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Executive Kitchen Manager - Farm Fresh

Torrance, CA 92014

Posted: 12/05/2023 Country: US Job ID: 1686156 Salary: 72000k/year - 80000k/year State/Province: CA

Job Description

#ZRLAJob Title: Executive Kitchen Manager

Location: Del Mar, California, 92014

Salary Range: $72,000 - $80,000 annually, plus performance-based bonus


We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Executive Kitchen Manager to lead the culinary operations of our upscale casual dining restaurant located in the vibrant community of Del Mar, California. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for innovative cuisine, a commitment to exceptional quality, and a proven track record in kitchen management.

Key Responsibilities:

Culinary Leadership: Oversee all kitchen operations, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, consistent, and innovative dishes that align with our brand’s ethos.

Menu Development: Collaborate with culinary teams to design and implement seasonal menus, focusing on fresh, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients.

Operational Excellence: Manage kitchen operations, including inventory control, equipment maintenance, and compliance with health and safety standards.

Financial Management: Oversee kitchen budgeting, including food and labor cost analysis, to achieve financial targets and maximize profitability.

Team Management: Recruit, train, and mentor kitchen staff, fostering a culture of excellence, teamwork, and continuous learning.

Quality Control: Implement and maintain high standards of food quality and hygiene, ensuring all dishes meet the brand’s rigorous standards.

Guest Experience: Work closely with front-of-house management to ensure a seamless dining experience, addressing and resolving any food-related guest concerns.

Vendor Relations: Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, ensuring the quality and sustainability of all sourced ingredients.

Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of culinary trends and best practices, continuously seeking ways to innovate and improve kitchen operations.


At least 5 years of kitchen management experience in a high-volume, upscale casual or fine dining environment.

Culinary degree or equivalent professional training.

Strong leadership skills with a track record of developing high-performing culinary teams.

In-depth knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations.

Excellent financial acumen, with experience in budgeting and cost management.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Creative and innovative approach to menu development and culinary trends.

Flexibility to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays.


Competitive salary package.

Opportunity for performance-based bonuses.

Career advancement opportunities in a dynamic and growing company.

Engaging and supportive work environment.

Application Process:

If you are a dynamic culinary professional seeking an opportunity to lead and innovate in an upscale dining setting, we invite you to apply for the Executive Kitchen Manager position. Join us in delivering exceptional culinary experiences in Del Mar, California.


Meet Your Recruiter

Lucas Andrews

Lucas Andrews has over 15 years of experience in restaurant operations and another 5 of that being in recruiting and onboarding and leadership experience. During high school, Lucas began his career as a busser and moved up the ranks and was a part of the managing team within three years while going to college. Lucas had held many different management positions before transitioning into recruitment.

He grew up in a suburb of Roseville in Northern California, then moved to Southern California to pursue his successful restaurant management career. Lucas’s’ ability to see talent and passion for others makes him an exceptional recruiter.

Lucas is a devoted family man and spends most of his free time with his wife Ashley, and his two sons – Callum and Liam, and daughter Presley. He enjoys football, boating, basketball, hiking and fantasy sports!

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