Sweet Basil Inc is the owner and operator of both Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard Restaurants. Both restaurants are in the heart of Vail Village. Sweet Basil has a storied history and has been counted among Colorado’s best since 1977. This landmark restaurant is driven to provide a world-class dining experience rooted in exceptional hospitality. Sweet Basil’s cuisine is progressive, contemporary American, ingredient-driven, refined yet playful. Mountain Standard is based on the same drive for excellence but presented in a more casual, communal atmosphere. The food is focused on carefully sourced ingredients and wood-fired cooking methods. The open kitchen, open live fires, energetic vibe, and carefully curated taps and cocktails all contribute to the perfect modern mountain dining experience.
Rather than hiring for a specific line cook position or station, we focus on finding the most dedicated, talented, and professional cooks we can find. We hope those individuals are eager to work any station in our kitchens and operate under a team-first mentality. We offer the following stations in our kitchen and seek to find which one fits the individual’s skill set best: grill, saute, vegetable, pantry/garde manger, raw bar, pasta, prep, and line prep. We offer a broad pay scale to accommodate a diverse range of skill sets. Most cooks start somewhere between $20-23 per/hr., but with tenure and effort, that can easily grow to $25/hr plus
While each station is unique, and each offers a different set of challenges and rewards the basic duties in our kitchens are the same regardless of station or position. Each cook is expected to complete the following:
This is just a sample of the basic kitchen operations, there are many other layers that will be clearly defined during training.
We feel that this is truly a place where you can learn and progress. We offer internal promotions whenever possible and foster an environment of professionalism and teamwork. We also present some amazing benefits to help you find that elusive work/life balance. We believe in working hard and playing hard too!! We offer a FREE ski pass to all our kitchen employees, dining discounts, health insurance contribution after 1 yr, paid vacation after 1 year, uniforms, family meals, and more!!
Compensation will be determined based on experience and skillset, but our kitchen is now included in our TIP POOL!! Cook wages are a combination of an hourly wage and tips….and I promise you, we pay better than most!!!
If you feel that you fit this mold currently or you are a superstar ready to take the next step in your career, please send your resume and a brief cover letter. We look forward to exploring this opportunity with you!