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The Resort at Paws Up Executive Chef - Outdoor Dining in Greenough, Montana

Job Posting: Executive Chef – Outdoor Dining


The Resort at Paws Up is America’s premier luxury ranch resort. Set on a 37,000-acre ranch, Paws Up embodies the spirit of the American West with constant innovation and evolution to deliver the quintessential luxury experience for affluent and influential travelers from all over the world. It’s a family-owned and award-winning destination that truly inspires.

We are hiring an Executive Chef to join our team! The role of the Executive Chef - Outdoor Dining is to assist in the overseeing, supervising, and coordinating food production and execution for the outdoor dining outlets and special events at The Resort at Paws Up.


  • Supervise culinary team members of multiple culinary outlets to ensure that methods of cooking, garnishing and portion sizes are as required by recipes and adhered to consistently.

  • Exhibit culinary talents by personally performing tasks while leading the team members and managing all food related functions.

  • Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.

  • Identify and communicate production needs to culinary team members.

  • Meet daily with Culinary team to coordinate and ensure production standards, determine specials, employee meals, review outlet/event personnel needs and issues, etc.

  • Conduct shift cook meetings.

  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedures and special orders/restrictions.

  • Estimate daily production needs on a weekly basis and communicate production needs to culinary team members.

  • Become proficient in all functions of Chef, Pastry Chef, Line Cook, Prep Cook, and Steward functions.

  • Assist in the development of menus and food items.

  • Work to continually improve guest dining satisfaction while maintaining the operating budget.

  • Submit future goals, operational improvements, and personnel management for The Resort at Paws Up.

  • Provide day-to-day guidance and oversight of culinary team members; actively promote, train, coach, and recognize performance.

  • Interview, hire, train, and develop culinary team members.

  • Identify, address and document individual employee performance problems according to standard operating procedure.

  • Perform a daily “walk through” of inventory to prioritize product utilization.

  • Purchase and order of all food product and supplies for each event.

  • Manage culinary operations and ensure compliance with all Food & Beverage policies, sanitation, food standards and procedures.


  • Certificate in Culinary Arts or relevant field

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience as a Lead Line Cook or Sous Chef in a resort or fine dining setting

  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in Culinary Management

  • Knowledge of world class hospitality and service management

  • Proven ability to lead and manage a culinary team

  • ServSafe certified

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet company driving policy


    The position offered is full-time and year-round and located in Greenough, Montana. The Resort at Paws Up offers great benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • 401K

  • Complimentary Meals

  • Employee Discounts on Merchandise

  • Employee Activity Discounts

  • A great work environment in a beautiful luxury resort setting

    For more information on Paws Up, visit


    To be discussed

    The Resort at Paws Up provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.