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Cook 3 Full-Time Seasonal

posted October 9, 2019

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 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.


Loves to interact with people, can smile all the time. Loves mountain sports and the great outdoors, this job is for you.  Past experience cooking in a high volume restaurant desired along with ability to supervise up to 10 employees.

Wages are competitive while learning real world experiences in a mountain environment. Our department gives you the opportunity to learn valuable experience in high volume restaurant environment that sets you up for success.


Non Negotiable:

  • Must be able to expedite production line during service period
  • Must be Serv Safe certified
  • Must pass a safety checklist
  • Has strong cooking techniques and practices
  • Reads, understands, and follows recipes and standards
  • Follows prep sheets accurately and with a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation with service staff
  • To continually strive to exceed guest’s expectations
  • To help create memories for our guests and staff as the best mountain resort experience again and again
  • Standard Operating Procedures will be followed at all times
  • Must have the ability to take ownership of the position
  • Must always be polite and respectful of our guests and employees
  • Must always be on time
  • Always acknowledge every guest immediately upon sight
  • Observe the four 4 foot rule at all times
  • Must be available to our guests and employees at all times
  • You will portray the impression that you are happy and we are happy to have you here
  • Promote a fun, safe, sanitary work environment

Essential Duties:

  • The highest integrity is expected.
  • Every attempt to please the guest will be made
  • Support members through teamwork and mutual respect
  • Act as a liaison between guests and management
  • Answer inquiries from guests
  • Make the guest feel welcome
    • Engage in small talk
    • Smile always
  • Clock in for your shift once appearance requirements are met and in uniform.
  • Check with Manger for any special events
  • Maintain work area, keep it clean and organized
  • Do the 4 foot rule, there is always something to do

    • Get debris off the floor
    • Keep walls clean
    • If there is something on the wall, clean it off
  • Acknowledge every guest
  • If a guest needs help, help them
  • Have a sanitizer bucket ready with a clean rag in the solution so you are prepared


  • You will spend a significant amount of time chatting with our guests
  • Daily reflection of each shift
  • Every guest encountered will be thanked and invited back
  • At the end of the day, you will know you had a positive impact on our guests and employees experience
  • Serve it up, Fix it up, every attempt will have been made by you to take care of our guests and employees


Will Oversee up to 10 employees, delegating of job duties, and making sure standards are met.


  • Is honest and has the highest integrity.
  • Is able to handle and manage confidential information.
  • Professional appearance. Not only adheres to grooming guidelines, but is comfortable in discussing a lack thereof with other employees.
  • Follows established policies and procedures. Is supportive of Core Values.  Sets the example for others and is above reproach.  Is comfortable to challenge established policies and procedures, but once established, is supportive of those rules.
  • Is organized in tasks. Sees projects through to the finish.  Has good follow-through and makes it a habit of getting back to people on issues.
  • Can handle fast paced, potentially high-pressure environment.
  • Is flexible with hours and days of work. Is able to work any hours of the day, any days of the week.  Prioritizes and re-prioritizes personal time and work, to have good balance in life.


  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to walk for a large part of the work day
  • Ability to negotiate stairs
  • Ability to lift and move 35-50# often
  • Ability to use, move and load had trucks
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, any times or days needed
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written
  • Must be able to hear normal conversations in a busy, crowded environment
  • Must have the dexterity to use all equipment and utensils normally associated with this position
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment


Two to Three years culinary experience required


  • Serve ware
  • Competent Knife Skills
  • Basic Cooking Techniques
  • Will attend equipment training and practice those techniques
  • Janitorial supplies
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Dust pans, brooms and mops
  • Phones
  • Steam wells, cold wells, reach in coolers and walk-in coolers and freezers
  • Ovens, stoves and warming drawers
  • Carts, hand trucks and service elevators
  • Dish machines


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.