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Personal Ranch Chef West Boulder Ranch

  • Date Posted January 24, 2023
  • Location McLeod, MT
  • Category Culinary
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description

Our ranch is co-owned by two sibling families who are committed to organic food and regenerative agriculture.


The ranch is isolated, about 40 minutes from Livingston, MT and 1 hour and 20 minutes from Bozeman, MT. It sits in the middle of stunning natural beauty.

Job description

Excellent career opportunity for someone who has a true passion for natural foods cooking and ranch life 


This job will begin as a seasonal position with the possibility for a full time position providing the relationship is a good fit for both the owners and candidate.   We are looking for somebody early spring till October 

  • Menu plan, shop for, cook and serve healthy, delicious, organic and varied meals (lunch and dinner 5 days a week) for a family of 7 and their guests. Flexibility for occasional weekend work, if called upon, is also required
  • Plan meals from scratch based on preferences/dietary needs but always with a focus on health, whole foods and an ample supply of varied vegetables and salads
  • Prep, cook and store simple dishes (i.e. soups and stews, undressed salads) for easy meals on weekends
  • Be knowledgable and comfortable in grilling a wide variety of locally sourced meats and game. 
  • During the slow(er) days, stock the families’ pantries with non-perishable pantry items and frozen meals, as requested
  • Pick up grocery store orders for the families and guests when also provisioning for the kitchen during the week
  • Preserve excess garden harvest (can, dry, freeze) and make use of the garden produce in meals
  • Keep the kitchen spotlessly clean and in proper working order, addressing any issues (appliances, plumbing etc) promptly. Monitor and maintain all kitchen equipment and keep the kitchen and pantry organized 
  • Observe occupational, health, and safety standards in the kitchen at all times
  • Ensure paperwork accuracy such as grocery receipts, cash reimbursement, etc.
  • Be a team player and interact well with the rest of the people working on the ranch. 


  • Be very comfortable in the kitchen
  • Graduate of a natural chef culinary program a plus, but not a requirement - enthusiasm for natural cooking is more important
  • Have a good understanding of holistic nutrition, and ability to meet dietary restrictions like gluten- and dairy-free, Paleo, vegetarian/vegan, etc.
  • Share our ideals of organic, local and sustainably sourced ingredients
  • Excited to try new recipes and expand knowledge
  • Have enough experience to cook without recipes
  • Have an eye for detail and presentation
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently; be punctual
  • Be very flexible as a ranch is a fast-paced environment where things change often
  • Be self-motivated and self-directed
  • Able to anticipate needs and go above and beyond to be helpful
  • Clear and positive communication
  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Have a great attitude and positive demeanor; be a team player
  • Able to work mornings, nights, and sometimes weekends when required
  • Able to stand on feet for long periods of time and carry heavy bags
  • Love isolation and the great outdoors
  • Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude with a willingness to learn, flexibility, and adaptability to ranch life and families’ needs
  • Other related assignments as necessary
Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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