Kitchen Manager- Upscale Corporate Casual Dining

Kitchen Manager- Upscale Corporate Casual Dining

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for overseeing all kitchen operations, ensuring the delivery of high-quality food, and maintaining a smooth and efficient kitchen environment. This role requires a seasoned professional with extensive experience managing high-volume chain casual restaurant kitchens. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with a passion for culinary excellence, a keen eye for detail, and excellent organizational skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Team Management: Supervise, train, and develop kitchen staff, including cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  • Operational Management: Oversee daily kitchen operations, ensuring food is prepared to the highest standards of quality, consistency, and presentation.
  • Inventory and Supply Management: Manage inventory levels, order supplies, and ensure the kitchen is well-stocked with fresh ingredients while minimizing waste.
  • Quality Control: Monitor food preparation and presentation to ensure compliance with company standards and guest expectations.
  • Health and Safety Compliance: Ensure the kitchen operates in accordance with all health, safety, and sanitation regulations, maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Cost Control: Manage food costs, portion control, and waste, working to achieve budgeted targets and profitability goals.
  • Staff Scheduling: Create and manage staff schedules, ensuring adequate coverage during peak times while optimizing labor costs.
  • Training and Development: Implement training programs for new hires and ongoing training for existing staff to enhance skills and performance.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Oversee the maintenance and repair of kitchen equipment, ensuring all tools are in good working condition.
  • Communication: Foster clear and effective communication between the kitchen, front-of-house staff, and management team to ensure seamless service.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of kitchen management experience in a high-volume chain casual restaurant.
  • Proven track record of managing and developing a large kitchen team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire staff.
  • Exceptional culinary skills with a focus on quality and consistency.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Proficient in kitchen management software and point-of-sale systems.
  • Strong financial acumen with experience in managing food costs and budgets.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety, and sanitation regulations.
  • Flexible availability, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

At Superior Talent Source, we’re committed to finding the right fit for you. As part of our recruitment process, we may reach out to discuss positions we believe align with your skills and aspirations. By submitting your application, you consent to receive communication from us via SMS text message, ensuring a seamless and efficient recruiting experience. Join us in shaping the future of dining excellence

 


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