AM Breakfast Cook
4UR Ranch

Several horses graze in front of the hay barn after a heavy rainfall

Unforgettable Work Experience in the Beautiful San Juan Mountains

4UR Ranch - Southwest Colorado


AM Breakfast Cook

4UR Ranch
Creede, Colorado
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 04, 2020)

The 4UR Ranch in Creede has been around since the late 1870s; well known for its hot springs and the excellent fly fishing found at this beautiful mountain ranch.  Rich in history, it has been listed on the National Register for Historic Places, an honor we are most proud of. While our history may be deep, we are always innovating and implementing new, exciting and unique ideas to offer our guests the most memorable vacation experience.  One of the most important parts of that experience is food.  

Every guest we see each summer steps into the dining room several times a day to refresh, refuel and immerse themselves in the culinary journey our kitchen staff has prepared that day.   Our executive chef, Blake Bond, is looking for members to join his team in providing the best dining experience possible.  

The menus at the 4UR rotate daily throughout the week and provide both the guests and the kitchen staff an exciting experience.  Since freshness is pivotal, the menu and the items on it will change as the summer shift into August and then early fall. Inside the dining room, sample dinner menu items are as follows:

-Rare Seared Ahi Tuna with bok choy, pickled vegetables, chile, miso-ginger vinaigrette.

-Roasted Chicken with farro, castelvetrano olives, capers, zucchini, pan jus.

-Espresso Rubbed Tenderloin of Beef with buttermilk potato puree, roasted broccolini, espresso demi.

Further, there are unique dining days where, for example, guests will ride several miles up the Pierce Creek Valley to a large clearing in a mountain meadow.  From there, guests will hitch their horses and make their way to the coffee stand while the sunrises on the mountains. Breakfast is prepared on a custom fabricated grill and will include: biscuits, sausage gravy,  scrambled eggs, cheesy potatoes, cinnamon apples and more.

The Position

We're looking for a highly motivated, energetic individual for the AM breakfast cook position.  This position is very important since the individual will be responsible for providing guest breakfast as well as assist with lunch prep and service.  The applicant will be provided housing, meals, wifi, all amenities. Unfortunately at this time, we cannot accommodate pets. The applicant is expected to start 4 May 2020, if this is not suitable, there may be room to negotiate an alternative date. The salary is dependent upon experience.  The applicant will also receive an end of season bonus based on performance as well. Additionally, during time off, all guest activities are able to be enjoyed as well.  These perks include horseback riding, hot springs, private fly fishing, shooting sports, hiking, and so much more. 

We provide our guests with the highest level of service and care.  We carry that attention to our staff as well; we say and truly believe that our staff is our biggest asset.  Without their efforts, none of this would be possible. We value teamwork, respect and leadership in and out of work and treat our staff as family. We promote a culture of honesty, openness, and respect throughout. We are positive that you'll make at least one friendship here that will last a lifetime.  With so many unique and vibrant personalities paired with the beautiful natural setting, it's extremely hard to have a bad day. 

Off Time

Outside the ranch, the town of Creede is just 12 miles away. It’s filled with history, charm, and nostalgia.  There’s no shortage of fun, especially during the summer. The town has a wide array of shops and boutiques as well as the highly regarded Stephen Quiller gallery.  Outside of Creede, there are several music festivals that happen in nearby towns of Pagosa Springs and South Fork. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is just over an hour away.  There’s also plenty of trails, mountains, and lakes to hike around the area. Furthermore, Colorado’s oldest pro rodeo occurs in the nearby town of Monte Vista. With all that, we’re sure that on and off the ranch, there’s plenty of opportunities to make the most of free time. We look forward to seeing you become a member of our team!   

How to Apply

To apply for the PM line cook position, please email chef Blake Bond a résumé and cover letter to  if you have any further questions, please call 719-658-2202

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