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Kitchen Manager

Posted June 18, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
Manhattan, KS

About This Job

Job Summary

The Kitchen Manager manages the day to day activities in the kitchen to ensure all activities take place without concern. Exempt associates are expected to work as much of each workday as is necessary to complete their job responsibilities.

Exempt managers must customarily and regular direct the work of at least 3 full-time associates or their equivalents. Primary duties must consist of administrative executive or professional tasks more than 50 percent of the time and job duties must also involve the use of discretion and independent judgement more than 50 percent of the time. 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience in stewarding kitchen maintenance kitchen operations or similar with at least one year experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Knowledge of food and beverage service operation preferred.
  • Complies with certification requirements as applicable for position to include: Food Handlers Alcohol Awareness CPR and First Aid
  • Demonstrates familiarity with all Aimbridge Hospitality policies and house rules as well as hospitality terminology.
  • Has or can acquire Food Manager Certification (applicable state).


  • Approaches all encounters with guests and associates in a friendly service oriented manner.
  • Controls and analyzes cost breakage and quality support provided to outlets banquets and other areas of all china glass and silver. Assists the Executive Chef maintain the culinary supplies.
  • Monitors condition and cleanliness of equipment
  • Monitors condition and cleanliness of all kitchen areas.
  • Monitors cooking procedures safety measures kitchen inventory kitchen budget. 
  • Recommends cleaning projects to Outlets Manager.
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual stewarding operating budget which supports the overall objectives of the Food & Beverage Department
  • Educates associates on current safety issues to ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations.
  • Informs management of hazardous situations emergencies or threats to security of guests employees or hotel assets
  • Determines the minimum and maximum stock and control the par stocks of all materials and equipment.
  • Leads supervises and directs the Stewarding department and prepares/conducts performance evaluations.
  • Ensures all kitchen associates fulfill their job functions appropriately.
  • Ensures the highest levels of sanitation and cleanliness of all facilities and equipment.
  • Purchases and stores food equipment and supplies as applicable and necessary.
  • Works closely with engineering department and schedules preventative maintenance work as needed.
  • Maintains costs by minimizing breakage loss and excessive chemical usage.
  • Ensures the proper handling of all chemicals.
  • Conducts and attends meetings as necessary.
  • Assists with other duties as needed which may include but is not limited to providing assistance with food dish-up completing set-up sheets etc.
  • Maintains open communication with other departments.
  • Participates in the property manager on duty program as assigned.

About this Employer

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan

410 South 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

(785) 532-9116

At A Glance

Ideally located in the downtown area, our Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan hotel is adjacent to Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan Town Center Mall and Market Place. Stay at this unique hotel in Manhattan, KS, while attending meetings in the attached 15,000 sq. ft. Manhattan Conference Center. This conference facility features the latest meeting and event equipment, unique catering options and outstanding service. Our hotel offers shuttle service to and from Manhattan, KS Regional Airport, 6am to 10pm. Reservations are required and require 24-hour notice.

Unwind in a spacious guest room or suite, enjoy modern amenities and stylish surroundings, and surf the web with complimentary WiFi access.

Indulge in a delicious meal from the Great American Grill, open for breakfast and dinner daily. If you prefer the convenience of dining within your room, order a meal from room service or grab a tasty treat from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry¬ģ. Maintain your exercise regime in the fitness center, then relax with a refreshing dip in the heated indoor pool and hot tub.

  • Attached to the 15,500 sq. ft. Manhattan Conference Center
  • Excellent downtown location, close to many Manhattan, KS attractions
  • Shuttle service to airport from 6am to 10pm (24-hour notice required)
  • Heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fully equipped fitness center
  • Complimentary¬†WiFi access in all guest rooms and public areas
  • Extensive meeting and event facilities and 24-hour business center