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Cook I - Limelight Aspen

Aspen Skiing Company

Company Description

Owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality, Limelight Hotels are your home base in the places you want to explore most. The contemporary properties are set in the heart of authentic outdoor and urban communities, and each hotel is deeply connected to its surroundings – offering a unique adventure for every guest. The guest experience is an intentional journey and the elevated, yet unpretentious nature of the stay allows guests to feel nurtured and at ease. A constant across all properties is a commitment to sustainability, unmatched hospitality, and access to an Adventure Concierge to ensure a memorable stay. Limelight’s pet-friendly hotels are located in Aspen, Colorado, just steps from the downtown core; Snowmass, Colorado, offering ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain; Ketchum, Idaho, near the base of Sun Valley’s famed ski area and walking distance to town; and in Downtown Denver, Colorado, adjacent to Union Station. Two new Limelight Hotels are slated to open in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado in 2025. Learn more at

Job Description

The Cook I participates and supervises in the preparation, production & service of menu items according to the direction of the Chef de Cuisine.

Job Posting Deadline
Applications for this position will be accepted until July 15 2024.

Essential Job Functions
• Responsible for the safe handling of food product according to applicable health codes and laws
• Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment, participate in pre and post shift cleaning and organization to include but not limited to: kitchen equipment, walk in fridge/freezer storage, dry storage, trash, recycle, mopping, sweeping
• Prepare & serve food items according to chef specifications
• Follow daily preparation list to ensure items are ready for service
• Assist with storage of food deliveries
• Report any problems with food product, kitchen equipment or work area to a Chef/Sous chef
• Able to work any food station within the restaurant with a high degree of competency and consistency
• Interacting with guests during service, if working in a server restaurant; to engage and correct issues as they arise
• Ensure Manager is aware of guest comments and concerns
• Show advanced knowledge of a variety of cooking techniques to include baking, broiling, grilling, sauté, roasting, blanching
• Safely use a knife & be able to demonstrate consistency with knife cuts with the ability to instruct others on the safe and skillful use of a knife
• Safely operate and be able to train others on the operation of various kitchen equipment to include oven, grill, flattop, soup kettles, slicers, robo-coupe, immersion blender
• Assist with training new employees as requested by Chef de Cuisine and Sous Chef
• Other duties as assigned


• Culinary School graduate preferred
• 2 years of progressive experience in a professional kitchen preferred
• Prior guest service experience preferred
• Ability to communicate and follow oral or written directions in English is required
• ServSafe or similar food safety course certification is preferred

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Received: Works under direct supervision of Chef De Cuisine. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, stand, walk or be on your feet for extended periods of time. Regularly work in wet, hot and humid conditions for extended periods of time and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces. Must be able to continually lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance.

Job Benefits
This position is categorized as a regular full-time position eligible for the following benefits:
Enrollment dates differ across the various programs.
· Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Programs
· Flexible Spending Account Programs
· Life Insurance Programs
· Paid Time Off Programs
· Paid Leave Programs
· 401(k) Savings Plan
· Employee Ski Pass and Dependent Ski Passes
· Other company perk

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. By accepting a position with Aspen Skiing Company, you acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. To request accommodation during the application and interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 970-300-7700.

This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

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As of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here