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Odell Brewing hiring Head Chef, Sloan's Lake Brewhouse in Denver, CO

Odell BrewingMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($60k - $70k)
Expired: Apr 10, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

0-1 years

Job Details


Since 1989, the culture of collaboration has thrived, fostering a company with a purpose for building community through beer. It is this purpose that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted and innovative brews and beverages. Odell Brewing is committed to providing exceptional service to its customers while making positive contributions to their co-workers and community through its outreach and charitable giving programs. In 2015, Odell sold the majority of the company to its co-workers (now co-owners) in a combined management buyout and Employee Stock Ownership Program.

Our collective leadership and independence empower us to build a culture of ownership and inclusion where we contribute, educate, and innovate, while keeping Colorado at our core. Always Better.


We are looking for an experienced Head Chef to oversee the daily operations of OBC at Sloan’s Lake kitchen. As Head Chef, you will curate the menu and lead seasonal offerings, oversee daily operations- kitchen staff/scheduling, while ensuring the highest quality of service and cuisine to our guests. This position includes monitoring inventory, ordering appropriately, food preparation & safety. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have proven culinary and management experience and be able to demonstrate successful communication, effective leadership, and creativity.


Team Development/Management

  • Ensures proper performance management of co-workers
  • Accountable to be present and available during the restaurant hours, including nights, weekends and special events
  • Creates and supports a cohesive team through thoughtful selection and hiring processes, consistent coaching and training, and engaging in effective communication
  • Work with General Manager to help educate all co-workers on available menu items
  • Lead training program for new back of house employees
  • Maintain a safe and ethical working environment
  • Welcomes feedback and constructive criticism
  • Cultivates a collaborative environment within the kitchen team
  • Creates and cultivates an inclusive environment for all guests, co-workers, and the community

Leadership Engagement

  • Model the OBC culture and lives the values of OBC, “Always better."
  • Work closely with Brewer and General Manager on coordination of beer releases & menu pairings
  • Support charitable outreach commitment
  • Foster relationships with community partners, neighbors and vendors
  • Provide and engage in strategic planning as related to menu releases, events, marketing innovative ideas
  • Continuously looking for ways to improve processes, enhance business operations, profitability, guest experiences and co-worker engagement

Enhanced Guest Experience

  • Exceed guest expectations of Odell Brewing to create an emotional bond that reinforces the brand position and brand strategy
  • Ensure responsible food preparation and execution
  • Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness & maintenance of the kitchen
  • Maintain a welcoming, exciting, educational and fun visitor experience
  • Provide event logistics: review opportunities and menu creation
  • Work with the General Manager to investigate and resolve complaints/ guest feedback concerning food quality
  • Participates in local food festivals

Product and Menu Development

  • Foster relationships with community partners, neighbors and vendors
  • Oversee menu development and creativity
  • Responsible for sourcing ingredients that align with our quality standards
  • Commitment to hosting quarterly PD meetings & participating in monthly team meetings with Leadership
  • Embraces a seasonal menu

Daily Operations

  • Oversee menu development and creativity
  • Responsible for sourcing ingredients that align with our quality standards
  • Implements and maintains programs targeted at customer loyalty
  • Monitors and completes administrative work to include reconciliation, invoicing, and other accounting-type duties
  • Maintains the existence of accurate pricing and inventory
  • Encourages consistent teamwork effort
  • Ensure food quality; manage facility kitchen equipment, refrigeration, and all products received
  • Approve BOH invoices and PO's
  • Maintain safe, healthy and sustainable restaurant environment: establish, follow and enforce sanitation standards and procedures, comply with health and legal regulations and observe kitchen safety and sustainability practices
  • Maintain management of the kitchen to ensure that all tasks are carried out effectively and efficiently

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

  • Action oriented when addressing structural barriers resulting from present-day inequities relating to co-worker’s unique needs
  • Creates and cultivates an inclusive environment for all co-workers and community
  • Aligns strategic plans and operational processes with inclusive and equitable practices

Profitable Growth

  • Review order history, sales reports, and other relevant pieces of data to monitor profit and loss
  • Works with the General Manager to build and manage budgets to achieve P&L goals
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase average transaction
  • Maintain margin goals
  • Analyze trends and variances on food to forecast inventory needs and meet sales goals
  • Manage daily reconciliation


  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Significant experience as a chef in a pizza kitchen
  • Proven managerial experience
  • ServSafe Manager Certified


  • Ability to work long hours on your feet
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs and move up to 160 lbs
  • Ability to work in a hot, wet, and loud environment
  • Ability to crouch, bend, lift, climb stairs, and reach.
  • Ability to remain focused and level-headed under demanding situations


Wage information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is Odell’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, or other position-related reasons.

Salary Range:

$60,000 – $70,000/yr depending on experience

Odell Brewing offers a competitive benefit package including:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Program
  • Medical/Dental/Short & Long Term Disability/Vision benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Weekly beer, wine
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Pay

If you think you are the person we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you. This position will remain opened until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Odell Brewing Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($60,000.00 - $70,000.00)

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