Taos Ski Valley Inc. - Cooks

Cook - ATTENTION - Mail in Application -

Inquire or send applications, indications of availability, and/or resumes to: 
New Mexico State Workforce Agency 
1036 Salazar Road 
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758­-4219 

Job Order 

Mail resume to: 
Lori Rangel 
Taos Ski Valley, Inc. 
PO Box 90 
Taos Ski Valley, NM 87525
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (575) 776-2291 
Fax: (575) 776-8596

Job Time Type: 
Full Time (30 Hours or More), Temporary

Start Date: 
November 15, 2021

End Date: 
April 18, 2022

Job Duties and Skills:

Taos Ski Valley is hiring cooks at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. Pay starts at a minimum of $15.00 with the hourly rate set based on experience, skill level, and attitude.

Cook positions span several levels of skill, all of which are responsible for the production of and quality control standards of food in a high-volume kitchen through peak, rush periods of service.

The nature of this job requires highly motivated, committed, and skilled individuals who can work with a team in a fast-paced environment to achieve customer satisfaction. You will be responsible for preparing and, using a full range of cooking methods and knife skills, cooking food consistent with recipes and what is printed on the guest’s ticket, ultimately ensuring that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality, and in a timely fashion.

This job description is intended to be a broad description of duties. You will be asked to carry out all responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Specific information on duties and policies can be found with your supervisor or in the Employee Reference Guide. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare all food items according to standard recipes and as specified on guest check to ensure consistency of product
  • Transport food products from storage areas to kitchen and workstations
  • Keep all refrigeration, equipment, storage, and work areas in clean, working condition to comply with health department regulations
  • Prepare daily production list based on projected business levels
  • Reliable attendance on all scheduled workdays
  • Perform additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by the chef at any time
  • Follow all recipes and portion sizes correctly to maintain ideal food cost and minimize food waste
  • Assist in the execution of any food and beverage catering or other special events
  • Follow checklists and other guidelines for opening and closing duties
  • Other duties as assigned 

Personal Skills:

  • Strong personal character and commitment to Taos Ski Valley, Inc.’s Vision, Purpose, and Values.
  • Provides a guest experience that exceeds the guest’s expectations.
  • Ability to accept criticism and opportunities gracefully and humbly for growth.
  • Ability to stay positive, focused, and constructive when faced with setbacks, challenges, and while working in an ever-changing environment.


  • Candidate must hold current New Mexico Food Handlers Certification prior to or within 30 days of hire.
  • Ambition to grow into a higher position
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle, store and rotate food properly
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of proper use and maintenance of major kitchen equipment including stoves, refrigeration, slicer, knives, dish machine, etc.
  • Ability to read and employ math skills to follow recipes
  • Ability to communicate in a positive and productive manner while performing duties
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings

Work Environment: 
Taos Ski Valley, Inc. is often a fast-paced work environment, especially during Holiday and Peak days. TSVI is located in a high-altitude alpine environment.  Position may require travel on uneven, snow-packed, or icy terrain and may be exposed to wet, cold, and/or humid conditions. Must be able to work in close quarters and with other staff.

Physical Demands of Position Include: 
Will often lift and carry up to 25 pounds. 90-100% of the time will be spent standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, tasting, and smelling. Occasionally sitting – less than 15% of the time.