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Vail Resorts Team Lead Cooking - Summer 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 Team Lead Cooking is responsible for performing the full range of the most difficult cooking tasks. In addition to cooking complex menu items, prepares sauces and glazes to enhance flavors. Improvises on established recipes based on availability of ingredients. Suggests, develops, and tests new menu items and recipes. May assist with ordering and inventory management. Oversees food preparation and provides training and guidance to more junior staff.

Additional responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Prepares food for guest and employees by following cooking procedures. Places and displays foods in serving containers.

  • Follows all Health Dept required food handling procedures. Keeps a clean, well maintained, sanitary work environment.

  • Fills customer requests by arranging chosen food items, adding prescribed garnishes, and handing meals to customers.

  • Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturers’ instructions and established procedures.

  • Provides information to customers by answering food preparation questions and resolving special requests.

  • Protects customers and employees by adhering to all sanitation policies and procedures; maintaining a safe and clean work environment.

  • Helping with the closing of the operation including sweeping, mopping, and other duties as assigned.

  • Maintain a friendly, team spirit with a focus on guest service.

  • Contribute to team effort by participating in Job Sharing, assuming responsibility for the cleanliness of the resort and safety of guests and employees; participating in safety meetings; accepting diverse assignments; maintain a positive and friendly attitude and demeanor in all internal and external interactions.

  • Meet service level objectives and department goals as set forth by immediate supervisor.


  • 18 years of age or older.

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must have Food Handlers Certification within 2 weeks of hire date.

  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time, and to perform strenuous physical labor in inclement weather conditions.

  • Flexible working hours.

  • 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience desired.

The budgeted range starts at 16.00-20.00. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks and benefits include

  • Free ski passes for employees

  • 401(k) retirement plan

  • Accrued Sick Time

  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family

  • Free ski lessons

  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles

  • Discounted bike haul & golf

  • Excellent training & professional development

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus…

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)

  • Free ski passes for dependents

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 297567