• Culinary
  • Vail, CO, USA
  • $17.50
  • Hourly
  • Year-Round - Full Time

The Sonnenalp Hotel, located in Vail Village, Colorado, is seeking a professionally trained Lead Cook.  Schedule is typically 2pm-10pm, five days per week.

Primary Purpose of Position
Responsible for preparing and directing the preparation of food to be served, ensuring the standards of the Ludwig's and Leading Hotel are adhered to at all times.  Prep, set up and execute service of dinner menu.  Fill the Sous chef's leadership role during his/her absence.  Complete daily requisitions for purchasing; assure proper food rotation and keep pars of prep according to business levels.  Maintain all recipes and cooking procedures of the restaurant.  Accommodate any guest requests to the best of his/her ability.  Responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads and supervises the Ludwig's PM fine dining kitchen
  • Complies with proper food preparation and handling techniques
  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved.
  • Maintain daily production records.
  • Be familiar with all kitchen equipment, their functions and maintenance requirements.  Report necessary repair using the HotSos work order system.
  • Responsible for expediting during service.
  • Strict adherence to Ludwig's and Leading Hotel quality standards.  
  • Assume certain Sous chef leadership responsibilities during his/her absence (i.e. food requisitions, supervision of cooks etc.)
  • Responsible for closing procedures, locking all refrigerators and walk-in, turning off all heat sources and turn in the keys to the Sonnenalp front desk.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) required
  • Degree in Culinary arts or certified apprenticeship preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a cook.
  • Prior supervisory and leadership experience desired.
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