Kitchen Manager/Head Cook
Tumbling River Ranch

Have You Dreamed of Living in the Heart of the CO Mountains? Tumbling River Ranch Has Your Dream Job

True CO mountain ranch. In the heart of hiking country!


Kitchen Manager/Head Cook

Tumbling River Ranch
Grant, Colorado
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 2 months. (Apr 26, 2021)

Have you dreamed of living in the heart of the CO mountains? Do you have a passion for cooking and working with a great cook team? Tumbling River Ranch has your dream job waiting for you!

Our mountain resort has been in operation since 1940 and owned by the same family since 1975.  We love food; we love to create beautiful and delicious food for our guests.  We have 50 guests a week, plus 30 staff and we cook 3-4 meals a day.  These meals range from hearty dude ranch ribs and chicken, cookouts, to fine dining.  Our 2021 summer season kitchen team will consist of three people. We are hiring for this role, the Head Cook/Kitchen Manager, who will oversee an Assistant Cook and a full-time Baker.  Since the Head Cook/Kitchen Manager oversees the cooking team, managing a kitchen, placing orders, providing leadership and setting the example is an important part of the job.

The resort is a seasonal operation, operating from May 1st through late fall with guests (end of September).  We do provide housing for this position and the salary is commensurate to experience.

Kitchen Manager/Head Cook:  As noted above, this role oversees the kitchen staff as well as the general kitchen operations so managing a kitchen and a need for organization and professionalism is an essential part of the job.  We hire a baker, an assistant cook, a dishwasher, and the wait team that will jump on the line to help when needed.  The menu is set; however, we love our Kitchen Manager/Head Cook to help us reach the next level creatively by taking our existing menu and expanding.  We serve three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We spend $30,000 a month on food, so we expect the Kitchen Manager/Head Cook to be conscious of waste and how best to utilize our stocks.  The Kitchen Manager/Head Cook needs to have some experience on the flat top, gas grills, open fire grills, and an eye for presentation.  As well as have an extensive portfolio of recipes and ideas for restrictive diets.  We see a lot of gluten-free, allergies and vegetarian requests.  We are happy to train the right person! 

***A ranch job is not a restaurant in the city, we think about a well-rounded menu full of protein, vegetables, starches, and salads that can carry a full week.  One of the most important elements of a great head cook is the ability to meet the guests, enjoy the ranch life, activities and living in the beautiful CO mountains.*** 

Qualifications: we look at personality traits first, including people who are good at building one-on-one relationships with guests, have a positive attitude at all times, love customer service and food, take pride in the final products, hard workers and capable of working long, sometimes varied hours, are problem solvers and creative thinkers, enjoy working on a team and jumping in to help the collective team, are flexible and able to adapt activities to the needs of guests.

How to Apply

Please visit our website via the link below for more information and to submit our online application. 

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