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Yurt Chef

Solitude Mountain Resort
United States, Utah, South Salt Lake
December 08, 2023
Seasonal (Seasonal)

JOB TITLE: Yurt Chef

REPORTS TO: Executive Chef



As the Yurt Chef at Solitude Mountain Resort, you will play a pivotal role in creating memorable dining experiences for guests seeking refuge from the cold and adventure on the slopes. Your culinary expertise and creativity will be key in providing high-quality meals in a unique yurt setting, offering a cozy and rustic ambiance. You will collaborate with the resort's culinary team to design menus that showcase local ingredients, cater to various dietary preferences, and reflect the spirit of Solitude.


  • Menu Planning and Development:
  • Collaborate with the culinary team to design diverse and appealing menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner services.
  • Consider local and seasonal ingredients to create dishes that align with the resort's culinary philosophy and yurt dining concept.
  • Develop menus that accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences, ensuring a memorable dining experience for all guests.
  • Food Preparation and Cooking:
  • Execute food preparation and cooking in the yurt's kitchen, ensuring high-quality and consistent dishes.
  • Manage and coordinate kitchen operations, including ingredient preparation, cooking techniques, and plate presentation.
  • Maintain a clean and organized kitchen workspace, adhering to food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Kitchen Leadership:
  • Lead a small team of kitchen staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to kitchen and front of house staff, ensuring they adhere to culinary standards and safety protocols.
  • Quality Control:
  • Monitor the quality of dishes at every stage of preparation and presentation, ensuring they meet the resort's standards of excellence.
  • Address any issues or inconsistencies promptly and implement corrective measures.
  • Guest Interaction:
  • Interact with guests in a friendly and professional manner, answering questions about the menu, making recommendations, and accommodating special requests.
  • Use guest feedback to continuously improve menu offerings and dining experiences.
  • Inventory Management:
  • Oversee inventory management, including ordering ingredients, tracking supplies, and minimizing waste.
  • Collaborate with the resort's procurement team to ensure a steady supply of fresh and high-quality ingredients.
  • Event Coordination:
  • Contribute to special dining events or themed evenings hosted in the yurt, collaborating with the resort's event planning team.
  • Adherence to Regulations:
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, including food handling, sanitation, and hygiene standards.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and culinary innovations to enhance the yurt dining experience.


  • Culinary degree or equivalent culinary training and experience.
  • Proven experience as a chef in a high-end restaurant or catering environment.
  • Strong knowledge of diverse cooking techniques and international cuisines.
  • Ability to lead and manage a kitchen team effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative flair for menu development and dish presentation.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Familiarity with food safety and sanitation regulations.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as dictated by the resort's operational schedule.
  • Passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences to guests.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based incentives.
  • Ski pass and access to resort amenities.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment within a premier ski resort setting.

If you are a dedicated and skilled Chef with a passion for culinary excellence and delivering outstanding guest experiences, we invite you to join our team and contribute to the success of our renowned ski resort.


At Solitude Mountain Resort, we offer a variety of employee benefits! First, you are lucky enough to be working in the beautiful, scenic Wasatch Mountains. Enjoy mountain activities before work, after work, on work breaks, and on days off! Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and so much more. Work with other mountain enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to socialize, meet great people, and attend employee events around the resort. Some events include unique opportunities like employee ski days, employee yoga, live music events, film festival ski movie features, and many more summer activities- at work! You get to work and play in the same place. Eligibility is dependent on all employee classification of work.


Ski and Ride
  • Eligible employees receive a free Solitude season pass for themselves and eligible dependents. This includes unlimited skiing/riding for winter employees with no blackout dates and bike hauls for summer employees
  • Free access to select Alterra Mountain Company Destinations throughout North America for you and eligible dependents
  • Discounted Solitude lift tickets for your friends & family
  • Discounted ski and ride lessons
  • Free Nordic ski and snowshoe pass for the Solitude Nordic & Snowshoe Center for winter employees
  • Ski and ride perks at other local resorts
  • Complimentary UTA Ski Bus pass

Other Benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short-term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSA, FSA for eligible employees
  • Discounts resort-wide for food, rentals, retail, lessons, and more
  • Pro deals with hundreds of outdoor brands
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match for all employees
  • Free counseling service for you and your household members through our Employee Assistance Program