Vail Resorts Intermediate Pastry Cook - Game Creek Restaurant - Winter Seasonal - Vail Mountain in Vail, Colorado

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Nestled just below Eagle's Nest and just above the Game Creek chair lift, Game Creek Restaurant is a truly unique location, with a private, members-only lunch balanced with a gourmet dinner program. Dining at Game Creek is an exceptional experience where guests overlook the beautiful Game Creek Bowl and either ski in for lunch or ride a snowcat for dinner. Game Creek Restaurant offers delectable, five-star, locally-sourced American cuisine, complimented by an award-winning wine list and superior service. This breathtaking European chalet-style restaurant is Vail Mountain’s signature fine dining location.

The Intermediate Pastry Cook is responsible for preparation of all pastry (plated desserts, banquet desserts, pastry creams, mousses, soufflés, chocolate garnishes, petite fours and other confections) needs for the service, line, lunch buffet, events and special requests, and may include plating for nightly service.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, production and baking

  • Liaise with Supervisors, Sous Chefs, and Executive Chef daily to organize timely meal requirements ensuring consistency in quality, taste and presentation

  • Ensure all coolers, freezers and walk-ins are maintained at the company’s and health inspector’s food safety standards and HAACP standards including the daily logging of refrigerator and freezer temperatures

  • Follow and enforce kitchen safety regulations. In particular, 100% compliance of the cut glove policy

  • Execute special requests/brunch baking/groups/weddings/buy-out events needs as per banquet event orders

  • Help other departments when need arises

  • Punctuality is a must.

  • Attend all trainings and classes as assigned or advised by Supervisor

  • Other duties as assigned by your Supervisor or Senior Management


  • Two Year minimum prior pastry experience in a fine dining and high volume establishment - required .

  • High Altitude pastry experience - preferred

  • Must possess the following key essential qualities - adaptability, flexibility, positive attitude, even temperament and a keen eye for detail – required .

  • Must be highly organized and always have a sense of urgency – required .

  • High school diploma or equivalent - required .

  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs. - required .

  • Must be fluent in English - required .

  • Ability to work standing for 8+ hours - required .

  • Must be 18 years of age or older - required .

  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays including: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, December 26th through January 2nd, Presidents’ Day Weekend, and any other holidays as requested. -required

  • Formal Culinary Training - preferred.

  • ServeSafe or Food Handler’s certification (or be able to attain) - required​

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