Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Culinary Manager will ensure Operational Excellence across all facets of the restaurant by instilling high standards and delivering superior results in all areas of the business food cost, outstanding food quality, profitability, ordering and par management , training & development, and facilities management. The Culinary Manager will accomplish results through high level leadership behaviors (The How vs. The What) as outlined in this job description. The Culinary Manager is expected to operate successfully through people with influence and inspirational leadership to achieve outstanding results. The Culinary Manager will effectively communicate and model the company vision and brand standards to all members of the management team and hourly team.
Essential job functions:
Ensure all menu items are consistently prepared and according to Cheddar's recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards.
Responsible for safety and sanitation procedures and standards in the HOH on each shift.
Ensure all culinary team members are trained on Cheddar's safety and sanitation standards and procedures.
Maintain communication between FOH and HOH during each shift to ensure timely and accurate preparation and service of all meals to our guests ensuring a Wow guest experience.
Ensure all orders are received and stored according to Cheddar's standards.
Follow Cheddar's guidelines for production to ensure proper prep levels for each shift. Oversee and direct each culinary team member on their area's prep list to ensure recipe adherence, adequate prep levels according to business projections and completion of prep in a timely manner.
Maintain staffing levels in the HOH through proper hiring, training, development and scheduling of culinary team members.
Control and maintain food cost and usage by proper ordering, rotation and storage of products, recipe adherence and waste control procedures.
Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of all kitchen equipment, floors, walls, walk-in coolers and storage areas.
Must check and maintain proper food holding and refrigeration procedures. Each shift complete a Quality Food check and record temperatures and food quality.
Each shift complete a HACCP checklist. Record and address all issues. Maintain a file of all past HACCP inspections for at least 30 days.
Must be able to complete all administrative paperwork and procedures required each shift.
Leads with a Positive Attitude:Your results are based on your actions which stem from positive beliefs. You are optimistic and expect favorable outcomes.
Coaches and Develops:Coaches and grows the talent of others by providing feedback, holding people accountable, and rewarding and recognizing success. Demonstrates a sincere interest in the development and success of others
Leads with Integrity and Consistency: Makes decisions based on what is right, not comfortable.
Problem Solving:Effectively solves difficult problems by gathering relevant information and understanding complexities/relationships among problems or issues.
Communicates Effectively:Communicates clearly and effectively with people inside and outside of the organization in both written and verbal form.
Makes Sound Decisions:Anticipates potential problems through careful and systematic evaluation of information and quickly decides on the most appropriate action. Considers alternatives and possible consequences, they can decide upon a course of action and assume responsibility for their decisions. Understands every decision has an end result
Highly Organized:Plans proactively and effectively. Be a good steward with your time. Moves with a sense of meaning and purpose.
Supports Change:Takes action to support and implement change initiatives effectively.
Builds Diverse Teams:Embraces different thought and perspectives. Shows respect and sensitivity to the feelings and perspectives of all guests, employees, regardless of background or position.
Delivers Results:Delivers Business Performance by maintaining a high level of personal commitment to getting things done.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Competency with current technology- computer skills, email, smart phone, etc.
Displays great energy to sustain a high level of activity over time
Must have a strong sense of urgency
Demonstrates a high level ability to achieve goals through others
Communicates what people need to know- the good and the bad.
Has a strong commitment to developing others.
Seeks feedback (on self and others) and turns it into action to address performance opportunities
Displays a sense of humor- knows how to effectively use humor in interpersonal interactions with managers and employees.
Understands that every decision has an impact on your team, our Guests and the Brand.
Understands and embraces the importance of a diverse workforce and takes steps to develop and promote diverse personnel into leadership roles.
Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
Must have the stamina to work 55 to 65 hours per week.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.