How to Hire a Kitchen Manager

Does your growing business need a kitchen manager? A kitchen manager ensures the overall success of the kitchen by effectively managing all kitchen aspects from kitchen staff to supervision of food preparation and delivery.

Here are some tips to help you find great kitchen manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $14.24 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.50$44.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Kitchen Manager?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Kitchen Manager hire can help your business:

• Handling all operational and administrative responsibilities of the kitchen ranging from managing the shifts of kitchen staffs, supervising their performance, food supplies, preparation and delivery etc.
• Maintaining safety, cleanliness and hygiene standard of the kitchen
• Train and coach kitchen staffs on food preparation and presentation techniques

Skills to look for in a great Kitchen Manager

A Kitchen Manager should have strong multi-tasking skills. Daily tasks include managing and training kitchen staffs, coordinating food order, ensuring quality control, supervising the food preparation, upkeep of kitchen cost reports and maintain the required safety standard.

• Degree in Restaurant Management or equivalent certification
• Proven culinary and restaurant management experience
• Hands on experience with menu planning and preparing different gastronomic delicacies
• Strong team building, management and coaching skills
• Exceptional organizational and conflict management abilities
• Good interpersonal skills

Writing a Kitchen Manager job description

A comprehensive job description helps in finding the right talent for the Kitchen Manager position. The job description should be backed by clearly outlined job roles with well-defined job duties and requisite skill set.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Kitchen Manager jobs, such as:

• Kitchen Manager
• Restaurant Kitchen Manager
• Kitchen Supervisor

Interviewing Kitchen Manager candidates

Hiring the right person as Kitchen Manager ensures the sanctity of your restaurant’s or hotel’s kitchen. An experienced Kitchen Manager manages every minute aspects involving the kitchen, leads and motivates staffs but pulls strings whenever required.

• Testing hands-on experience on preparing food
• Training kitchen staffs for better output
• How have you resolved a workforce conflict?

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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