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Kitchen Manager Sous Chef- HOTTT Opportunity!

Fort Lee, NJ

Posted: 06/17/2024 Country: US Job ID: GW96390782 Salary: $75000 / year State/Province: NJ

Job Description

Kitchen Manager

Accountable for food quality, consistency and production of all cuisines within the property's restaurant. Exhibits culinary talents by performing tasks while leading the staff and managing kitchen functions. Blends culinary creative talent, business acumen, teaching skills and a hospitality mindset to drive business results while building a high-performing team.



  • Works with Executive Kitchen Manager to manage inventory, preparation, presentation, safety and sanitation in a all depts/restaurant kitchen. Works with all Kitchen Management to support an environment committed to outstanding Guest Experiences; participate in meetings (1:1, pre-shift meetings) with staff to maintain guest focus at all times.
  • Works with all Kitchen Management to ensure quality expectations are met in food preparation and presentation; focus on motivating cooks to prepare menu items in consistent manner.
  • Works with All depts/Restaurant Managers to oversee guest relations and meet/exceed guest expectations for food quality, temperature and plating.
  • Manage kitchen operations with comprehensive, detailed approach to food and beverage quality, safety, building maintenance, repairs, and sanitation/cleanliness.
  • Participate in hiring decisions for hourly kitchen staff; identify talent and make recommendations for internal promotions to Supervisor/Manager roles.


Experience & Qualifications:

  • At least 1-2 years of experience as a Supervisor or Line Cook in high volume operation (All depts) or creative environment (Restaurant). Progressive growth from hands-on, front-line role to supervision preferred.
  • Track record of success with bias for action, high energy level and desire to succeed.
  • Demonstrated judgment, decision making, and conflict resolution skills with guests, staff, and peers.
  • Quality food preparation and presentation; guest loyalty and positive feedback on social media, NPS, and other measures.


  • Competitive base salary and annual bonus opportunity.
  • Company paid Life insurance and Short Term Disability insurance.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Paid vacation.
  • Discount Dining 
  • Discounts through Life Mart and Tickets At Work.


Meet Your Recruiter

Georgia Westwood, CPC
Franchise Partner | Restaurant Division

Georgia Westwood recognizes the importance of "doing what you love and loving what you do;" she thrives on being a part of others achievements. This, coupled with an extensive Restaurant Director background, gives her an edge in this competitive recruiting world! Georgia's career in hospitality started in 1998 with Metromedia Restaurant Group, where she developed and spent ten years. In August 2008, Georgia joined Havana Central as Director of Training and Development and was instrumental to their growth.

In 2013, Georgia joined Gecko Hospitality New York.  She is a native New York girl and looks forward to continuing to work and build the New York market. 

“I loved my jobs, and if I can give someone else the same experience of waking up every day happy to get to work, then I’ve done my job… and it’s a fabulous day!”

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