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Saffron Street  hiring Assistant Kitchen Manager in Chicago, IL

Saffron Street More Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Apr 19, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Reinventing India's quintessential comfort food with seamlessly integrating Indian ingredients and cooking techniques with modern contemporary flair and presentation right here in Chicago! Saffron Street, with our partner, 16" on Center, seeks a Culinary Operations Manager immediately for our opening at From here on food hall & market at the The Old Post Office building, located at 433 W Van Buren St. 

We are looking for driven individuals who can operate independently.
Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • At least 2-3 years as a Kitchen Manager, Exec Chef, or Exec Sous in a high pressure environment.
  • Managing a small team of 3-5 total, this position will be hands on with ordering, receiving, prep, recipes, mise en place, and closing
  • Working in an open kitchen (10' × 20' Booth) and creating relationships with Guests
  • Hiring, Payroll, Scheduling, Labor cost, Food cost, Budgets, and POS proficiency
  • Moderate social media abilities for collaboration with 16" on Center Marketing team and handling Guest complaints & reviews
  • New restaurant opening experience is a plus (staffing, training, equipment, smallwares, initial purchasing, etc)
  • Experience with Indian cuisine is a plus!

This position will likely train for two weeks at the loaction. Initial schedule could require 8am-7pm, 5 days a week while we build our Team to enable a 5 day work week. Closed on Staurdays & Sundays. Salary is extremely competitive given the nature of a food hall environment, much shorter hours than a typical restaurant, and oversight of a smaller location. Bonus program is in develoment; discretionary and based on progress and ability to oversee an opening and dual role. 

To be considered, you must submit a resume AND cover letter.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Potential Bonuses

Required Skills

Labor Costing

Team Development and Training



Operations Management

Guest Service

Team Management

Organizational Skills


Can Lift 50+ Lbs

Inventory Management

Ordering / Purchasing

POS Systems

Kitchen Management

Cleaning / Sanitation

Food Handler Certification

Culinary Skills

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