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Director of Culinary Operations - Year Round - Full Time

Company: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation
Location: Walden
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Job Description:

Who We Are: Steamboat- Ski Town, U.S.A. ®  is known as the friendliest mountain destination in the world, thanks to our western heritage and welcoming staff. We pride ourselves on hiring the best employees and providing the best experience in the industry. Our employee satisfaction scores top the charts and we have employees who choose to work for the resort for 2, 5, 10, 20 plus years. Fair warning, starting a job at Steamboat could lead to endless fun, lifelong friendships and a rooted sense of community.

Who We’re Looking For: Friendly folks who want to work at the best ski resort, play in Champagne Powder and meet friends from around the world. Our culture is supportive, challenging, passionate and committed and we believe that diversity makes us stronger. We are looking for unique individuals who exemplify these qualities and care about each other, our mission, our environment, and our communities. If you like to provide incredible guest service with a friendly attitude, you’re ready to join our team. If your dream job includes skiing and riding, interacting with guests, rewarding work, free concerts, fireworks, employee parties and more-we’d love to hear from you!

Perks & Benefits: Steamboat offers many exciting perks and benefits including a Steamboat ski pass for you and eligible dependents, competitive compensation, free bus passes to surrounding areas, retail/rental discounts, food & beverage discounts, industry pro deal discounts, friends & family discounted tickets subject to restrictions, reservations and/or blackout dates. Steamboat also offers access to employee housing (based on availability and employment status), a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, Employee Assistance Program, Accrued Sick Pay and a chance to learn and advance within Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Steamboat employees are also eligible for discounted tuition with partner online universities for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education.  

The Director of Culinary Operations develops culinary strategy and leads the culinary team to execute on that strategy, supported by Restaurant GM’s and the F&B Directors. The culinary strategy includes the highest levels of food safety, food quality, menu development, team professionalism, leadership, continuing education and financial performance. Resume and cover letter required.

Detailed job description, including responsibilities, work performed, tools or equipment used, etc.:

  • Menu & concept development (including trend analysis & local procurement)
  • Procurement strategy including the support of all master procurement programs
  • Development of the culinary leadership team
  • Menu engineering and profitability analysis
  • Development of a strong food safety culture
  • Work with Directors and GM’s to achieve all financial targets
  • Conduct monthly food and direct supply inventories
  • Works with Directors and VP to develop a business unit sustainability strategy
  • Understand and ensure team compliance with regulatory requirements and department/company policies and procedures.     
  • Other duties, as assigned

Minimum skills, experience, education and ability required for this job:

  • Ten (10) years of high volume, multi restaurant leadership experience with a proven track record to taking organizations to industry leading positions required
  • Culinary degree preferred
  • Knowledge of fine dining, full service, fast casual and quick service and banquet operations including industry trends required
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Leadership and communications skills
  • Ability to purchase goods to meet fluctuating volume
  • Ability to interact and maintain positive relationships with guests, co-workers and management consistent with SSRC’s Service Excellence standards. 
  • Ability to problem-solve in a highly effective manner and maintain positive relationships with guests and staff, including management, subordinates and co-workers. 
  • Ability to be a consistent role model for company’s Service Excellence standards

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate clearly in the English language
  • Must be able to ski at an advanced intermediate level (min level 7) to get to on mountain restaurants
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must be able to stand in kitchen environments for long periods of time
  • Must meet SSRC minimum driving standards and have current Driver’s license; a successful motor vehicle record background check is required.
  • Willingness to certify on a snowmobile and snowcat

Miscellaneous information:

  • Resume and Cover Letter are required with online application to be considered for this position
  • Must meet SSRC minimum driving standards and have current Driver’s license; a successful motor vehicle record background check is required.
  • Willingness to certify on a snowmobile and snowcat
  • This is a salaried exempt position and is not subject to overtime pay
  • Pursuant to county and/or state orders and company policies, every employee is required to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, wear a mask per current guidelines, self-report and call in immediately and stay home if sick and assist with sanitizing and disinfecting work areas. Employees must follow all resort mitigation plans and protocols, which can be found posted on resort buildings and on Beekeeper

The base salary pay range below represents the low and high end of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation salary pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives and many region-specific benefits.

Steamboat area base salary pay range: $86,000 - $145,000 per year

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is an equal opportunity

Keywords: Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, Fort Collins , Director of Culinary Operations - Year Round - Full Time, Other , Walden, Colorado

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