Restaurant Kitchen Manager

Smokey Bones - Mount Prospect, IL (30+ days ago)3.6

Job Description
Restaurant Kitchen Managers, are you looking for a rewarding new challenge that utilizes your culinary talent to ensure that Smokey Bones serves the best food in casual dining. We are a casual-dining bar and fire grill that serves signature fire-grilled dishes and delicious barbeque with friendly and attentive service. As Kitchen Manager, you will oversee our back-of-house functions and the creation of our in-house smoked meats and other fresh menu items that keep our guests coming back again and again.

We provide you with competitive compensation and benefits packages, including quarterly opportunities for bonuses. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic casual dining restaurant where we all have a great time helping our guests to have a great time. If you’re ready to be the Spark, to Fuel exceptional service and to Fire up good times, then we definitely want to hear from you. Apply today!

Job Responsibilities:
As a Restaurant Kitchen Manager, you will help to create a fun and unique environment through fantastic food like slow-smoked pulled pork, perfectly grilled steaks and our award-winning baby back ribs.

Your specific areas of responsibility will include:
Setting high standards of quality, cleanliness and processes and consistently holding the kitchen staff to those standards
Serving as an ambassador of the Smokey Bones brand
Working closely with the Executive Chef and culinary specialists to provide knowledge, guidance and training to kitchen staff
Addressing and resolving customer complaints quickly and with a smile
Overseeing and optimizing P&L and other financials
Managing and remaining accountable for actual-vs.-theoretical (AvT) food costs
Maintaining inventory and financial reporting
Working closely with vendors, as well as corporate team

Job Requirements:
As a Restaurant Kitchen Manager, your enthusiasm and passion for the casual dining industry are just as important as your culinary management background. If you are genuinely interested in people and able to set the mood with a positive and engaging attitude, you are definitely Smokey Bones material. Add to this strong leadership skills, the ability to juggle multiple priorities without cracking a single one of them, and true dedication to the guest experience, and you’re in!

Specific qualifications for the Restaurant Kitchen Manager role include:

1-3 years restaurant management experience; casual dining background, preferred
Minimum 1 year kitchen leadership experience
Experience managing AvT food costs
High-energy, motivational and fun personality
Excellent problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
Open availability
As a Restaurant Kitchen Manager with Smokey Bones, you will be part of a dynamic and growing organization dedicated to a fun and exciting casual dining concept. We have the kind of edgy and upbeat culture that you may not expect to see in a lot of restaurants. It’s a fun and challenging way to further your culinary restaurant management career. We will provide you with complete training to familiarize you with our menu and our culture so that you are prepared to reach your full potential.

We also reward your hard work and professional dedication with competitive compensation and benefits, including the following:

Medical and dental coverage
Life insurance
Disability plan
Quarterly bonus program (following completion of training)
Be bold! Be yourself! Build a great management career!

Brand: Smokey Bones
Address: 164 Randhurst Village Drive Mount Prospect, IL - 60056
Property Description: 7652 - Randhurst
Property Number: 7652