Kitchen Lead

  • Tatte Bakery & Café
  • Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Jun 16, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Our Kitchen Managers assist in overseeing all kitchen operations in their café and will contribute to the success and growth of the kitchen team of cooks, prep cooks and dishwashers. The Kitchen Manager must be able to manage shifts in a fast-paced, high-volume environment in the absence of a chef. Our Kitchen Managers are also typically interested in progressing towards a chef role. A passion for amazing food made from scratch and genuine hospitality are a must at Tatte.

Scope of Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Adheres to recipe, portioning, and presentation standards
  • Establishes a strong understanding of our menu through daily tasting
  • Coaches kitchen team members in food preparation, safe handling, operation of equipment, food safety and sanitation based on Company and regulatory standards
  • Runs shifts according to established production and service guidelines
  • Maintains cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, storage and work areas
  • Assists with food cost to stay within established guidelines while assuring that product is portioned and fresh in the café.
  • Assists with implementation of seasonal menu changes
  • Completes administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions / Essential Functions

  • Ability and desire to work a flexible schedule based on sales trends and business needs which will include days, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work 8-10 hour-plus shifts, plus ability to stand, squat or walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to grasp, reach overhead, push, lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 6 months of line cook experience in a high-volume foodservice operation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and proven passion for culinary excellence
  • Understands the importance of quality product, visual presentation, efficient production, safety & sanitation, and food cost controls
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally and effectively
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • High School education or equivalent

Preferred Skills:

  • 6 months of supervisor experience
  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Previous experience working with UltiPro Onboarding & Recruiting, Toast - POS System, CrunchTime and Teamworks (highly preferred)
  • ServSafe, Allergen and Chokesaver certifications

Our Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive pay (starting at $20/hr)
  • 401(k) (with a vesting match)
  • Free EAP employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedule with no late nights
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Internal English and Spanish classes
  • Free meals and drinks
  • Exciting potential for growth