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Catering Cook - Summer Seasonal

Date: Apr 2, 2019

Location: Whistler, BC, Canada

Company: Vail Resorts

Whistler Blackcomb’s Mission Statement is “Experience of a Lifetime”

Love what you do! Because that’s what we’re all about. The Whistler Blackcomb staff is comprised of individuals who thrive in the outdoors, love the mountains, and are passionate about what they do. We look for applicants who share in this passion, whether you are looking for a seasonal job or wanting to build an exciting career, don’t miss the chance to work and play in BC’s winter wonderland. If you sound like our ideal applicant please apply online and show us what you’ve got. #wbworklove

In this role you will be responsible for assisting and executing catering events. Previous catering, banquet or fine dining kitchen experience, coupled with strong inter personal communication skills and a team driven attitude are required for this position to be successful.


What you'll be doing:

  • Striving to exceed our Guests' expectations and to create memories for Guests and Staff as the best mountain experience again and again.
  • Maintaining a clean and hospitable service area in a safe and efficient manner.
  • To be well versed in Whistler Blackcomb’s HACCP and Food Safe and COR programs.
  • Responsible for components of executing chosen catering menu.
  • Responsible for keeping the kitchen area clean, organized and save at all times.
  • Upholding and adhere to freshness, taste, consistency, temperature and appearance of food standards.
  • Responsible for waste tracking, waste reduction and waste management.
  • Manage peak volume times with a positive attitude – maintain quality and Guests serve standards under pressure.
  • Ensure food is correctly stored, handled, prepared and presented in a timely manner at all times.
  • Coaching and resolving of any potential staff concerns or conflicts.
  • Knowledgeable about all dietary offerings, recipes, ingredient lists.
  • Communicates clearly and precisely all issues to Sous-Chef/Chef (i.e., maintenance requirements, missing product, employee issues, food quality concerns, etc.)
  • Assist Front of House with food related questions and concerns.
  • Knowledgeable about resort Guest satisfaction indicators.
  • Adhere and coach all Staff to follow hygienic & Food Safe practices.
  • Report any Food Safe and Safety related concerns to your Supervisor immediately.
  • We are a company that works together and throughout the season you may be required to assist other departments as needed.


What we need from you:

  • Proof of clear criminal record check.
  • Minimum of 1.5 years cooking experience in a high end kitchen.
  • Food Safe Certificate 1 (Course will be offered).
  • Red seal certification an asset
  • Exposure to various kitchen machinery such as grill, fryers, ovens, and kettles
  • Organize, prepare and clean station.
  • Take responsibility for shift in absence of lead cook (step into Lead Cook role if needed).
  • Full knowledge of kitchen.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills are required.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • BC Serving It Right Certification.


Additional Notes:

  • Make sure you're always demonstrating our Core Values; Serve Others, Do Right, Drive Value, Do Good, Be Safe, Have Fun.
  • Always show up on time, in uniform, and adhere to the grooming policy!
  • We're looking for people who strive to exceed expectations in all facets of work.

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest. Do you possess a calling for delivering world-class events and amenities? Explore Employment Opportunities with Whistler Blackcomb! (

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 166126