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Kitchen Manager

Relocation + Travel Assistance, Housing Available, Positive Working Environment, Room for Growth

Posted January 2, 2022

Navy Beach, St. Thomas
St Thomas, VI
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Montauk hot-spot Navy Beach Restaurant is expanding and seeking an experienced Kitchen Manager for its Caribbean location in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

About This Job

Montauk, New York-based Navy Beach Restaurant is expanding and looking to add an experienced kitchen manager to our growing food + beverage team in the Caribbean. This is a great opportunity to join a team of hospitality professionals with excellent room for growth.

Navy Beach, St. Thomas is the first venture from Navy Beach Hospitality outside of the continental United States, and the first of several Caribbean-based projects to open over the next few years, including Navy Beach St. Maarten, opening late 2021 at the IGY Isle de Sol Yacht Club, in Simpson Bay. 

The restaurant is located in a prime waterfront space at the sprawling IGY Marina at Yacht Haven Grande, in Charlotte Amalie.

Kitchen Manager Job Description

The Kitchen Manager supervises the daily back-of-house restaurant operations.  They report directly to the Executive Chef and Senior Management and are responsible for multiple tasks in the restaurant including food preparation, maintenance of quality standards, sanitization and cleanliness, coaching of employees, meal presentation, inventory, ordering, portion and cost control.

DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS

  • Ensuring that all food items and products are stored, prepared, and served based on the restaurant’s recipe, preparation, and portion standards
  • Evaluating and disciplining kitchen personnel accordingly and making employment and termination decisions
  • Ordering kitchen materials and ingredients based on the menu and market demand
  • Supervising food preparation in the kitchen and ensuring that customers are satisfied
  • Maintaining clean working environments and making sure that employees follow the restaurant’s preventive maintenance measures
  • Maintaining adequate inventory levels and conducting weekly inventories
  • Working with Restaurant Managers to create menu items, pricing and establishing portion sizes of each meal
  • Scheduling shifts weekly by business hours, days, and occasions
  • Overseeing the training of employees to ensure the safe operation of kitchen equipment and utensils and the proper handling of heavy items and hazardous materials.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of kitchen management experience in a similar environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in restaurant management or a culinary school certificate is preferred
  • Ability to plan menus and order materials and ingredients accordingly
  • In-depth knowledge of various foods and food preparation techniques
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good conflict management skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • In-depth knowledge of kitchen safety and health regulations
  • Excellent stress management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, and frequently lift up to 50lbs
  • High level of stamina to work on feet for extended periods of time
  • Open availability including days, nights, weekends, and holidays

compensation: Based on Experience

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About this Employer

Navy Beach, St. Thomas

5320 Yacht Haven Grande
St Thomas, VI 00802

(340) 714-3566

Restaurant

Located at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas USVI, Navy Beach, St. Thomas is the first venture from Navy Beach Hospitality outside of the continental United States, and the first of several Caribbean-based projects to open over the next few years, including Navy Beach St. Maarten, opening late 2021 at the IGY Isle de Sol Yacht Club, in Simpson Bay.