In a fast-paced restaurant environment, the kitchen is the hub of excitement. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make every plate of delicious food possible—and the kitchen manager is the person who ensures it all gets done. Kitchen managers enjoy exciting careers in a variety of settings including restaurants, hotels, cafes and catering companies.
Our successful restaurant is seeking an organized, detail-oriented and experienced kitchen manager to fill our open role. The kitchen manager is responsible for conducting the daily activities of the kitchen and overseeing food operations. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for high-quality food and work. If you’re someone who loves a delicious meal as much as a leadership opportunity, we want you to apply!
Typical duties include:
Manage inventory of food supply and place orders when necessary
Manage inventory of restaurant supplies and place orders
Supervise daily food quality, food preparation and food storage
Monitor health and food safety regulations
Maintain a clean kitchen area and workspace
Organize a budget based on food cost and current usage
Collaborate with the sous chef and head chef to create delicious menu items
Communicate status of kitchen operations to the general manager
Monitor kitchen equipment for repairs
Recruit, hire and train kitchen employees and back of house staff
Create the weekly kitchen employee work schedule
Conduct training on new kitchen requirements and techniques
Report to restaurant managers and owners about kitchen costs and operations
Bachelor’s degree in Restaurant Management or 2+ years of restaurant management or food service management
Management skills and experience
Demonstrated leadership ability
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of health and safety regulation
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Past restaurant manager experience
Most kitchen managers are employed full-time and earn $54,240 per year.
Kitchen managers are required to hold a high school diploma and most places of employment prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Restaurant Management or a culinary degree.
Kitchen managers enjoy exciting careers in restaurants, cafes, bars, catering companies and hotel chains. Many kitchen managers work their way through the ranks to become chefs and restaurant managers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for kitchen managers are expected to grow up to 11% over the next ten years, faster than the average job.