Cook (Winter 2021)

Moonlight Basin Big Sky, MT

There’s a side of Big Sky, Montana that speaks to those seeking something special. A vast 8,000 acre landscape where stunning natural beauty and an endless array of alpine adventures blend together to create a private club and mountain living experience like no other.

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget. The mountain scenery, the direct access to some of the finest skiing at Big Sky Resort, the hiking, the golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and enjoy Montana.

Moonlight Basin is a private club and community located right in the middle of the best things to see and do in Montana. You can visit Yellowstone National Park. Explore the national forest and wilderness lands. Come down to the town of Big Sky and shop, eat, and catch some music. Bozeman is a short drive and easily accessible by Skyline Bus.

Position Summary:

The Cook is responsible for preparing the highest quality food products for the restaurant and banquets, according to menu descriptions and directions. 

Job Duties:

·        Prepare food items for the guests using a quality and pre-determined method in a timely and consistent manner.

·        Set up workstation based on menu items, banquet event orders and specials, and ensures all stations are ready for the shift.

·        Follow proper sanitation and safety guidelines at all times.

·        Keep kitchen work and storage areas clean and organized at all times. 

·        Inspect all food products to ensure proper appearance, colors, and appeal.

·        Ensure all food is stored in proper containers in refrigerators and freezers, to maintain freshness.


·        Ability to work effectively in a high energy and busy environment.

·        Works well under pressure.

·        Ability to read recipes and follow directions.

·        Ability to efficiently and safely handle knives, pots, pans, and kitchen equipment such as slicers, grinders, choppers, and mixers.

·        Able to demonstrate culinary techniques such as cutting, cooking principles, plate presentations and proper sanitation and safety practices.

·        Culinary degree preferred.

·        Two years previous restaurant cooking experience in high end restaurant preferred.

·        Ability to make sound and rational decisions in performance of duties.


Physical Demands:


·        Stand for long periods of time.

·        Repetitive motion of hands/ fingers

·        Frequently bend and twist.

·        Visual acuity for near and depth and color perception, reading menus and writing orders, and checking appearance of all food products.



This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and should not serve as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible duties, tasks and responsibilities for this specific job.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position might differ from those outlined above and other duties may be assigned as necessary.


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