NOSH LiveNosh

Advanced Level Cook

Vail Resorts

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understands the proper terms for kitchen equipment/pans and small wares used in the kitchen
  • Understands and operates basic cooking equipment such as fryers, pizza oven and kettles  
  • All of our team members are typically required to wash dishes one shift per week
  • Heat or Reheat items for service in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, utensils, sneeze guards and guest facing areas of their station in accordance with health and safety standards
  • Proactively greet guests and take food orders
  • Continually demonstrate a high level of guest service excellence
  • Prepare food items in accordance with the station guide recipes including portion control and presentation
  • Gathers and portion items ensuring that they are of high quality and serves to guests
  • Maintain sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas including but not limited to temperature checks, wearing gloves and proper utilization of sanitation buckets
  • Responsible for breaking down workstation, cooling food where necessary in accordance with cooling guidelines and storing in accordance with proper storage and labelling guidelines
  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated
  • Typically requires supervision from a more senior culinary team member
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Functions as experienced cook with the ability to manage a station or multiple stations maintaining expectations for speed and service
  • Capable of teaching others to use all kitchen equipment, processes and procedures
  • Oversight of Entry Cooks or Cook I’s in a FSR or several in a QSR environment.  Assigns or adjusts responsibilities as necessary
  • Communicates with supervisor regarding volume levels and team assignments
  • Assists in the control of food and labor costs by eliminating waste and over production
  • Makes recommendations for adjusting pars
  • Produces small to large batch goods using advanced and full range of classical cooking techniques
  • May select recipes per menu cycle, prepare bakery items, receive inventory and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets
  • Intermediate to advanced knife skills
  • Able to explain ingredients in the menu and preparation techniques
  • Demonstrates proficiency in all areas of the kitchen including stations, menu/ingredients, equipment operation, safety & sanitation and daily operations.
  • 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
  • Understands and can demonstrate proficiency operating more advanced cooking equipment such as grills, steamers, robot coupe, immersion mixers and slicers  
  • Responsible for basic food preparation tasks, such as cutting up meat and fish, basic knife handling skills, peeling, slicing, chopping, measuring and mixing ingredients
  • Prepares necessary ingredients to replenish station according to established par levels
  • Ability to follow basic recipe to produce high quality product
  • Ensures food is prepared and presented a high level of quality, visual appeal and consistency
  • Willingness to support and guide entry cooks in performing their responsibilities
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Able to read, interpret, demonstrate culinary fundamentals with sound knowledge of food handling procedures and food ingredients

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Benefits include:

  • Free Ski passes for employees and dependents
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family
  • Free ski lessons
  • Discounted lodging, food, gear and mountain shuttles
  • Discounted bike haul & golf
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision plans (full-time positions)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Excellent training and professional development


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