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Job profile – Kitchen Manager

Taking charge in the kitchen...

A kitchen manager takes charge of all things to do with the kitchen. The job will vary between companies and establishments, but responsibilities will often include:

  • Ensuring food hygiene standards are maintained
  • Hiring and training of staff
  • Ordering stock and managing the kitchen budget
  • Health and safety in the kitchen
  • Keeping waste down
  • Maintaining inventories of the kitchen
  • Making staff rotas

Kitchen managers will report to a restaurant manager or sometimes directly to the general manger. If you’re thinking of applying, it will help to have kitchen experience under your belt. Some companies will ask for at least level 3 food safety and hygiene qualifications – NVQ, City and Guilds etc.

Salaries start at around £25,000 but there may be some regional variation.