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Kitchen Manager

Company: Little Donkey
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany Overview For the past several years, the original location of Little Donkey Mexican Restaurant in the lovely neighborhood of Homewood, AL has been an oasis offering fantastic food and gracious service in a lively location. Little Donkey has grown to include a location just outside of Birmingham, on Highway 280 in the Greystone neighborhood and a Montgomery, AL outpost. Our dining rooms are bustling with energy and our bright and breezy patios offer outdoor dining options. Each day fresh salsas are made, meats are stewed and smoked, seasonal vegetables cared for and cooked to be served with our tortillas that are made from scratch throughout the day. That means that we make flour tortilla dough and soak and grind corn for masa that we form into tortillas by hand and cook on the hot comal (iron pan) in our kitchen. The bar features a robust craft cocktail menu as well as classics where we feature local beer, wine, cold, bottled Topo Chico, soft drinks and house-made horchata and Jamaica (hibiscus)—something for everyone! Job Summary The Service Manager's role is to provide uncompromised excellence at all times, making the Guest and the Food the heart and passion of all they do. This includes ensuring consistent execution of all FOH and BOH systems and profitability by providing and ensuring quality training, coaching and follow- through. The Manager is accountable for service standards, systems, cleanliness, organization, Employee engagement and the Guest experience including suggestive selling, answering questions, taking and delivering the Guests' order, follow up to ensure each Guest receives their correct food and/or drink order, and every Guest is made to feel welcome at all times. Responsibilities

  • Knowledgeable of all Kitchen (Expo, prep and line quality identifiers and standards) and Dining Room systems and operations (To-Go,Host, Bar, and service standards); must demonstrate the ability to run effective shifts in all aspects of the restaurant.
  • Provides direction, coaching, and leadership for all Employees including training, safety and sanitation, and company policies andprocedures.
  • Responsible for establishing and appropriately communicating goals to General Manager on a regular basis.
  • Communicates effectively with the Management Team and staff.
  • Effectively maintains the restaurant's facility, both exterior and interior, to The Little Donkey standards (clean, neat, and organized) and ensures sufficient supply levels of tools available for both FOH and BOH Team Members to execute their responsibilities.
  • Knowledgeable of inventory procedures and is able to complete weekly inventory in their area of responsibility.
  • Writes department schedule, effectively maintaining labor goals and Guest satisfaction. The schedule should be planned using forecasted sales and labor budget, while taking Employee availabilities, requests and vacations into consideration.
  • Responsible for posting department schedule in a timely manner. Ensures adequate advance notice is provided when posting holidayschedules.
  • Communicates effectively with vendors.
  • Provides direction, coaching, and leadership for all Employees including FOH and BOH training, safety and sanitation, and companypolicies and procedures.
  • Interviews and assists in the hiring of all departments to maintain appropriate staffing par levels.
  • Effectively maintains an area of responsibility in restaurant that include Prep, Line execution, and Expo to include recipe adherence,cleanliness and sanitation, kitchen and storage organization, and employee kitchen knowledge is accomplished by coaching throughoutand after the shift. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Exceptional leadership and motivational skills required. Must be able to attract, train, develop and retain the very best Employees in the industry.
    • Exceptionally strong Guest focus mentality, with the ability to provide an exceptional dining experience for each Guest.
    • Ability to define, measure and attain stretch financial goals for the restaurant – with a focus on year-over-year sales growth, Guest count increases, effective staffing levels, great service, add-on sales, and labor cost management.
    • Ability to see, hear, read, and write. Basic math and verbal communication skills required.
    • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal direction. Benefits/Perks
      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Vision Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • Disability Insurance
      • Employee Discount
      • Flexible Schedule
      • Vacation Pay

Keywords: Little Donkey, Montgomery , Kitchen Manager, Executive , Montgomery, Alabama

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