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Jasper, AL 35501
Description: The Kitchen Manager is responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities including overseeing the entire operations of the kitchen. He/She supervises the kitchen staff and makes sure they are performing their duties appropriately. A kitchen manager must also make sure the kitchen area meets health and safety requirements, as mandated by law.
Skills: • General knowledge of commercial kitchen operations required.
• Must be able to function under limited supervision.
• Must have valid driver’s license.
• Able to communicate verbally, and understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Duties: Food Preparation
The kitchen manager must make sure all of the food is properly prepared and to the standards set by the restaurant. All employees working in the kitchen are under the authority of the kitchen manager and the manager has to see to it that they all perform their food preparation duties and responsibilities on a daily basis. The staff is responsible for preparing food based on certain recipes and the kitchen manager has to make sure they adhere to the instructions. A kitchen manager must make sure quality food is served to the customers and guests.
It is the duty of the kitchen manager to make sure the kitchen and the surrounding areas are kept clean and sanitized. All tables and food preparation areas must be cleaned, wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis. Cleanliness ensures no germs are transferred to the food which could result in a customer becoming sick or ill. The kitchen manager is responsible for the staff as they carry out their duties of kitchen cleanliness.
A kitchen manager is responsible for overseeing the inventory. They must order inventory as well as make sure that the proper levels of inventory are maintained and stocked. Having the correct inventory levels will make sure that the necessary ingredients are available for cooking and food preparation.
The kitchen manager must have good leadership skills. Many times the kitchen manager will be called upon to be a working manager, which is leading by example. They will need to plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and delegate responsibility to the staff which ensures the goals and objectives, of the kitchen, are met on a daily basis by the staff.
The kitchen manager must make sure the staff keeps the floors clean by sweeping, and mopping, during the shift, and at the end of the shift. A clean floor helps to ensure a safe working environment. The staff is directed by the kitchen manager when it comes to taking trash out to the dumpsters and keeping garbage cans clean and washed.
Sometimes orders have to be prepared for special occasions such as weddings and banquets. It is the kitchen manager’s responsibility to make sure that a customer’s order has been prepared to her specifications. The kitchen manager must make sure that quality service is delivered by the staff.