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Sous Chef Full-Time Seasonal

posted March 4, 2020

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, CO
Use your culinary skills in the Rocky Mountains!
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Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the United States. We are located just 67 miles north-west of Denver, which makes us the closest major ski resort to the city.   Winter Park’s traditions are deeply rooted in railroad, logging, and the early exploration of Grand County and the local Fraser Valley. Our mission is to “create the best memories, again and again,” for our guests, our employees, our community, and our strategic partners.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alterra Mountain Company  is a community of 12 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. We honor each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrate the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone together. 


The Sous Chef is accountable for the kitchen operations of their designated Food and Beverage outlets at Winter Park Resort. The Sous Chef will meet and/or exceeds established targets and standards for employee satisfaction, guest satisfaction, and financial performance.  This includes: all aspects of food sales, operating expenses, control systems, operating standards, people management, and the development of unique experiences for our guests. This employee develops and trains all culinary outlet Food and Beverage employees (Including skills training and food safety training). The Sous Chef develops menus, standardized recipes, and relevant menu costs for the outlet. The Sous Chef also supports the Unit Food and Beverage Manager with strategic and future planning (as it relates to the Food and Beverage outlet). The Sous Chef will also follow all Winter Park policies and procedures, all applicable laws (federal, state, and local), and all health and sanitation codes.

  • Assists in operating outlet within budgetary guidelines
  • Responsible for quantity and quality of production in entire kitchen
  • Creates artistic buffet presentations
  • Thoroughly understands the financial procedures used at this resort
  • Completes training programs within 90 days of employment
  • Responsible for daily operation and production of their outlet
  • Ensures that their entire outlet operates under HACCP guidelines
  • Ensures that staff adheres to Culinary Guidelines
  • Performs management tasks: paperwork; employee reviews, employee consultations, disciplinary actions, workers comp. forms, first injury reports, culinary guidelines, and uniform paperwork
  • Schedules, cost schedules, and cost transfers
  • Helps with the End of Month Responsibilities
  • Takes and extends physical inventory and makes sure all transfers are accounted for
  • Operates outlet to set standards for food program
  • Checks quality of all food served and produced
  • Responsible for scheduling staff for external training classes.
  • Ensures that staff has proper (usable) equipment to perform tasks, and makes sure it is in good working condition
  • Responsible for ordering and receiving all provisions needed for outlet operation
  • Supports company's goals and philosophies
  • Acts as a spokesperson for the culinary department by giving information to culinary and service staff
  • Constantly refines kitchen systems and techniques
  • Meets with outlet managers on a regular basis
  • Is timely in regards to meetings, reports, and deadlines
  • Sets example and develops all culinary staff
  • Performs all duties in the own outlet and any outlet that they may be assisting in
  • Addresses and corrects all culinary issues promptly and fairly
  • Works with an ongoing concern for menu development
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
  • Employee must smile and create a positive work environment
  • Must spend 80% of his/her time in kitchen 20% in the office
  • Must keep recipes up to date
  • Must keep recipe binder up to date, clean, and in good condition
  • Must consistently enforce the use of recipe cards
  • Must perform daily shift meetings
  • Must perform detailed line-checks before each shift
  • Must constantly encourage communication and organization
  • Must be dedicated to achieve consistent ticket time goals
  • Must manage the “flow” and not get tied to any single task
  • Must stay current on market trends 

This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. With the evolution of this resort and position, the responsibilities of this position may change.



  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must have a degree from a two year culinary school and three years of experience in a quality establishment or five years related professional experience in a quality establishment


  • Minimum three years supervisory experience required

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic computer functionality required
  • Valid US Driver’s License and clean motor vehicle record desirable
  • Must Possesses a solid knowledge of food safety, food handling and production techniques
  • Is proficient in a wide variety of culinary skills enabling the Chef to effectively train staff.
  • Has a general understanding of major world cuisine’s and their traditions.


This position may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Food Service Environment:

  • Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled and the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length at a time over an average shift of 8 hours.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Frequently required to climb or balance and taste or smell.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds on a regular and continuing basis.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
  • Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment including but not limited to: non slip footwear and gloves.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily- reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


This position description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for the role described above.  With the evolution of Winter Park Resort, the responsibilities of this position may change as may the dates associated with many of the tasks. During these times of change, this position requires the flexibility and willingness to accept new responsibilities and potentially transfer others. It will also be the responsibility of any employee of Winter Park Resort to be a positive influence on the transformation of the resort and its associated lines of business.


Winter Park Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is dedicated to the principles of equal

employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment.

We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by state or local law.

Winter Park Resort will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Winter Park Resort. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed in this position. I understand that this document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


About This Employer

Winter Park Resort

85 Parsenn Road
Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-1564

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Winter Park is the closest major ski resort near Denver at just 67 miles away. Don’t be fooled by our convenient location, though… you’ll feel remotely tucked away in our high country corner of the Rockies. With easy access to 765,000 acres of public land, Winter Park is home to endless adventures and an unparalleled and unfiltered Colorado experience.

With over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain, Winter Park Resort offers an unforgettable experience for any kind of adventurer, whether you’re just here to take in the views, or looking to really get your adrenaline pumping.

And don’t think that things slow down once the snow melts! The summer sun brings bike park rippers, scenic trail trekkers, and speedy alpine sliders for a whole new take on Winter Park adventure.


We are a community of explorers and adrenaline junkies; sight seers and nature lovers; lifelong skiers and fly fishing fanatics; mountain bikers and peak hikers… The opportunities for mountain adventure are endless, but we all share one common appreciation for this vast and pristine area.

As a celebration of this mountain lifestyle, we have refreshed our partnership with the community as a whole to establish Winter Park as a prime Colorado destination, connecting people with nature and embracing our shared value of the outdoors.