Based on 874 responses, the job of Kitchen Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.64 out of 5. On average, Kitchen Managers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Kitchen Manager?
"If I'd known then what I know now."
The advice I would give to a kitchen manager starting out, is to get a formal education at either a community college, or culinary arts school. Don't just rely on your talent as I did which is great ive purchased 2 homes have nice cars raised four kids all professionals now. But for you to advance in your senior years you really need a degree in the food service sector.
"Poor behavior by the owner."
She believes that it is ok to force her employees to work through breaks and call them stupid and yell when they make mistakes. After 8 - 10 hours without a break, food or water, any one can make a mistake. Her idea of leadership is to berate and strike fear into her employees. She terrifies them and though she thinks this will reduce mistakes, it only causes employees to avoid any job that might have a possibility of a mistake. Keep track of all illegal offenses.
"Don't expect help."
Be very organized, treat people well, have a plan for every day, and train your staff well.
"Work with others."
You must work well with others and put yourself out of your comfort zone.
Pros: Learning new things.
Cons: Bad employees.
I would tell you that if you can't handle a high stress situation this would not be the job for you. Keep your composure and set a good example for all employees. Listen to what your employees have to say and they're ideas. Tell them they do a good job when they do and to keep up the good work. If they do something wrong let them know in a professional level.
Pros: Some of the co workers I like, that's it.
Cons: I am over worked and underpaid, I control everything in the kitchen. I also run the kitchen line by myself, prep all stations, and do dishes.