Sous Chef - The Village at Breckenridge - Breckenridge Ski Resort

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Job Description

The Banquet Sous Chef will be responsible for all areas of the Banquet Kitchen operations. This leader will ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the Banquet Kitchen. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in a high¬ volume banquet operation.


  • Manage the daily production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel's Banquet operation to ensure a quality, consistent product is produced which conforms to all Vail resort's Standards.¬ ¬ 

  • Ensures effective operation of the banquet kitchen and other food production outlets that includes Park avenue pub and Fire side lounge, as assigned by the Executive Banquet Chef

  • Manage associates in scheduling, training, developing, coaching and counseling, conducting reviews. Also focus on attracting, interviewing, retaining and motivating the associates while providing a safe work environment.¬ ¬ 

  • Monitor, analyze and control all labor and food costs; prepare the appropriate reports, charts and schedules to ensure budgets are met or exceeded while quality is maintained or improved.¬ 

  • Assist the Executive Banquet Chef in the creation, costing and implementation of outlets, banquets, seasonal and special menus.¬ 

  • Scheduling of staff according to budget and business forecast.¬ ¬ 

  • Provide kitchen support for banquet functions.¬ ¬ 

  • Oversee proper handling and tracing of banquet food returns at end of functions.¬ ¬ 

  • Directs proper sanitation of all kitchen facilities and equipment.¬ ¬ 

  • Ensures that all kitchen equipment is in good working order.¬ ¬ 

  • Directs proper maintenance of all walk-in coolers (rotation of food products and cleanliness).¬ ¬ 

  • Knows expectations and ensures that staff understands them and that they execute said expectations within the proper guidelines.¬ ¬ 

  • Provide support and leadership to accomplish our Medallia and Meeting Scope food quality score¬ ¬ 

  • Checks and controls sign-in and sign-out procedures for kitchen staff.¬ ¬ 

  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.




  • Candidate is required to have at least 2 years previous culinary management experience in a high volume, full service banquet or restaurant kitchen.

  • College education and/or culinary degree preferred.¬ 

  • Candidate must be creative and up to speed on new concepts and food trends.¬ 

  • Candidate must have proven leadership skills and must be able to train, develop, and motivate staff.¬ 

  • Ability to teach employees importance of, and how to interact with internal/external guests and courteously solve internal requests

  • Ability to train a staff to produce high volumes of work while maintaining quality per Vail Resort's standards¬ 

  • Able to set priorities for the culinary team and provide feedback to others that enhances performance.

  • Prior experience managing schedules, inventory, payroll, and service recovery and associate relations matters required.

  • Ability to clearly and pleasantly communicate both verbally and in writing in English with guests, management and co-workers, both in person and by telephone

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and provide guest follow up in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be familiar with batch and quantity cooking

  • Eye/hand coordination needed to use all kitchen equipment. ¬ 

  • Highly motivated self-starter focused on quality, organization, cleanliness and teamwork.¬ 

  • Must be able to utilize culinary tools (knives, commercial equipment, etc.) and taste/smell.

  • Must be proficient with computers.

  • Serve Safe certified food manager. ¬ ¬ 

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 40 lbs. Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time, with frequent bending and twisting.¬ 

  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including weekends and holidays.

If you're hard working and feel exhilarated serving others, you'll feel right at home in our authentic ski town and world-class mountain resort. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, we deliver an experience of a lifetime to every single guest that visits our mountain town. If you're interested in moving mountains in your career, come work with us at Breckenridge where you'll instantly feel at home. www.vailresortscareers.com

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 150895

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