Sous Chef - Winter Seasonal - Afton Alps

Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's 50 most innovative companies as named by Fast Company, and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.





Duties include overall responsibility for all culinary operations including working with the food and beverage manager in menu planning, purchasing and accounting for all food product costs. Responsibility for staffing, scheduling and maintaining labor costs for kitchen staff.  Maintain food safety and employee safety policies. Help the food and beverage manager in all aspects of operating multiple restaurants. This is a seasonal position running from September to April. 


Job Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • The Sous Chef is proficient in all positions in the kitchen
  • Responsible for and supervises cooks in regards to food handling including processes, presentation, and service of food served
  • Assist in the creation, costing, and management of menu in addition to monthly inventory, staff scheduling, and purchasing/ordering
  • Responsible for proper condition and cleanliness of kitchen and equipment, ensuring proper safety and sanitation, and safe service of food
  • Assists in the creation, usage, and follow through of prep lists, cleaning list, and open/closing lists
  • Understands the importance of personal hygiene, safe food handling practices, and advanced culinary skills
  • Responsible for training, overseeing and evaluating employees
  • To conduct and process accurate inventories of food and supplies in the allotted time monthly  
  • To place orders using the computerized purchasing system
  • To maintain a safe working environment by adhering to safety policies and conducting regular safety talks with staff
  • To adhere to all food safety and health department guidelines for food production and storage
  • Assist in hiring, schedule and corrective action for employees
  • Maintain staffing levels within budget
  • Must be able to communicate and handle personnel issues and concerns
  • Understands the importance of Standards, Speed, and Quality
  • Ensures that all kitchen equipment is maintained in proper working condition
  • Must be knowledgeable of all facility opening and closing procedures   
  • Demonstrates excellent teamwork and cooperation with service staff
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • 3+ years of Restaurant experience - preferred
  • 3+ years of supervising 10 or more people - preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years cooking in a professional kitchen - preferred
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Basic Microsoft Office and Outlook experience
  • Past use of computerized purchasing system
  • Flexible schedule including nights, weekends, holidays and high volume periods - Required

Create incredible experiences for guests at the Midwest’s premier winter destination. In the scenic St. Croix River Valley, this big-time resort with a small town feel has converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders. This truly is where Epic begins for skiers of all levels and can be where your epic career begins, too. Become part of the Afton Alps family.

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 126333




Tourism - Travel

Position Type:


Remote ok?



over 1 year ago

Vail Resorts