Kitchen Manager- Hot Restaurant Concept-Growing Quickly

JN -092019-2068
Chicago Metro Area, Illinois

Our Client is a growing restaurant group that will be opening a minimum of 3 new locations this year, they are searching for a strong adaptable Kitchen Manager for a high-volume location in the Chicago market.

The successful Kitchen Manager will manage all back of house operations, will be an effective and respected mentor to their staff, knowledgeable in all aspects of food and labor costs, and a process oriented individual. This individual needs to be driven by delivering consistent excellent results while motivating the team as the “go to” leader who has untapped entrepreneurial spirit.

Qualified candidates will possess a career history marked with proven success, especially in the below listed areas of skill, expertise, attitude and behavior:

  • Culinary skills rooted in the fundamentals with a strong background and knowledge of scratch kitchen operations
  • Passionate about the industry, what they do for a living, explore other restaurants and food venues, stays abreast of Food, Wine and Liquor Trends
  • Expertise in Kitchen administration including; purchasing, costing, scheduling, controlling expenses, budgeting, and conducting inventories
  • At least 3 years’ experience in full service, high volume, casual restaurant environment
  • Executive –level cross functional team experience
  • Flexibility that stems from the belief of valuing the team’s success before your personal motives
  • Always able to stay calm under pressure and make good decisions in the heat of the moment
  • Consistently use clear and concise communication with a willingness to give direction and be able to jump in and help at a moment’s notice
  • Pride of ownership in your team, your end product, and your service
  • A leadership style that is one of a coach, an advocate, and a teacher who respects everyone
  • You have a culinary degree or can at least prove you have learned as much

This position includes a competitive salary, top notch medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation and many other great benefits. QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED candidates please send your resume and references to Edward Culleeney, Executive Recruiter, SHS by CLICKING HERE.

The mission of Strategic Hospitality Search (SHS) is to partner with our clients throughout the US to create cultures of excellence and to enhance the careers of our candidates. SHS provides expert talent acquisition and consulting services, empowering clients to develop a more aligned work environment resulting in increased profitability and amplified innovation. To learn why hospitality leaders and entrepreneurs call on SHS When Talent Matters Most, visit

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