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Kitchen Manager
Under the Sun Pub & Pizza
627 South Broadway, Boulder, CO
Under the Sun Pub & Pizza hiring Kitchen Manager in Boulder, CO

Under the Sun Pub & Pizza hiring Kitchen Manager in Boulder, CO

Under the Sun Pub & PizzaMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($55k - $75k)
Expired: Sep 28, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details
Kitchen Manager - Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery

Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery, Boulder, Colorado

Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000

About Mountain Sun

With a six-barrel brewery, the Mountain Sun opened its doors on Pearl Street in October 1993. The pub's mission was to create an environment as comfortable as your living room, where great food, craft beers, and conversation flowed freely. With a commitment to high-quality ingredients, community engagement, environmental stewardship, and employee equity, the uniquely eclectic atmosphere of Mountain Sun came to be. Since then, the Mountain Sun has grown and now operates five locations under the same original ethos of integrity, quality, responsibility and community. We believe culture is paramount in a healthy, high-performing restaurant and we strive to meet that vision each and every day.

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Manager (KM) to oversee the daily kitchen operations of our high-volume restaurant and brewery, located on Pearl Street in downtown Boulder. As KM, you will work closely with the GM and kitchen team to provide fresh, from scratch, seasonal offerings to our patrons, while also overseeing daily operations. These responsibilities include ordering, inventory control, training staff, maintaining a clean and organized kitchen, maintenance upkeep. Additionally, managing COGS and menu pricing to achieve profitability goals is essential to the success of this position.  This position reports to the General Manager.

Essential Duties

Daily Operations 

  • Ensure food quality; manage facility kitchen equipment, refrigeration, and all products received.
  • Achieve and maintain company and brand standards for quality and guest satisfaction.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment. Enforce and uphold standards through constant monitoring of sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of all kitchen equipment.
  • Provide fresh, creative, from scratch specials on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Ensure clear communication between the front and back of house. Work closely with the rest of the management team to provide consistent training in every aspect of the job.
  • Provide excellent time management and organizational skills.

Team Development and Management

  • Ensure staff are properly trained in all aspects of the kitchen. Educate and train all team members in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and safety regulations
  • Be accountable and present during your shifts while communicating effectively with management and general staff alike.
  • Create, support, and maintain a cohesive team environment through a thoughtful hiring process, persistence in training, and consistent, clear, kind and effective communication with all team members.
  • Ensure staff are given proper training and feedback. Document, address, and implement corrective action for any issues that may arise. Do so in an understanding, kind, and positive manner.

Administrative Work

  • Monitor budget and control expenses with a focus on food, supplies, and labor costs.
  • Maintain an up to date and organized recipe book.
  • Ensure proper compliance with state and federal food safety regulations.
  • Work with purveyors to maintain and improve COGs.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

  • Action oriented when addressing structural barriers resulting from present-day inequities relating to co-worker’s unique needs. 
  • Creates and cultivates an inclusive environment for all co-workers and community. 
  • Aligns strategic plans and operational processes with inclusive and equitable practices.


  • 2+ years of experience managing a kitchen in a high-volume restaurant
  • 3+ years proven managerial experience
  • Demonstrated success in building, developing, and leading teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding and proficiency of Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and other administrative tasks
  • Passion for service and providing positive guest experiences 
  • ServSafe Manager Certified 


  • Optimistic Warmth - Genuine kindness, thoughtfulness, and a sense that the glass is always at least half full.
  • Intelligence - Not just "smarts" but rather an insatiable curiosity to learn for the sake of learning.
  • Work Ethic - a natural tendency to do something as well as it can possibly be done.
  • Empathy - an awareness of, care for, and connection to how others feel and how your actions make others feel.
  • Self-Awareness and Integrity - an understanding of what makes you tick and a natural inclination to be accountable for doing the right thing with honesty and superb judgment.


  •  Ability to work long hours on your feet while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs and move up to 160 lbs
  • Ability to work in a hot, wet, and loud environment
  • Ability to crouch, bend, lift, climb stairs, and reach.
  • Ability to remain focused and level-headed under demanding situations.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid time off
  • Closed Thankgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day
  • Company sponsored Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Dining Discounts



Wage information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is Mountain Sun’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, or other position-related reasons.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($55,000.00 - $75,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Food Handler Certification

Team Development and Training

Kitchen Management

Food Safety Knowledge

Inventory Management

Ordering / Purchasing

Cleaning / Sanitation



Team Management


Organizational Skills

Positive Attitude

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Part of Mountain Sun Pubs & Breweries

The warmth of Under the Sun Pub and Pizza grows from our commitment to home and hearth. Relax at one of our many community tables or next to the fireplace in the living room and enjoy a vast selection of draught options, including 21 Mountain Sun ales, ten guest beers, and eight wines on tap. Using the versatility of a wood-burning oven to bake bread, smoke meats, char food, and roast vegetables. We are committed to serving you fresh, exciting food made from scratch and sourced locally whenever possible.

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