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.
Kitchen Manager Salaries
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Kitchen Manager Career Path
Learn how to become a Kitchen Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“Diversified place to work and friendly”
“Great leaders and team ethic motivated.”
“You get to work alongside some of the best restaurateurs in the world and meet some incredibly influential people.”
“Good bonuses but only if your pub is profitable”
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“Good pay – started at $11/hour and worked my way up to $14”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a kitchen manager
When working as a kitchen manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Dexterity, Time Management, English Language, Positive Attitude and Irish.
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The most common qualifications to become a kitchen manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.