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Executive Kitchen Manager

Company: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants is a modern casual Napa-inspired full-service restaurant with a scratch kitchen, full bar, winery-inspired private event space and an artisan retail market. We currently have over 49 locations in 10 states throughout the U.S. We have 6000 employees and continue to grow that number. We are home to the largest wine club in the country with over 500,000 Wine Club Members! We are a lifestyle brand centered around wine and focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives.Our team has a true passion for food and is always working to ensure that we deliver only the most fresh, high quality and wonderfully tasting food that our guests have come to expect. All of our menu items are made with peak-of-season ingredients and are thoughtfully paired with Cooper's Hawk wines. Our focus on innovation helps us introduce new, exciting items each season, while still offering Cooper's Hawk favorite dishes.Our Executive Kitchen Manager will lead, coach, and develop Managers, MIDs, and Team Members to create Community by living the Cooper's Hawk values. Responsible for the overall success of the kitchen through financial, operational, and development goals. Partnering with the GM, the Executive Kitchen Manager ensures execution of the highest quality of food and service. Responsible for conducting weekly inventory. Sets and achieves both personal and team development goals. Focuses on driving standards of excellence and consistent business growth. Acts as a Cooper's Hawk brand ambassador.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees overall kitchen operations
  • Responsible for coaching and development Kitchen Manager and Kitchen Supervisor performance
  • Adheres to policies and trains others on standard operating systems and procedures
  • Ensures collaboration between kitchen and front of house operations
  • Represents Cooper's Hawk vision and values and creates a respectful, positive, and professional work environment
  • Oversees Kitchen systems, training, and leadership development: o Conducts and oversees final Kitchen interviewso Introduces and supervises the implementation of kitchen training materials to the teamo Ensures highly executed food quality, menu and system rollouts, and Kitchen initiativeso Reviews and approves Kitchen schedules in a timely mannero Responsible for labor execution and identifying staffing needso Retains Kitchen Managers, MIDs and Team Members
  • Maintains consistent and high quality food, safety, sanitation, and facility standards
  • Leads Kitchen Community meetings based on the Cooper's Hawk values, open communication, and an inspiring approach with the team
  • Demonstrates depth of knowledge in food quality and recipes
  • Responsible for achieving monthly financial metrics in and involving Kitchen Managers to achieve results
  • Responsible for weekly food inventory and associated results
  • Effectively utilizes computer systems and other technologiesIDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
    • 2-3 years of Executive Kitchen Management experience in high volume, full service restaurant
    • Scratch kitchen experience preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to read, understand, and communicate in English
    • Demonstrates financial acumen
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
    • Preferred certifications include ServSafe and state/local licensing requirements
    • Extensive food knowledge and quality standards
    • Scratch kitchen experience preferred
    • A minimum age requirement of 21 yearsAt Cooper's Hawk, we care about our Team Members! We know you spend a lot of time at work, so we are committed to you living your best life – inside and out of our restaurants. Below is a summary of our benefit offerings*:
      • Competitive base salary AND Quarterly Bonus Opportunity
      • Annual loyalty increase!
      • Health, Well-being and Retirement Savings benefits including:
        • 2 medical insurance plans available through BCBS: PPO and High Deductible (with HSA)
        • Dental insurance through BCBS
        • Wellness Program allows for significant savings on medical premiums
        • Vision insurance through VSP
        • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for both Health and Dependent Care
        • 100% employer-paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
        • Voluntary Life allows for additional coverage for self, spouse and children
        • Voluntary Short-Term Disability (STD)
        • 100% employer-paid Long-Term Disability (LTD)
        • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free and confidential for you and your family!
        • Paid Parental Leave for men and women
          • Up to 10 weeks paid for recuperation for women and up to 2 weeks paid for bonding time for both men and women
          • Vacation Days
          • Discounts on dining, carry-out, retail and wine, and monthly dining allowance
          • CHarity Day (Community Give-Back!)
          • Complimentary Birthday entrée certificate
          • Complimentary meal on shift
          • Complimentary uniforms for Kitchen Managers
          • Training and Development:
            • Formal Training and Transition/Executive Coaching Programs for all Managers-in-Development
            • Clearly defined career path and promotion criteria allowing for ongoing growth and development
            • Focused Individual Development Plans for all managers
            • Wine Scholarship Program
            • For Senior Managers – Eligible for Nomination into Emerging Leader Program
            • For GMs/EKMs - Driving Development Program (BMW Incentive!)*Certain benefits are contingent upon additional terms, other restrictions and various eligibility requirements.Cooper's Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Sarasota , Executive Kitchen Manager, Executive , Sarasota, Florida

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