Kitchen Manager ($16+/hr.)

Gem City Market Cooperative Dayton, Ohio Starting from $16.00 per hour

The Gem City Market Cooperative, Dayton’s first multi-stakeholder community and employee-owned full-service grocery store will have our grand opening soon. We’re looking for dedicated, community-oriented servant leaders to grow with us to achieve our mission:  Our mission is to serve, engage, and empower our neighborhoods by providing affordable, high quality food in a clean and welcoming environment that is worker and community owned.

Do you have a passion and desire to serve other with advanced culinary skills and the ability to be consistent, create memorable food with consistency? Gem City Market would love to hear from you. We are looking for a create, consistent leader that will provide training, vision and expertise to our community through the food service at Gem City Market. Whether you're butchering meat, preparing hot food, stocking or greeting customers, your goal will be to create a memorable experience for out guests that'll bring them back!

Reporting to the General Manager, the Kitchen Manager will:

  • Provide exemplary leadership and coordination of the entire food service program and its staff, ensuring policies and procedures meet federal and state requirements, by providing professional training and skills development of all culinary staff
  • Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the co-op through their leadership, planning, and precise execution of all department operations including, but not limited to adhering to a budget, menu planning, R&D, food costing and all other procedures necessary to deliver an array of high quality services to our customers
  • Build and maintain an excellent culinary service program that will provide a diverse array of delicious and health-conscious offerings, while delivering high quality products and services in a cooperative environment
  • Be an exemplary culinarian through the execution of proper advanced cooking techniques, skills and proficient use of all kitchen equipment to create meals that are flavorful, presentable and of high quality, while providing a high level experience to our customers

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

A desire to serve the public required

Employee and payroll management or supervisory experience required

Highly Organized with an attention to detail 

Ability to model desirable servant leadership skills and professional conduct

Experience ordering food, rotating stock and menu creation required

Experience using advanced cooking techniques such a baking, and butchery and cook to order techniques required

Experience operating a restaurant, food service establishment, catering or deli required

Ability to work independently within established guidelines

The willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and some holidays

   At the Gem City Market Cooperative we celebrate, respect and thrive on the differences and diversity of all people in solidarity with our community, employees and in everything we do. The Gem City Market Cooperative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, welcoming all to apply.

If you need assistance or an accommodation with the application, you may contact us at or (937) 701-7432

Rate of pay is based on experience. Great benefits including health will be offered to full time employees. Come be a part of a dynamic team that supports the community through access to food, employment and a great customer experience. Grow your skills and explore a career with us. Apply today!

Gem City Market Cooperative is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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