Kitchen Manager Job Description Sample

A job description helps potential applicants identify relevant positions that would be a good fit for their skillset. Use this template to get started.
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Example job summary

A successful job summary will provide applicants with a strong introduction to your company and the role. Use positive and active language that sums up the advertised role and your company. Include an exact location, or mention if the location is remote.

Example Kitchen Manager job summary

Our newly opened American bistro is looking to hire a Kitchen Manager to handle and supervise operations of our kitchen workers. The hired candidate will be in charge of food prep, cooking, cleaning, and overall kitchen maintenance operations and ensure that the kitchen runs smoothly and within a safe and clean environment. If you are an energetic, reliable and self-motivated person with excellent communication skills and ability to encourage peak performance of our kitchen staff, we would be happy to hear from you. Candidates with prior experience in kitchen management position will be given priority.

Kitchen Manager responsibilities

This section should convey the most important duties for the role. Highlight any responsibilities that may be unique to the role or particularly interesting for potential applicants. It’s also beneficial to describe how the role fits into the larger organization.

Example Kitchen Manager responsibilities

  • Supervise kitchen staff and coordinate food delivery from orders
  • Recruit and train and place kitchen employees in spots that match their experience and skills
  • Check food presentation and ensure food is served in suitable temperatures
  • Ensure the safety of food and kitchen equipment
  • Arrange kitchen staff work shifts
  • Keep track of inventory levels and make sure they are full

Kitchen Manager requirements

This section should list the essential qualities of an ideal candidate. Include previous work experience, education or achievements that would be beneficial. And list any preferred hard and soft skills.

Example Kitchen Manager requirements

  • High School or GED Diploma
  • 2+ years of experience in past restaurant management or head chef positions
  • Ability to work under pressure and varied schedule
  • Ability to successfully resolve kitchen staff issues, complains, and conflict
  • A diploma in Restaurant Management or Culinary arts will be considered as minor advantage
  • Knowledge of kitchen safety practices is preferred

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