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Chef de Cuisine - Element 47

The Little Nell

The Little Nell

Aspen, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024

Company Description

Owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality, The Little Nell is Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel and offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America's most famous mountain town. A Relais & Châteaux resort, the Nell is frequently recognized for its award-winning wine and culinary programs and dedicated service. The property boasts a variety of amenities, including two restaurants, three bars, a wine cellar and a speakeasy. The Little Nell is also home to the new The Nell Spa. During ski season, Nell guests have access to a slopeside ski concierge and numerous winter adventures. In summer months, guests enjoy lush gardens along with off-road adventures, stargazing, fly fishing and mountaintop yoga; plus, a pool, hot tub, and a newly renovated spa and health club. The Little Nell has been acknowledged with numerous awards including being named a Forbes Five-Star hotel since 1995, a AAA Five-Diamond hotel since 1991, a Wine Spectator Grand Award winner since 1997, recognition as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants from Wine Enthusiast and frequently nominated for its Outstanding Wine Program by the James Beard Foundation. The Nell will debut its first hotel outside of Aspen at Rockefeller Center in New York City in 2026. For more information, visit www.thelittlenell.com or follow @thelittlenell on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Job Description

The Chef de Cuisine will maintain smooth operation of the Kitchen during assigned shift. Ensures food is prepared according to Chef’s specifications and trains employees to the hotel / kitchen standards.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000. Actual pay will be dependent on budget and experience, all of our salaried roles are eligible for bonus.

Job Posting Deadline
Applications for this position will be accepted until May 31, 2024.

Essential Job Functions
• Provides back up, support, and covers shifts in Element 47, Ajax Tavern, and Banquets
• Expedites Breakfast and lunch or dinner service according to assigned shift
• Assists in the administration of the Culinary apprenticeship program including coaching, mentoring, and demonstrations
• Supervises and schedules Stewarding department
• Communicates with the restaurant manager regarding staff performance, guest comments, special requests, menu changes etc.
• Trains staff to standard performance levels
• Assures safe work conditions for all personnel
• Communicates any mechanical problems with the Engineering Department
• Maintains cleanliness of all kitchen production and storage areas
• Communicates discrepancies form standard with the Executive Chef
• Assists in writing menu descriptions for all new dishes and rolling out in advance to Front of House staff
• Assists with production of menu items
• Assists with menu development in all outlets
• Assists with inventory
• Ensures food costs are at the forefront of menu development, systems, and pricing
• Enters all new menu items in chef tech
• Schedules and monitors staffing levels being mindful of budget and volume levels
• Culinary Payroll
• Inspects product quality, pricing, and sources provide the best quality/value
• Ensures approved vendors are being utilized whenever possible
• Responsible for assisting all team members in organization of kitchen items, to include, dry goods, kitchen equipment, storage containers, cleaning supplies and proper rotation and organization of all food deliveries.


• Culinary Degree preferred
• Expert in all cooking techniques
• Combined skills in: organization, coordination and communication
• Familiar with Hotel policies, fundamentals of operation and company philosophy
• Should have fundamental math and accounting skills

Additional Information

Supervision Given and Received
Given: Exercises general supervision over restaurant culinary team. Assigns a variety of routine tasks, sets general expectations of results expected within company’s policies and procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Received: Works under general supervision of Executive Chef. Receives continuing or individual assignments according to supervisor’s directions and may perform routine tasks. Expectations of the quality, quantity and deadlines are clearly set. Instructions, advice and assistance available as needed. Work is reviewed on demand or during scheduled check-ins.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
• Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, smell, taste, 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 frequently 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 perks

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.

For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit www.aspensnowmass.com/employment/benefits-and-perks

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