Bellflower, CA 90706 US
Job Title: Kitchen Manager
American Classics Breakfast Lunch Dinner Late Night
Location: LA OC
Compensation: Up to $90,000 total compensation annually
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Kitchen Manager to oversee the culinary operations of our American classic breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant in CA. This role is crucial for maintaining high culinary standards, managing kitchen staff training and development, and ensuring overall kitchen profitability and operational efficiency.
Implement and monitor adherence to established culinary training standards.
Lead the ongoing training and professional development of kitchen staff.
Strategically plan for kitchen needs and growth opportunities, including menu development and kitchen logistics.
Manage and oversee all day-to-day kitchen operations, ensuring efficient and high-quality food preparation.
Address and resolve any kitchen-related customer feedback promptly.
Conduct regular kitchen staff meetings to ensure alignment, focus, and adherence to culinary standards.
Lead and uphold the highest standards of kitchen and workplace safety, conducting regular safety committee meetings.
Drive initiatives to optimize food cost, waste reduction, and overall kitchen profitability.
Collaborate in developing and overseeing strategic marketing and operational plans related to the kitchen and menu offerings.
Mentor and guide kitchen trainees and new hires, building a strong and skilled culinary team.
Proven experience as a Kitchen Manager or Head Chef within the restaurant industry, preferably in a setting serving American classic cuisine.
Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire, train, and develop a kitchen team.
Excellent organizational and planning skills, focused on kitchen operations and future needs.
Demonstrated ability in menu planning, food cost management, and kitchen logistics.
Experience in conducting effective staff meetings and training sessions.
Financial acumen with a history of enhancing kitchen profitability.
Strategic mindset, ideally with experience in contributing to marketing and operational strategies.
Firm commitment to culinary and kitchen safety standards.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively lead a kitchen team and collaborate with other restaurant departments.
Competitive salary with performance-based incentives.
Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth in a thriving restaurant environment.
A supportive and inclusive work culture.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Passionate kitchen leaders eager to contribute to a dynamic and fast-paced culinary environment are invited to apply. We look forward to welcoming a new Kitchen Manager who shares our commitment to culinary excellence and effective kitchen management.
Meet Your Recruiter
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!