Chef – Snowbird Center

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  • Post Date: May 10, 2024
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Job Overview

As the Chef 3, you will work under the direction of the Senior Executive Chef, providing food of the highest quality to guests of Snowbird whilst always striving to control cost, expenses, and labor. Provides a growth environment for chefs, cooks, and stewards.


  • Manages and directs all Snowbird standards, policies, and procedures in accordance with the Food and Beverage Department.
  • Supervises and coordinates the daily operation of all main kitchen employees. Provides directional flow of kitchen during prep and service.
  • Reports to work on time in the proper uniform. Obeys all company rules and regulations.
  • Ensures standards of appearance and sanitation daily.
  • Maintains good safety practices of employees throughout the kitchen.
  • Responsible for the quality of all products and proper plate presentation in the Banquet and Special Events operations at Snowbird.
  • Organize and interpret details as defined on Banquet Event Orders for execution of conference events as well as efficient ordering, timing, prep, and staffing.
  • Assigns, oversees, and evaluates employee work performance. Provides ongoing employee training, rewards, and disciplines as merited. Recommends promotions, transfers, or terminations of employees based on performance evaluations.
  • Responsible for food cost, labor, and all operating expenses within the Main Kitchen and Special Events.
  • Responsible for ordering, receipt, and storage of all kitchen equipment to ensure a minimum loss from waste or theft.
  • Manage ordering, receiving, and proper inventory on all products needed for execution.
  • Responsible for designing menus, costing items, and creating and documenting recipes for ease of access by subordinates. Maintains line of communication between Kitchens, Banquets, Administrative Office, and Executive Offices.
  • Daily documentation on temperature logs, food storage, and rotation in compliance with local health department.
  • Maintains daily records including daily sales and payroll and is responsible for monthly profit and loss statements. Completes nightly reports, reviews daily sales, and adjusts scheduling according to labor and sales figures.
  • Continually trains and develops a team environment to ensure proper communication and quality of products.
  • Leads and develops staff related to menu preparation, cleanliness of the kitchen and storage areas, food safety, product ordering, and proper P&L management.
  • Travel: Occasional business trips within/outside Utah.
  • Works in collaboration with the Senior Chef to update menus, prep sheets, prep templates, cleaning schedules, cost cards and recipe cards.


  • 5-10 years of job-specific work experience with demonstrated competence.
  • Must demonstrate ability to design and cost menus and recipes.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in handling all kitchen equipment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to multi-task, ie, direct staff activities while maintaining interactions between the front and back of house.
  • Must promote teamwork, balance team, and individual responsibilities, exhibit objectivity and openness to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, ability to grow morale, supports the team’s effort to succeed.
  • Must be passionate about food, wine, beverage, guest service, and financial success.
  • Requires exercise of judgment within policy guidelines and without supervisory approval.
  • Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, change approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Requires problem solving and initiation of activities within job description and responsibility limitations.
  • Requires strong understanding of other Snowbird operations.
  • Must demonstrate ability to prepare and analyze monthly financial statements.
  • Must have good computer skills. Stratton Warren experience helpful.
  • Must have a Food Handler’s Permit and be Serve Safe Certified.
  • Must demonstrate competency in reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • College degree in related field preferred.  Additional related work experience may be substituted for education.


  • Varies, may be early morning or late evening, weekends, holidays, depending on business requirements.


  • Must be prepared to stay overnight, if necessary, on occasional times of road closures.
  • May experience unusual stress from high business volumes, deadlines, continual work with public, winter conditions, snow night requirements and commuting to/from Snowbird.
  • Must be able to lift 25+ lbs.
  • Must be able to carry trays and other items needed for service.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must demonstrate ability to bend, kneel, handle, reach, grasp and perform repetitive motions.
  • Work is subject to frequent interruptions making continuity and accuracy difficult, frequent exposure to noise.


  • Ski pass and comp ticket benefits
  • Discounts at Snowbird eateries, retail shops, mountain school, lodging and daycare for employees
  • Available medical, dental, vision and accident insurance – benefits are available based on position and are subject to change
  • 401k
  • Discounts with Powdr partners
  • Free transportation to work: UTA Bus and Rideshare Vans, Canyon Transportation vans and Employee Blue Shuttles


Snowbird is a world-renowned ski and summer resort 6 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon that has offered the most exciting terrain covered with an average of 500 inches of light powder since 1971. Here, winter enthusiasts experience all types of mountain terrain which can be enjoyed by every level of skier and snowboarder. Snowbird, part of the POWDR family of North American resorts, offers 4 hotels, 15 restaurants, conference facilities, summer activities, Oktoberfest and a full-service spa, all surrounded by spectacular granite peaks – making Snowbird an unforgettable place to visit and work.

Snowbird’s ambition is to provide unique big mountain experiences that grow the committed Snowbird family. This includes both our team members and our guests. By helping everyone experience what makes Snowbird unique and special, the environment, the mountain, the canyon, and the people.  In this way they make memories for a lifetime, “memories that match our mountain”.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the role. We require all candidates that receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired and comply with our professional appearance, drug & alcohol, and employee conduct policies.

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