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Restaurant General Manager | Upscale Casual | Salary Up To 75K

West Des Moines, IA 50309

Posted: 06/19/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1704641 Salary: 70k/year - 75k/year State/Province: IA

Job Description

Restaurant General Manager

Upscale Casual

Des Moines, IA

Salary to $70-75k


Are you ready to join a dynamic and passionate team at an upscale sushi restaurant in Des Moines, IA? At our restaurant group, we value hard work and dedication while also fostering a positive and supportive work environment. Our comprehensive management training program will help you develop your skills and grow your career within our company. With competitive benefits and opportunities for advancement, this is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual. Join us and be a part of creating exceptional dining experiences for our guests in Des Moines, IA! 



Title of Position: Restaurant General Manager

Job Description: As an General Manager, you will have a vital role in ensuring the success of our operations. You will be responsible for managing and overseeing daily operations while also creating a positive work environment for both employees and guests. This includes actively working on the floor to provide exceptional service, overseeing restaurant operations, and maintaining high food quality standards. Additionally, you will be responsible for leading and developing a team of 25+ employees per shift, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and addressing any performance gaps. You will also play a crucial role in driving financial performance by adhering to budget guidelines and implementing operational efficiencies. Your daily duties also include thoroughly investigating and resolving any complaints regarding food and beverage quality or service, and establishing a safe working environment where proper sanitary and safety procedures are followed. Additionally, you'll be tasked with maintaining a professional restaurant image, including ensuring cleanliness, proper uniforms, and adherence to appearance standards.


  • Competitive Starting Salary
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Medical Insurance and Life Insurance
  • 401k



  • The Restaurant General Manager must have a minimum of 1-3 years of management experience in a full-service, high-volume restaurant
  • College degree preferred, but practical experience and education combination considered for the Restaurant General Manager
  • The Restaurant General Manager must have strong knowledge of computer programs like MS Word, Excel, Outlook and familiarity with restaurant management software
  • Availability to work nights and weekends with a typical work week of 50-55 hours is required for the Restaurant General Manager
  • The Restaurant General Manager must be proficient in: food planning and preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures, personnel management, recordkeeping, and preparation of reports.


Apply Now – Restaurant General Manager in Des Moines, IA

Salary to 75k

To apply, e-mail your resume to jcameron@geckohospitality.com

Meet Your Recruiter

Marty Tarabar

Marty Tarabar is a Gecko Hospitality Franchise Partner for 7 states. starting with Gecko in 2005, Marty has forged relationships with candidates and clients, connecting their needs and visions. He has brought on, trained and developed a strong team of recruiters to support his franchise territories.

Marty started dishwashing at the local diner was his way of financing his many travels. As a Boy Scout, Marty traveled to Japan, Israel and across the United States twice before the age of 17. Starting as a fry cook while in college, he went on to work for regional and national restaurant groups as a General Manager, Training General Manager and a District Manager. Marty also worked as a Food Service Manager for Genuardi Family Markets, a division of Safeway.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, he’s done seminars for restaurant owners across the state.

After many years on the road, Marty and his wife, Jill, settled in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they are enjoying the life of empty nesters.  He enjoys trips to see his grandson in the St Louis area and helps his wife at Fine Arts and Craft Shows to support her stained-glass business.

Since leaving operations Marty has much more time to devote to many activities with his synagogue and home improvement projects. He is a lifetime Red Cross Blood Donor (over 80 pints donated so far) and regularly volunteers his cooking skills for charitable events.

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About West Des Moines, IA

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