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Join Our Team and thrive as a KITCHEN MANAGER at Uncle Julio's!

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in an upscale casual dining environment? Uncle Julio's Restaurant Group is seeking experienced and passionate managers to join our team and help us create Mexican memories for our guests.

As a Kitchen Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting the efficient operation of the kitchen and ensuring the delivery of high-quality culinary experiences. Collaborating closely with the Executive Kitchen Manager, you will assist in overseeing and coordinating all aspects of kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and inventory management. Your responsibilities will include supervising and training kitchen staff, maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards, and adhering to food safety regulations. Additionally, you will assist in implementing menu enhancements, monitoring food costs, and optimizing kitchen workflows.

Why Uncle Julio’s?

Pride in the brand: At Uncle Julio's, we have a heritage of using only the freshest ingredients and highest quality food in a scratch kitchen. You can take pride in serving our guests top-notch Tex-Mex cuisine made with premium ingredients, creative and innovative menu offerings, and exceptional presentation and flavor profiles.

Growth opportunities: Uncle Julio's is a growth company with a management career ladder, consistently opening 2-3 restaurants each year. Join us and be part of a brand that is on the rise, offering opportunities for career advancement and professional development.

Competitive salary and benefits: We value our team and offer a very competitive salary and benefits package subject to generally applicable eligibility, waiting period, contribution, and other requirements and conditions, including health insurance, disability insurance, retirement plans, paid-time-off, dining discounts and more.

Work-life balance: As a Restaurant Manager at Uncle Julio's, you will enjoy a 5-day workweek, averaging 50 hours per week, with thoughtful schedules, giving you the opportunity to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete opening duties as assigned, including the following:
    • Set up physical aspect of station: grill, pantry, pastry, etc.
    • Make Prep List of necessary food items.
    • Obtain all specified food items from the walk-in refrigerator or other designated storage areas, and safely transport them to the assigned station.
  • Check quality and quantity of all stock and supplies.
  • Ensure a sufficient supply of all chinaware for service.
  • Monitor and maintain the cleanliness and overall condition of the kitchen to meet high sanitation standards.
  • Oversee and support preparation of the required food items in advance for the upcoming shift to ensure a smooth transition and efficient operations.
  • Skillfully prepare and cook meals as needed during designated shifts according to the schedule.
  • Complete closing duties, such as:
    • Properly cover, label, and change out all pans.
    • Store food items in their proper place.
    • Ensure the kitchen is cleaned and wiped down.
    • Remove soiled wares from station as assigned and transport to dishwashing area. 
  • Interface and communicate with KM, GM and RCA on recipe adherence.
  • Interact with Guests - table visits, complaints, special requests.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to communicate verbal and written information in English with guests, management and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated expertise in maintaining a comprehensive understanding of various cooking techniques necessary for the preparation of menu items offered in the restaurant.
  • Ability to maintain complete knowledge of the following:
  • All cooking techniques required to prepare restaurant menu items.
  • All menu and special items, their preparation method/time, all ingredients and quality standards, taste, appearance, texture, temperature, garnish, and method of presentation.
  • Correct maintenance and use of food serving and preparation equipment.
  • Ability to analyze and participate in financial planning.
  • Ability to be well organized, maintain concentration and think clearly when providing service to co-workers.
  • Ability to focus attention on performance of tasks despite frequent, stressful or unusual interruptions.
  • Ability to assemble and disassemble food preparation and cooking equipment to restaurant standards.
  • Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.
  • Ability to be a successful motivator to a diverse team.
  • Follow maintenance program and cleaning schedule.
  • Alert Executive Kitchen Manager of any deficiencies of food items.
  • Notify management of any pertinent information related to shift action.
  • Alert Executive Kitchen Manager of any maintenance needs or safety hazards.

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • 1-2 years’ experience as a kitchen manager, kitchen supervisor or kitchen lead.
  • 2 years of relevant computer experience.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Formal culinary training preferred.
  • Possess required food safety and sanitation certifications.
  • Ability to verbally communicate in Spanish and English with the crew.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including standing for extended periods, lifting heavy objects, and performing tasks that require strength and stamina, including:
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs., 10-20 is typical.
  • Ability to carry product up to 120 feet.
  • Ability to reach up to 6 feet, 2-4 is typical.
  • Ability to work off counter heights of 36 - 42 inches.
  • Ability to move through 24-inch aisles and spaces as small as 12 inches

Uncle Julio's Restaurant Group, parent to Uncle Julio's, Hacienda Colorado, and Savage Burrito, is known for made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, using fresh ingredients and authentic recipes to create its signature taste. With a successful track record over the past 30 years and 43 restaurants in twelve states, Uncle Julio’s restaurants are defining the polished casual Mexican industry and continues to expand.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Uncle Julio’s bases all employment decisions, including selection of employees and the job advancement of employees, on an individual’s qualifications, aptitude, and experience for the position, as well as satisfactory references. The Company does not discriminate with respect to terms and conditions of employment on the basis of a person’s race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, genetic information, national origin, sex, uniform service, veteran status, protected disability, and any other category protected under federal or state law. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment

Last updated on May 24, 2024

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