Stanley Baking Company/ Sawtooth Hotel

Stanley Baking Co. and Cafe, in the shadow of the Sawtooth mountains
view from table
outdoor music stage
SBC kitchen

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 recreationists. There are limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure here.

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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. Both are family-run and feature from-scratch cooking.  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.  Often times, lasting friendships are formed. 

You will be working alongside a great team of leaders and owner/operators.  The restaurants are busy and successful and the work atmosphere is positive.  Our staff, front-of-house and back-of-house, is comprised of people who have experience and a keen understanding of hospitality.  

Ideal Candidate

Our successful employees find a balance between working hard and playing hard, They have an 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. Employee housing preference is given to employees who can commit to the entire season, from May through October.  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.  If you are into living and playing close to the wild mountains and rivers of Idaho, you'll love it.

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 a 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 its 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, fishermen, rafters, and outdoor lovers.  The summer season brings live music to the valley and lots of community events.

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 for us, a resume, and 3 references.  

For more info, feel free to contact Kelli Kerns at 208-721-2459 or

or Gina Braden at 208-488-1914 or

Additional info for international applicants

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