Seasonal Pastry Chef needed at Upland Bird Hunting Ranch in Wyoming ~ Aug-Nov 2024

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Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin

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Weston, WY (about 45 min NE of Gillette)
Job Type
starting at $1,200 & up BOE+ gratuities & end-of-season bonus
Date Posted
April 22, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Job Description: Pastry Chef (Seasonal)

Company: Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin
Location: Northeast of Gillette, Wyoming
Duration: August 24 – November 24, 2024
Compensation: Contract-based, paid bi-monthly with gratuities and end-of-season bonus – rate is negotiable pending experience

About Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin:

Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin is a renowned ranch offering unparalleled upland bird hunting experiences and five-star hospitality in the rustic beauty of Wyoming’s Western Black Hills. Our ranch spans 6,000 acres of pristine wilderness and is surrounded by 40,000 acres of national and state forest service land. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service and unforgettable culinary experiences amidst breathtaking natural scenery.

Sustainability is key at Sweetgrass and we yearn to produce as much of the ingredients that we offer right onsite. We raise our own rabbits, chickens, goats, ducks, beef and dairy cow, and we hunt and process antelope, venison, elk and of course, pheasant and other game birds. We also have a chef’s culinary garden complete with state of the art greenhouse facilities, an orchard and an aviary.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented and experienced Pastry Chef to join our hospitality crew for the 2024 Summer/Fall season. The ideal candidate will have expertise in crafting artisanal breads, both fermented and quick, as well as creating exquisite desserts and pastries for our high-end fine dining experiences.


  • Prepare a variety of breads, including fermented and quick breads, to accompany our farm-to-table meals
  • Design and execute creative and visually stunning desserts and pastries for our fine dining events
  • Collaborate with the culinary team to ensure menu cohesion and exceptional dining experiences
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and organization in the pastry kitchen
  • Assist with inventory management, ordering, and maintaining par levels of pastry ingredients
  • Adhere to food safety and sanitation standards at all times
  • Participate in menu development and contribute innovative ideas to enhance the dining experience


  • Previous experience as a Pastry Chef or Baker in high-end restaurants or fine dining establishments
  • Proficiency in creating a wide range of breads, desserts, and pastries
  • Strong understanding of pastry techniques, including baking, tempering, and decorating
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing menus and guest preferences
  • Food Handlers/ServSafe certification (will be reimbursed if not already obtained)


  • Competitive wages with performance-based bonuses
  • Private room accommodation with shared living/kitchen/bathrooms
  • Staff meals provided during shifts
  • Uniforms provided, including shirts, vests, aprons, bandanas, and cowboy hats
  • Access to recreational activities including ATV rides, horseback riding, and group BBQs
  • Training provided, including CPR, First Aid, and AED certification

Pay: Contractor weekly rate starting at $1,200 and up pending experience. Plus gratuities and end-of-season bonus

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about pastry and ready for the adventure of a lifetime, join us at Sweetgrass at Thunderbasin! Please send us your resume and cover letter and we will be in touch with you soon. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Note: This position requires living on-site at the ranch for 14 weeks. Employee is guaranteed a private room in a shared living house. RV hookups available for the right candidate.

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