Kitchen Manager
QSL Gonzales LLC Gonzales, LA

Job Description

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the daily operations of all heart-of-the-house functions for the assigned restaurant and for delivering high quality, great tasting food; proper food safety and sanitation procedures and profitability. This includes leadership of all kitchen crew members as well as ensuring that all recipes, food preparations and presentations meet Quaker Steak & Lube’s specifications and commitment to quality.



  • Have a great attitude and be willing to learn.
  • Be honest and put your crew before yourself.
  • Accurately completes inventory on a weekly basis.
  • Accurately monitors and analyzes food cost.
  • Understands par levels and completes accurate prep lists, freezer pulls, and orders based on menu mix and budgets.
  • Has a good working knowledge of specs and standards in the HOH.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities with food quality, food safety, and food cost during a shift.
  • Accurately analyzes data to determine the strengths and opportunities of the kitchen.
  • Through asking questions, observation, and analysis is able to accurately identify the source of a problem.
  • Can effectively locate, explain, and analyze reports for key metrics
  • Completes accurate, detailed line checks.
  • Adheres to and follows-up on all food safety standards and practices, including thermocouple usage, hand washing, sani buckets, cooling logs, etc.
  • Demonstrates initiative and a sense of urgency in correcting substandard food cost, food quality, food safety, productivity, or performance issues.
  • Writes an effective schedule that balances crew member and guest satisfaction with the needs of the business.
  • Effectively executes the action steps and priorities of the business plan.
  • Effectively gets the crew to align on the priorities and to manage with consistency.
  • Effectively communicates HOH goals, roles, and responsibilities to the management and staff.
  • Follows-up on responsibilities and results.
  • Reviews and updates plans often.
  • Achieves balanced and desired results in managing sales, costs, productivity, food and beverage quality, guest service, team morale, and relationships with the community.
  • Establishes and communicates clear rules and manages fairly and consistently within company policies and practices.
  • Effectively motivates and communicates standards and expectations through high-energy pre-shift and post-shift communication.
  • Holds associates accountable for individual behavior and performance issues.
  • Builds strong teams and maintains appropriate staffing levels that reflect the diversity of the community.
  • Adheres to and supports the standards of all restaurant training programs.
  • Develops crew members for the "next level" through cross-training. Rewards and recognizes others' successes and contributions.
  • Has a sense of urgency in resolving all employee issues fairly and compassionately.
  • Develops a culture of "WOW" service and hospitality though words and actions.
  • Clearly communicates the role of the BOH team in creating guest satisfaction.
  • Effectively identifies BOH priorities through guest complaints, CSI and shopper reports, and takes action.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.



  • Degree in related field desirable.
  • 3-5 years food management experience, preferably in casual theme dining atmosphere.
  • An internal, constant and self-imposed drive.
  • The ability to set goals and the desire to achieve them.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a crew.
QSL Gonzales LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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