Upscale Fast Casual General Manager

Sunset Beach, CA 90742

Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Job Number: JN -042019-35397 Pay Rate: $65,000 - $75,000

Growing company with a fun atmosphere is looking to add smiling faces and great personalities to their team! General managers need to be sincerely focused on quality product and the development of their team. Scratch kitchen experience is a plus, as is experience with multiple revenue streams. If you have 2-5 years of experience in fast casual or casual restaurants, submit your resume for immediate consideration. The ideal candidate comes from independent restaurants and has a passion for the culture within a restaurant, as well as initiative to run their restaurant without extreme oversight.

Restaurant General Manager Responsibilities:

  • Effectively train staff in a high-volume scratch kitchen restaurant
  • Hire, evaluate, and develop staff
  • Check freshness and quality of ingredients
  • Ensure accurate ordering
  • Adaptability within the business
  • Build rapport with repeat and first-time guests
  • Work with management to create a memorable experience for guests
  • Bubbly, positive, and fun personality
  • Ability to work late nights from time to time

Restaurant General Manager Qualifications:

  • No more than 2 jobs in the past 5 years
  • Knowledge of bar cost and labor systems
  • Hands-on experience with guests
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with New Restaurant Openings a plus!
  • No more than 3 years' total corporate/chain experience
Restaurant General Manager Benefits:
  • Professional growth
  • 50-55 hours/week
  • Salary of $65K-$75K
  • Obtainable bonus structure
  • PTO
  • Medical/Dental Insurance

Jason DeSpain
Senior Recruiter

Nothing sounds better than the excitement of a candidate finding their perfect job/company or a client finding just the right person for the job. I feel like less of a “headhunter” and more of a matchmaker! I thoroughly enjoy our team here at Goodwin, and knowing that we stand firm on integrity, congruent relationships, and transparent communication makes me proud to be a part of this brand.

  • Jason DeSpain joined Goodwin Recruiting in the summer of 2017 and has been successful in learning the business, the companies, and the operators.
  • Growing up in the deserts of Arizona where agriculture was one of the primary sources of income, Jason understood the importance of producing food for the community. Having a hands-on appreciation for farming in the searing desert heat of 122 degrees, he gravitated to the business side. He found that guest interactions and the people business were where he thrived most while working at a local pizza restaurant. Jason developed his joy for cooking watching his mom. She didn’t win Chopped or Iron Chef, but she was the first to awaken his culinary passion!
  • Jason attended the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University (NAU), one of the best in the world. NAU provided Jason with deep industry insights through one-on-one relationships with the professors and future leaders in the industry. Here he gained well-rounded, valuable, hands-on knowledge and skills managing hotels as well as restaurants.
  • Jason’s operations experience includes managing Desert Highlands Golf Club, Mastro’s Steakhouse, Village Tavern, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Ruby Tuesday, and Flip Burger Boutique. During these great experiences, he learned to find the best talent for the position, be it hourly or management roles.
  • As a father of three between ages 5 and 13, Jason stays busy with coaching soccer, being Scoutmaster of a BSA troop, church, and overall just being a taxi driver for his kids! Traveling, camping, boating, motorcycles, scuba diving, flying, and being the best father and husband he can sums up Jason in a nutshell.
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