Test Kitchen Facilities Manager

America's Test Kitchen Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a full-time Test Kitchen Facilities Manager to join our Kitchen Operations Team. We are looking for a dedicated, organized, intuitive and hard working individual. This role is responsible for coordinating and tracking the repair and maintenance of our test kitchen appliances, as well as managing equipment ordering and organization, in order to keep our 15,000 square foot test kitchen running efficiently and maintained to our high standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Scheduling

  • Coordinate service calls

  • Schedule preventative maintenance appts. based upon our facilities schedule

  • Manage the scheduling of our kitchen spaces

  • Record-keeping

  • Manage all facilities related docs pertaining to kitchen licensing procedures

  • Document all appliance repairs and maintenance

  • Create procedural documents

  • Ordering

  • Place all kitchen equipment related orders

  • Order books for our internal cookbook library

  • Place all paper goods and facilities related orders

  • Manage our weekly chef coat and towel rental order

  • Organizing

  • Oversee management of kitchen equipment inventory

  • Oversee kitchen equipment storage

  • Spending

  • Keep-record of all spending and turn in budget reports

  • Generate price comparison spreadsheets as needed

  • Maintaining Facilities Vendor Relations

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of vendors

  • Expand the list of wholesale kitchen equipment contacts and open new accounts

  • Special Events

  • Work with Test Kitchen Manager to plan and execute special event shipments

  • Coordinate special cleaning instructions of test kitchen areas per event needs

  • Pull and organize kitchen equipment needed for events

  • TV & Special Projects

  • Coordinate pre-TV deep cleanings, inspections, and inventories

  • Schedule functional and cosmetic checks of on-set appliances prior to filming our TV show

  • Determine equipment needs based on recipe prep lists

  • Oversee grilling areas and procedures


  • Knowledge of facilities, kitchen appliances, and kitchen equipment a plus

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities

  • Ability to accomplish projects independently or with minimal supervision

  • Ability to think creatively and recommend smart and cost-effective solutions

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of personnel

  • Possess a positive attitude

  • Possess good organizational skills with strong attention to detail


  • At least 18 years of age

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Possess strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Familiarity with the restaurant/food industries preferred

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Test Kitchen Facilities Manager

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