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Advanced Cook - Game Creek Restaurant - Winter Seasonal - Vail Mountai

Company: Vail Resorts
Location: Vail
Posted on: November 3, 2018

Job Description:

Advanced Cook - Game Creek Restaurant - Winter Seasonal - Vail Mountai 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 most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak. Nestled just below Eagle's Nest and just above the Game Creek chair lift, Game Creek Restaurant is a truly unique location, with a private, members-only lunch balanced with a gourmet dinner program. Dining at Game Creek is an exceptional experience where guests overlook the beautiful Game Creek Bowl and either ski in for lunch or ride a snowcat for dinner. Game Creek Restaurant offers delectable, five-star, locally-sourced American cuisine, complimented by an award-winning wine list and superior service. This breathtaking European chalet-style restaurant is Vail Mountain's signature fine dining location.This advanced fine dining culinary position requires an experienced cook with a positive work ethic and general leadership qualities, who is career oriented, creative, and active. This individual has at least two years of previous culinary experience in a similar caliber restaurant. This individual will be responsible for setting their station, assisting other cooks in their preparations, and contributing to educating Entry and Intermediate cooks in new and more advanced culinary techniques. 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 flexibilityEnsures all team members are properly equipped with uniforms, supplies and toolsMaintains an organized and efficient flow of production with regards to changes in forecasts and menusAbility to butcher chicken, fish and shellfish; cut, trim and bone meatDetermining pars for next shift and ensuring prep is sufficient. Adjust production levels to meet forecast demandsTrains new cooks and ensures development of team members through on-going training and effective communication.Recognizes team members for successful achievements and contributionsCoaches team members immediately and professionally to minimize deficiencies and provide encouragementResponsible for inventories to enable team members to successfully prepare mise en placeConsistently checks temperatures in foods and follows proper procedures in regard to chilling, re-heating and holding foodMaintains and reports waste log to supervisors on a daily/weekly basisChecks outlet(s) upon arrival to determine status of outstanding safety or equipment issues and communicates any concerns to supervisorChecks outlet(s) prior to leaving to ensure cleanliness, equipment shutdown, proper disposal/removal of food and proper storing and labelingEnsures proper rotation, storage temperatures and proper storing procedures are observedKeeps Supervisors apprised of hits/misses from each shiftDelegates workload to team members fairly and consistently while continually striving to improve flow of productionDemonstrates 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, caviarDemonstrates proficiency in more advanced culinary techniques of saute and grilling, as well as poaching, steaming, braising, preparation of Mother sauces, scratch soup preparationApplies a variety of culinary techniques and practicesMaintains stock levels throughout dayMay be responsible for training employeesApplies Vail Mountain Dining Standards for speed and qualityParticipates in and occasionally supervises kitchen duties to ensure smooth operationsEnsures 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.Ability to work daytime or evening shifts. Qualifications:Must be fluent in English. -requiredHigh school diploma or equivalent. -requiredMust be able to lift and carry 40+ lbs. -requiredMust be able to stand for 8+ hours. -requiredMust have proficient knife skills. -requiredExperience in a wide variety of techniques. -required3+ years of experience working in a professional kitchen (minimum of 2 years prior experience working in fine dining) - required2 years of previous experience in a fine dining restaurant. -requiredMust be willing to provide own culinary tools. -requiredMust be available to work weekends and holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, December 26th through January 2nd, Presidents' Day Weekend, and any other holidays as requested. -requiredPrevious supervisory experience. -preferredServeSafe or Food Handler's certification (or be able to attain) - required Learn More About:Game Creek Restaurant: Vail Mountain Dining: Grooming Policy: 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 156506

Keywords: Vail Resorts, Vail , Advanced Cook - Game Creek Restaurant - Winter Seasonal - Vail Mountai, Hospitality & Tourism , Vail, Colorado

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