Prep Cook - Citizen Rail - #1701978

Aspen Skiing Company

Date: 2 days ago
City: Denver, CO
Contract type: Full time

Owned and operated by Aspen Hospitality, Limelight Hotels are your home base in the places you want to explore most. The contemporary properties are set in the heart of authentic outdoor and urban communities, and each hotel is deeply connected to its surroundings – offering a unique adventure for every guest. The guest experience is an intentional journey and the elevated, yet unpretentious nature of the stay allows guests to feel nurtured and at ease. A constant across all properties is a commitment to sustainability, unmatched hospitality, and access to an Adventure Concierge to ensure a memorable stay. Limelight’s pet-friendly hotels are located in Aspen, Colorado, just steps from the downtown core; Snowmass, Colorado, offering ski-in/ski-out access to the mountain; Ketchum, Idaho, near the base of Sun Valley’s famed ski area and walking distance to town; and in Downtown Denver, Colorado, adjacent to Union Station. Two new Limelight Hotels are slated to open in Mammoth, California, and Boulder, Colorado in 2025. Learn more at

Citizen Rail, a grill-centric restaurant and bar, is operated by Limelight Denver. The open kitchen and custom wood-fired grill are the center of the action at Citizen Rail, and guests in the dining room get a front-row seat to the show. Out on the heated patio there’s a lively scene all its own; cozy and sociable, it’s an ideal perch for a Union Station happy hour, dinner with friends or weekend brunch.

The Prep Cook helps with station assignments, maintains place, and prepares hot and cold foods for the restaurant according to Chef’s specifications. 

Job Posting Deadline  
Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Essential Job Functions
•    Set up station and mise-en place to Chefs specifications
•    Cook food to order
•    Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat etc.
•    Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc. 
•    Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc. 
•    May be involved in sauteing, grilling, and roasting stations
•    Help organize kitchen items including, dry goods, kitchen equipment, storage containers, cleaning supplies, and food deliveries
•    Set up, work, and breakdown station 
•    Maintain station cleanliness throughout shift and help washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash
•    Submit production needs for the following day by shift end
•    Other duties as assigned 

•    High School diploma or equivalent required 
•    Culinary degree or equivalent preferred
•    1 year of food preparation experience preferred
•    Simple sauce and dressing knowledge preferred 

Supervision Given and Received 
Given: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 
Received: Works under direct supervision of the Executive Chef. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

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



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

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