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Sous Chef-Heck's Tavern

posted October 4, 2017

Devil's Thumb Ranch
Tabernash, CO
Be a Part of the True Colorado Experience at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa!
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About This Job

Principal Purpose of Job:

The Heck's Sous Chef supervises and coordinates activities of pastry cooks, prep cooks, line cooks, lead line cooks and other back-of house staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Heck's Sous Chef is responsible for observing staff engaged in preparing, portioning and garnishing of all savory and pastry foods to ensure that proper methods of cooking and presentation.
  • Overseas all Hecks kitchen production sheets, meetings, food prep production, scheduling, safety, sanitation, HCCAP plans, inventory and ordering of all BOH products
  • Maintains all hiring, training and SOP for the Hecks kitchen
  • Works in conjunction with the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef to provide training and direction to all Hecks kitchen workers.
  • Supports Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef in all outlets if needed
  • Works with Executive Chef on seasonal menu changes and all custom menus to include all menu descriptions, order guides and staff training. 
  • Controls food waste and maintains food inventory.
  • Assumes responsibility for all kitchens in the absence of the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef
  • Knowledge of proper storage and handling of food. Knowledge of health codes.
  • Proper dating and labeling of food.
  • Establishing and maintaining par levels and prep list.
  • Work all food stations in kitchen; fill in on an as-needed basis
  • Ensure proper handling of the kitchen equipment.
  • Work with Events Manager to get order filled and prepared to (BEO) Banquet Event Order.
  • Manage labor costs and food costs effectively; eliminate unnecessary spending and waste
  • Accurately process payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Oversees and collaborates with the Executive Sous Chef on all safety and sanitation initiatives
  • Serve as a leader, lead by example and mentor employees on a daily basis
  • Perform periodic performance evaluations
  • Must be able to multi-task and plan effectively.
  • Should possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Follow established policies and procedures.
  • Support and contribute to the mission and overall success of the resort by accomplishing performance objectives focused on preparation of food.
  • Ensure Ranch Mission is executed.

Other Duties:

 Knowledge of Events and Ranch Wide areas of the property

Personal Attributes: 

Hard worker, good listen skills, ability to adapt quickly to hard situations,  & calm under pressure

Physical Demands:

 Lifting up to 75 pounds, general cleaning, set up, walking a lot etc.


  High School diploma required; Associates or Bachelors Degree in a culinary field preferred, 3 years’ experience in a Banquet chef role in a full-service resort, Experience in banquet production for multiple events to include large banquets up to 500 people experience working with budgets, ordering, inventory, H.R and managing P&L reports.

Special Skills/Equipment:

  Uniform/Nametag at all times; knife skills; knowledge of and proper cookery techniques


The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Compensation: $45,000-$48,000


About This Employer

Devil's Thumb Ranch

3530 Country Road 83
PO Box 750

Tabernash, CO 80478

Telephone (970) 726-5632

115 Room Resort


Tabernash, Colorado. Even the name has an alluring ring to it. Stop by for a visit and you’ll see why. Our 6,000 acres of pristine land creates a literal oasis tucked just off the main road leading from Winter Park and Fraser. Here, horses and cows graze freely. Babbling creeks meander. Wild life is abundant, as is the chance to explore. And if all that isn’t enough of a sell, consider working somewhere that lures travelers from all over the world. It’s just that special.

At Devil’s Thumb Ranch we carefully craft experiences that embrace the pioneering spirit of the early homesteaders while honoring the grand landscape that surrounds us. Of course, such a luxurious escape would be incomplete without refined modern comforts like our renowned spa, acclaimed restaurants, plush accommodations and a unique approach to sustainability that preserves this stunning place for future generations.



Our mission at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is to give both guests and employees the chance to live the true Colorado experience. Working here means surrounding yourself with the great outdoors, great people, and the rugged individualism the West has always been known for. Living in Grand County offers opportunities to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Lake Granby and Winter Park Ski Resort. From great mountain biking to the growing music scene, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow your skills across a variety of departments in an incredible setting. We hope you’ll consider joining the team.

  • We believe that emphasizing the personal touch, from the service and amenities we provide to the facilities we build, enhances our guests’ experiences. What does this have to do with working here?
  • We believe that a natural, outdoor experience can restore the body and the soul.
  • We believe that creating a sustainable business is essential for attaining a profitable business.
  • We believe in paying homage to things created naturally, from the food we serve and the merchandise we purchase to the unspoiled natural beauty that surrounds us.
  • We believe that business should be fun.
  • We believe that giving back to the community adds to the success of the community, the company and our employees.
  • We believe that surrounding ourselves with creativity and beauty is important in nurturing the mind and spirit.
  • We believe that good health is essential to a good life.

Working here means benefiting from the same special experiences that make the ranch an incredible guest retreat—from discounts on activities and retail, spa treatments, delicious food and lodging, affordable housing, free shuttle service, to our employee cafeteria that serves a free shift meal per day. Check out what other great perks come with the gig.

  • Free Nordic skiing
  • 50% off season ski pass
  • Free mountain bike trail pass
  • Affordable employee housing
  • Free yoga classes
  • Discounts on spa treatments and summer adventures
  • Discounted lodging rates for friends & family
  • Free employee meals
  • Team building activities
  • Working with great people

Read more about working at Devil's Thumb Ranch here!