General Manager- High Volume Restaurant
Hamstead Md Hampstead, MD 21074 US
Upscale Casual – Lively and Passionate
Our Company is actively enlisting the finest General Manager in the hospitality industry to be a part of our Team. We seek high-energy leaders focused on providing exceptional service ensuring each dining Guest has a stellar experience. We are as passionate about Team Members as we are about our Guests. We are searching for a General Manager who is able to build a talented, dedicated staff and guide them towards a common goal. We are an expanding company operating a flourishing, upscale Italian concept with a focus on a delectable menu while exceeding our expectations of service for our guests. Our company has successfully grown to over 100 locations nationwide with average unit sales of 5.6 million. If you are an energetic, professional General Manager who brings passion to work every, take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and Apply Today for our location in Hampstead, MD.
Title of Position: General Manager
Job Description: The General Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the restaurant, including leading and directing the work of the salaried Management Team and Hourly Team Members in daily operations. Their key responsibilities for the General Manager will include: Achieving goals for sales, cost control and profitability; ensuring guest service standards are consistently met or exceeded; hiring, training and developing hospitality-focused Team Members; complying with all federal, state and local laws, as well as company policies and procedures; developing initiatives to build guest check average and guest counts; limiting turnover costs by creating a positive and rewarding work environment; utilizing all forecasting systems for food production, inventory, labor and scheduling; managing the performance of the Executive Chef to drive efficient execution of all kitchen operations; overseeing development and training of kitchen staff and ensuring active coaching by the Chef Team. The General Manager must act as an ambassador for our brand and build brand awareness through local store marketing programs and ensuring thorough training and communication of all company initiatives.
Larry Friedkin, CPC
Franchise Partner | Restaurant Division
Larry Friedkin has been the Gecko Hospitality Franchise partner for Maryland and Nevada since 2010. Larry has over 35 years of experience in the Food and Beverage industry. Starting out as a newspaper boy, he worked a variety of jobs building up to his first restaurant position as a busser at the age of 14. Larry continued in the hospitality industry through high school and college, starting with waiting tables and bartending and 12 years later, became a Multi-Unit General Manager. Joining Metromedia Restaurants in 1987, Larry spent nearly 15 years at Steak and Ale, the last 10 1/2 as an Area Director guiding 9 locations and being named Operators Director of the Year in 1998. In 2001, he joined O'Charley's Inc. as an Operations Director and opened up 5 locations during his nearly 9 year tenure.
Larry enjoys each and every day at Gecko, assisting others attain their professional goals. He is extremely grateful to partner with Gecko and plan to continue creating great relationships.
Larry has two great sons and enjoys camping, boating, biking, swimming and any outdoor activities – crazy about nature. He is also a devoted, lifelong Eagles fan.