Double Diamond X Ranch is seeking to fill two positions starting mid May 2019.
Head Cook/Kitchen Manager
We're looking for a Cook/Kitchen Manager to lead the DDX farm-to-table dining program. This program integrates local, organic agriculture into a scratch kitchen environment and relies heavily on ranch-grown organic heirloom produce and herbs, and locally-raised organic meats. The Head Cook/Kitchen Manager is responsible for all aspects of daily food preparation and service for our guests, including breakfast, dinner, and event catering. Responsibilities typically include harvest and preparation of produce, preparation of house-made dressings and sauces, quality preparation of high-volume items such as steak and specialty burgers, tracking of ingredient needs, creative use of freshly available ingredients, quality control and hygienic standards, equipment maintenance, and top-quality service and guest attendance. Other responsibilities may include curing or cold-smoking of meats or cheeses, and preparation of fresh breads and pasta. This is a seasonal position extending from late-May through mid September, with the possibility of yearly renewal. Room and all utilities, along with tips and salary commensurate with experience, will be provided.
The ideal applicant for this position is someone who considers him- or herself to be a passionate cook, energetic, friendly, and outgoing with a good sense of humor, and who has interest in being a part of a true farm-to-table operation.
Fly fishing/hiking guide
We're looking for a fly fishing and hiking guide starting in mid or late May running through mid September, possibly extending into October. The guide will lead guests in stream-side walking-wading fly fishing tours on the South Fork of the Shoshone River as it runs through the Ranch. Fishing tours focus on helping guests learn about the timing and types of insect hatches and how they affect angler success, and on assisting guests in catching wild trout. The guide will also lead interpretive hiking tours on the adjacent Shoshone National Forest and Washakie Wilderness that are are designed to inform guests about the region's flora and fauna, historic landscape processes, geology, and conservation issues such as endangered or invasive species. The fly fishing/hiking guide will also be expected to perform other hospitality-related duties such as assisting with orienting guests and providing assistance with events and evening functions. Room and all utilities, along with tips and salary commensurate with experience, will be provided.
In addition to fly fishing and guiding experience, applicants should have a solid background in the management and conservation of fish and wildlife in the greater Yellowstone region, as well as an understanding of landscape processes and conservation issues that are important in the area. A passion for fly fishing and wilderness hiking is a must. The Ranch is in grizzly bear country so proficiency with bear spray and firearms is a plus. Most importantly, hospitality is the focus of Double Diamond X Ranch, so applicants must be energetic, outgoing, friendly, patient, and have a good sense of humor.
Send your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us for details on the positions.