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Kitchen Manager (Tiny Boxwoods Austin)

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Tiny Boxwoods Austin - Austin, TX
Full Time
$50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Salary/year
Evening Shift
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. This is a salary position. We offer health, dental, and vision insurance after 60 days of working full time (minimum 30 hours). Paid time off is immediately available and prorated based on start date, up to 80 hours for the first year. After a year of service, we offer 120 hours of paid time off.
The address for our Tiny Boxwoods Austin location is 1503 W 35th St Austin, TX 78703.
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 oversee and facilitate the preparation and production of our cookie doughs, fresh pastries, ice cream, and prepped savory items that support Tiny’s Milk & Cookies, and our restaurants. 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
  • 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
  • Anticipates kitchen needs and fills in where needed to ensure service standards and efficient operations; Must be able to work and prep all stations (AM and PM)
  • Attend and participate in weekly management meetings, bringing suggestions for improvements
  • Controls food portions for a balanced food cost, manages food waste
  • Knowledge in overseeing the preparation and baking of dough, cookies, muffins, doughnuts, sponges, custards, scones, meringues, mousse, icing and other pastries.
  • Knowledge of mixing methods including creaming, whipping and folding.
  • Ability to operate commercial kitchen equipment including, ovens, mixers, conveyors, fryers, flat tops, and proofing cabinets.
  • Understanding of basic pastry kitchen terminology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and bakery 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.