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Kitchen Manager
Irene's Chicago
2012 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
Irene's Chicago hiring Kitchen Manager in Chicago, IL

Irene's Chicago hiring Kitchen Manager in Chicago, IL

Irene's ChicagoMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($45.00 - $55.00)
Expired: Mar 3, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details
Job Description: Kitchen Manager - Sourdough Breakfast Restaurant

Position Overview:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Kitchen Manager to join our team at a bustling breakfast restaurant that specializes in sourdough baking. As the Kitchen Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of kitchen operations, ensuring the highest level of food quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. This is a leadership role that requires strong culinary expertise, organizational skills, and a passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences.

1. Kitchen Operations Management:
- Oversee daily kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, baking, and plating.
- Ensure adherence to standardized recipes, portion control, and quality standards.
- Maintain a clean and organized kitchen environment, following health and safety regulations.
- Monitor and manage inventory levels, including ordering and receiving supplies.
- Collaborate with the restaurant manager to develop menus, specials, and promotions.

2. Team Leadership and Training:
- Lead and motivate a team of kitchen staff, including cooks, bakers, and prep personnel.
- Train and mentor kitchen staff on proper cooking techniques, food handling, and safety protocols.
- Conduct regular performance evaluations, provide feedback, and address any performance issues.
- Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork and professional growth.

3. Menu Development and Innovation:
- Contribute to the creation and refinement of the breakfast menu, with a focus on sourdough baking.
- Stay updated on culinary trends, sourcing high-quality ingredients, and introducing new flavors.
- Experiment with new recipes, techniques, and presentation styles to enhance the menu offerings.
- Ensure consistency in taste, presentation, and portion sizes across all menu items.

4. Quality Control and Food Safety:
- Implement and enforce strict food safety standards and sanitation practices.
- Conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with health department regulations.
- Monitor and maintain proper storage, handling, and labeling of all food products.
- Address any food quality or customer service issues promptly and effectively.

5. Cost Control and Budgeting:
- Monitor food and labor costs, identifying opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency.
- Implement effective portion control measures to minimize waste and maximize profitability.
- Collaborate with management to develop and manage the kitchen budget.
- Seek out cost-effective ingredient alternatives without sacrificing quality or taste.

- Proven experience as a Kitchen Manager or similar leadership role in a breakfast or bakery setting.
- In-depth knowledge of sourdough baking techniques and breakfast cuisine.
- Strong culinary skills, with the ability to create and execute innovative menu items.
- Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
- Solid understanding of food safety regulations and best practices.
- Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
- Flexibility to work early mornings, weekends, and holidays as required.

Join our team and play a crucial role in creating memorable dining experiences through the art of sourdough baking and exceptional breakfast cuisine. Apply today and be part of a dynamic culinary team dedicated to delivering the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.

Bilingualism in english and spanish is a plus!

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($45.00 - $55.00)

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

Required Skills


Food Ordering

Knife Work


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a neighborhood breakfast + lunch restaurant with a quarter-century family legacy located in North Center