Vail Resorts Advanced Cook - The 10th - FT - Summer Seasonal - Vail Mountain in Vail, Colorado
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The 10th, Vail's critically acclaimed on-mountain fine-dining restaurant is looking for an ADVANCED COOK to join our outstanding restaurant staff. The 10th serves an upscale sit-down lunch, as well as executes high end private events. Located at the top of Gondola One at Mid-Vail, The 10th is accessed via Vail’s high tech Gondola One. Modern. Alpine. Inspired. The 10th redefines classic alpine cuisine and elevates service to new standards in Vail.
In addition, this candidate must demonstrate advanced cooking and knife skills in different stations (sauté, grill, pizza, garde manger and expo) and always have a sense of urgency. This individual will be responsible for ownership and execution of the designated meal service, first tracks (breakfast) including and not limited to: deputizing other kitchen crew members and assisting the ware house team & dish area crew members when needed. We are looking for those who thrive on the fast paced hum of the kitchen and find the greatest reward in seeing the joy that an amazing meal provides their guests.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrates proficiency in all areas of the kitchen including stations, menu/ingredients, equipment operation, safety & sanitation and daily operations.
Expedites food, solves problems as they arise, and approaches special requests with flexibility
Responsible for overall preparation, execution and breakdown of the designated meal service.
Ensures station is ready for service with adequate mise en place for the day and next day’s service
Ensures all team members are properly equipped with uniforms, supplies and tools
Maintains an organized and efficient flow of production with regards to changes in forecasts and menus
Ability to butcher chicken, fish and shellfish; cut, trim and bone meat
Determining pars for next shift and ensuring prep is sufficient. Adjust production levels to meet forecast demands
Trains new cooks and ensures development of team members through on-going training and effective communication.
Responsible for cleaning up your station and ensuring the kitchen – floors, shelves, walk in coolers, walk in freezers, reach ins, low boys, recycle area, loading dock and store room areas are closed down up to standards every day prior to departing for the day upon checking out with the sous chef.
Recognizes team members for successful achievements and contributions
Coaches team members immediately and professionally to minimize deficiencies and provide encouragement
Responsible for inventories to enable team members to successfully prepare mise en place
Consistently checks temperatures in foods and follows proper procedures in regard to chilling, re-heating and holding food
Maintains and reports waste log to supervisors on a daily/weekly basis
Checks outlet(s) upon arrival to determine status of outstanding safety or equipment issues and communicates any concerns to supervisor
Checks outlet(s) prior to leaving to ensure cleanliness, equipment shutdown, proper disposal/removal of food and proper storing and labeling
Ensures proper rotation, storage temperatures and proper storing procedures are observed
Keeps Supervisors apprised of hits/misses from each shift
Delegates workload to team members fairly and consistently while continually striving to improve flow of production
Demonstrates advanced knife skills such as brunoise, julienne, batons, consistent shape/size for core knife skills (dice, slice, chop)
Has experience working with higher end ingredients such as scratch pasta preparation, risotto preparation, lamb, venison, scallops, sole, Ahi tuna, caviar
Demonstrates proficiency in more advanced culinary techniques of saute and grilling, as well as poaching, steaming, braising, preparation of Mother sauces, scratch soup preparation
Applies a variety of culinary techniques and practices
Maintains stock levels throughout day
May be responsible for training employees
Ensures all coolers, freezers and walk-ins are maintained to the company’s, local health inspector’s food safety standards and HACCP standards, including daily logging of refrigerator and freezer temperatures.
Date all food products containers and rotate as per FIFO, making sure that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures.
Ability to wash dishes and jump into the dish area and/or 3 compartment sink when needed.
Two Year minimum line cooking experience in a fine dining and high volume establishment - required .
Must possess the following key essential qualities - adaptability, flexibility, positive attitude, even temperament and a keen eye for detail. -required
High school diploma or equivalent. -required
Must be able to lift 40+ lbs. -required
Ability to speak read and write in English. -required
Ability to work standing for 8+ hours. -required
Must be 18 years of age or older. -required
Flexibility in scheduling, ability to work weekends and holidays including: Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. -required
Formal Culinary Training. -preferred
ServeSafe or Food Handler’s certification (or be able to attain) - required
Progressive culinary experience working in a kitchen with an emphasis in fine dining and high volume. -preferred
High Volume Fine Dining Experience – preferred
In-person interview or Skype interview – required
Learn More About:
The 10 th : http://www.the10thvail.com
Vail Mountain Dining: http://www.vail.com/mountain/on-mountain-dining.aspx?page=viewall
Grooming Policy: http://jobs.vailresorts.com/info/company-policies.aspx
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. www.vailresortscareers.com
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.
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