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Chef Derek Gallegos
Sun Valley, Idaho
In the heart of the Idaho Rockies. Chef. Family man.
Interests: Camping with my family. Playing with my kids. Dining. Wine. Mountain biking, snowboarding.
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When you arrive the weather can be quite cold, it can be 0 degrees centigrade or colder. Most likely much colder than when you left home! Proper snow boots and a warm coat will help you get through the winter safe and comfortable. Buying affordable clothing on-line can be less... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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All cooks will need the proper knives to do your job in the most efficient manner possible. I recommend the Victorinox knives with fibrox handle. They are very good quality for the money and you can buy them wholesale through Sun Valley. You can get a starter kit for about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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While working for Sun Valley it is very important to appear clean and respectable to our guests at all times. Therefore we ask of you to follow these simple grooming standards: -Clean hats must always be worn in kitchen -Uniform must be clean -Long hair must be tied up and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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Upon arrival in Sun Valley please reach out via email to your chef or sous chef and they will arrange to meet you and fill out a uniform requisition form. You will take this form to our laundry facilities and they will issue you chef coats, pants, aprons and a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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Proper footwear is essential in the Lodge Kitchen to ensure a safe and slip-free work environment. Slip-resistant shoes are required and must be worn at all times when you are working in the kitchen. You have the option of buying more or less expensive shoes. If you you are a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
To all of you who will be joining the Lodge & Konditorei culinary teams this winter: ENJOY this very special place to the maximum. I look forward to working with you. What a great season we will have!! Please check the navigation bar above to find out about expectations, proper... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
Sun Valley Culinary Team, We are excited to announce our new safety training modules for all employees. Most work related injuries occur within the first 60 days of employment. This new safety training program will not only help prevent those early employment injuries but help all of us to come... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
Essential Tips for Effective Sanitation For microbiologist Jeff Kornacki, PhD, danger lurks around the corner in every restaurant and supermarket he visits. The food safety consultant admits that he eats at fast food restaurants, but with some trepidation. And as much as he tries to avoid looking at the kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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Personal Hygiene Influences Food Safety You may ask yourself, why is personal hygiene really that important? When visiting a new restaurant or a food retail store, an employee’s personal hygiene has a great influence on the perception of the stores cleanliness as a whole. Businesses in the food industry should... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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Posted May 20, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
Watch the videos below before you start working in the Sun Valley Lodge kitchen. Total viewing time is approximately 30 minutes. I cannot stress enough how important it is to follow proper food sanitation and handling procedures. Culinary Excellence, Hospitality towards our Team-Mates and a Focus on Food safety are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
I look forward to working with my crew this summer! I love this place and I hope you do too!!! Take care and see you soon, Chef Derek Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
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A BIG WELCOME to all Lodge Kitchen team members! Here you will find video instruction, recipes, menus, SOP's, history, current events and other items of pertinent interest concerning your role as a member of the the Sun Valley Lodge team. I look forward to learning along with you during our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
Expectations Welcome to the Sun Valley Lodge kitchen. Below you will find the six core expectations. Thank you for joining us. Sincerely, Derek Gallegos Sun Valley Lodge Chef “perfection is a lot of little things done well” Fernand Point #1 ⦁ PUT YOUR TEAMMATES FIRST “It’s nice to be important,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
LAWS OF THE KITCHEN You are now at the point of your life when you are developing your professional reputation. You are doing so at one of the top-tier destination resorts in the country — make it count. Only your work ethic will speak for you, not past chefs or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Sun Valley Lodge Kitchen
Jon Mancuso showed up at the Roundhouse and the Sun Valley Lodge this past December and got some great footage of me and my crews hard at work and having a great time. I hope you enjoy the video. Cheers! Chef Derek Based out of Sun Valley, ID, Jon specializes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Sun Valley Chef
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Chef Derek Gallegos and Sun Valley Resort Raise the Game for the Opus One Dinner Opus is a term that often refers to a musical composer’s first masterwork. Opus One is, therefore, aptly named, as it’s considered the first true masterwork in American wine making. Born from a marriage between... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Sun Valley Chef
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Gretchen’s is the new go-to restaurant for a business breakfast or lunch. “Where else can you impress a client with valet parking, enjoy a delicious meal in a spacious atmosphere – there’s plenty of room to spread out and talk shop. If it’s a late lunch, perhaps it makes sense to keep things going at the Duchin Lounge over a five-star cocktail,” Derek said. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Sun Valley Chef
At Gretchen’s at the Sun Valley Lodge, late autumn is a feast for the taste buds. With Chef Derek Gallegos at the helm, Gretchen’s fare incorporates only the finest ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, and seasonally spot on. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Sun Valley Chef
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Derek Gallegos’ Gretchen’s Restaurant: Fresh, Sustainable, Local, Delicious! From the Sun Valley Blog Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Sun Valley Chef
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Local food grounded in the classics, Chef Derek Gallegos of the Sun Valley Lodge creates with the great bounty of the Rockies and Pacific Northwest. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Sun Valley Chef