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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.
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Q: What is it like working as a Kitchen Manager?

January 2016
"If I'd known then what I know now."
Kitchen Manager:
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.
February 2016
"Poor behavior by the owner."
Kitchen Manager:
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.
April 2016
"Don't expect help."
Kitchen Manager:
Be very organized, treat people well, have a plan for every day, and train your staff well.
May 2016
"Work with others."
Kitchen Manager:
You must work well with others and put yourself out of your comfort zone.
June 2016
Kitchen Manager:
Pros: Learning new things.
Cons: Bad employees.
July 2016
"Heads Up!"
Kitchen Manager:
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.
July 2016
Kitchen Manager:
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.