scheduling, ordering, inventory, shipping lists etc.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Internal Stakeholders and communicate relevant information as necessary
  • We are a company that works together and throughout the season you may be required to assist in other areas as needed
  • Attend weekly Sales meetings


Job Requirements:


  • Minimum 4 years Food & Beverage experience, preferably with experience in banquets and/or events
  • Minimum 2 years previous leadership experience
  • Serving It Right
  • Strong wine & spirit knowledge, ideally with a WSET level 2 or higher certification
  • Must be highly flexible with work schedule, with a mixture of day and evening shifts
  • Must be able to adapt to fluctuations in operational demands throughout the year
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs repeatedly during a shift
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work well under pressure
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong administrative skills
  • BC Driver’s license



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 499017
Reference Date: 11/17/2023
Job Code Function: Banquet