Sous Chef
Sweet Basil Inc

Master of Fire! Sous Chef Needed

Located in the heart of the world class resort of Vail!


Sous Chef

Sweet Basil Inc
Vail, Colorado
$65,000.00 / year
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Sweet Basil Inc is the owner and operator of both Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard Restaurants. Both restaurants are located in the heart of Vail Village.  Sweet Basil has a storied history and has been counted among Colorado’s best since 1977. This landmark restaurant is driven to provide a world-class dining experience rooted in exceptional hospitality. Sweet Basil’s cuisine is progressive, contemporary American, ingredient-driven, refined yet playful. Mountain Standard is based on the same drive for excellence but presented in a more casual, communal atmosphere.  The food is focused on carefully sourced ingredients and wood-fired cooking methods. The open kitchen, open live fires, energetic vibe, and carefully curated taps and cocktails all contribute to the perfect modern mountain dining experience.  

We are currently looking for a Sous Chef at Mountain Standard!!! 

The duties of a Sous Chef in our operations are varied and encompass complete kitchen management.  The Sous chef will be expected to perform the following essential duties:

               -Lead a team of passionate cooks, inspiring them to reach their maximum potential

               -Conduct daily staff “line-ups” and relay pertinent information in a clear and effective manner

               -Create specials and contribute regularly towards menu development

               -Ensure the quality of our food through routine line checks, tastings, corrections, and adjustments

               -Educate and train our staff, both FOH and BOH on a regular basis

               -Execute daily services, ensuring all menu items are executed in an established timely manner and as the item was designed.

               -Assist with necessary paperwork, including menu/special costings, mise en place lists, manager log reports, scheduling, and general management team communications 

               -Communicate effectively with members of their team, FOH staff, and management, fellow chefs and ownership

These duties are some examples of the scope of the sous chef position.  The ideal candidate will be extremely passionate about food, modern cuisine, ingredients, and hospitality.  We want a leader that can inspire others through his or her passion.  This person should also have a strong desire to improve their own personal skills and abilities, ideally helping the restaurant get better in those same areas.  Dynamic is a word that comes to mind when describing the perfect sous chef. 

We offer an outstanding salary with plenty of opportunities to grow.  Our current Chef de Cuisines both were promoted internally from the Sous Chef level. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a quarterly bonus plan, 4 weeks paid vacation, Manager comp account, R&D account, free ski pass, and health insurance contribution. Typical work weeks are between 55-60 hours and almost always (holidays exempt) include two days off.  We believe and practice work & life balance and feel strongly that you should too. Vail is an outdoor sports and activities paradise; one that we hope you can enjoy often!

If you feel that you fit this mold currently or you are a superstar ready to take the next step in your career, please send your resume and a brief cover letter.  We look forward to exploring this opportunity with you!

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to

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