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Executive Kitchen Manager - Casual Dining Restaurant

Avondale, AZ 85323

Posted: 05/21/2024 Country: US Job ID: 2120128 Salary: 62k/year - 65k/year State/Province: AZ

Job Description

New Kitchen Manager Position - Show us your Kitchen Management Skills

Goodyear, AZ $65,000

Opening New Restaurants

At the heart of our rapidly expanding seafood dining experience, we are seeking a Kitchen Manager who embodies a profound love for culinary arts and possesses the leadership skills required to steer our professional kitchen team towards unparalleled success. This opportunity, based in the vibrant community of Goodyear, AZ, is not just a job—it's a career path designed for those who thrive in a dynamic, food-centric environment. Our ethos revolves around simplicity; fresh, high-quality food, an engaging atmosphere, and exceptional service are the pillars that ensure our guests return time and again. If you're eager to join a collaborative team within an invigorating workspace, your search ends here. Embrace this extraordinary chance to make your mark as a Kitchen Manager at our Goodyear, AZ location.

Position Overview: Kitchen Manager

As the cornerstone of our culinary operations, the Kitchen Manager plays a pivotal role in orchestrating sales growth, profitability, team development, and guest satisfaction. This multifaceted position demands a hands-on approach to manage the restaurant’s daily operations, including inventory oversight, staff management, recruitment, training, financial management, and more. You will lead by example, fostering a culture of excellence in food preparation, production, safety, and sanitation. Tasked with conducting performance evaluations, scheduling, and spearheading the development of back-of-house (BOH) staff, your leadership will be instrumental in shaping our culinary future. Additionally, you will manage supply orders, optimize staffing levels, and curate special event menus to accommodate large parties and high-volume occasions.

Exclusive Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Generous $200/Month Family Meal Plan
  • Lucrative Quarterly Bonus Program
  • Paid Vacation Time to Recharge and Relax

Your Professional Profile:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in kitchen management within a high-volume setting (annual revenue over $2.5 million)
  • A genuine passion for mentoring, training, and elevating others
  • Proficient understanding of restaurant Profit & Loss (P&L) statements
  • Unwavering commitment to honesty, integrity, and a customer-first mindset
  • Flexibility with open availability to meet the needs of the business

This is more than a job—it's a stepping stone to a thriving career in the hospitality industry, offering both personal and professional growth opportunities. If you are ready to take the helm of our kitchen team and contribute to our story of success, we invite you to apply for the position of Kitchen Manager in Goodyear, AZ.

Embark on Your Culinary Journey Today

To express your interest in this role, please forward your resume to John Wilcoxon at John@geckohospitality.com. Take the first step towards a rewarding career that celebrates your passion for food, leadership, and excellence.


Meet Your Recruiter

Don Hutcheson, CPC
Franchise Partner

Don Hutcheson joined Gecko Hospitality after spending over 30 years in executive leadership roles with industry leaders in the restaurant business. He has a proven track record of identifying, developing, and building high performing leadership teams. Most recently, Don was the Vice President of Operations for Panera Bread. Leading a team of over 3900 team members, managers, and directors. 

Don started his restaurant career as an entry level assistant manager and quickly learned what it takes to advance up the management ranks. 13 months later, he was promoted to GM.  Putting other people first and helping those around you shine has been a philosophy and practice that he has lived by for 30 years.  

Don is excited to utilize his operational experience, strategic thinking, and collaboration skills to match talented people with fulfilling careers.  Don is married to his wife Jana and they both enjoy boating, beach, and golf. 

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