Kitchen Manager, Dallas

Eureka Restaurant Group Eureka, CA
Eureka! Kitchen Manager

Eureka! is an expression of delight on finding, discovering or solving something and this exclamation of joy starts with you. Our values driven culture is full of passionate people serving those hungry to discover a local blend of America's best. Many of our guests are joining us for the items they crave or offerings they wish to explore. Our aim is to attract and hire talent that provides an enthusiastic experience for all our guests while being a great co-worker for their team mates.

Purpose of the Position

Promote the values and culture of Eureka! through professional leadership of your employees. This is an exempt position that reports directly to the Regional Operations Manager and indirectly to others in corporate management.

Essential Job Functions

* Energy

* Discover something new everyday

* Community involvement

* Passion for the brand

* Strong Leadership qualities

* Positive Attitude

* Strong understanding of corporate mission and purpose

* Ability to articulate corporate vision

* Project competency and confidence

* Consistent attendance and punctuality

* Growth mindset (i.e., a "can-do" attitude)

* Effective teamwork skills

* Develop and drive all team members growth

* Achieve food and labor goals

* Accurate par adherence in completion to ordering and prep lists daily

* Strong communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and electronic)

* Genuinely friendly interpersonal skills

* Strong analytical skills

* Inspiring personality

* Execute Daily Taste-Plate to ensure quality and prep

* Ensure that all recipes to the letter (i.e., properly measure ingredients)

* Ensure that all items are prepared within Eureka's quality and cook time standards

* Ensure that all stations are well stocked and sanitary

* Maintain clean and dry building

* Product ordering is accurate and on-time


* At least 18 years of age

* Food Manager certification

Position Requirements

* Human Resources: Recruit, train, coach, counsel, and discipline employees; communicate job expectations; monitor, appraise, and review job contributions; enforce policies and procedures.

* Strategic restaurant operations: Contribute accurate information and thoughtful recommendations to the company's strategic plan through daily dialog and at formal reviews with colleagues and superiors; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends; determine system improvements; implement change.

* Financial operations: Achieve restaurant financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.

* Cost control: Review portion control and quantities of food preparation; minimize food, paper (non-food goods) and labor waste; execute accurate inventories on a regular basis.

* Litigation control: Avoid legal challenges by conforming to Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) regulations; federal, state, county and city codes, laws and regulations; and landlord lease requirements.

* Safety/Sanitary standards: Maintain a safe, secure, and healthy environment by establishing, following, and enforcing sanitation standards and procedures; comply with all safety/sanitary legal regulations; develop and implement disaster plans; maintain security and sprinkler systems; maintain parking lot, walkways and exits.

* Ambiance control: Maintain restaurant ambiance by controlling restaurant lights, light dimmers, background music, linen service, glassware, dinnerware, and utensil quality and placement; monitoring food presentation and service.

* Continuing education: Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining professional networks, and participating in professional organizations.

Position Duties – Daily

* Opening and closing checklists

* Daily "Taste-Plate" log

* Order accurately and to par

* Support line operations

* Prep List

Position Duties – Weekly/Monthly

* Place Food orders

* Chemical ordering

* Paper goods order

* Building maintenance

Equipment Used

* ALOHA POS System

* Computers and Programs: CTUIT, ADP, Compeat, People Matter, Excel, Word, Gmail


* Alto-Sham

* Assorted china and flatware

* Assorted Knives

* Assorted knives and other equipment related to food prep

* Assorted knives, scissors and scoops

* Assorted measuring utensils

* Assorted racks

* Buffalo chopper

* Clipboard

* Coffee/Tea/Espresso Machines, if applicable

* Combi-Oven

* Computer

* Convection oven

* Filing cabinet

* Filter machine

* Flat-top grill

* French fry fryer

* Gas range

* Google email and drive

* Grill

* Pastry Brushes/Tongs/Spatula

* Hobart/Dishwashing machine

* Holly matic

* Juice press

* Knives/Knife sharpener

* Lang oven

* Linen bags

* Liquor cage

* Meat grinder

* Meat slicer

* Mops/Brooms/Dustpans

* Pen and paper

* Point-of-Sale system

* Potato cutter

* Printer/Scanner

* NoWait waitlist iPad

* Robot coup

* Safe

* Salad cutter/greens machine/salad spinner

* Sanitizing bottle/towel

* Security alarm system

* Security camera system

* Slicer

* Squeegees

* Steam kettle

* Telephone

* Tilting skillet

* Trash cans

* Trash compacter

* Tumbler/Shaker, mixing glass

* Wand mixer

Equipment Used

* French Fry Fryer

* Wells Warmer

* Grill/ Flat-top Grill

* Assorted Knives

* Grill/Pastry Brushes/Tongs/Spatula

* Assorted Measuring Utensils

* Wand Mixer

* Meat Slicer

* Lang Oven

* Buffalo Chopper

* Salad Cutter/Greens Machine/Salad Spinner

* Convection Oven

* Trash Compacter

* Sanitizing Bottle/Towel

Physical Demands & Work Environment

Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies weighing, and repetitive hand and wrist motion; working with and around hot, cold, and hazardous equipment in a fast paced and congested environment that will occasionally be loud, hot, and/or physically demanding.

At-Will Statement & Job Description Disclaimer

This position is at-will. Kitchen Managers have the right to resign at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, with or without cause. Likewise, Eureka! has the right to terminate employment at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, with or without cause. This at-will employment relationship will remain in full force and effect notwithstanding any changes that may occur in position, title, pay or other terms or conditions of my employment with Eureka! This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Nonessential functions of the job may be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

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