Experienced Cook

Date:  Jul 17, 2024

Whistler, BC, Canada

Company:  Whistler Blackcomb
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


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:

Service is this foundation of everything we stand for at Vail Resorts and our Cooks are no exception to this experience of a lifetime. Cooks are an integral part of the culinary staff responsible for assisting the kitchen alongside the Chef, promoting teamwork amongst staff, maintaining food quality and safety to ensure an exceptional dining experience for our guests. 


Job Specifications:

  • Expected Pay Range: $21.00 - $24.02 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time and Part Time
  • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand the use and operation of kitchen equipment, tools and accessories for use and to train other kitchen staff 

  • Adhere to and enforce applicable standards for facility and food preparation, cleanliness, and sanitation to ensure a high-quality work environment and guest experience.  

  • Maintain knowledge of current menu items and their ingredients 

  • Prep ingredients and maintain par levels for demand to minimize waste.  

  • Maintain inventory of ingredients using a first in first out method and monitor food waste for reporting 

  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:

  • Culinary degree or certification preferred 

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience; supervisory kitchen experience preferred.   

  • Strong knowledge of cooking techniques, practices and food safety; ServSafe certifications a plus 

  • Ability to stand and walk continuously for extended periods of time 

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. 

  • Ability to work well and communicate with others in a fast-paced environment under pressure 

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English 


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 500495
Reference Date: 02/20/2024
Job Code Function: Back of House