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Resort Executive Chef - Year Round - Full Time

Company: Steamboat Ski Resort
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Please note, this position is located at Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, CO.Year Round
Who We Are: Steamboat- Ski Town, U.S.A. is known as the friendliest mountain destination in the world, thanks to our western heritage and welcoming staff. We pride ourselves on hiring the best employees and providing the best experience in the industry. Our employee satisfaction scores top the charts and we have employees who choose to work for the resort for 2, 5, 10, 20 plus years. Fair warning, starting ajob at Steamboat could lead to endless fun, lifelong friendships, and a rooted sense of community.

Who We're Looking For: Friendly folks who want to work at the best ski resort, play in Champagne Powder and meet friends from around the world. Our culture is supportive, challenging, passionate and committed and we believe that diversity makes us stronger. We are looking for unique individuals who exemplify these qualities and care about each other, our mission, our environment and our communities. If you like to provide incredible guest service with a friendly attitude, you're ready to join our team. If your dream job includes skiing and riding, interacting with guests, rewarding work, free concerts, fireworks, employee parties and more-we'd love to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits: Eligible Steamboat Resort employees will receive a Steamboat, Ikon, or Alterra Mountain ski pass for you and eligible dependents, free bus passes to surrounding areas, retail/rental discounts, food & beverage discounts, industry pro deal discounts, friends & family discounted tickets (subject to restrictions, reservations and/or blackout dates.) Steamboat also offers a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, (eligibility rules apply), Employee Assistance Program, and a chance to learn and advance within Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Steamboat employees are also eligible for discounted tuition with partner online universities for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education. Employees who are Year Round (Full-Time or Flex Year Round) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, legal plan, pet insurance, PTO and Vacation, Paid Parental Leave, health saving account with employer contribution as well as the perks and benefits that all Steamboat employees enjoy.

Our parent company Alterra Mountain Company headquartered in Denver, Colorado is a collection of iconic year-round resorts, the world's largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass - the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world.

A career with Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is more than what you do today; it's being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


  • Free Alterra Mountain Pass for all eligible employees and eligible dependents for winter and summer, and a free IKON Pass to eligible employees.
  • Discounted skiing + riding for friends and family of eligible employees.
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) and Sick Time policies for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge.
  • Dining discounts, retail and rental discounts, ski, or snowboard lessons.
  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.
    • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
    • 401(k) plan with generous company match
    • Discounted tuition with a partner online university for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education
    • Paid parental leave of up to six weeks for eligible employees
    • Free regional bus pass.

      For information on Alterra Mountain Company's Social Responsibility work including our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion actions, please see our webpage at Among other resources, Alterra has Employee Resource Groups to support the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), disability, LGBTQIA2S+, and women communities within our workforce.

      For information on Steamboat Ski Resort's Social Responsibility work, please see our webpage at

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation.


      The Steamboat Resort is looking for a leader to become our new Resort Executive Chef. This position will work with our Mountain and Hotel Food & Beverage Senior Leaders daily to improve processes and be a key player in ensuring the high quality of all of our F&B outlets. If you have culinary leadership experience, apply today and join our growing team!


      General Responsibilities
      • Abide by and ensure all outlets compliance with established health and safety procedures as well as department and company policies and procedures. Report all observations of damaged and dangerous equipment.
      • Properly store food and equipment in correct and allotted areas.
      • Plan and develop menus with Director of Culinary for outlets and all specialty menus research, develop, modify, and test recipes.
      • Supervise, staff, coordinate and participate in the daily operations of assigned restaurant kitchen facilities. Assist Director of Culinary in the supervision of kitchen staff in regards to food handling including: rotation and sanitation.
      • Support Resort Culinary Management team in supervisory role as manager on duty when necessary.
      • Oversee the proper operation and maintenance of all kitchen equipment.
      • Open and close kitchens according to schedule, guidelines, assignments. Assist in the creation, usage, and follow through of prep lists, cleaning list, and closing lists.
      • Supervise and coordinate food, supply, equipment, and inventory control purchasing for operations. Coordinate food and menu costing (COGS). Work directly with purchasing agent on par levels and supply management.
      • Plan staffing needs and work schedules. Work with outlet chefs on staffing needs and labor control.
      • Oversee or directly supervise all food preparation, quantity, and production activities.
      • Conduct training as determined by management.
      • Ensure enforcement of company appearance and uniform standards.
      • Organize stations to create greatest efficiency and keep work area and kitchen organized and clean at all times. Maintain all procedures set up in all areas.
      • Receive food and properly store in correct and allotted areas.
      • Audit portion control and quality on a continual basis.
      • Meet and exceed all budgetary goals in regard to Cost of Goods and Labor expense.
      • Be able to run any kitchen as a relief or when needed.
      • Compliance with all company policies and procedures as well as any regulatory requirements.
      • Other duties, as assigned.
      • Position requires working weekends and holidays.

        • Minimum 6 years' experience in chef capacity at a hotel, restaurant or equivalent as a Banquet Chef and or a Restaurant Chef.
        • Broad and in-depth professional knowledge and skills in food preparation, cooking and presentation; good knife skills and knowledge of food and its characteristics, especially its shelf life.
        • Good planning, administrative, supervisory, and math skills, and budget management experience preferred.
        • Ability to inspire the culinary level of individuals in F&B outlets
        • Ability to motivate others and lead people in correct procedures and follow through.
        • Must be a team player and be able to work well with co-workers.
        • Must be able to work at a high pace.
        • Adheres to and influences Steamboat Culinary Guidelines
        • Ability to problem-solve in a highly effective manner and maintain positive relationships with guests and staff, including management, subordinates and co-workers.
        • Understands and practices HACCP principles.
        • Has very strong abilities in all applicable cooking techniques and practices. Mastery of a variety of kitchen equipment.
        • Has mastered knife skills (and can teach others).
        • Serve Safe Certification, willing to attain certification upon hire or Serv Safe Instructor or plus trainers certification (may be acquired in 1st 3 months of position).
        • Must be able to expedite production line during service period.
        • Should have the culinary ability to work shifts in any station in any outlet.
        • Interact and maintain positive relationships with guests, co-workers and management consistent with Steamboat Ski and Resort Company's Service Excellence standards.

          • Associates degree in culinary arts or a minimum 4 years experience as an Executive Chef/Executive Sous chef

            The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on a range of factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives.

            Steamboat area base salary range: $80,000 - $90,000 per year + potential bonus


            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
            • Must be able to lift approximately 50 lbs. (i.e. a sack of potatoes or stacked supplies)
            • Must be able to stand for long periods of time standing or walking for up to six hours.
            • The senses of taste and smell are used frequently, the use of hands and arms for periods of up to six hours, peripheral, color, and depth vision are essential.
            • Must be able to handle operation of knifes.
            • Ability to ski/board at a minimum intermediate level.
            • Ability to safely operate a snowmobile.
            • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
            • Must meet SSRC minimum driving standards and have current Driver's license; a successful motor vehicle record background check is required.
            • Communicate clearly in English, both verbal / non-verbal, and written

              While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


              Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

              Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

              This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.

              Application Deadline: Recruiting timelines vary by position, however, all Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation positions accept applications for a minimum of 4 days from the posting date listed above. This position is open and still accepting applications.

              This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.

              Employment with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation or any of its affiliates is "at will" meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

              This position is in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Steamboat Springs, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

              Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable. Associated topics: catering, chef, chief chef, grill chef, kitchen, prep chef, restaurant assistant chef, salad chef, service manager, sushi chef

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