Kitchen Manager

Position Type: Management Team
Apply By: March 31, 2018
Posted: March 7, 2018 - 7:07 pm EST
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Moscow Food Coop
Organization Location: Moscow
Organization Website: Moscow Food Co-op
Contact Name: Heather Nelson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 208-882-8537

We encourage you to consider a job at the Moscow Food Co-op. We are a community-oriented workplace, offering a positive work environment, living wages, and great benefits. In a recent employee opinion survey, Moscow Food Co-op employees overwhelmingly rate the Co-op as a good place to work and say that they are proud to work for the Co-op.

Kitchen Manager: The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Moscow Food Co-op’s kitchen.  This position will manage the personnel, processes, and production schedule in the kitchen to ensure consistency high quality food and customer service. This position will be responsible for ensuring world class customer service to customers by providing high quality food while meeting goals for sales, margin, and labor. This position works collaboratively with the Prepared Foods management team to achieve consistent and quality results in prepared foods.  This position will also work closely with the operations management team and the Store Manager to support achievement of the Moscow Food Co-op’s strategic goals.

 Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the Moscow Food Co-op.
  • High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum or two years kitchen management experience in a fast-paced, high volume restaurant or deli; or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Proven knowledge of natural, organic, vegetarian and other specialty cuisines including various dietary restrictions.
  • Familiarity with the natural foods industry and the co-operative business model.
  • Supervisory experience with hiring, training, motivating, corrective action, scheduling, etc.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills with an outgoing, friendly, and positive attitude.
  • Ability to positively lead, motivates, and coordinates people to gain cooperation.
  • Highly motivated with a sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment at all times with all levels of employees.
  • Excellent people skills, including ability to present spoken and written information clearly.
  • Organized and able to handle multiple demands.
  • Ability to form professional relationships with vendors and producers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of gross margins and labor percentages.
  • Competency with computers and ability to learn applicable software programs.
  • Ability to listen, and give and receive feedback without defensiveness.
  • Willingness and ability to meet the changing requirements of the job.
  • Demonstrate regular, predictable attendance; adapt to a flexible scheduled as needed.

 Physical Requirements

  • Remain in a stationary standing or sitting position for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to move about the store and surrounding co-op properties.
  • Ascend/Descend ladders.
  • Lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; Push/pull hand cart, racks up to 200 pounds.
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, squatting, bending, reaching (overhead/front/side/back).
  • Ability to tolerate varying temperatures.
  • Manual dexterity with kitchen equipment including, oven, mixer, stove, knife, etc
  • Ability to stand for long periods and to work in close quarters with other people.
  • Visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; frequent reading of financial reports, spreadsheets, contracts, invoices, and other detailed documents.

This is a full-time, hourly, benefited position that reports to the Store Manager.  Benefits for our full time employees include health, vision and dental insurance. All employees receive paid time off, a 20% discount in the store, merit-based raises, 401 K eligibility and daily free lunch items.

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The Moscow Food Co-op provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Moscow Food Co-op complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.