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Chef/Kitchen Manager - Full Time - Winter 2014/15 - Seasonal - Food & Beverage - Kirkwood - CA Job Details | Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts
Kirkwood, United States


Job Summary: The Chef/Kitchen Manager is responsible for managing all kitchen staff within their specific outlet with the preparation and production of food, managing HACCP documentation, maintaining a clean/safe work environment and achieving all budgetary goals.


Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Arrives on time, clean, in proper uniform including non-slip shoes and cap.
  • Demonstrates an upbeat, positive attitude and acts and communicates in a professional manner.
  • Oversees and is able to work all stations in the kitchen.
  • Coordinates daily menus and specials.
  • Oversees all food orders and requisitions to maintain proper par levels and costs while providing fresh, quality products, inspecting all current products for freshness and proper documentation of any waste.
  • Ensures proper receiving procedures are being followed including proper FIFO rotation and dating of all incoming product.
  • Ensures daily prep/pull list is completed and BOH operations are adequately prepared for anticipated business levels.
  • Ensures all recipes are adhered to and produced consistently and safely.
  • Monitors food portioning, preparation and waste to control costs.
  • Ensures plate portioning and presentation are consistent.
  • Organizes kitchen and maintains all ServSafe, sanitation and safety policies and documentation.
  • Ensures all BOH staff members are properly trained.
  • Proper scheduling of all kitchen staff to hit budgetary goals by anticipating business levels and eliminating all OT while still providing a safe, quality product and service in a timely manner.
  • Sets the example and ensures all staff are promoting a professional work environment by upholding proper grooming and uniform standards, following all food safety and HACCP guidelines, displaying a positive, professional attitude and language in all situations, being prepared by anticipating business levels, keeping a clean, safe work area.
  • Demonstrates food quality expectations by preparing all dishes correctly and training and monitoring all those who prepare food items.
  • Maintains a current MSDS book and accessibility, along with proper staff training and how to use it.
  • Follows through on all disciplinary actions with proper documentation, training and guidance in a positive, professional manner.
  • Immediately follows up with any equipment malfunctions or breakage to resolve the issue ASAP.
  • Gives support to all kitchen operations as well as any FOH needs.
  • Maintains budgetary food and beverage costs.
  • Performs monthly kitchen audit and inspection to ensure all HACCP policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Will take part in & perform all inventories to ensure that all products are accurately counted and recorded.
  • Proficiency with computer software for the following: ordering, inventory, scheduling, time & labor.
  • Abides by and upholds overall customer service standards.
  • Abides by and upholds kitchen and food concessions service standards.



  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50+ lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours.
  • Team oriented attitude is a must.
  • Must be fluent in English.


Preferred skills:

  • 2 years managerial experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.








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Have fun.  Serve Others.  Do Right.  Drive Values.  Do Good.  Be Safe.  These are the values Vail Resorts employees embrace daily.   As the premier mountain resort company in the world and a leader in luxury, destination-based travel at iconic locations, we operate in three highly integrated and interdependent segments including mountain, lodging and real estate.  Vail Resorts employees are good at what they do and we welcome people who bring enthusiasm, pride and a commitment to creating an Experience of a Lifetime to our stakeholders.



Vail Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.