Chef de Cuisine
Essex, VT Junction
Job Type

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Junction at The Essex Resort & Spa is an integral part of Vermont's culinary scene, offering a unique dining experience that celebrates the region's flavors and traditions. Our kitchen is committed to delivering innovative dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients, creating memorable dining moments for our guests. 

BASIC FUNCTION: The Chef de Cuisine is an experienced Chef who possesses skills in all of a la carte dining. The Chef de Cuisine should display a cooking style that reflects traditional and innovative cuisine in order to promote the appeal and prestige of a la carte dining.


  • Five years experience in a kitchen management position.
  • High school diploma or equivalent experience/training.
  • Meet governmental health requirements.
  • Ability to operate kitchen power equipment.
  • Ability to utilize cutting instruments.
  • Ability to transport, handle and/or lift 40 lbs. (NOTE: kitchen equipment and food and non-food items).
  • Ability to effectively communicate in the English language.
  • Ability to delegate authority to accomplish the necessary requirements.


  • Ensure standards of preparation, quality, consistency and presentation of food in Junction.
  • Supervise, develop and train the Junction Line Cooks.
  • Maintain inventory and ordering specialty items.
  • Produce new/special menus for Junction using seasonal food products.
  • Working closely with the Restaurant Managers to maintain open communication between the Kitchen and the Restaurant.
  • Ensuring cost/product control on all menu items in Junction.
  • Maintain a high level of sanitation and safety in all areas of the Kitchen.
  • Adhere to the policies of the Resort as set forth in the Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain the highest level of employee/guest relations.
  • Work with our Sales/Marketing Department to promote Junction.
  • Create daily requisitions for foods and supplies.


  • Ability to work any assigned shift/work schedule.
  • Any other task, written or verbal, assigned by Director of Culinary.


Employees classified as full time year round are entitled to participate in the following benefits after they have met the eligibility requirements:

  • Medical Insurance (with Employer contribution)
  • Dental Insurance (with Employer contribution)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance (Employer paid)
  • Voluntary Life & Disability Insurance – for employee, spouse/domestic partner and child(ren) (supplemental – paid by employee)
  • Medical Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account (for Daycare, elderly care or other dependent care)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurances
  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance for employee and spouse/domestic partner
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bereavement Time

All employees at least 18 years of age or older, regardless of status, are eligible to participate in our 401(k) plan with Employer match after 3 months of employment.

Property Benefits:

Employees of The Essex Resort & Spa can take advantage of the many benefits our property provides:

On Property Discounts:

  • Restaurant
  • Spa (on treatments and products)
  • Cook Academy

Other Discounts:

  • Memberships to The Edge Sports & Fitness
  • Stays at the hotel for employee, friends and/or family
  • Movie tickets to Essex Cinemas
  • Essex Experience (varies by business)
  • Stays at other New England Inns & Resorts as part of the NEIRA program
  • Ski passes to Smuggler’s Notch & Sugarbush/IKON

Other Benefits:

  • Complimentary use of the on-site fitness center
  • Complimentary use of the on-site Tennis courts
  • Free Stay at the Resort (once per year for Employee & a guest) with Breakfast included (must be at least 18 years of age)