Assistant Kitchen Manager

  • PJ Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant - Maple Shade
  • Maple Shade, New Jersey
  • Aug 04, 2022
Full time

Job Description

PJ Whelihan s Pub + Restaurant

PJ Whelihan s offers the perfect blend of food, drinks and fun in a relaxed atmosphere. We're known for our many delicious flavors of buffalo wings, burgers, salads and friendly service.

With a name that pays tribute to our founder s grandfather, each PJ Whelihan s has a somewhat unique feel, but all are neighborhood establishments that deliver a great guest experience. Inside you ll find an impressive TV package that helps make PJ s the best place to catch all the sports action around a busy bar with a huge selection of beer on tap, including PJW Copper Lager, the signature house beer brewed by Victory Brewing Company. PJs famous wings are a community tradition that has built loyal customers and true fans.

At PJW Restaurant Group, our staff is the foundation of our organization and the building blocks to success. We are always looking for passionate, motivated, inspired individuals to join the team.


Our Assistant Kitchen Managers are instrumental in our day-to-day Back of House operations. As an Assistant Kitchen Manager with PJ s, you ll support the Kitchen Manager in the planning, organizing, and training necessary to achieve culinary success in our kitchen. You ll oversee food production, food quality, labor and food costs, employee hiring and retention, cleanliness and sanitation.

What you ll do:
Achieve company objectives in sales, food quality, food presentation, kitchen safety, sanitation and cleanliness through training of employees and creating a positive, productive working environment.
Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant s recipes, portioning, cooking, presentation and serving standards.
Fully understand and comply with all federal, state, county and municipal regulations that pertain to health, safety and labor requirements of the restaurant, employees and guests.
Provide timely and constructive feedback and coaching to employees regarding their performance. Ensure both positive and negative performance is documented and communicated accordingly.
Support the KM to schedule cooks and utility workers as required by anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met.
Partner with the KM in making employment and termination decisions for kitchen staff.
Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition through personal inspection and by following the restaurant s preventative maintenance programs.
Ensure that all products are received in correct unit count and condition and deliveries are performed in accordance with the PJWRG receiving policies and procedures.

Here s what you need to raise the bar with us:
At least 2 year of kitchen operations experience in a high-volume, full-service restaurant concept
Some supervisory experience preferred
ServSafe Certification required
Ability to lead and make decisions using, restaurant management guidelines
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally to employees, management and guests
Have a "can-do" attitude, initiative, and the willingness to learn and execute quickly
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks
Possess basic computer skills and the ability to work with a scheduling, time and attendance and POS system

PJW Restaurant Group
PJW Restaurant Group has been successful for more than three decades by striving for more. Our energy manifests itself in every concept we create, dish we develop, and drink we serve. We are dedicated to providing experiences that our guests look forward to.

We draw inspiration - and sustenance - from both the neighborhoods we are rooted in and our more than 1,800 employees. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a serving job get passed down from sibling to sibling or watching a line cook grow into a manager.

PJW Restaurant Group creates community destinations. We never stop pushing ourselves to elevate all we offer our guests, and we never settle for less than our best.

Nothing moves forward by standing still, so we will continue growing, continue innovating, and continue raising the bar.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee discount
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Paid training
Referral program
Vision insurance
Physical Setting:
Casual dining restaurant
10 hour shift
Day shift
Night shift
Weekend availability
Supplemental Pay:
Bonus pay

Work Location: One location