Stanley Baking Company/ Sawtooth Hotel

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From-scratch restaurant jobs in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains

We are accepting applications for summer jobs in two owner-operated restaurants in Stanley, Idaho. Both places have a fine reputation for delicious, healthy food, friendly service, and great atmosphere.

Stanley is a small town located between the Sawtooth and White Cloud mountain ranges, in central Idaho. It is very busy in the summer months with mountain/river recreationalists. There are limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure here.

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Stanley Baking Co./ Sawtooth Hotel
Stanley, Idaho, in the heart of the Sawtooth mountains

Are you into 'from-scratch' baking? Mountains, rivers, and small-town living?


About Stanley Baking Company/ Sawtooth Hotel

Stanley Baking Co. serves breakfast, lunch, espresso and homemade baked goods. Sawtooth Hotel is a casual fine dining restaurant in a historic log hotel. Our staff is comprised of energetic, positive minded people who enjoy the hospitality business and thrive in a remote mountain-town environment.

The Employee Experience

Spending a summer living and working in Stanley, Idaho can be an incredibly rewarding experience for the right applicant. Successful employees learn to manage the 'work hard and play hard' philosophy; there are hardly any better places to play in the outdoors than the Sawtooth Valley.   

Ideal Candidate

Our successful employees find a balance between working hard and playing hard, They have exemplary work ethic, a positive attitude, and a keen culinary interest. They "get" the hospitality business, what it means to serve customers in a friendly, genuine manner.

Room and Board

The Sawtooth Hotel property has limited employee housing that is available for rent for $300/month. Each room has a bathroom, bed, dresser and dorm fridge. There is a laundry set up for use. Renters are expected to be considerate of his/her neighbors. There is no smoking and no dogs allowed.

Employee Perks

The main perk of the jobs offered is a high quality of life.  Compensation is based on experience.  Employees are expected to work 40-hour weeks, sometimes more.  Bonuses may be possible for exemplary performance.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Stanley, Idaho, is relatively remote town, 60 miles from the nearest town of Ketchum.  Employees who do not have a vehicle may be able to ride bicycles to/from work.  The nearest major airport is 3 hours in Boise.

For Fun

Stanley and it’s surroundings provide unlimited outdoor recreational activities.  Surrounded by the Sawtooth and White Cloud mountains, and flanked by the Salmon river, this area is a mecca for hikers, bikers, fisherman, rafters, and outdoor lovers.  The summer season brings live music to the valley and lots of community events.

Our Jobs

We believe that the single most important factor in the success of our restaurant is the quality of people who make up our team.  We strive to hire people who are hard-working and understand what it takes to satisfy customers.  

We are currently hiring for the summer season.  The season runs from mid-May through October.  We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Front of house staff: servers, baristas, dishwashers, 
  • Back of house staff: head cook, line cooks, prep cooks, bakers, and dishwashers

Employees are required to be self-starters, work well in a team-based setting, and have a strong culinary interest.

Back of house



Do you love baking?  Early mornings and mountain sunrises?  

This job is responsible for the crafting and production of roughly 100 baked goods daily.  

To qualify, applicants must:

  • be reliable early-morning self-starters; shifts often start before 5 am
  • have a keen attention-to-detail and ability to follow exact recipes
  • possess an understanding of baking and cooking
  • be able to lift heavy objects (up to 60 lbs) 
Back of House

Line cooks- Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner


Line cook- Job description

This job is responsible for producing scratch menu items with attention to detail and focus on first-rate quality and care.

Job duties include but not limited to:

-collaborating with lead cook to create scratch menu items and daily specials

-producing first-rate menu items in a timely manner, focused on quality

-maintaining a clean, orderly work station

-recipe and ingredient preparation

Requirements include

-knowledge of food handling safety techniques and practices

-knife, recipe, and food prep skills

Applicants must be responsible, self-motivated, be team-players, and possess a positive attitude.  


How to Apply

If interested in working for either Stanley Baking Co. or Sawtooth Hotel, please e-mail a cover letter explaining why you want to work in Stanley, a resume, and 3 references.  

For more info, feel free to contact Tim at 208-721-2118

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