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This job expired on April 23, 2024

Chef Xanterra Travel Collection +3 more

  • Date Posted February 23, 2024
  • Location Death Valley, CA
  • Category Culinary
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Today, the Xanterra Travel Collection® delivers a world of unforgettable experiences® in the most beautiful places on Earth. We are the largest operator of lodges, restaurants, and other concessions in some of America’s most renowned national parks and owner of some of the world’s top travel and adventure companies.

The story of Xanterra Travel Collection® begins in 1876 when talented visionary Fred Harvey struck a deal with the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad to open restaurants, hotels and gift shops at rail stops for weary travelers making their way west. In 2002, the company became Xanterra Parks & Resorts and was acquired by The Anschutz Corporation in 2008. Job description

Live. Work. Explore. as a part of our Food & Beverage team at the Oasis at Death Valley!

The Oasis at Death Valley is situated in a lush, spring-fed desert oasis, surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park. The Oasis operates the historic AAA Four Diamond Inn and Ranch, restaurants, gift shops, and the world's lowest elevation golf course. Both hotels are open year-round and feature swimming pools fed by naturally warm local springs.

We’re hiring a Restaurant Chef at our Ranch location to Live. Work. Explore. in Death Valley National Park!

Job Summary:
The Restaurant Chef manages the Oasis at Death Valley Ranch Kitchen, which includes food production and preparation. Also responsible for Ranch banquets and the Wild Rose food production. The Ranch chef will be responsible for managing the back-of-house culinary staff by maintaining teamwork, sanitation standards/practices, and safety. Position reports directly to the Director of Food & Beverage.

The Details:
Position Type: Year Round
Pay: $29.90/hr
Schedule: Typical schedule is 40 hours, 5 days/per week (will include weekends, evenings, and holidays)

Why the Oasis at Death Valley?
Death Valley National Park is in the northern Mojave Desert in California and is the largest National Park outside of Alaska. With incredibly diverse ecosystems, sand dunes, mountains, and America's lowest elevations, Death Valley is an incredible place to call home. We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests.

Life at the Oasis:

  • Employee housing provided at a reduced cost
  • Free breakfast and lunch with $4 dinners in the employee dining room (cafeteria-style)
  • Free on-site laundry facility, Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth)
  • A fast-paced, exciting work environment with plenty of upward mobility and growth opportunities
  • Meet people of all ages from all over the country and world!

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free Death Valley National Park pass
  • Free access to pool, golf course, rec center, gym and sports courts
  • Exclusive Retail and Dining discounts at the Oasis
  • $350 Referral Bonus Program
  • The adventure of a lifetime!


  • Supervise all food preparation while maintaining a high standard in food quality.
  • Maintaining food cost and labor cost under the guidelines of the Food & Beverage Department.
  • Supervise, train, and motivate all kitchen staff. Schedule, assign duties and monitor as needed.
  • Maintain a high degree of sanitation and hygiene in all kitchen areas.
  • Supervise proper labeling and storage of food and supplies and inspect equipment and facilities to ensure proper use, maintenance and sanitation.
  • Provide leadership to employees and resolve operational and employee issues in a professional manner.
  • Assist in developing menus for Inn Dining Room.
  • Exhibit strong customer service skills with F&B front of the house and guests.
  • Provide and maintain a good variety of tasty, attractive meals, by showing sound culinary judgment in regards to: food quality, food presentation, product availability, par levels and the utilization of food in process.
  • Implement and maintain reference guidelines for all kitchen operations, i.e., kitchen manual, photo album for plate presentation, recipe books, and cleaning schedules.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all employees are aware of the Ecometrix Policy, Xanterra’s company-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) and their roles and responsibilities in achieving conformance to the policy.
  • Must be able to demonstrate professional and courteous behavior with all guests and employees.


  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary art preferred 
  • Associates degree in culinary art required
  • Three years experience in various culinary areas to include food production, food preparation, knowledge of baking, labor and food cost controls, and food presentation.
  • General computer skills and working knowledge of various software programs to include payroll software and Cloudsuite.
  • Leadership skills with ability to prioritize projects and be able to work varied hours and shifts in multi-unit fast-paced environment.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in hotel/resort environment preferred.
  • Food safety certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, stoop, bend, wipe, push, and pull.
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme conditions which include extreme hot conditions in the Summer.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
This job expired on April 23, 2024
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