Kitchen Manager - Indian-American Fusion in a Fast Casual Setting

Irvine, CA 92620

Company Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -062019-37328 Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 Experience Level: Management / Assistant Managers Job Function: Operations
Kitchen Manager Needed for Growing Fast-Casual Restaurant Group

We are a growing California-based,Fast-Casual, Indian-American Fusion restaurant company that is expanding. We are looking for a Kitchen Manager who wants to get in on the ground floor and grow with us. You must be comfortable managing a multi-cultural team, some of whom will be Spanish-speaking.

Kitchen Manager Requirements:
  • The primary goal of the position is to ensure the quality and consistency of the food while executing the brand vision
  • Team scheduling, supervision, and ongoing culinary training and development
  • Roll out menu and recipe changes
  • Train both front and back of the house on menu items
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Kitchen safety and health compliance, audits, and inspections
  • At least 2 years in a kitchen leadership role as a Sous Chef or Kitchen Manager
  • 5 years of industry experience
  • Familiarity with a wide range of cuisines, ingredients, and cooking styles - Indian-American Fusion is a plus
  • Must work well within a growing company and be able to provide helpful insight into creating new structures and systems as we continue to expand
  • Experience adhering to food cost and labor cost goals in a high-volume environment
  • Strong communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Tech savvy with experience using Google Drive and Microsoft Office
  • ServSafe Manager
  • Culinary education and/or comparable mentorship
  • Authorized to work permanent, full-time in the U.S.
What's in it for you?
  • An opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing company with big plans
  • Compensation of $50,000 to $55,000, paid hourly based on 50 hours, depending on background and experience
  • Solid benefits
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.

Jim Newcomb
Senior Recruiter & Coach

I love recruiting because I get to help others achieve their goals, and I find that very rewarding.  

  • Jim Newcomb joined Goodwin Recruiting in 2013.    
  • Jim is a second-generation Southern California native. Though his family comes from an equestrian background, Jim chose a professional path that led him to the hospitality industry.  
  • Jim studied Architecture and Communications.  
  • Jim owned an inn and vacation rental business and art gallery. He ran all three from the gallery in a small mountain town in Southern California.    
  • Jim is very active with Non-profit Arts Organizations.   
  • In his free time, Jim enjoys working on new projects and being creative – usually work-related. He has published an e-book called, “Ending the Job Search” that he shares, both, with candidates and as a LinkedIn Advisor. It’s a compilation of tips and advice from a recruiter’s perspective.  
  • In his private life, Jim’s spouse and four dogs keep him very active. The dogs eat a raw diet that is prepared from scratch. They all enjoy going on long, daily hiking trips and traveling together.    
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