Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Executive Kitchen Manager in United States

Cooper's Hawk is a fast growing restaurant and winery concept opening up near you in the Summer of 2019! With over 30 locations and ample plans for future growth, Cooper's Hawk provides a modern, casual dining experience centered around creating a community focused on quality wine and amazing scratch cooking. In the 13 years we've been operating, we have grown our wine club to the largest in the country, at approximately 300,000 members, and have brought in nearly 500 wine awards. We are thrilled to bring the Cooper's Hawk experience to your community next!

**NOTE: Training will begin in the first half of 2019 or sooner!

Our Executive Kitchen Manager will Lead, coach, and develops Managers, MIDs, and Team Members to create Community by living the Cooper’s Hawk values. Responsible for the overall success of the kitchen through financial, operational, and development goals. Partnering with the GM, the Executive Kitchen Manager ensures execution of the highest quality of food and service. Responsible for conducting weekly inventory. Sets and achieves both personal and team development goals. Focuses on driving standards of excellence and consistent business growth. Acts as a Cooper’s Hawk brand ambassador.

Our Rockville, MD restaurant will be opening up in the Summer of 2019!

RESPONSIBILITIES

· 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

IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

· 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.

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 earning opportunities

  • Health and wellbeing benefits including:

  • BCBS Medical with wellness program discounts

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending - Dependent and Health

  • Health Savings Account

  • Employer Paid Voluntary Life and Accidental Death Insurance

  • Short- and Long-term disability

  • 401K plan with Cooper’s Hawk match

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid Maternity (12 weeks) and Paternity (2 weeks) leave

  • Discounted dining, retail and wine purchases and monthly dining allowance

  • Incentive programs for Wine Club Memberships (i.e. cash, travel)

  • Training and Development:

  • Orientation and training provided for all positions

  • Focus on internal growth and development; Opportunities for cross-training and advancement into management, specialty roles and/or New Restaurant Opening roles

  • Eligible to apply for Annual Wine Education scholarships

*provided you satisfy eligibility requirements.

Cooper's Hawk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· 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

IDEAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

· 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.

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 earning opportunities

  • Health and wellbeing benefits including:

  • BCBS Medical with wellness program discounts

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending - Dependent and Health

  • Health Savings Account

  • Employer Paid Voluntary Life and Accidental Death Insurance

  • Short- and Long-term disability

  • 401K plan with Cooper’s Hawk match

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid Maternity (12 weeks) and Paternity (2 weeks) leave

  • Discounted dining, retail and wine purchases and monthly dining allowance

  • Incentive programs for Wine Club Memberships (i.e. cash, travel)

  • Training and Development:

  • Orientation and training provided for all positions

  • Focus on internal growth and development; Opportunities for cross-training and advancement into management, specialty roles and/or New Restaurant Opening roles

  • Eligible to apply for Annual Wine Education scholarships

*provided you satisfy eligibility requirements.

Cooper's Hawk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.