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Vail Resorts Food & Beverage Team Lead in Vail, Colorado

Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains! Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.

With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.

Candidates for year-round positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted up to 90 days after the posting date, or until the position is filled (whichever is first).

Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons

  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Excellent training and professional development

  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)

  • Free ski passes for dependents

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans

Job Summary:

Nestled within The Arrabelle at Vail Square and only steps away from the Eagle Bahn gondola, The Tavern on the Square is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night seven days per week. Popular at all times of day, The Tavern is a high volume, upscale environment offering hearty food and a variety of beverage choices with exceptional service at approachable prices. A large outdoor patio and live music most afternoons (and some evenings) makes this a popular choice with both resort guests and locals alike.

A F&B Team Lead at the Tavern on the Square is responsible for ensuring that all Resort guests have the highest quality dining experience possible while maintaining a profitable department that is environmentally responsible.

Job Specifications:

  • Outlet: Tavern on the Square

  • Expected Pay Range: $23.00 - $25.51 / hour

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time - Year Round

  • Skill Level: Team Leader

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support all dining room colleagues of three-meal-per-day restaurant, including bar operations

  • Manage dining room flow and proper execution of all "a la cart" and all beverage operations

  • Responsible for mitigating any escalated guest service concerns

  • Ensure high quality appearance and cleanliness of dining room and bar areas

  • Ensure consistent set up of guest areas, consistent delivery of food and beverage items

  • Coordinate daily pre-shift meetings to educate staff on resort information and conduct daily training updates.

Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. -required

  • College degree with emphasis in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism. -preferred

  • Minimum 1 year experience in upscale Restaurant, preferably in luxury Hotel/Resort environment. -required

  • Experience in all phases of "a la carte" food & beverage operations. -required

  • Previous supervisory experience desired.

  • Must be able to operate Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook. -required

  • Previous point-of-sales experience. -required

  • Experience with Info Genesis. -preferred

  • Must be able to professionally communicate in English, both written and verbal. -required

  • Must be able to clearly communicate in-person as well as over the telephone. -required

  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. -required

The expected pay range is $23.00 - $25.51. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 497404

Reference Date: 08/28/2023

Job Code Function: F&B Support