Kitchen Manager - Outback Steakhouse - St. Mary's / California MD

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. California , MD 20619

Posted 2 days ago

Company Overview

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian themed steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company's strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.

We're proud to do things uniquely at Outback and strive to positively impact the lives of our people we call "Outbackers". We believe if you treat people "Just Right" then success is assured to follow. It's a culture of respect and camaraderie that breeds enthusiasm. We start with indulging each customer like a guest in our own home. We continue by committing to the success of each and every Outbacker to be trained to the best of their ability.

Outback Steakhouse is always looking for dedicated, fun-loving people to help make our restaurants a success.

Job Responsibilities

As a Restaurant Kitchen Manager, you will be responsible for the daily operations of all back-of-the-house functions for your assigned restaurant and for providing nothing but the finest food for our customers. This will include leadership of all kitchen employees as well as ensuring that all recipes, food preparations and presentations meet Outback's specifications and commitment to quality

Your specific duties as a Restaurant Kitchen Manager will include:

  • Directing and checking the progress of the prep staff and checking for food quality and consistency

  • Assisting in the hiring and training of back-of-the-house employees

  • Checking all kitchen equipment and setting it up for daily use

  • Enforcing safety and sanitary practices, maintenance and regulatory compliance for the kitchen area

  • Ensuring that operational basics and standards are adhered to with total commitment and passion: includes line checks, testing, training, recipe adherence, window management, cook times, etc.

  • Ensuring that all menu items are made according to recipe and presented in Outback's Serious Food manner

  • Supervising the set-up and food production areas within the kitchen to maximize productivity and minimize waste

  • Managing staffing levels and shift assignments

  • Keeping kitchen, dish, and storage areas clean and organized

  • Checking and balancing product inventory from previous day of business as well as placing food and supply orders

  • Setting excellent customer service and work examples

Job Requirements

As a Restaurant Kitchen Manager, you must be dependable, self-reliant and passionate about good food and exceptional customer service. It is vital that you combine strong organizational and prioritization skills with professional dedication and a team-oriented attitude.

Specific qualifications for the position include:

  • 2-year Associate's degree or a minimum of 1 year of previous management experience

  • Passing grade in Management Assessment testing

  • Solid knowledge of food and food measurements

  • Strong work history

  • Availability to work a flexible schedule

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States

  • Minimum 21 years of age

  • Certification in food safety, preferred

  • Sanitation certificate, preferred

  • Previous restaurant management experience, preferred

  • Willingness to relocate within the assigned region, preferred

  • Basic computer proficiency, preferred


As a Restaurant Kitchen Manager with Outback Steakhouse, you will be part of an established and successful company with one of the most recognizable national brand names in casual dining. Our company culture is geared toward customer service, innovation and fun, and you will find plenty of support from all levels of the organization. We offer comprehensive training as well as plenty of opportunities for professional development and advancement toward roles of greater responsibility. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package, including benefits.

Here's some of what we offer:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Prescription card

  • Life insurance

  • Short- and long-disability

  • 401(k)

  • Meal discount

  • Adoption assistance

  • Vacation

  • Flexible spending

  • Employee assistance program

Bloomin' Brands is an equal opportunity employer.

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Kitchen Manager - Outback Steakhouse - St. Mary's / California MD

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