Immediate opening for an EXECUTIVE CHEF to oversee all culinary activities in two restaurants and our fishing lodge along the Rio Grande River. South Fork, Colorado is a small alpine mountain town located in the heart of the Rio Grande National Forest with over 155 miles of trails, 15 miles from Wolf Creek Ski Resort and within driving distance to Durango, Pagosa Springs, and Lake City. Summer weather is typically in the high 70’s. A perfect place to work, live and play!
The Executive Chef is responsible for all restaurant, grille and banquet execution, food quality, sanitation and cleanliness standards, recruiting and training, food costs, kitchen labor costs, and menu development. The Executive Chef will provide the vision, direction and will be the face of all aspects in the culinary area. This person needs to lead food excellence and ensure that our menus stay local, fresh and unique.
Must be able to work weekends, days, nights and holidays based on event schedule and be flexible according to our banquet events. Must be able to perform basic computer skills such as Excel, Word, and Outlook. Must be able to fully communicate verbal and written skills in English.
Prior banquet experience is needed – buffet and plated, 20 to 200 guest events. Must be able to lift 20-40 pounds on a regular basis, stand on feet up to 8 hours at a time, and have enough stamina to work a full shift. Physical job requirements require being able to bend, knee, stoop, grasp, reach, push, pull, and twist on a regular basis. Exposure to extreme temperatures – freezers, coolers, ovens and outdoors. Must be able to operate kitchen equipment properly and train others to do so to standard. Minimum 4 years as Chef of a full-service operation supervising a minimum of 5 cooks. Good interpersonal skills required to communicate professionally and courteously with cooks, front of house staff, sales staff, marketing, finance, golf shop and management. Must be friendly and able to communicate with members and guests. Strong organizational abilities and effective time management skills a must. Hands-on leader who sets the example for others to follow ensuring a professional atmosphere both in front and behind the kitchen. Golf and or private club experience is a plus.
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Job Type: Full-time
Job ID: 235885887