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Kitchen Manager Needed For An Upscale Caribbean R

Company: Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen
Location: Miami
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAre you an experienced Kitchen Manager looking to grow your career with a leading company in the restaurant industry? Do you have experience preparing Caribbean cuisine?Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen is Wynwood, Miami's first and only full-service, upscale Caribbean dining experience. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, a full bar, fine art, and an authentic jerk stand outside by the Terrezza. Our customers, "Come fi di food but stay fi di vibes".We are looking for a professional Kitchen Manager that is passionate about the food industry. You will be responsible for all kitchen functions including food purchasing, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, sanitation and cleanliness, training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation, plate presentation, portion, cost control, and sanitation and cleanliness.Main ingredients of the job:

  • Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of DUKUNOO JAMAICAN KITCHEN. Responsible for maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules for kitchen floors, mats, walls, hoods, other equipment, and food storage areas.
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
  • Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Check and maintain proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points.
  • Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
  • Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products from storage areas, product storage procedures, standard recipes, and waste control procedures.
  • Instruct cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
  • Work with restaurant managers to plan and price menu items, establish portion sizes and prepare standard recipe cards for all new menu items.
  • Supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in food preparation.
  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant's recipes, portioning, cooking, and serving standards.
  • Schedule personnel as required for anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Order or requisition food, equipment, or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Ensure that all products are ordered according to predetermined product specifications and received in the correct unit count and condition.
  • Ensure that deliveries are performed in accordance with the restaurant's receiving policies and procedures.
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Check the quantity and quality of received products.
  • Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.
  • Coordinate planning, budgeting, or purchasing for all the food operations.
  • Analyze recipes to assign prices to menu items, based on food, labor, and overhead costs. (To be done in conjunction with Head Chef)
  • Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
  • Meet with sales representatives to negotiate prices or order supplies.
  • Oversee and ensure that restaurant policies on employee performance appraisals are followed and completed on a timely basis.
  • Oversee and ensure that restaurant policies regarding personnel are followed, and administer prompt, fair, and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules, and procedures.
  • Provide orientation of company and department rules, policies, and procedures to new kitchen employees.
  • Oversee the continuous training of kitchen employees on kitchen equipment, utensils, cleanliness, sanitation practices, first-aid, CPR, proper lifting and carrying techniques, and handling hazardous materials.
  • Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes or menus, taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients or the likely number of guests. IE. New DJK Salad and Dessert - Dukunoo pudding asap
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques or equipment to 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.
  • Meet with guests to discuss menus for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, or banquets.
  • Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports, and schedules in an organized and timely manner.
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests' needs and support the operation of the restaurant.
  • Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.What you bring to the table:
    • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role, managing a team of at least five individuals
    • In-depth knowledge of kitchen health and safety regulations.
    • Ability to work well in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent problem-solving and conflict management abilities.
    • Outstanding communication and organizational skills.
    • Must have experience in preparing Caribbean cuisine
    • In-depth knowledge of kitchen health and safety regulations.
    • Ability to work nights and weekends
    • Must be able to lift at least 30lbs
    • Must be computer savvy with the ability to track and maintain an inventory system
    • Self-Motivated with great leadership capabilities
    • Stable work history with positive references
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
    • Manage kitchen staff, schedule shifts, and coordinate food orders
    • Must be able to price menu items in collaboration with the Head Chef
    • Experienced at training kitchen staff on prep work and food plating techniques
    • Must be able to provide weekly and monthly reports
    • Knowledgeable in food safety practices to ensure the restaurant is in compliance at all time Nice to have:
      • Diploma, certificate, or degree in Culinary Arts
      • Currently seeking a diploma, certificate, or degree in culinary artsWe are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Dukunoo Jamaican Kitchen, Miami , Kitchen Manager Needed For An Upscale Caribbean R, Executive , Miami, Florida

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