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Category Food & Beverage  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Employment Type Seasonal and Year Round opportunities available.  
Shift Various Shifts  
Age Requirements The minimum age requirement for this position is 18.  

Crystal Mountain is hiring cooks who are able to have fun while working in a busy kitchen! Line cooks are responsible for preparing restaurant outlet menu and special items to order. Requires reading tickets, ensuring all items are prepared and presented to specifications, communicating with other cooks, prepping product as needed, maintaining cleanliness and sanitation.

Crystal Mountain's Culinary Areas:

  • The Thistle Pub & Grille - Open daily lunch & dinner
  • The Wild Tomato - Open daily for breakfast and evenings for dinner
  • Crystal Banquet Department - Custom catering

We believe in supporting our local producers by - highlighting and sharing their products and story with our guests! Be part of bringing creative culinary traditions back!

We also offer our guests Peak Performance menu items in all outlets as a healthy and flavorful way to eat a balanced blend of proteins, carbs and fresh fruits and vegetables.


  • Effectively operates the cook's station.
  • Prepares work area for shift and ensures pars are ready for service.
  • Pulls all food needed for daily production from walk-in box and utilizes all leftovers as per SOP and with direction from the lead cook, records stock use as per procedures.
  • Assists with banquet food production needs as needed and directed.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and safe temperatures in the entire workstation, kitchen, walk-in freezers, walk-in boxes and all reach-in refrigerators.
  • Ensures all food is properly identified, covered, dated & stored.
  • Maintains food quality and service in accordance with standardized company recipes and procedures.
  • Promotes and maintains effective communication between service staff and other kitchen staff.
  • Reports all needed maintenance and safety observations.
  • Practices the "clean as you go" philosophy on the line.
  • Must possess good working knowledge of cooking tools, utensils, sanitation procedures, and commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Must possess reading and basic math skills to follow recipes.
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Restaurant cooking experience required.
  • Career tech or college level culinary education preferred.

Physical & Other Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to perform duties in confined spaces under warm temperatures.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age required to work with most kitchen equipment. Food preparation positions available for those under 18 who have experience working in kitchens or are part of career tech programs.
  • History of reliable attendance.
  • Non-smoking candidates preferred.
About the Organization Resort Recreation Benefits:

ALL employees at Crystal Mountain receive these resort benefits to include FREE; fitness center, indoor pool, outdoor water park, golf, wellness programs, climbing wall, adventure courses, alpine slide, mountain biking and trail access, group ski lessons, downhill skiing/boarding and ski & snowboard rentals. DISCOUNTS on; spa services, fitness classes, retail products & apparel, food, lodging and personal training!

Resort Overview:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations. Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, Crystal Mountain offers 58 slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding, Crystal Mountain Snow Sports School, winter activities like dog sledding, cross-country skiing and fat tire biking, snowshoeing through Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Edge Adventure Course, award-winning Crystal Spa, fine-dining, shopping as well as wedding, meeting and conference facilities.  

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