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Cook 1 Full-Time Seasonal

posted April 6, 2020

Winter Park Resort
Winter Park, CO
Culinary Experience with Altitude at Winter Park Resort!
802490 l

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Opened in January of 1940, Winter Park Resort is the oldest continuously operating resort in the U.S., and located just 67 miles NW of Denver, is 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.


This is your opportunity to show your creativity and improve your culinary skills while working in an exciting mountain environment. Essential responsibilities include ability to work all food stations including grill, flat top, fryer, prep, pantry, sauté and expo while in a fast paced, high volume environment. Experience with large banquets and pastries a plus. Must be able to follow and understand recipes and standards, demonstrate teamwork with all staff and continually strive to exceed guests' expectations. Ability to multi-task is a must.

  • Adhering to all policies and procedures
  • Being a part of a team environment
  • Maintaining a clean, sanitary and safe working environment
  • Speaking with guests to provide a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Responsible for portion control and prep levels based on anticipated business
  • Responsible for minimizing food waste and recording all food waste
  • Take ownership for food quality served to our guests
  • Takes direction from Chef, Sous Chef  Outlet Managers, Kitchen Foreman
  • Must perform detailed line checks before each shift
  • Reads, understands, and follows recipes cards and food quality standards
  • Assist in creation, usage and follow trough of prep, cleaning and closing lists
  • Understands and follows all Health Department rules and regulations
  • Responsible for food  temperature checks on the line and documentations
  • Has a helpful attitude towards all kitchen and front of house staff
  • Must have the ability to take ownership of the position
  • Must take a provided food safety 101 course and pass
  • Must be dedicated to achieve consistent ticket time goals
  • Responsible for proper food handling, rotation of product, sanitation of all kitchens and equipment. Labeling and dating.
  • Assists in maintaining all storage areas,
  • Must pass an equipment safety checklist
  • Must watch and pass a knife safety and slip and fall video/quiz
  • Required to attend a MSDS and Risk Safety training
  • Will attend either a QSR (Quick Serve Restaurant) or FSR (Full Serve Restaurant) training
  • Will attend a resort orientation and complete a unit orientation checklist
  • Appearance standards will be met at all times
  • Core Values will be demonstrated at all times – Team Play, Guest Loyalty, Playing Safely, Employee Experience, Striving to be the Best, Financial Strength and Integrity
  • Employee will follow our mission statement – “Creating the best memories… again and again”
  • Standard Operating Procedures will be followed at all times
  • Assists in keeping recipe cards up to date
  • Must be able to work in a high volume, potentially stressful work environment
  • Observe 4 foot rule at all times
  • Have ability to develop basic culinary skills
  • Must always be polite and respectful to all guests and employees
  • Maintain work area, keep it clean and organized

 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.



  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School degree or GED preferred


One year kitchen experience preferred



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


  • 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.