$35,159
Avg. Salary
$12.84
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Kitchen Manager is $12.84 per hour.

The average pay for a Kitchen Manager is $35,159 per year.

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Job Description for Kitchen Manager

A kitchen manager keeps the “back of the house” and kitchen of a restaurant running smoothly and efficiently. A kitchen manager can be in charge of a kitchen in a number of settings such as a restaurant, hotel, cruise ship, or nursing home. One of the kitchen manager’s responsibilities is ensuring food quality. There are many regulations regarding the storage and cooking of food, and it is their job to ensure that standards are met. Kitchen managers are also obligated to ensure that sanitation standards are met. This includes making sure that the kitchen and refrigerator areas are kept clean, food is disposed of properly, and all employees are trained on how to maintain sanitary conditions.

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Kitchen Manager Tasks

  • Supervise, train, and schedule kitchen staff to provide quality, hygienic, standardized food.
  • Handle daily operations like payroll, customer complaints, liaising with vendors or partners, etc.
  • Maintain the inventory and budget for supplies and materials in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Open and close the kitchen each day, including monitoring supplies and reducing waste.

Kitchen Manager Job Listings

The Mellow Mushroom Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Kitchen Manager in United States:
"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.

Kitchen Manager in Austin:
"Even dream jobs are hard work."
Work hard but slow down enough to find enjoyment in what you do and the humans around you. Take ownership over how you feel and how you make others feel, over communicate, be honest. Don't expect others to do it the same way you would.

Kitchen Manager in Oxford:
"Kitchen Manager."
Pros: The great people I work with. The atmosphere. An the free reign I have to make decisions.
Cons: The pay rate, stress level of all that I am over.

Kitchen Manager in Los Angeles:
"Flexibility."
Working with people you have to be very flexible and sensitive to their personal lives to be a respectable leader.

Kitchen Manager in Townsend:
"Be careful."
Wait till you're off work when you discuss your salary.

Kitchen Manager in Dresden:
"Good."
Pros: Meeting different people and to severing them good food.
Cons: My employee don't care about the work place or to help make a better place for are comsumers.

Kitchen Manager in Miami:
Is a very intense job, you have to be able to work long shift, a lot of responsibilities,

Key Stats for Kitchen Manager

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries

Inventory Management
▲1%

People Management
▲1%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 88%