Executive Chef – Ghost Box

Job Description:

Stem Ciders is expanding its team and is seeking a highly motivated, hardworking individual to fill the position of Executive Chef. We are looking for a creative and innovative approach towards artisanal pizza, sandwiches and salads for Ghost Box Pizza, a new family focused pizza kitchen opening this fall in downtown Lafayette. As the Executive chef, you will have collaborative ownership of menu creation and creating a unique and fun dining experience. 

About Stem Ciders:

Stem Ciders is an urban cidery located in the heart of Denver’s RiNo District. Founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition.

Stem continues to grow nationally with wholesale and retail focus. Ghost Box Pizza, opening fall of 2021, is the company’s third retail concept, joining the original RiNo Taproom, established in 2014, and Acreage Cider House and Eatery, established in 2017 in Lafayette, Colorado.


Ghost Box by Stem Ciders


Lafayette, Colorado


  • Plan and direct food preparation and culinary activities
  • Modify menus or create new ones that meet quality standards
  • Estimate food requirements and food/labor costs
  • Supervise kitchen staff’s activities
  • Arrange for equipment purchases and repairs
  • Recruit and manage kitchen staff
  • Rectify arising problems or complaints
  • Give prepared plates the “final touch”
  • Perform administrative duties as necessary
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Keep time and payroll records
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and customers


  • Proven work experience as a Head Chef in a dynamic restaurant
  • Excellent record of kitchen management
  • Ability to spot and resolve problems efficiently
  • Capable of delegating multiple tasks
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Keep up with cooking trends and best practices
  • Working knowledge of various computer software programs (G Suite, MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • Spanish speaking is a plus


  • A minimum of a 2-year college degree (or equivalent experience) is also required,, 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience) is preferred
  • BS degree in Culinary Science or related field


    • Health Insurance for all full time employees.
    • Paid time off for all full time employees.
    • 401K program, company matching for all employees.
    • Stem Ciders products and industry discounts.

This position is full time, in-house at Ghost Box, a restaurant of Stem Ciders’ in Lafayette, CO, with salary starting at $65,000 depending on experience.

Stem Ciders is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the Company's Equal Opportunity Employment policies are applicable within our hiring process.


If interested and qualified, please send resume and cover letter to and reference Executive Chef – Ghost Box in the subject line.