Kitchen Manager

Kitchen Manager

Cooper's Hawk Winery | Oak Park, IL, 60301, US
Salary Range:$49,000 – $61,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 11 days ago

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Salary: $52,000 to $74,000

As Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants looks to double in size to 100 locations in the next five years, we are looking to hire a Manager to help elevate our upscale wine and food experience for our guests, while supporting the development of our Team Members into the future leaders of Cooper's Hawk.

Our Kitchen Managers help lead the way in our scratch kitchen, where we produce our seasonally inspired menu items. Our team has a true passion for food and is always working to ensure that we deliver only the most fresh, high quality and wonderfully tasting food that our guests have come to expect. All of our menu items are made with peak-of-season ingredients and are thoughtfully paired with Cooper's Hawk wines. Our focus on innovation helps us introduce new, exciting items each season, while still offering Cooper's Hawk favorite dishes.

The Kitchen Manager role is an important one. He or she partners closely with the Executive Kitchen Manager to coach and inspire our team members, ensuring that we are serving the most excellent food, all the time.


* Oversees overall kitchen operations
* Responsible for coaching and development Kitchen Manager and Kitchen Supervisor performance
* Adheres to policies and trains others on standard operating systems and procedures
* Ensures collaboration between kitchen and front of house operations
* Represents Cooper's Hawk vision and values and creates a respectful, positive, and professional work environment
* Oversees Kitchen systems, training, and leadership development:

o Conducts and oversees final Kitchen interviews

o Introduces and supervises the implementation of kitchen training materials to the team

o Ensures highly executed food quality, menu and system rollouts, and Kitchen initiatives

o Reviews and approves Kitchen schedules in a timely manner

o Responsible for labor execution and identifying staffing needs

o Retains Kitchen Managers, MIDs and Team Members

* Maintains consistent and high quality food, safety, sanitation, and facility standards
* Leads Kitchen Community meetings based on the Cooper's Hawk values, open communication, and an inspiring approach with the team
* Demonstrates depth of knowledge in food quality and recipes
* Responsible for achieving monthly financial metrics in and involving Kitchen Managers to achieve results
* Responsible for weekly food inventory and associated results
* Effectively utilizes computer systems and other technologies


* 2-3 years of Executive Kitchen Management experience in high volume, full service restaurant
* Scratch kitchen experience preferred
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to read, understand, and communicate in English
* Demonstrates financial acumen
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
* Preferred certifications include ServSafe and state/local licensing requirements
* Extensive food knowledge and quality standards
* Scratch kitchen experience preferred
* A minimum age requirement of 21 years
* Must follow all safety and sanitation policies and procedures

At Cooper's Hawk, we care about our Team Members! We know you spend a lot of time at work, so we are committed to you living your best life - inside and out of our restaurants. Below is a summary of our benefit offerings*:

* Competitive base salary AND Quarterly Bonus Opportunity
* Annual loyalty increase!
* Health, Well-being and Retirement Savings benefits including:
* 2 medical insurance plans available through BCBS: PPO and High Deductible (with HSA)
* Dental insurance through BCBS
* Wellness Program allows for significant savings on medical premiums
* Vision insurance through VSP
* Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for both Health and Dependent Care
* 100% employer-paid Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
* Voluntary Life allows for additional coverage for self, spouse and children
* Voluntary Short-Term Disability (STD)
* 100% employer-paid Long-Term Disability (LTD)
* 401(k) plan with generous employer match
* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - free and confidential for you and your family!
* Paid Parental Leave for men and women
* Up to 10 weeks paid for recuperation for women and up to 2 weeks paid for bonding time for both men and women
* Vacation Days
* Discounts on dining, carry-out, retail and wine, and monthly dining allowance
* CHarity Day (Community Give-Back!)
* Complimentary Birthday entrée certificate
* Complimentary meal on shift
* Complimentary uniforms for Kitchen Managers
* Training and Development:
* Formal Training and Transition/Executive Coaching Programs for all Managers-in-Development
* Clearly defined career path and promotion criteria allowing for ongoing growth and development
* Focused Individual Development Plans for all managers
* Wine Scholarship Program
* For Senior Managers - Eligible for Nomination into Emerging Leader Program
* For GMs/EKMs - Driving Development Program (BMW Incentive!)
* Certain benefits are contingent upon additional terms, other restrictions and various eligibility requirements.

Cooper's Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.