Chef – Qualified (Winter 2024) Hotham Alpine Resort

Chef (Qualified)

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an Experience of a Lifetime to our guests and our employees. You’re brave, ambitious and passionate and we want you on our team. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.

The perks start with a free lift pass, but as a Vail Resorts Australia employee, that’s just the beginning. Think free group lessons with our qualified snowsports instructors, discounts at our food, rental and retail outlets, employee recognition programs, staff events, training, wellness programs and more!

This position plays a significant role in catering for our many dining areas and providing our guests with the fuel they need for a day of adventure. From bistros to fine dining restaurants, you will be responsible for collaborating, preparing, and delivering dishes that meet the highest quality standards.

In a typical day in this role, you might:

  • Supervise cooking and other kitchen personnel, coordinate assignments to ensure economical and timely food production.
  • Familiarise newly hired staff with work practices of the kitchen, transport and storage.
  • Report to Head Chef or Manager on any critical instances which may affect the quality control.
  • At all times, assist in achieving corporate objectives, budgeted revenue and profit targets whilst meeting guest expectation in the quality of goods and services.

To be considered for this role, you should have:

  • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
  • Food Safety Certificate
  • Previous work in a commercial kitchen
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Food Act and the ramifications to the business for non-compliance

As part of our team, you will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate our core Values – Have Fun, Be Inclusive, Be Safe, Do Good, Serve Others, Drive Value and Do Right.
  • Provide an experience that creates a desire for our guests to return.
  • Be punctual, reliable and show up for work with an enthusiastic attitude and embrace all parts of your job.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with fellow workmates, showing respect to your peers and supervisors.

Employment start dates will vary depending on the role and snow conditions, but most roles start in June and finish in late September.

Staff accommodation may be available for successful applicants. You will be asked to indicate in your application whether you require accommodation. If you are offered a position, we will be in touch to confirm and provide further information.

At Vail Resorts Australia one of our core values is Be Inclusive.

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. If you require assistance to apply, interview or otherwise participate in the employee selection process, please contact us at [email protected]

Join our team and experience the outdoors like never before. Your adventure starts now.


March 2024