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Sauce LLC KITCHEN MANAGER in Gilbert, Arizona

Job Descriptions:

As head of the kitchen team, the Kitchen Manager is responsible for operating a profitable restaurant, where the quality of food, service and ambience are continually challenged and improved. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for providing a safe, sanitary work environment, which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profit. The Kitchen Manager will demonstrate leadership and solve problems. The Kitchen Manager will need to display the ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods. The Kitchen Manager will interview, schedule, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, resolve problems, provide open communication, and recommend discipline as appropriate. The Kitchen Manager must know each station intimately in the kitchen. The Kitchen Manager will affect the profitability of the restaurant by demonstrating a strong financial acumen. A deep understanding of purchasing and production is required.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Quality of Operations

  • Properly uses the kitchen operations book to improve cleanliness and food safety

  • Performs perfect line checks

  • Performs perfect facility walks - addresses issues immediately

  • Executes perfect opens

  • Executes perfect closes

  • Takes ownership of a shift

  • Maintains a "like new" kitchen - cleanliness, organization, and maintenance

  • Participates in and follow up on EcoSure and Health Inspections

Financial Results

  • Controls cost of goods, and searches for solutions when not met (including conducting weekly inventories)

  • Adheres to Sauce guidelines and purchasing agreements

  • Knows labor expectations and plans accordingly each schedule and each shift

  • Uses labor scheduling tools, including Hot Schedules and Aloha Enterprise to plan labor

  • Daily knowledge of product pricing

Training and Development

  • Makes great new hire choices

  • Owns training of new hires

  • Regular one-on-ones with kitchen team

  • Learns to achieve through others

Job Knowledge

  • Executes mid month procedures

  • Executes end of month procedures

  • Executes perfect new hire paperwork

  • Writes balanced schedules

  • Knows how to write an effective prep list

  • Executes mastery of receiving and storage

  • Sets pars based on actual usage

Job Skills

  • Can run volume shifts from either expo or wheel position

  • Can run volume shifts in each station on line

  • Able to execute key items without use of line build sheets

Integrity

  • Able to make appropriate decisions without personal emotion

  • Separates self from hourlies in and out of work

  • Runs restaurant as if you own it

Communication Skills

  • Prepares and executes great one-on-ones with hourlies

  • Runs effective pre-shift meetings

  • Utilizes the shift planner

  • Consistently communicates in the Manager Log

  • Speaks honestly with peers, co-workers, and supervisors

  • Keeps culinary team aware of seasonal changes

  • Is an active listener

Self Management

  • Sets individual goals with time lines and achieves them (to be shared with Regional or President)

  • Keeps organized concise notes

  • Manages time: Works a 55 hour work week and fulfills all responsibilities within those hours

  • Knows the difference between "Direction" and "Input"

  • Shows up for scheduled shifts 5 min early

  • When representing the company, is dressed appropriately

  • Takes feedback constructively and reacts

  • Understands and uses circle of influence (peers, superiors, and guests)

Administrative

  • New hire paperwork completed in a timely manner

  • Performs all payroll functions perfectly

  • Codes invoices in a timely manner

  • Utilizes the shift planner and the financial workbook

  • Knows the work comp and guest accident procedures

  • Is aware of sales and labor budgets and is able to discuss intelligently at all times

  • Has great P & L Management

  • Is proficient in end of period procedures

  • Weekly packages are delivered on time

  • In store audits of files are at 90% or better

Required Experience:

  • Prior restaurant experience preferred

  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace

  • Must have a great personality, desire to serve guests, and enjoy working as part of a team

  • Must have the ability to accurately input information on paper or computerized system

  • Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)

  • Must be able to safely lift and easily maneuver trays of food frequently weighing up to 20 to 25 pounds

  • Must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per Sauce standards

  • Must follow safety procedures closely

  • Must be able to work on holidays and/or weekends

Keyword: KITCHEN MANAGER

From: Sauce Pizza & Wine

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