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Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef | High-Volume Casual Dining | $55-65K

Wilmington, DE 19801

Posted: 05/22/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1229369 Salary: 55k/year - 65k/year State/Province: DE

Job Description

Kitchen Manager/Chef 

High Volume, Casual Dining

Well-Known Group with Multiple Concepts and Locations 

Wilmington, DE 

$55-65K + bonus and benefits 


If you are searching for a place to make a difference as a Kitchen Manager and are passionate about creating a fun, warm and, friendly environment in our restaurant then Apply Today! Our client is a well-known restaurant group in Delaware who is looking for a talented and experience Kitchen Manager to join their team. We are searching for a Kitchen Manager who is able to motivate our talented, dedicated staff, and guide them towards a common goal. The Kitchen Manager will offer mentorship and motivation to help achieve our goals of outstanding service and highest food quality. We value our team members and believe that they are the best in the business. If you are an energetic, professional Kitchen Manager who brings passion to work, take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and Apply Today!


Job Description: The Kitchen Manager will ensure 100% concurrence with all company policies and procedures, will make suggestions regarding development, promotion and disciplinary measures affecting team members, and will make hiring and termination recommendations to the General Manager and Executive Chef. The Kitchen Manager will ensure food safety and sanitation, will observe food quality and must be comfortable being hands-on. The Kitchen Manager will perform weekly inventories to make certain proper levels are stocked and to evaluate ordering patterns and changes, will create and receive orders of food and beverages, and will observe and validate daily prep production. 



  • Industry Competitive Salary
  • Medical Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • Unlimited growth potential
  • Fun Upbeat Environment



  • The Kitchen Manager must be extremely guest orientated with the highest degree on honesty and integrity
  • MUST be comfortable having a nice balance of Admin work and being hands-on in the kitchen
  • Open availability is a requirement for the Kitchen Manager
  • Experience with Seafood is a HUGE plus 
  • The Kitchen manager MUST have 3+ years of experience managing a high-volume kitchen 
  • The ability to drive positive sales and raise guest counts is a must for the Kitchen Manager
  • The Kitchen Manager must be passionate about and thrive on the development and mentoring of others

For immediate consideration for our Kitchen Manager/Chef position in Wilmington, DE send your resume to matt@geckohospitality.com

Meet Your Recruiter

Matt Bodnar

Matt Bodnar began his career by quickly identifying himself has an up-and-coming Hospitality Operations Leader. From 2013 to 2018, he managed small and large-scale events on Yachts in New York Harbor, oversaw Concession-style service in a sports arena, and managed Food & Beverage at an upscale, boutique hotel in Manhattan, before moving to Philadelphia and entrenching himself in the Philly food scene. He switched gears into Talent Acquisition and recruiting, utilizing his operational experience to connect with and identify top talent in the industry. He is thrilled to be joining the Gecko Hospitality team, supporting the Restaurant Division in Eastern PA/DE.

Matt describes himself as a "Food Guy". He loves to cook, eat, garden, watch Food Network and connect with professionals in the business. Other hobbies include playing golf and basketball, hiking/camping/just about anything outside, snowboarding, listening to music and spending time with friends and family (hopefully soon). He is extremely service and relationship-oriented, and strives to anticipate client needs and guide a seamless partnership through placement after placement.

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