WHO YOU ARE:

You are a part of the foundation of our leadership team and help us achieve success as an organization every day. You are an expert in creating world-class guest experience in our locations and you deliver this experience by connecting with our guests, facilitating the team experience, sharing top-quality food and menu education, and speaking authentically about our community and culture. You will be overseeing all parts of the operation and providing leadership and coaching to our team. You take initiative, have strong assessment skills and provide feedback for your team and are agile in adapting to the ebbs and flows of the day to day business.

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

The ideal candidate will be dependable, hands on, detail-oriented and extremely professional. This position demands a candidate that thrives in a high-pressure environment and has experience in building a winning team. Expectations and objectives include:

Leadership:
• Exude core values of the business in every way. As a member of our leadership team, you will play an integral role in the development of our corporate culture.
• Be a role model for staff every day. Develop others into professionals and lead our staff to be a model of excellence.
• Have constant awareness and understanding of all other positions in the BOH.
• Teach, mentor, and motivate the kitchen staff to uphold and exceed the highest standards of communication, quality, consistency, and execution
• Continually evaluate and guide team members to improve and grow into their full potential.
• Perform and oversee all managerial duties including opening and closing the kitchen.
• Interview, hire and manage the process of staffing the positions in the BOH.
• Train all staff with regards to food preparation, quality standards and health and safety regulations to ensure that all are followed consistently

Culinary:

• Must rapidly develop an understanding of every aspect of all stations in the kitchen and be able to produce every menu item from our kitchen according to our standards.
• Carry out the correct procedure of preparations, presentation, and portion control for all raw and cooked foods in accordance with the highest standards.
• Be able to expedite and lead the kitchen and its staff during prep and service.
• Plan, oversee, and execute daily prep lists and ensure all items are prepared to the highest quality.
• Oversee and manage all BOH planning and preparation, including staff scheduling, hiring, and production schedules.
• Completes daily produce and dry goods orders according to consumption
• Weekly/Period End Food Inventory
• Monitors food shipments to ensure they meet established purchasing specifications.

Financial:
• Run an efficient kitchen, sticking to the labor budget.
• Manage and control food, labor, and equipment expenses to be in line with budget and forecast. Effectively eliminate waste and unnecessary expenses by controlling production volume, schedules, care of equipment/property, and inventory management

Operations:
• Maintain the highest standards of food safety and sanitation in accordance with company standards and local/state Health Department codes and regulations.
• Maintain a clean and safe environment in the BOH and ensure all SOP’s and food safety practices are followed and documented daily.
• Understand and follow all labor and break guidelines.

    ABOUT US:

    Love Serve Remember is the family owned community-driven hospitality company that runs Cafe Gratitude. We are proud to offer compensation that sets a new standard for the industry by offering higher hourly rates, benefits (medical, vision, dental), employee discounts, as well as favorable initiatives to retain our team members. We understand that our team is the cornerstone to our business’ success.

    You can find our neighborhood spots and destination restaurants around the Southern California area, and we serve 100% organic, plant-based local ingredients every day. Our mission is to combine exceptional service and culinary excellence in a relaxed and approachable, yet bustling atmosphere while inspiring our team to live inspired lives. We strive to build a very strong team and seek individuals for their friendliness, intelligence, work ethic and professionalism. We expect that each member of our team will make choices based on the priorities set forth by our mission, demonstrating extraordinary care and respect for: each other, our guests and our community.

    Job Type: Full Time

    Salary: $75,000 - $85,000

    Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Manager Meal Cards, Restaurant Performance Based Bonus Structure