Kitchen Manager

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Posted: 06/26/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Other Job Number: 18955 Pay Rate: 66,500

Job Description

Kitchen Manager
Our client in San Luis Obispo County, CA has an immediate opening for a Kitchen Manager on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:
Established Grocery Retailer
Team Atmosphere and environment
Passion for people and food

Kitchen Manager:
The Kitchen Manager oversees the kitchen operations including personnel, cooking, food preparation, sanitation, and inventory management based on the goals, objectives, and standards of the company. The ideal individual will have a servant’s heart, an eye for detail and a passion for food.
Provide a model of supportive and participatory leadership promoting the concepts of collaboration and team building.
Oversee the monitoring and managing of all controllable expenditures within the established budget to maximize sales, gross margin, net profit, and control shrink.
Negotiate with suppliers for favorable prices, terms, quality, and delivery.
Purchase food and products following company guidelines and marketing plan.
Receive orders and ensure proper receiving by other staff in accordance with established procedures.
Coordinate with suppliers for the handling of returns and obtaining credit for returned product.
Ensure that kitchen, displays, aisles, prep, and storage areas are maintained clean and orderly.
Perform cooler and sales floor temperature audits on a regular basis.
Perform equipment checks and report any issues to management.
Plan visually appealing prepared food displays.
Establish standards for food preparation to meet quality, pricing, margin control, and customer expectations.
Respond to customer suggestions, comments, and complaints in a timely manner.
Directly manage the department’s schedules while following all company, state, and federal regulations.
Conduct performance evaluations and on-the-job training.
Actively manage, maintain, and enforce company safety programs and standards.
Help direct and maintain inventory levels and food quality standards to meet company objectives.
Understand, implement required programs, manage, and monitor compliance with federal, state, and local health and safety laws.
Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Kitchen Manager Background Profile:
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in food preparation or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years’ experience managing teams
Must have basic knowledge of math, weights, and measures
Ability to lift loads frequently up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds
Ability to work in a fast-paced kitchen environment
Continuous interaction with customers and co-workers

Features and Benefits:
Medical and Prescription drug coverage
Vision and Dental
Paid Time Off

Frontline Source Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. The client cannot sponsor any visas.

Disclaimer: Sensitive and personal data will not be requested by Frontline Source Group or its affiliates until a job offer is made and accepted. If you ever doubt the validity of our job postings, we encourage you to call one of our branch locations to verify the status on any job.

Job Requirements

Service Deli Kitchen Manager

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Cook

Mike Cook or as he is known in the industry "Grocery Store Mike", is a specialized grocery retail recruiter for Frontline Source Group. With more than 35+ years in the grocery retail industry, Mike started as a part-time courtesy clerk. He worked his way up to serve in-store leadership positions with both traditional and specialty food formats.  His expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders for small supermarkets to large grocery store operations with hundreds of locations. This experience is what differentiates his ability to recruit top Grocery talent from other recruiters in the market place.

Throughout his career, Mike has placed an emphasis on professional development and continuing education. He was in the charter class of Brookshire University, graduating as salutatorian. He also has earned certificates of proficiency in management specialized leadership and retail management from Tyler Junior College. The later certification was in collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. And, he has received numerous awards and accolades for customer service and leadership.

Mike has a passion for community service, having served as a board member for the Bear Creek Specialty Utility District (formerly Lavon Water Supply Corporation) from 2007-2013; Community Independent School District board trustee from 2013-2017; and currently serves as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.

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About San Luis Obispo, CA

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