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Kitchen Manager

Company: Sofra Bakery & Cafe
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

ABOUT USIn Turkish, Sofra is synonymous with generosity and hospitality. James Beard nominated Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick and co-founder Ana Sortun (of Oleana, Sarma & Siena Farms) approach cuisine with a Middle Eastern sensibility by creating delicious food featuring unique spices and spice blends. Sofra Bakery & Cafe reinterprets regional food traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean to make them accessible and inspiring for our guests. WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?We care about each other and our customers. We build long-term relationships with our employees and support individuals who wish to further their career development within the food industry. We offer extensive educational and professional development opportunities, including wine and beverage training, Mediterranean diet education, community engagement, and guest speakers. We will always believe in exceptional hospitality with warmth & professionalism, but not pretension. Our managers try to practice what they preach, not leading with aggression or negativity, but rather dedication, fairness, and desire to bring the best out in their team. We look for passionate, kind, committed and honest people who find joy in their profession and can transcend that message outward.At the end of the day, we want our restaurant to be a representation of our values the kind of place we would hang out on our day off. All of our businesses are funky, fun spots that appeal to people from all walks of life.Sofra is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe Kitchen Manager supports the Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine in leading the savory department. These duties include but are not limited to staff training, maintaining standards, and executing daily production. The Kitchen Manager will contribute to Sofra s shared hospitality goals of improving co-operation and communication amongst departments to deliver the guest the best experience.At Sofra, you will

  • Work with high-quality ingredients, including unique spices, hand-selected artisan ingredients, and Siena Farm vegetables.
  • Assist in managing daily kitchen operations and supervising kitchen staff. Solve problems and assist CDC and Sous Chef as needed.
  • Assist in ensuring quality and consistency of all food prep and ingredients including but not limited to proper rotation, appearance, and seasoning.
  • Assist in ensuring daily production is finished in a timely manner and lists are adjusted as needed. Assist in completing prep lists for the next day.
  • Assist in proper stocking, rotation, organization, and cleanliness of kitchen and all storage areas on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Assist in ordering product and maintaining pars. Familiarize with vendors and pricing.
  • Work with the team to achieve the highest level of efficiency.
  • Assist in communicating new menu items, menu changes, and allergy information to front of house staff for tastings and FOH pre-shift notes.
  • Assist in training new hires and creating effective training strategies.
  • With direction from CDC and Sous Chef, assist with inventory management, portion control, and food waste to achieve financially healthy operations.
  • Assist in upkeeping equipment with managers and chefs.
  • Assume duties of Sous Chef tasks in their absence.
  • Provide leadership, model appropriate behavior, enforce company policy and procedures, and uphold quality standards.
  • Maintain company culture to champion vision, values, and uphold staff morale.Qualified candidates will
    • Have at least 3 years working in a professional kitchen
    • Be able to work full-time (roughly 45 hours/week)
    • Be available weekends and holidays
    • Work in a clean and organized fashion
    • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
    • Work as a team and take direction from multiple managers
    • Be able to read and follow written recipes, deal successfully with multitasking and be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment
    • Exhibit a desire to learn and be challenged creatively
    • Have a strong attention to detail and a positive attitude
    • Have excellent attendance and punctuality
    • Have a desire for long-term employmentCOMPENSATION
      • Competitive salary, based on experience ($60k-$65k)
      • Free meal per shift
      • Paid vacation time
      • Educational and professional development opportunities
      • Employee discounts at our sister businesses Oleana, Sarma and Siena Farms
      • Partially subsidized health insurance, and group rates on dental, vision, and voluntary (critical illness, accident, disability, life) benefitsPlease consider joining our team! To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to .

Keywords: Sofra Bakery & Cafe, Cambridge , Kitchen Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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