What does a Kitchen Manager do?

As a Kitchen Manager you will manage the back of the house in a fine dining establishment. You will hire and train the kitchen staff and ensure ServSafe protocols are followed. You will be responsible for ordering food and supplies and negotiating with vendors to achieve optimal pricing and meet budgeted costs. You will ensure the food is prepared correctly and quickly. Additionally, you are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen area.

The ideal candidate is a skilled negotiator with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management or related field with 5+ years of experience working in a fine dining restaurant and a ServSafe certification. You must have the flexibility to consistently work weekends, holidays and frequent late nights.

  • Responsible for hiring all kitchen staff
  • Conduct training on restaurants procedures and expectations
  • Develop schedule for kitchen staff to ensure coverage and maximize operational efficiencies
  • Coordinate with the General Manager and the Chef on the menu offerings
  • Establish relationships with vendors
  • Place food and supply orders as necessary
  • Ensure the kitchen is cleaned and meets all regulations
  • Ensure the food is prepared to order and in a timely manner
  • 5+ years of experience working in a fine dining restaurant
  • Valid ServSafe certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with the kitchen staff
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Proficient with budgeting
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Available to work weekends, holidays and frequent late nights
  • Expert in hiring kitchen staff for a fine dining restaurant
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
2.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Kitchen Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,500 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$3K
Median: $4K
$7K
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Kitchen Manager Career Path

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L2
Kitchen Manager
$15,000/yr
L3
L4
Lead Kitchen Manager
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Kitchen Manager Insights

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“If you have a good franchise Your park leads and managers can make your day great.”

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28 Aug 2019

“It was a great work environment and I really liked the culture and the vision that we pushed for!”

HMSHostHMSHost
Kitchen Manager
16 Jul 2021

“Diversified place to work and friendly”

State of WyomingState of Wyoming
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23 Jan 2021

“Great leaders and team ethic motivated.”

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11 Jan 2020

“You get to work alongside some of the best restaurateurs in the world and meet some incredibly influential people.”

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Kitchen Team Leader
26 Aug 2019

“Good bonuses but only if your pub is profitable”

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12 May 2019

“Great employees that I enjoyed working with every day”

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2 Mar 2020

“I don't really know I'm an overnight manager nights are the best for me”

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