• Kitchen Manager

    Job ID
    2018-5741
    Department
    Food & Beverage - Salaried
  • Overview

    Kitchen Manager is responsible for the overall operations for the back of house and kitchen area of the cafe. In addition, kitchen managers ensure that Hard Rock culinary standards are upheld: the food looks good and is cooked properly, the proportions are correct, and it is cooked and served quickly. Also, the Kitchen Manager supports the cafe’s senior leadership in upholding all brand standards and core values while meeting or exceeding Hard Rocks business objectives.

    Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate financial comprehension of Cafe’s budget and P&L.
    • Effectively control costs of food and related purchases in alignment with budgeted expectations.
    • Manage staff schedules in accordance with the cafe’s budget and forecast models.
    • Maintain the highest standards of brand, local health, safety, and food preparation hygiene requirements.
    • Support the team in consistent execution of all systems and processes to consistently deliver all products and services to brand standards.
    • Support senior management in building a highly functional hourly team who share a common vision and values surrounding the overall success of the Cafe.
    • Develop kitchen team in all aspects of kitchen execution from 100% recipe adherence to banquet service.
    • Foster an environment of customer service in which all team members put the guest first in every situation.
    • Execute established food standards for overall guest satisfaction that meet or exceed brand standards.
    • Ensure the highest levels of hygiene and food handling practices to deliver optimal quality of product to guests.
    • Attract and retain the most exceptionally talented culinary talent available in the market and place them in positions that leverage their skills and expertise for maximum impact.
    • Clearly define goals and expectations for Heart of House hourly team members using performance review tools and hold your people accountable for successful performance.
    • Support staff development and advancement along well-defined career paths.
    • Manage a diverse team ensuring a balanced and proactive approach to increasing individual potential across the team.
    • Serve as a Culinary Learning Coach developing, implementing, and executing learning & development programs for all Heart of House employees in order to drive continuous improvement and employee retention.
    • Possess a self-motivated approach to his/her own personal and professional growth.

    This job description reflects the position’s essential functions; it does not encompass all of the tasks that may be assigned.

    Qualifications

    EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS

    • Minimum 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry inclusive of restaurant culinary operations.
    • Possess all local food management and safety certifications.

    SKILLS

    • Ability to learn and bring "out of the box" ideas to their team.
    • Genuine enthusiasm and aptitude for food.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • High level of business acumen and common sense.
    • Demonstrates strong problem solving skills through ability to diagnose and implement solutions.
    • Must possess strong communication and listening skills, excellent speaking, reading and writing.
    • Comprehend and use technical or professional language, either written or spoken, to communicate complex ideas.
    • Ability to effectively pitch and present information in one-on-one and group situations to media, customers, clients, partners and other employees of the organization.
    • Multiple language abilities a plus, fluency in English required.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    • Ability to move throughout the corporate office and cafes during visits (standing, walking, kneeling, bending) for extended periods of time. 
    • Ability to sit for extended periods of time. 
    • Ability to make repeating movements of the arms, hands, and wrists.
    • Ability to express or exchange ideas verbally and perceive sound by ear.
    • Manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to work with hand above shoulders.
    • Ability to occasionally, regularly, frequently move objects (lift, push, pull, balance, carry) up to 10 pounds.
    • Ability to turn or twist body parts in a circular motion.
    • Ability to tolerate exposure to heat, cold, chemicals, and loud/noisy environment. 
    • Ability to travel via auto or airplane for long periods of time.

    Additional Details

    Pre-Employment Process:

    Employment with Hard Rock International requires the successful completion of the pre-employment process; to include a satisfactory background check.

    Closing:

    Hard Rock International is an equal opportunity employer. We live our motto LOVE ALL – SERVE ALL, and strive to foster an inclusive workplace culture for every team member. Hard Rock welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    Disclaimer
    While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

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