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Kitchen Manager/Sous Chef- Food Hall (Cincinnati, OH)

Company Name: Cincinnati Hospitality
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Oversee and manage all kitchen operations, including supervision of all kitchen staff and staffing levels, scheduling, financial targets, food safety and sanitation, housekeeping, kitchen safety and food production-related activities. Cultivate a high quality and morale of kitchen staff through training and development that supports the Our Promise strategy. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Manage staff and processes to support cost control responsibilities for food costs, labor costs and kitchen supplies
  • Develop operational goals and plans to achieve or exceed budgets, P&L variance reports and ensure staff executes against these
  • Maintain food quality and safety standards by overseeing all phases of food procurement, production, service, inventory, ordering, storage, rotation, food preparation, recipe adherence, plate presentation, and production time standards
  • Conduct daily line checks and ongoing kitchen maintenance, observe housekeeping and staff daily activities and respond to food reviews and guest feedback or scores
  • Check food deliveries for quality and order accuracy; maintain proper food inventories
  • Supervise the timeliness of food preparation to have all ticket items ready to be served within defined time standard
  • Oversee the quality of foods to ensure they are prepared and plated according to standard; train staff on menus and service standards
  • Verify proper food safety/sanitation standards are met, such as temperature logs, timely temperature checks, maintenance of proper cooking and holding temperatures, proper labeling of prepared line items and storage and correct slacking procedures
  • Comply with federal, state, local and company food safety guidelines, food handling procedures and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) rules governing sanitation and the cleanliness/maintenance of kitchen
  • Develop daily special menu creations and costing
  • Manage front of house (FOH) and back of house (BOH) when acting manager on duty
  • Maintain flexibility to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years of kitchen experience
  • 2+ years management experience in a full service, moderate to high-volume restaurant
  • Strong communication and leadership skills with proven success motivating teams and maintaining high retention rates
  • Proven success driving sales and maintaining labor and food costs
  • Serve Safe Certification must be current or attained within 6 months or less
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of and adherence to licensing and labor laws, health and safety regulations and food handling and hygiene laws
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to change
  • Ability to work in a standing position for an entire shift
  • Able to reach, bend, stoop, push and lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Associate Degree in culinary arts , Other: Culinary certificate from a two-year college or technical school
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Education Level: None
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
    Regions: Midwest

    States: Ohio; Indiana; Kentucky


    Jobs at Restaurant Group: At Kitchen 1883, our team members have a passion for people and the food that people love to eat!  Our team members are encouraged to share their passion for food with our guests and help us create an environment focused on hospitality and quality service that is unmatched in the industry.  Kitchen 1883 offers competitive pay, rewards and benefits designed to meet a variety of needs, no matter where you are in your life. If you are food impassioned, have a hobby in sharing great food finds and are interested in opportunities to grow your food career, we are hungry to learn more about you.  


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Cincinnati Hospitality || [[mfield2]] || Restaurant/Hospitality || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Housekeeping, Food Safety, Manager, Healthcare, Quality, Management

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