Sous Chef needed at Luxury Guest Ranch in western Colorado ~ June-Dec 2024

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Branded Rock Canyon Ranch

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De Beque, CO
Job Type
From $20.00 per hour
Date Posted
February 25, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Branded Rock Canyon Ranch is seeking to add a skilled Sous Chef to our culinary team during the peak guest season. Branded Rock Canyon is a 15,000 acre private guest ranch in western Colorado. We offer world class luxury accommodations and superb western hospitality for our guests. The ranch is a popular destination for corporate and private group retreats. Our activity program includes precision shooting and hunting courses, fishing, 4×4 touring, horseback riding, wingshooting, and other outdoor activities. Typical group sizes are 15-30 guests, averaging 4 nights. Busy season runs early April – end of December, with winter months reserved for smaller groups, time-off, and maintenance.

This position runs through December 31, 2024. Consideration for full time, or renewed seasonal hire may be offered at the conclusion of the period, but is not guaranteed.

As this is a private residence and guest ranch, staff members must adhere to a non-smoking and no drug use policy.

The primary duties of this position include:

  • Assisting the Executive Chef with meal preparations
  • The primary shift will be mornings (6am – 2pm) and include breakfast preparation, and prep of lunch and dinner with Executive Chef.
  • Preparing meals and food to meet the specifications of guests in a timely manner
  • Properly measuring kitchen ingredients and food portions
  • Ensuring kitchen and serving staff adhere to set standards, procedures, department rules and sanitation requirements
  • Using kitchen knives and equipment such as grills, ovens, steamers and warmers in food preparation
  • Managing the kitchen inventory and ensuring supplies are fresh and of high quality
  • Ensuring proper food temperatures when cooking and proper storage afterward
  • Keeping the workstation and kitchen equipment clean, organized, and sanitized
  • Taking charge of kitchen opening or closing and other side duties as directed by the Executive Chef.

Skills Required:

  • Exceptional cooking skills
  • Familiarity with the best practices in the hotel and catering services industry
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards
  • Ability to multitask and work quickly under pressure
  • English verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Able to take directives from male or female superiors
  • Possess a positive and welcoming attitude toward fellow staff members and guests of the facility.
  • Proof of USA citizenship. If you are not a citizen of the USA, you must provide proof of Green Card or work VISA. Must be able to effectively communicate oral and written English language.
  • Must have valid/current driver’s license and personal transportation 4×4 or AWD vehicle suitable for area roads and weather conditions.
  • Must be able to safely lift up to 50 pounds.

What to expect as an part-time seasonal employee during the months of June – December 2024:

  • Between 30-50 hours per week, depending on your availability, Executive chef needs, and guest group requirements.
  • Fractional gratuity split between all hourly wage staff members, when available from paying guests. This additional compensation is usually very rewarding.
  • Advance notice of scheduled events
  • Possibility for advancement to a full-time position with benefits, or renewal of position for the full season of April-December 2025.
  • A fun and exciting workplace, where you will have the opportunity to meet amazing people from around the world, and advance your skillset under the directive of an accomplished Executive Chef.
  • On-site housing is NOT provided, though temporary staff quarters are available if needed during guest group visits and scheduled shifts.

Our expectations from you as our employee:

  • Commitment to a team who are dedicated to providing guests and ranch owners with a world class experience.
  • The responsibility to show up on time and put in 100% effort throughout your shift
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ride for the Brand. Be professional both on and offsite; you represent our business and yourself at all times!


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