Executive Chef

The Executive Chef manages and supervises the Back of House (BOH) operations including chefs, cooks, dishwashers, prep cooks, bakers, and expeditors while leading and directing its personnel in an efficient and congenial fashion while ensuring superb cooperation with FOH operations. This role is responsible for working with the F&B Director to plan our resort's menus, ensuring that each dish is nutritious and cost-effective, as well as ensuring our kitchen staff delivers food that meets the highest quality standards. To ensure success in this role as executive chef, it is imperative to be an excellent leader with great organizational skills and impeccable time management.  

Our customers visit our resorts to enjoy outdoor recreation and to gather and enjoy food and beverages with their friends and families.  Food and beverages are a centerpiece of the vacation experience at a destination resort.  Our customers are generally affluent families from metro areas who value delicious food with fresh ingredients served in modest portions with an attractive presentation and superb customer service. The venues at Lutsen include a music venue that serves casual food called Papa Charlie’s, several quick-serve lunch venues (Summit Chalet and Rosie’s), and a sit-down, upscale restaurant called Legends Restaurant. 

  • Supervisor  

    • Monitors business volume forecasts and plans accordingly in areas of manpower, productivity, costs, and other expenses. 
    • Ensure departmental compliance with the Employee Handbook and Guest Services procedures including dress code and behavioral standards.
    • Work with the F&B Director on daily scheduling for BOH and communicate adjusted staffing needs based on proper coverage. 
    • Assists the F&B Director with menus, pricing, reports, inventory, and ordering needs.  
    • Inventorying food stock and equipment supplies. 
    • Provide input for menu items and pricing at Snowriver & Granite Peak locations 
  • Administration  

    • Coordinate kitchen staff tasks. 
    • Serve as a replacement in team members' absence. 
    • Oversee the delivery of food supplies. 
    • Ensuring kitchen meets cleanliness standards and equipment receives proper preventative maintenance/cleaning. 
    • Help maintain a safe environment.  
    • Work with the FOH Manager to ensure solid teamwork and communication are occurring between the FOH and the BOH staff. 
  • Operations  

    • Directly manage, train, evaluate and schedule the BOH team such as cooks, food preparation workers, and dishwashers 
    • Ensure that all food and beverage items are prepared and presented accurately.  
    • Assist with Front of House (FOH) management in the event FOH Manager or F&B Director are unavailable. 
  • 2+ years of culinary education. 
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Advanced knowledge of food professional principles and practices. 
  • Proficient knowledge of human resources management. 
  • Excellent knowledge of BOH systems, ordering, and inventory. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Team Oriented mindset 
  • Willingness to travel if needed for training and collaboration among MFSR resorts. 

Incentive bonus up to $5,000 based on margins after labor and COGs for Lutsen's F&B venues


All full-time year-round employment at Lutsen Mountains includes:

  • Option for Health and Dental Insurance, Vision, HSA (Health Savings Account) Match, 401K Match
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Season Pass
  • Retail/F&B Discounts 
Apply online or email your resume and cover letter to hiring@lutsen.com. 
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