F&B - Summer Cook III (Housing Available)
Dillon, CO Food & Beverage
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

Pay Range: $17.00 - $21.25/hr

Status: Seasonal Hourly (Non-exempt)


Food and Beverage employees at Arapahoe Basin are committed to creating “a day worth repeating” for our guests by ensuring legendary service and high-quality food throughout our F&B outlets.

As a Cook III at A-Basin, you are responsible for making food items for customers using advanced food preparation skills.

This position typically works “production line” type kitchen stations and has advanced knowledge of food preparation techniques.

As a Cook III, you will be responsible for the set-up, operation, close, and continued cleanliness of multiple F&B stations on a daily basis. You are also responsible for assisting Cooks I & II to ensure the proper quality of food and cleanliness in the kitchen.

At A-Basin, we look to be thoughtful, creative, and energetic and we are known not only for our A-mazing skiing and riding, but also for our A-mazing Food and Beverage options.

Apply now and come join our Food and Beverage team!

Benefits and Perks for this position include:

  • Unlimited skiing/riding at Arapahoe Basin and 20 other Colorado ski areas and resorts
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance for full-time employees beginning on the 1st of the month following date of hire
  • 401(k) for eligible employees
  • Paid time-off for all full-time employees
  • A shift meal on each day working
  • Much more! Check out all of our perks and benefits here!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and create food items in “line” style cooking; ensure consistent and high-quality food as well as excellent guest service
  • Have knowledge to work multiple F&B stations to cover breaks or employee absences
  • Perform “spot” checks on lower-level cooks to ensure recipes and cleaning guidelines are being followed
  • Prepare F&B station(s) for your shift with regard to business volumes including: the preparation of backups, sanitizer bins, and general organization of the kitchen area
  • Assist managers in creating prep list for other kitchen employees
  • Prepare food items at assigned station(s) according to recipes and A-Basin’s standards
  • Rotate and store food supplies according to food safety guidelines and the manager's instruction to minimize waste
  • Clean and inspect kitchen equipment; report any issues immediately to a supervisor
  • Follow procedures to create a safe work environment for yourself and others
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in the kitchen
  • Be a team player and assist other team members to ensure the best overall quality in food and cleanliness in the kitchen
  • Assist with preparing special event meals for staff and guests
  • Follow waste, recycling, and composting procedures in accordance with A-Basin’s environmental policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience Requirements:

  • 1 year of experience in quick-service casual restaurant or high-volume F&B business
  • Some experience working all stations in a professional kitchen

Skills Required:

  • Advanced knife skills and knowledge to use all kitchen equipment
  • Advanced knowledge of cooking methods and food identification
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain consistency and quality of similar tasks throughout an 8-hour shift

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to withstand high-altitude conditions at all times
  • Ability to stand, walk, and navigate stairs throughout an 8-hour shift
  • Ability to use full range of body motion and lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, twist, kneel, squat, crawl, push, pull, and throw

Other Requirements:

  • Must be available weekends and holidays

Work Environment:

  • This position works almost 100% of the time in a kitchen in a high-altitude environment. Some work outside in a cold and snowy environment is possible on any given day. Most work is performed in a highly trafficked area in view of guests. This role involves a very frequent amount of high-volume guest interaction. Riding a chairlift may be required for this role. The use of utensils such as knives, cooking devices such as fryers, and cleaning tools such as mops is frequent.