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Kitchen Manager
Colada Shop
7993 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854, United States
Colada Shop hiring Kitchen Manager in Potomac, MD

Colada Shop hiring Kitchen Manager in Potomac, MD

Colada ShopMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Jul 23, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Kitchen Manager

The Kitchen Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the Colada Shop kitchen and is responsible for supporting, managing, and developing all BOH team members to exceed business goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Customer Service
    • Ensure smooth day-to-day operations of designated store. Foster and promote a strong work culture, CUBANISM and uphold brand service standards.
    • Fully understand the Colada Shop ethos and serve as a brand ambassador, both internally and externally, making people’s lives a little sweeter.
    • Manage team environment and provide timely response to staff needs.
    • Handle payroll and scheduling. Anticipate schedule changes based on store needs and seasonality, and ensure all staffing needs are met while meeting the budget. Manage attendance, call outs and tardiness.
    • Maintain 100% compliance with all relevant policies; EEO, labor, HR, wage and food safety laws and regulations.
    • Manage staff contests, including but not limited to: BOH Employee of the Quarter. 
  • Operations 
    • Manage all existing recipes for production efficiency and cost effectiveness.
    • Ensure the highest product quality by auditing production procedures, in order to achieve Colada Shop’s quality standards.
    • Manage internal controls at all units, and ensure recipe, techniques and standards are at their highest level.
    • Assist active purchasing of food items on a weekly basis to ensure best pricing and quality.
    • Utilize kitchen management software and ensure that it connects accounting with POS, and tracks inventory, ordering, invoicing, accounts payable and costing.
    • Ensure commissary production sustains store operations and adjusts pars as needed. Anticipate future demand and adjust volume on a timely basis.
    • Manage inventories and minimize waste.
    • Meet financial goals, such as but not limited to: labor cost, COGS, waste, etc.
    • Be knowledgeable with troubleshooting any and all equipment issues, and minimize the use of external technicians.
    • Attend 1x1 meeting with Director of Culinary Operations.
    • Update BOH binder and all other operational / training materials. Maintain and enforce daily checklists, including but not limited to: temperature logs, FIFO, deep clean tasks and AM / PM checklists.
    • Ensure Food Safety and Sanitation Standards are met.
    • Oversee all menu changes and ensure they are properly executed. Communicate all menu changes to BOH staff.
    • Oversee all BOH staff communication.
    • Coordinate Staff Trainings as Required.
    • Address any facilities, technical and art requests with corresponding departments..


  • 3-5 years managerial / supervisory experience required in the hospitality or food industry.
  • Strong leadership, decision making and multitasking skills.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to solve problems independently and delegate as needed.
  • Strong understanding of financials, metrics, forecasting, dynamic scheduling and cost control.
  • Experience in beverage, food and alcohol purchasing, managing cost and maintaining inventory.
  • Food handler card required.
  • ABRA card required (for DC stores).
  • Serve-Safe certification required.
  • Passion for food, cocktails and coffee - big plus.
  • Ability to build relationships and embrace change.
  • Full availability, must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Work authorization:
    • United States (Required)

Direct Reports

  • BOH Team

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Colada Shop is an equal opportunity employer and shall treat all applicants for employment equally based upon job-related qualifications and without regards to race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, disability, religion, political activity, lawful tobacco uses while off-duty, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Team Management

Food Safety Knowledge

Kitchen Management

Ordering / Purchasing

Inventory Management


Safety Procedures Knowledge

Training Others




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Part of Colada Shop

A social spot serving coffee, food, cocktails,
and conversation.

Welcome to a lively spot where the colors are as vibrant as the flavors. Share in the Cuban way to start and end the day. At Colada Shop we bring people together by transporting them into a space where conversation is flowing, strong coffee is brewed, food & cocktails are made with the flare of Cuban flavor and life. Coladas and conversation go hand in hand. Reach for a cup. Stay for a snack. Order a drink. We are committed to providing quality products, excellent service, and unparalleled hospitality to our patrons.