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Kitchen Manager (Tiny Boxwoods Houston)

Job Details

Tiny Boxwoods Houston - Houston, TX
Full Time
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Hourly
Restaurant - Food Service


We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Manager to lead our kitchen team. Hours and schedule may vary. We are not open on Mondays and close at 2pm on Sundays, so having a set schedule of two days off a week is very manageable. We offer health, dental, and vision insurance after 60 days. 80 hours of paid vacation for the year is prorate and available upon hiring. After a year of continuous full-time employment, we offer 120 hours of paid vacation.

About our Culture...

Here at Tiny Boxwoods we are passionate about three things: food, service, and our employees. We are always looking for good people to come and join our family and make Tiny Boxwoods the best it can be!

Being part of the Tiny’s team means more than just having a job. We believe in nurturing and teaching our employees, providing room to grow, and offering opportunities for leadership. The best part about Tiny’s is who we get to surround ourselves with every day. We pride ourselves in our culture and the high standards we set for each other. We want people to come to work happy and feel taken care of, so they can provide the best service for our guests.

Job Purpose: The Kitchen Manager is responsible for the overall operations for the back of house and kitchen area of the restaurant. Kitchen Managers lead staff, purchase food and stock, and make sure all staff is trained on proper food preparation and kitchen safety techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities: The primary job duties and responsibilities of being a Kitchen Manager include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervises kitchen personnel, cooks, and dishwashers during shift
  • Assistance with employment and termination decisions
  • Disciplining staff; providing verbal and written warnings
  • Oversee and ensure that Tiny Boxwoods policies on employee performance appraisals are followed and completed
  • Provides constructive advice to employees, problem solving in difficult situations
  • Training of new employees; knowledge of company rules, policies, and procedures
  • Training and supervision of kitchen personnel in safety operations of all kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Develop and cross train all team members
  • Manage shift labor costs; schedule labor as required by anticipated business activity while ensuring all positions are staffed when and as needed
  • Completes all required daily paperwork, including manager logs, reports, inventory, checklists, and schedules in an organized and timely manner
  • Responsible for ordering and receiving food products, following health and sanitation standards
  • Must monitor quality control and guest satisfaction
  • Ensures staff are working efficiently and productively
  • Oversees the training of kitchen personnel in cleanliness and sanitation practices, assigns side work to staff
  • Must ensure employees adhere to sanitation, safety, and food regulations
  • Anticipates kitchen needs and fills in where needed to ensure service standards and efficient operations
  • Attend and participate in weekly management meetings, bringing suggestions for improvements
  • Controls food portions for a balanced food cost, manages food waste
  • Must be passionate about food
  • Must be able to work and prep all stations (AM and PM)
  • Must learn and be knowledgeable of the food menus
  • Must be able to read and accurately follow standardized recipes to ensure a consistent product and ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served in the Tiny Boxwoods standard
  • Organize timing of food preparation for service
  • Must be able to maintain a positive attitude and work ethic under extreme stress
  • Must treat others with respect at all times
  • Can handle and manage in a fast-paced environment
  • Performs up to company standards and expectations for management
  • Must be an example to staff in maintaining a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance, meeting the Pressed and Tailored standard
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language (English)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Tiny Boxwoods offers competitive wages, daily family meals, generous employee discounts and beautiful spaces to work.


Qualifications: Tiny Boxwoods Productions require the minimum qualifications to successfully perform the position of Kitchen Manager:

  • Culinary and management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Texas Food Handlers certificate
  • Close attention to detail and consistency
  • Good memory
  • Flexible availability in scheduling
  • Capacity to multitask
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Clear communication both verbal and written

Working Conditions: The incumbent will be working in a restaurant setting, on the floor with guests, in the kitchen and dish area. Potential hazards include but are not limited to cuts, slipping, tripping, falls and burns. Frequent hand washing is required.

Physical Requirements: The incumbent is required to stand/walk for long periods of time. Incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and be able to constantly move around in the kitchen.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.