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Catering Sous Chef

Date:  Jul 27, 2022

Whistler, BC, Canada

Company:  Whistler Blackcomb
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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 program, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Join us to create your Experience of a Lifetime!


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 
  • RSP Options (after 12 months or 2000 cumulative hours of service)
  • 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 




The Catering Sous Chefreports to the Catering Chef and is responsible to guide and train their team members in the safe preparation of food items offered in our various venue locations while ensuring that we provide an experience of a Lifetime to our Employees, Guests and Clients.


Job Specifications:

  • Shift Availability: Full Time, Year Round
  • Effective October 2022 minimum wage will be increased to $20 per hour.


Job Duties:

  • Work closely with Vail Resorts F&B ‘Center of Expertise’ (COE) to deliver on menu implementation and execution including recipes, station guides and portion control
  • Leadership of our Culinary Team, including onboarding, training, coaching, performance management, conducting employee reviews, development and succession planning
  • Leads a culture of safety, and ensures all safety training is delivered, completed and tracked for all team members
  • Accountable for maintaining high cleaning standards and compliance to all Food Safe regulations
  • Maximizes profitability
  • Leads employee engagement by promoting a fair, harmonious work environment, providing employees with the tools to do their jobs and delivers timely and specific recognition programs
  • Deliver and lead a culture of epic guest service, resolves guest issues or complaints and is accountable for Guest Experience (GX) scores
  • Supports or oversees warehouse and shipping/receiving team members
  • Maintain strong working relationships with all employees and internal stakeholders and communicates relevant information as necessary
  • Administrative duties as needed, including ordering, inventory, scheduling, processing transfers and waste
  • We are a company that works together and throughout the season you may be required to assist in other areas as needed 


Job Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 1 year experience in a kitchen facility
  • Must be highly flexible with work schedule
  • Basic knife skills
  • Experience with various kitchen equipment such as dishwashers, grills, fryers, ovens, etc.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods and 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



  • Housing available on a first come first serve basis for full-time workers



 The budgeted range starts at $23.75.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 446788