Sous Chef
Trinchera Ranch

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Trinchera Ranch is looking an experienced and talented Sous Chef for the Guest/Hunting Lodge

Under the shadows of three 14,000-foot peaks, Trinchera Ranch encompasses approximately 172,000 ac.

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall

Sous Chef

Trinchera Ranch
Fort Garland, Colorado
$35.00 - $38.00 / hour
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Mar 18, 2024)

Job Title: Sous Chef                                                         

Dates of Employment: Starting ASAP

Employment Terms: Temporary to start with potential for full-time, year-round employment                            

Expected Hours: 40+ hours/week, weekends, holidays

Pay: from $35.00 per hour, depending on experience; potential for benefits after orientation period (6 months)

Job Purpose: Trinchera Ranch is looking for an experienced and talented Sous Chef to assist the Executive Chef in the Guest/Hunting Lodge. Currently, Ranch employment consists of approximately 50 employees with a world-class guest lodge providing accommodation for up to 20 – 25 guests who can enjoy a variety of recreational activities.  The Lodge provides an intimate and cozy setting for corporate retreats, leisure trips, and adventure seekers. We are seeking a Sous Chef to join our culinary team and provide a world class culinary experience to our guests.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Prepare meals for large dinner parties, small gatherings, and private chef settings
  • Help design creative weekly menus for guests including pairing of wines with various fare
  • Work with a wide variety of cuisine including game and health-conscious fare
  • Oversee and facilitate shopping through a variety of vendors, stocking of all pantries, organizing and heavy lifting required
  • Supervise all front of house and kitchen staff
  • Ability to work weekends, overtime, and holidays
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality, and in a timely fashion
  • Adhere to and implement sanitation regulations and safety regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Perform other Ranch duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge: Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices.

Skill: Upscale food presentation, preparation of game and health-conscious fare

Ability: Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities, creative, attention to detail

Education: Professional culinary training is preferred

Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience working in a similar setting.  Prior guest ranch experience preferred

Working Conditions:

Work Environment: This position has frequent exposure to periods of high activity, interruptions, and high stress under demanding conditions.  The position requires communication with Company employees, customers, and other individuals.  Work hours will vary depending upon the needs of the Company’s customers at any given time and will involve working long or non-traditional hours to fulfill Company and/or customer’ needs, projects, or special circumstances. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Activities: Moderate physical activity is required. Must possess the ability to lift items in excess of 50 pounds occasionally and up to 15 pounds frequently. This position requires standing, walking, stooping/bending, lifting, and repetitive motion and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and normal vision.

The Company performs background and reference checks on all employees.

How to Apply

Please apply for the Sous Chef position by emailing your resume to

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