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Restaurant Kitchen Manager | Local Favorite | Salary to 65k

Golden, CO 80401

Posted: 05/15/2024 Country: US Job ID: 1981039 Salary: 60k/year - 65k/year State/Province: CO

Job Description

Restaurant Kitchen Manager – Golden, Colorado


Gecko Hospitality is now searching for an experienced and motivated Restaurant Kitchen Manager in the Golden area. The ideal Restaurant Kitchen Manager should cultivate a vibrant atmosphere with excellent food, enforces quality and cleanliness standards, guides staff, represents the brand, and handles financial aspects for operational success.

About The Company: Located in the heart of town, we’ve been a favorite among locals in the region for over 25 years. We offer friendly service along with outstanding quality (and delicious) food, along with an experience which the entire family can enjoy. We are the place for any occasion, whether it’s a quick bite to eat while exploring town to watching the big game. Our restaurant also features a well-known happy hour featuring local Colorado draft beer.


  • Create a vibrant atmosphere through exceptional food offerings
  • Maintain high standards of quality, cleanliness, and processes for the kitchen staff
  • Provide training, guidance, and act as a brand representative
  • Optimize financial performance, manage food costs, and oversee inventory and reporting

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary: up to $65,000
  • Bonus Potential
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • 401k


  • Minimum of 2-3 years current experience as a Restaurant Kitchen Manager in a Full Service concept
  • High volume background – must have Restaurant Manager experience in establishments doing over $3 million in sales per year
  • Ability to maintain high levels of food quality, consistency, and hygiene
  • Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
  • Hands-on with hiring, training, and developing hourly employees
  • Excellent work ethic and drive to succeed
  • Restaurant Kitchen Manager candidates must be proficient with financials (P&L's, inventory, food/labor cost, etc.)

For immediate consideration, e-mail your resume to jacob@geckohospitality.com or apply today

Meet Your Recruiter

Jacob Tarabar

Since 2006, Jacob Tarabar has been an integral part of the Gecko Hospitality community

He joined Gecko as a part-time Recruiter covering the state of Arkansas, and in 2010, Jacob came aboard full-time, dedicating all his efforts to finding new opportunities for candidates in the market, eventually handling the state of Colorado as well. In addition to his recruiting contributions, Jacob has been actively involved assisting with Gecko Hospitality's advertising and website Job Management for several franchise partners, improving the quality, results and organization of their advertising.

Jacob and his family currently reside in the St. Louis area, though he still finds time to avidly root for Philadelphia sports teams, including the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Candidate Testimonials

“This was absolutely an experience above anything I expected; I applied for a job and had an amazing experience working with Jacob. He gave me helpful advice and was very encouraging and critiqued what I could do better to help me get the job I really wanted. I have already recommended this company to 2 of my friends looking to get different jobs in Texas and I can not speak enough to how helpful my experience was with Gecko Hospitality.” - April R.

“It was amazing Jacob I have used in the past and he is great at what he does. I will always use him for future endeavors.” - Robert T. 

“I’ve used Gecko multiple times and Jacob has been terrific." - Colby C.

"Jacob was outstanding, he was extremely helpful and understanding of my personal situation and goal for employment. I was connected quickly and moved through the interview process fast, unfortunately I went to the final phase and was not accepted for the position. Jacob worked hard to get me in touch with another position knowing my need for employment. He quickly lined up another interview and I moved through that process quickly as well. I can truly say that Jacob was one of if not the best in assisting me through the process and I would definitely refer him to others in need" - Robert S.

“I had an amazing experience with Gecko and them helping me find an amazing job! They listened to all of my needs and came through perfectly!!” - Samantha B.

"Jacob is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. I was unsure of what path to take. He was patient and persistent. He knew what I wanted even if I didn't. I am now happily employed with a company I believe can become "home". Thank you so very much!!” - Diane R.

“Jacob was amazing and persistent on getting me a new career! I will recommend this company to everyone I know in need!” - Jeffery R.

"Jacob connected me with a few different opportunities that fit my skill set and experience at a competitive salary, ultimately landing me a great job offer within a couple weeks. Professional, responsive and frankly the only effective recruiter I’ve ever worked with. Thanks y’all!” - Mike W. 

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