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LA Kitchen Manager
Wise Sons Delicatessen

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LA Kitchen Manager

Wise Sons Delicatessen
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Job Summary

Wage
$72k-80k per year
Job Type
Management
Job Last Posted
Job posted 5 days ago
Job Role
Kitchen Manager
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

JOIN THE WISE SONS FAMILY!
Founded in San Francisco's Mission District, Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish family recipes with the ingredients and culture that define California. With six Bay Area locations, a location in Tokyo, and a presence at multiple farmer's markets and grocery stores, we are a rapidly growing, nationally-recognized brand. And while we work hard to deliver on our core values - Quality, Cleanliness & Service - we always keep it fun! We look forward to opening our first location in West LA in summer 2021.

IN A NUTSHELL:
******This position would require relocation to Southern CA, with an anticipated opening in June*****
The Kitchen Manager (KM) is responsible for the day-to-day service, production, and catering prepared in our new restaurant and bakery, at our first Southern California location in West LA.

Beyond managing day to day operations, this position will play a crucial role laying the foundation for our future expansion throughout Southern California. To that end, we are seeking someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who’s eager to build something new. LA roots and/or local knowledge is a plus.

The KM will work in collaboration with the General Manager, Kitchen Leads, and Production Team to oversee an efficient and orderly operation, leading the kitchen through ownership of all culinary production including planning for volume and growth, hiring/staffing/training, product inventory and purchasing, quality control, recipe consistency & development, food safety, as well as overall organization and cleanliness of the space.

It is critical that the KM be a high-energy, high-performing, results-driven team member that strives to make Wise Sons a great place to work through effective leadership and an unwavering commitment to people development. This is a full-time salaried position, with benefits, that reports to the General Manager.

THE DETAILS:
Oversee daily restaurant kitchen service from prep to plate
Maintain quality control, ensuring that every plate of food is served to standards
Create and execute weekly specials and holiday menus with Wise Sons Management
Coordinate with the GM and Catering Manager to complete catering orders
Oversee Production and Bakery Prep
Ensure consistent adherence to all culinary operations, safety, product, and appearance guidelines, procedures and regulations
Oversee and manage all BOH planning and preparation including scheduling staff, hiring, production schedules, and mise-en-place
Maintain the highest standards of food safety and sanitation in accordance with company standards and local/state Health Department codes and regulations
Running an efficient kitchen, sticking to the labor budget
Manage growing kitchen staff of 10-15 people including hiring, scheduling, training, and managing, etc
Evaluate staff performance and development including, but not limited to, promotions, disciplinary actions, and terminations
Ensure all procurement inventories, system, procedures, policies, manuals, and guidelines are adhered to by all employees
Manage and control food, labor and equipment expenses to be in line with budget and forecast
Effectively eliminate waste and unnecessary expenses by controlling production volume, schedules, care of equipment/property, and inventory management
Utilize Wise Sons operating systems including order guides, prep lists, and schedules to maintain efficient operations including management of pars and maintaining food costs
Ordering and inventory of all kitchen supplies: receive deliveries from suppliers; manage supplier and vendor relationships
Work with GM to upload invoices for payment weekly
Input hours for payroll and tend to HR administration
Consistently work alongside Director of People to assist in all aspects of hiring
Oversee the cleanliness and organization of all kitchen, storage, and common use areas
Enforce proper handling and storage of all foodstuffs including, proper cooling and holding temperatures, labeling and FIFO rotation
Ensure equipment is maintained; Maintain a cleaning schedule and coordinate janitorial & dishwashing
Work closely with FOH and other departments to promote empathetic leadership and create an enjoyable working environment

PERKS WE OFFER YOU:
Competitive pay
100% paid Employee Medical Care
Access to Dental, Vision, Commuter Benefits, 401k
PTO and respect for work-life balance
Cell Phone Reimbursement
Free Bagels and Pastrami!
A great opportunity for personal growth!

THE QUALITIES and REQUIREMENTS to succeed:
- 5-7 years of experience managing a high output kitchen
- Professional, highly effective, and motivational trainer, coach and mentor with the ability to manage in a diverse and fast-paced environment
- Effective communicator; Spanish language skills a must
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Experienced and effective in using relevant technology and systems for recipes, procurement, inventory control, scheduling, and payroll including Google Suite
- Highly proficient in local and state Health Department sanitation/food safety codes & requirements.
- Experience in managing and controlling P&L lines such as waste management, inventory, food cost, equipment cost and labor cost
- Effective in dealing with internal and external guests, which requires high levels of patience, empathy and understanding
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule; weekends required
- Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds; work in a standing position for extended periods of time
- Must have Manager ServSafe Certification and a Driver’s License, or ability to get one

Please apply at https://wisesonsdeli.com/about/careers/

Jewish cuisine represents the culmination of one people’s journey across different countries, cultures and time periods. Wise Sons honors that tradition through a dedication to hiring a diverse workforce to help usher in the latest chapter of that story here in California.

Wise Sons is an equal opportunity employer. Our zero-tolerance policy means that no form of unlawful discriminatory or harassing conduct towards any employee, client, customer, or vendor in our workplace will be tolerated. 

Business Overview

Our Story

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen is dedicated to building community through traditional Jewish comfort food. Founded in San Francisco's Mission District, Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish family recipes with the ingredients and culture that define California. With five locations (for now...) and a presence at multiple farmer's markets, we are a rapidly growing, nationally-recognized brand. And while we work hard to deliver on our core values - Quality, Cleanliness & Service - we always keep it fun!

We make nearly everything in house at Wise Sons, using the best ingredients we can source. Our pastrami & corned beef is made with beef brisket that is NEVER EVER administered hormones or antibiotics. It is brined in a proprietary blend of spices and the pastrami is smoked for nearly 7 hours over real hickory wood.

All of our baked goods are made at our offsite bakery kitchen. We offer real Jewish rye made with organic rye and we double bake multiple times daily for sandwiches. Our babka is filled with 62% bittersweet Guittard chocolate and lots of real butter. We serve organic, lusciously fatty smoked salmon paired with double whipped cream cheese and our own bagels, boiled in malt inflected water before being baked.

Team Size

51-100 team members

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Culture & Perks

Benefits
Health Benefits
Mentorship
Training
Perks
Casual Dress
Daily Meals
Snacks
Team Events
Workplace
Collaborative
Fast-paced
Fun
Professional
Work-life Balance
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