Elk Creek Ranch

Experienced Kitchen Staff - Spend a summer in beautiful Colorado

Elk Creek Ranch is an exclusive, private fly fishing and hunting ranch located in the White River Valley 15 miles east of Meeker, Colorado.  With some of the finest fly fishing in the country on 20+ miles of the White River, we are a summer playground for our Owners and their guests.

Meeker, Colorado

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Spend your summer in beautiful NW Colorado, gateway to the Flat Tops Wilderness


About Elk Creek Ranch

Elk Creek Ranch in beautiful NW Colorado is now hiring kitchen staff for the 2020 summer and fall seasons.

The Lodge Village features the main Lodge for dining and entertaining, as well as 6 guest cabins. There are also 11 private residences on the Ranch.  We also offer horseback riding, sporting clays, an archery course, and paddleboarding.  Our Owners and their guests are served world-class ranch to table meals by our Executive Chef featuring local meats and wild game, as well as produce is grown on-site in our greenhouse. 

The Ranch is located at an elevation of 6,700 feet. Weather in the summer consists of cool mornings and nights with high temperatures in the 70’s and afternoon thunderstorms.

The Employee Experience

Elk Creek Ranch is like no other Ranch of it's kind.  Our entire Ranch staff and our fishing guides live, work, and play together all season long.  Lifelong friendships and relationships have been forged here.  No two days are alike on the Ranch and our employees love that about working here.  We strive to create an amazing, one-of-kind experience for our members and their guests, taking pride in our jobs, and doing them with professionalism and integrity.  The outdoor opportunities are endless here in the White River Valley.   Our staff loves the outdoors and taking advantage of everything NW Colorado has to offer from fishing and hunting to hiking, biking, and camping.  Come see for yourself!

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is outgoing and professional, taking great pride in the details. He or she must be self-motivated with a positive attitude, willing to pitch in whenever necessary.  Flexibility is a must as schedules are always changing, with the possibility of only one day off a week.

  • Must be available June 15-November 15, 2020
  • Fine dining experience a plus.
  • Must be 21 yrs old.
  • Must be thorough in work and have attention to detail.
  • Flexibility with shifts and schedules.
  • Reliable transportation highly recommended.

Room and Board

Employee housing provided, but not on ranch property.  Transportation highly recommended.  Possibility of roommates and shared bedrooms/bathrooms. One shift meal provided on days working only.

Employee Perks

Staff receives employee discounts on items in our Fly Shop - clothing, fishing gear, etc. In addition to hourly compensation, F&B staff also receive gratuities.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Your own transportation is HIGHLY recommended.  Staff housing is not on-site and the town of Meeker is 15 miles from the Ranch.  Meeker is the closest option for groceries and gas.  The staff is not permitted to use Ranch vehicles for personal reasons.

Meeker has a grocery store, but it can be expensive and has a limited selection.

The Ranch is located about an hour away from Craig and Rifle. Both have a City Market and Super Wal-mart.

Nearby Towns:

  • Meeker
  • Craig
  • Rifle
  • Glenwood Springs
  • Grand Junction
  • Steamboat Springs

For Fun

The White River Valley is FULL of activities for the outdoor lover...  Fishing, hiking, camping, biking and more!  We are only two hours from Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Vail and Aspen!  A perfect day trip or getaway for your days off!

How to Apply

Must be available to work June 15, 2020, through mid-November, 2020.  Please send a resume with a cover page to Executive Chef Scott Creecy - creecyscott@gmail.com.

If you do qualify and are contacted for an interview, it will more than likely be a Face Time interview.

Contact Elk Creek Ranch