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Kitchen Manager
Coast and Valley
587 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Kitchen Manager  at Coast and Valley

Kitchen Manager  at Coast and Valley

Coast and ValleyMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired on Apr 14, 2019

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2 years

Job Details

About the Role
We are looking to add an experienced Kitchen Manager/Chef to our friendly team at Coast and Valley, a California wine bar serving creative small plates designed by a Michelin-starred chef. Food for us is not an afterthought. It is equally as important as the wines and service, and we’d like to add a passionate back-of-house leader to help us grow.

The Kitchen Manager/Chef is expected to own all aspects of food production, food quality, and kitchen operations for the wine bar. Anything related to the wine bar's ability to serve delicious food consistently is the Kitchen Manager’s responsibility. This is a critical position for our kitchen operations, and will report directly to the Owner/General Manager.
Candidates must possess a passion and genuine understanding of a high quality, elevated dining experience. We are committed to respectfully sourced and harvested products, and are technique driven. We are seeking individuals who are committed to excellence and working at the highest levels.
We are interested in hiring candidates with open availability, including weekends and holidays. We are open only for dinner and weekend brunches.
Responsibilities include:
  • Managing back-of-house staff and scheduling
  • Kitchen staff training, hiring, and firing
  • Understanding and maintaining up-to-date recipe documentation
  • Assisting with recipe development as needed
  • Inventory management, including ordering, receiving, quality control and communicating with vendors
  • Maintaining full menu availability for service
  • Ensuring high food quality and accurate plating standards
  • Managing food costs, labor costs, and efficient ticket times
  • Any other duties required to run an effective kitchen operation including DOH Compliance and equipment maintenance
Required Experience:
  • Must have DOH Food Handlers Certificate and lead enforcement of safety / sanitation standards
  • 2+ years managing food service operations
  • Previously held position of Kitchen Manager, Chef, or other significant restaurant leadership role
  • Has managed line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers, including hiring and firing
  • Has published weekly staff schedules, and managed kitchen staff labor costs
  • Previously responsible for inventory management, including placing orders for meat, produce, dry goods, and supplies
  • Has costed menu items within food cost guidelines, and is familiar with recipe development
  • Has implemented systems for training, dish plating, inventory tracking, ordering, and other important restaurant functions
  • Familiarity with restrictive diets (i.e. gluten-free, vegan, food allergies, etc)
Other Desired Skills
Culinary Background
Attention to Detail
Google Docs Experience
Spanish language proficiency
Coast and Valley is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and will never tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, interns, or any other covered persons because of age, race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or and any other protected characteristic.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

Compensation details

10 Paid Leave Days, Discount, Commuter Benefits

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Equipment Maintenance


Food Budgeting

Food Cost Optimization

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling

General knife handling

Gluten Free


Kitchen management

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships



Staff education / motivation

Ticket Management

Up to 100 covers a night

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View Job Description

American, Californian, Gluten Free

Upscale Casual, Wine Bar

Welcome to Coast and Valley. We're your neighborhood wine bar with a twist. An homage to our founders many decades spent living throughout the golden state, we'll be pouring all California wines, serving up California-inspired cuisine, showcasing unique products Made in California, and hosting private winemaker dinners and much more.

Taste is highly personal, and subjective. We want our guests to be their own wine "expert." That's why we're offering every single wine by the taste, flight, glass or bottle.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or want to learn more about wine, Coast and Valley has you covered. With wine tasting events, workshops, chef-led dinners and more, we plan on being your trusted resource for all things wine, food, and of course, California.