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Vail Resorts Advanced Cook - Tavern on the Square - Winter Seasonal in Vail, Colorado

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.

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.

Central Kitchen.

Featuring a full pastry and bakery department and incredibly talented team, production and banquet kitchen. The Arrabelle Culinary Department is also responsible for in room dining, employee dining and catering to our robust banquet department which plays host to numerous weddings, corporate events and other special occasions.

Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to:

  • An experienced cook with a positive work ethic and general leadership qualities, who is career oriented, creative, and active.

  • This individual has least two years of previous culinary experience in a similar restaurant.

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

  • Has proficient knife skills.

  • Ability to 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.

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

  • Must be willing to carry out the rules and quality standards set by the Executive Chef, Sous Chef and General Manager.

  • This individual is 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.

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

  • Understands and practices HACCP principles.

  • Owns proper culinary tools.

  • Possesses abilities in all applicable cooking techniques and practices.

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

  • Maintains stock levels throughout day.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. -required

  • Culinary degree/certificate. -preferred

  • Previous 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

Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents

  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family

  • Free ski lessons

  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles

  • Discounted bike haul & golf

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Excellent training and professional development

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth.

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 234187