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Vail Resorts Experienced Cook​ - Starting Wage Housing Available in Vail, Colorado

Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains! Whether it’s your first time seeing the mountains, or you already call them home, 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 and our remote Corporate team, you can join 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), 40% retail discounts, summer activities discounts, wellness benefits, and the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience.

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

  • 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

The Arrabelle is a luxury Vail hotel ideally located in the heart of the much-acclaimed Vail Square. Nestled against the base of North America's #1 ski resort, just footsteps from the Eagle Bahn gondola, The Arrabelle at Vail Square was inspired by the classic grand alpine hotels of Europe. From casual comforting cuisine to world class upscale Alpine inspired dining, The Arrabelle at Vail Square offers a variety of dining options to please every palette.

The Tavern on The Square: Ever thought to take a Bouchon level and style of gastropub restaurant and build it at 8,000 ft in the Rocky Mountains, hire an amazing crew, hand them snow boards and French knives and tell them it's time to SHRED? Well we did. And we are still here to talk about it. The Arrabelle at Vail Square is currently seeking a very ambitious, energetic, seasonal culinary staff with a keen eye for excellence to join our team. The Tavern on The Square is our signature and wildly successful gastropub. We rank in the top 20 restaurants in Vail. Our lively restaurant features contemporary cutting edge cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, apres ski, dinner, desserts and everything in between.

Job Summary:

Service is the 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 among staff, and maintaining food quality and safety to ensure an exceptional dining experience for our guests.

Job Specifications:

  • Housing: Currently Available

  • Outlet:  The Arrabelle - Tavern on the Square

  • Expected Pay Range $20.00 - $22.76 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Full Time, Year Round

  • Skill Level: _Intermediate, Advanced _

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work multiple stations in an outlet, work off prep list and complete station setup in time allotted, fabricate items to standard during service and completes prep list for next service period.

  • Manage the outlet during the chef’s absence, supervise all stations and operate to standards.

  • Carry out the rules and quality standards set by the Executive Chef, Sous Chef and General Manager.

  • Proficient in all positions in the kitchen and may be responsible for training and overseeing employees, and running daily kitchen duties to ensure smooth and efficient operations.

  • Practice good personal hygiene, safe food handling and culinary skills.

  • Understand and practice HACCP principles.

  • Posses abilities in all applicable cooking techniques and practices.

  • Expedite food, solve problems as they arise, and be flexible enough to deal with special requests.

  • Maintain stock levels throughout day.

  • Positive work ethic and general leadership qualities, who is career oriented, creative, and active.

  • Understands the importance of standards, speed, and quality.

  • Proficient knife skills - Owns proper culinary tools.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. -required

  • Culinary degree/certificate. -preferred

  • Previous 02 years culinary experience. -required

  • Previous experience cooking for multiple outlets. -preferred

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English. -required

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish. -preferred

  • Current certification in state Professional Food Handler Program. -preferred

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. -required

  • Must be able to stand and walk briskly for up to 8 hours. -required

  • Must be able to work a varied schedule including weekends, holidays, early mornings, afternoons and evenings. -required

The expected pay range is $20.00 - $22.76. 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 495112

Reference Date: 06/12/2023

Job Code Function: Back of House