Culinary Leader - Kitchen Manager

Johnson City, TN 37601

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -122018-32426 Pay Rate: $50,000 - $60,000
Very strong and growing concept is looking for a high-level Culinary Leader/Kitchen Manager who is ready to plug into a solid system and grow their career! This is an amazing opportunity for the right person who is ready to join a great team! Heavy scratch kitchen environment and a big emphasis on people and culture!

Kitchen Manager Benefits:
  • Solid base compensation and bonus plans to incentivize great teamwork
  • Full benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, and Life)
  • 401k options and investment matching
  • Positive and forward-focused people culture
  • Big growth opportunities for top performers and strong incentives
Kitchen Manager Qualifications:
  • No short tenures - must have 3+ years in each salaried management role
  • Experience in high-volume restaurants is a must
  • Strong brands and scratch kitchen background is a must
  • Very hands-on leadership no "clipboard managers"
  • Passion for people, food, and coaching and developing others
  • P&L knowledge - guest and company-balanced approach
  • Strong leadership qualities with development successes and examples
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-volume environment
  • Promotable and history of stable tenure is a must
  • Military experience is a plus


Todd Esterline
Senior Recruiter & Coach

I absolutely love helping candidates and clients alike! 

  • Todd Esterline joined Goodwin Recruiting in June 2017 and has been happily recruiting ever since.  
  • Todd is from Ohio (Go Buckeyes, Browns, Indians, and Cavs)! Prior to joining Goodwin Recruiting, he was in the restaurant business for 42 years.  
  • Todd received his degree in business attending Ohio State and the University of South Florida.  
  • Todd’s career was in casual dining with TGI Friday’s, Chili’s, Logan’s Roadhouse, then Panera Bread and The Melting Pot as a Restaurant Manager, Kitchen Manager, General Manager, Managing Partner, District Manager, Area Director, and Franchise Business Consultant.  
  • Todd met his wife as a customer at one of the restaurants where he worked. They love their rescue dogs, Clover, Candace, and Cody.  
  • Todd is an avid fisherman and viewer of all sports.  
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