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General Manager for The Well Organic Kitchen
The Well Oakland

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General Manager for The Well Organic Kitchen

The Well Oakland

Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time, Management
Job Last Posted
Job posted 5 days ago
Job Role
Restaurant Manager
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

General Manager - Full Time

About The Well & Our Mission : The Well is a place for people to come together for nourishing food, drinks, and herbal products. The owner has created a menu & retail items inspired by her Chinese heritage, Bay Area upbringing, and background in herbal studies. 

About You: You are a health-conscious chef or restauranteur with a business-oriented mind, a knack for numbers and a connection to nutrition and wellness. You believe in our mission and proactively envision the many ways you can contribute to it on a daily basis, including representing The Well as a primary leader. Maintaining budgets plus communications and outreach are activities you enjoy and that come naturally to you. You have a strong track record of general cafe or restaurant management and you’re comfortable managing a team in a manner that supports our values and culture. You’re invested in successfully translating The Well’s vision into practical application, and can skillfully juggle the many different things that make this possible. You have the energy and creativity to play a key part in ensuring our cafe is a living, thriving place that nurtures our Bay Area community for years to come.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Builds culture, environment, sales and customer loyalty
  • Oversees day-to-day operation of The Well, including scheduling, feedback systems, and kitchen operations (in conjunction with our Kitchen Manager)
  • Builds product excellence and ensure quality control of all products
  • Hires, fires, trains, and onboards employees
  • Ensures financial health & assists in executing initiatives to increase sales and reach sales goals
  • Is the main point of communication for the team, neighboring businesses, and the public
  • Acts as floor manager when working behind the counter and is manager-on-call at other designated times
  • Consistently communicates and strategizes with owner and Kitchen Manager


  • High school diploma, general education degree, or equivalent required
  • Previous cafe/restaurant management experience required

Key Qualities and Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high integrity, clear communication skills
  • Excellent time management, planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Positive attitude, friendly and upbeat personality
  • Detail-oriented, able to maintain and execute high quality standards of the workplace and operations 

Terms of employment: Full time starting in June or July of 2021
Direct Supervisor: Owner
Compensation: Salaried. Competitive pay based on experience.
Benefits: Paid time off; Health, dental, and vision.
Hours: 40 hours/week, semi-flexible, typical schedule Thursday-Monday 9am-5pm
To apply: Please send cover letter and resume with General Manager in the subject line

We are an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Apply if looking for: restaurant general manager, restaurant gm, assistant manager, supervisor, team lead, crew lead

Business Overview

Our Story

The Well Cafe is a place for people to come together for herbal drinks, food, kava, and tea in North Oakland.  We believe deeply that food is medicine and are working to re-ignite the collective wisdom of our ancestors and to put this traditional knowledge back in the hands of the people. We do this by serving unique and delicious drinks and food, working with small local farmers, chefs and herbalists, hosting educational events and workshops, and offering everything at affordable prices.

We practice business that has people and plants at the center. We provide friendly and inclusive service, authentic communication and educational ordering. We source our produce and dairy from local farms and school/youth garden programs following sustainable agriculture principles. Our herbs and teas are sustainably harvested, fair trade, and/or wildcrafted. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products. 

We engage ourselves and our local community in conversations about health and wellness, alternative healing, social justice, gentrification, sustainable food production.We build up and support the unbelievable talent, wisdom, and skills of local artisinal chefs, bakers, herbalists, and artists through our rotating featured chef menu item, pop-up dinners, herbal preparations, locally made desserts and snacks, our retail space, and gallery. 


Culture & Perks

Minority Owned
Women Owned
Community Oriented
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