Kitchen Manager / The Cook

This position is filled, unless Kay wins the lotto! Welcome back Kay!

Be that a Chef or self-taught cook. This person is responsible for:

  • managing the rest of the kitchen staff (and wranglers who wander in).
  • planning, with owners, weekly menus with an emphasis on recipes in ranch cookbook, (A two week cycle of a seven-day menu and recipes are provided by the ranch as a starting point. New recipes and significant menu changes are to be discussed with owner.)
  • preparing all food served on the ranch or out on the trail,
  • managing inventory, ordering groceries, and maintaining a well-stocked pantry
  • assuring a clean, sanitary, safe kitchen, as defined by Public Health rules and regulations
  • assuring that all staff follow proper food handling and storage practices

This is a leadership position; s/he directs, delegates and motivates other staff. The Kitchen Manager sets the tone and the atmosphere. Being in the kitchen under the leadership of a strong cheerful manager can be fun. Most days this person will start about 10 AM, prepare lunch & dinner. This person will also bake cookies, breads, desserts. THE Cook Requirements:

  • professional cooking experience preferred, but will consider candidates who are talented cooks and
    • can plan,
    • can manage, and
    • can relate to others in a very high paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Psychosis, with a sense of humor, is not an impediment to this job. Uncontrolled alcoholism, however, is.
  • Strong social skills, attention to personal appearance, and proper etiquette are essential.
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift and carry 85 pounds a minimum of 300 feet while working at altitude of 8,000 feet.
  • Ability to drive vehicles with stick shift preferred.
  • Must be able to perform all of the duties listed in high altitude environment.
  • Horse knowledge and skills is preferred, as this allows the employee to also assist with wrangling duties and get out of the kitchen every now and then and have fun!


What Makes Us Different?

Size – We are a Small Dude Ranch
No name tags. No crowds. No lines.

Relaxed & Flexible
Take off your watch. You won’t need it. We keep riding groups small so we are able to be very flexible in our riding program and activities.

Adventure Vacation
In addition to horseback riding we offer Rafting, Rock Climbing, Shooting, Hiking, Mountain Biking and much more!

We Love to Teach
We believe that riding should be fun, should be safe, and that learning never ends.

Not a Nose-to-Tail Program
Our wranglers will never tell you to “get in line.” We don’t believe in lines!

Concern for Your Safety
We follow the standards of the American Association of Horsemanship Safety,and our wranglers are Safety Certified by the Dude Ranchers Association.

Concern for the Environment
We live the “No Trace” Ethic, which means that we do our best to leave a very small foot-print in our National Forest.

Pet Friendly
We are the only pet friendly dude ranch that we know! Your dog, if he/she is well mannered around children and other animals, is welcome!

Family Orientation
We enjoy sharing our lifestyle with people, especially families. We enjoy helping families play together.

Come Visit Us
This is our home, we live here and we’re open year-round.
You are very welcome to come visit us just give us a call!

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