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Kitchen Manager - Sous Chef

Tempe, AZ 85281

Posted: 02/26/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1814766 Salary: 60k/year - 65k/year State/Province: AZ

Job Description

Position: Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef

Location: Tempe, AZ

Industry: Upscale Casual Dining - Family Friendly

Salary - $60,000-$65,000

Are you a culinary enthusiast with a knack for creating an exceptional dining experience? Do you possess a drive to share your passion and expertise with a dynamic team? If so, we invite you to apply for the position of Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef at our family-friendly, upscale casual restaurant in Tempe, AZ.

For over two decades, our company has grown from a single establishment to a thriving chain of over 50 restaurants, even reaching international shores. We're not just about great food and excellent service; we're a community hub where families come together, children learn through fun activities, and we continually give back through fundraising and educational field trips.

Your Role:

As our Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef, you'll instill your passion for the culinary arts in our team. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a team of remarkable chefs, leading by example
  • Fostering a high morale, teamwork-oriented environment
  • Managing food and beverage cost control, including inventory
  • Understanding P&L reports.

What's in it for you?

We believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work and dedication. Our benefits package includes:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Paid Vacations
  • Bonus Programs

What we're looking for:

Our ideal candidate is guest-oriented with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. You should have open availability and a proven ability to drive positive sales and raise guest counts. A passion for mentoring and developing others is essential. A minimum of 3 years of experience as a Kitchen Manager is required.

Ready to bring your culinary flair to our kitchen? Apply now for the Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef position in Tempe, AZ.

To be considered for this position, please email your resume to John Wilcoxon at john@geckohospitality.com.


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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