Kitchen Manager

  • Plucked Chicken & Beer- Ashley Korba
  • El Segundo, California
  • Jul 30, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Kitchen Manager

We are pleased to announce our 2nd Southern California location opening soon in El Segundo. After 10 years of success in Northern California and a very successful year and half in Orange, we couldn't be more excited about adding our El Segundo location.

We are looking for an experienced and energetic individual with great leadership skills who will contribute to a fun, friendly, and fast paced BBQ heaven, all while developing a dynamic team. The Kitchen Manager must lead by example in every area of the kitchen. Must be passionate about building a loyal fan base, with a desire to continuously develop systems and staff to provide the best possible experience to our guests again and again.

Job Description

The Kitchen Manager reports to the Executive Kitchen Manager and is responsible for all aspects of food quality and the timely preparation of food for our guests. The Kitchen Manger also has financial responsibility for food and labor costs.

Requirements

We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Manager with great leadership skills who will contribute to a fun, friendly, and fast paced environment while developing a dynamic team. Our Kitchen Managers must lead by example in every area of the restaurant and must be passionate about building a loyal fan base, with a desire to continuously develop systems and staff to provide the best possible experience to our guests again and again.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assisting in the responsibility for the overall P&L success of the restaurant, accountable to the financials.
  • Assisting in the development and management of all BOH staff. All staff and managers will be developed based upon Sauced standards and systems that are in place with more to come.
  • Opening and closing restaurant shifts throughout the year including holidays as necessary.
  • Supervising all employees for your scheduled shifts, including documenting employee issues, disciplining employees, shift highlights, cash balancing and identifying problems.
  • Work closely with the General Manager & Executive Kitchen Manager to ensure costs are managed at all times.
  • Assisting in the writing of timely and accurate sales and labor forecast for the restaurant with communication to executive team.
  • Filling in wherever needed in the restaurant when there is an absence by one of your employees.
  • Implementing and maintaining proper food/beverage handling processes in relationship to the health and safety of employees and customers. Follow all systems and checklists in place to ensure proper food safety and quality.
  • Developing yourself, other managers and staff on Sauced standards in service, food quality, and sanitation.
  • Communicating with Human Resources concerning any staff members or managers that could result in a financial loss for the company.
  • Hiring and maintaining staff according to set pars for the Restaurant location while developing the management team on how to identify quality staff.
  • Maintaining Sauced food standards at all times.
  • The requirements of this job will be 50 hours minimum per week with the expectation that you will work longer when required, until your job is complete. You are eligible for 10 days of paid time off (PTO) annually which will begin accruing immediately and a quarterly bonus based various metrics.
Company Introduction

We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring authentic BBQ to California. Our goal at Sauced is to always provide excellent food, creative cocktails, and an unmatched southern charm and ambiance. We want every one of our guests to become a part of our extended family and walk out of our doors with a memorable experience and a full stomach.
My cousin Brenden and I (Barrett) have been dreaming of owning a restaurant since our early college years. Quite frankly, Brenden loved to cook and I loved to eat some things never change. We were both born in 1979, and although we grew up on opposite sides of the country, we always stayed close. I grew up in Pleasanton, CA while Brenden was raised in Atlanta, GA yes this means he has been to countless NASCAR races and has probably owned a pair of Wranglers at some point. In our early 30's (still 2,500 miles apart), it was time to stop dreaming and turn our passion into reality. Several years later, we did just that Sauced BBQ Spirits was born in downtown Livermore, CA on April 22, 2012!
I bet at this point, as long as you have not fallen asleep, you are wondering how the barbecue came to be. Well, many years ago Brenden acquired a ceramic smoker which he swears by, called a Big Green Egg (Ask him about it and he will probably have you buying one before you leave the restaurant).He fell in love with BBQ and spent years cooking and practicing the art and science of it in his backyard, eventually starting a competition BBQ team in the Atlanta area. The team scored well in several categories, most notably in the "Most Beer Consumed" category.
While Brenden was perfecting his BBQ recipes, we took it upon ourselves to spend thousands of hours in different bars and restaurants throughout the country drinking errrr researching the art of the cocktail. We even made it to Kentucky to learn how to make a Mint Julep and New Orleans to research wait I don't remember much of anything in New Orleans. Anyways, it was exhausting but it just had to be done for the good of the cause.
In creating Sauced, we really wanted to bring the South to Northern California, so we literally did just that. All the wood and corrugated ceiling in here are reclaimed and shipped in from barns in Georgia and North Carolina. I even had Brenden shipped in. We opened Sauced with the invaluable help of a lot of families (our Wives, Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Children) and friends along the way. We hope the final product is one you will want to experience over and over again for any occasion.
Thanks so much for joining us at Sauced BBQ & Spirits,
Sincerely Barret & Brenden