Junior Sous Chef - Housing May Be Available

Date:  Apr 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.


Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until June 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


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
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • 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 Sous Chef assists the Chef in leading the food service planning and execution of all special events at Whistler Blackcomb. The Catering Sous Chef works within the Food & Beverage division, helps to lead a team of kitchen staff and executes events at a variety of F&B locations throughout Whistler Blackcomb.


Job Specifications:

  • Housing: May Be Available
  • Expected Pay Range: $22.00 - $26.00 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Advanced  
  • Other Specifics: Full Serve & Quick Serve Restaurants


Job Responsibilities:

  • To deliver the Experience of a Lifetime our guests, clients and employees
  • Assists in leading the Catering Kitchen 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
  • Ensures food is received, stored, handled, prepared and presented to a high standard in a timely and hygienic manner
  • Leads and executes buffets up to 250 guests and plated services up to 100 guests
  • Leads a culture of safety, follows all Food Safe handling procedures and ensures all safety training is complete and tracked for all team members
  • Works with the Catering Chef to strategically plan and implement recognition programs and structures that maximize employee engagement and retention
  • Administrative duties as needed, including scheduling, ordering, inventory, 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


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years’ professional kitchen experience, preferably in a banquet facility
  • Minimum 2 years previous leadership experience
  • Red Seal certificate
  • Extensive culinary knowledge and up-to-date on current industry trends
  • Must be highly flexible with work schedule
  • 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
  • Ability to train station cook, prep cook and dishwashers
  • 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


The expected pay range is [[otherCompensation]]. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  500868
Reference Date: 03/11/2024 
Job Code Function: Back of House