Job Description Template: Kitchen Manager

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Kitchen Manager Job Description

Full-Time | Onsite | Location

$46,000–67,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Glassdoor)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

Kitchen Managers ensure the kitchen operates smoothly and according to standard. You will train all kitchen staff to execute company protocol. You will also hire new staff,create schedules, and order and organize inventory. Kitchen Managers serve the main point of communication between the kitchen and restaurant management.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Create kitchen staff work schedules, communicate events, and respond to staff inquiries.
  • Track kitchen inventory.
  • Order additional inventory.
  • Coordinate with suppliers regarding delivery.
  • Inspect equipment and schedule maintenance as needed.
  • Supervise cooks to ensure the highest quality of food preparation.
  • Collaborate with the Head Chef over menu changes.
  • Inspect prepared food according to government regulations and restaurant standards.
  • Uphold all government food safety regulations.
  • Schedule occasional food inspections.
  • Reward and promote staff members for high performance.
  • Inspect kitchen sanitation protocols.
  • Train staff on food preparation speed.
  • Train new cooks on kitchen protocol.
  • Coordinate with the Restaurant Manager regarding events and menu changes.
  • Manage the kitchen budget by tracking expenses and inventory.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • 2+ years of experience as Kitchen Manager or Head Chef
  • State-issued food handlers permit
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitation standards
  • Competence in management software

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Culinary school certification
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Punctuality
  • Confidentiality
  • Problem-solving skills

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

Our company's mission and values are rooted in integrity and guide every aspect of our organization, from how we serve our community to how we interact as a team. As we've grown throughout the years, our employees remain at the heart of our success. To show our appreciation, we offer a generous compensation package that includes the following:

  • Retirement: 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, and mental wellness coverage
  • Life insurance: Group life insurance through our partner
  • Charitable giving: Donation matching to a charity of your choice
  • Time off: Flexible PTO policy with floating holidays
  • Career development: Professional development reimbursement program
  • Family care: Parental leave for all new parents

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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