Glacier Creek and Rendezvous Restaurant
Why you’ll love working in Food & Beverage:
- Best meal benefits
- The world’s best commute to and from our on-mountain locations
- Gain valuable work experience and transferable skills
Position Status: Full Time (32-40 hours/week)
What you’ll be doing:
- Ensure proper storage, handling and rotation of perishable and non-perishable stock.
- Organize and maintain neat, orderly storage of merchandise.
- Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, fridges and garbage areas.
- Assist with garbage and recycling disposal when required.
- Snow removal with a variety of hand tools and machinery.
- Operate snow blowers, bobcats, and other equipment
- Use of rope and harness systems for removing snow from roofs.
- Maintains high standards –providing a safe environment for guests and staff in all areas
- Adhere to all operational and safety policies & procedures, ensuring safe, efficient operation of vehicles and equipment
- Ensure that each area is secured and that all keys and codes are controlled.
- To maintain the highest levels of security and to report all incidents regarding theft, equipment abuse, and disregard for any Whistler Blackcomb policies and property and to report any suspicious activities
- Responsibility for all equipment and supplies and to ensure that sheds are clean, neat, and stocked.
- Be flexible to perform any duties required of the department and a will abide by all Whistler Blackcomb policies and procedures
- Assist other departments as needed.
- Always punctual, in uniform, and adhere to the grooming policy
- Previous shipping/receiving experience.
- Previous kitchen experience an asset.
- Experience in maintaining par levels, ordering and inventory are assets. Previous labor type experience a definite asset
- Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. in accordance with Work Safe BC regulations
- Physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions and in varying terrain
- Must be comfortable working at heights of up to 40 feet from ground level.
- Able to organize time effectively without supervision to complete tasks as expected
- Ability to work independently and as part of diverse team
- Good communication skills & independent problem solving skills
- Detail and service-oriented and likes physical work
- Outgoing, friendly, mature and able to work as part of a team inside and outside F&B division.
- MUST be Intermediate to advanced ski or snowboard level
- Mechanical inclination and machinery operating experience are definite assets.
Food & Beverage FAQs:
What does the job look like on a day to day?
Each shift begins with a pre shift where everyone who is working gets together to meet with one of the Managers on Duty for the day. They will go over a safety spotlight for the day, anticipated business volumes, recognition, up coming events and anything else you need to know to set employees up for a successful day. This is also when job roles will be assigned for the day. After pre shift it’s a quick spot check of the building, maybe a vacuum and it’s go time! Guests arrive as early as 9am and food is served for the duration of the day. During the shift the tasks below will be preformed. The Manager on Duty will assign breaks throughout the day and there is 30 minutes for lunch, which is free! Back to work for the remainder of the day. Once the mountain closes it’s time to reset for the next day, perhaps another vacuum and download for the end of the day.
What are the daily tasks?
- Bussing: clearing and wiping down tables, taking anything left on the table to the rack and rolls which will later be sorted. Fun fact as a company we have a bold sustainability goal: to achieve a zero net operating footprint by 2030. This means you will not find a trash can in our restaurants and everything is sorted to help achieve this goal.
- Cashier: taking payments for purchases
- Barista: making speciality coffees and processing payments
- Greeter: greeting guests as they arrive into locations and assigning shifts. Currently we are also checking vaccine status as directed by Public Health Order
- Dishwasher: help maintain the sorting area in the back of the kitchen and running dishes through the dishwasher as required
- Washroom Checks: routinely going through washrooms to ensure supplies are stocked and the facility is clean
- Back of House: preparing food for the day (making sandwiches, salads, fruit cups) serving food and operating the grill
What is your time off policy?
Typically we do not allow time off during our peak season- ie: Christmas, Presidents Week, Easter, and Spring Break as it is our busiest time. We recognize that employees are in Whistler to experience all that the town and environment has to offer so we will try to accommodate days off, but please remember the season is only 6 months and not all time off can be accommodated.
What is the housing situation like?
We have 3 staff housing locations, two in the Village area and one just south of Creekside. Housing is on a first come, first served basis. Current rates start $13.33/ night to $21.78/ night. Please note these rates will go up 3% in the fall.
Perks being part of the FB team?
Amazing group of people from all over the world. Free shift meal while working, 50% off food while not working, one of the largest departments on the hill, options to work at a ski in, ski out location, variety of location sizes-anywhere from 8 staff to over a 100 staff depending on the restaurant size.
Do I need previous experience in order to work in FB?
Nope! We don’t expect anyone to come in to the department with previous experience. Our environment is very unique and appreciate that people come to Whistler with a diverse employment background. Our company has extensive departmental specific training that occurs before the first day, as well as on the job training. All we ask is you come with a keen attitude and a willingness to learn.
What’s it like living in Whistler?
It really is the best. And if you think Summer is great wait till winter comes along. It’s a very common phrase in Whistler to hear ‘I came for a season and am still here 5 years later’. There is always something to do and the scenery is second to none. Whistler is a lot of fun but it is expensive so plan accordingly. The wage for our entry level positions in $15.20/hour and paychecks are every two weeks.