Culinary Leader - Kitchen Manager

Johnson City, TN 37601

Company Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -062019-37103 Salary: $50,000 - $60,000 Experience Level: Management / Assistant Managers Job Function: Operations
Very strong and growing concept 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


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we do not discriminate against qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records.

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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