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Kitchen Manager
$45K-$55K / yr. (est.)
$45K
$50,202 / year
$55K
Average base salary
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About Kitchen Manager

What does a Kitchen Manager do?

As kitchen managers, we are directly responsible for all kitchen operations, including food processing, storage, and quality management; sanitation and cleanliness; and staff instruction in cooking techniques, preparation, plate presentation, portion and expense control, as well as sanitation and cleanliness. We ascertain that both food and items are cooked and served consistently in compliance with the restaurant's menus, portioning, preparing, and serving standards.

Core tasks:

  • interviewing, recruiting, reviewing, and disciplining kitchen staff, making jobs and firing decisions
  • provide incoming kitchen staff with an introduction to the company's and department's rules, regulations, and practices, as well as monitor their preparation
  • prepare the appropriate documents, such as forms, reports, and schedules, in a timely and coordinated manner
  • plan and price menu offerings in coordination with restaurant managers. For all new menu pieces, decide portion sizes and prepare standard recipe cards

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Kitchen Manager?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Kitchen Manager.
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Kitchen ManagerNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
Working in the fast-paced NYC culinary scene, it's no surprise that it takes at least 5 years to make it to Kitchen Manager!
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Kitchen ManagerSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
As a Chef in SF, it actually took me 10 years to become a Kitchen Manager. Who are these lucky ones? 😡
How Long Do Kitchen Manager Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Kitchen Managers works in this position for 3-5 years across multiple employers.
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Restaurant ManagerHouston, TX - 7 months ago
It's no surprise, Kitchen Managers always seem to be jumping from one place to another.
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Head ChefSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
🙄 3-5 years? I'm way past that, and there's still so much to learn!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Kitchen Manager Employees?
Moderate job changes in Kitchen Manager, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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DishwasherHouston, TX - 8 months ago
i DON'T cARE aBOUT tHESE CHANGES! jUST lEmme gET tHROUGh mY sHiFT wIThout BRoKEN dISHES!
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Pastry ChefMiami, FL - 8 months ago
This is why I chose to specialize. I've worked hard and moved up steadily, unlike the rest of you struggling in kitchen management!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Kitchen Manager's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Kitchen Manager typically studied at.
California Culinary Academy
Culinary Institute of America

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Kitchen Manager Employees?
Gender ratio in Kitchen Manager position: 0.751084384858044 Male and 0.248915615141956 Female. Age ratio in Kitchen Manager position: 16-20: 29%, 21-30: 55%, 31-40: 11%, 41-50: 4%, 51-60: 1%, 60+: 0%. Kitchen Manager position is predominantly male (75.1%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 16-20 years old.
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Kitchen ManagerPhoenix, AZ - 7 months ago
it's clear that there's a gender imbalance here, and it needs to be addressed! 👊
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Kitchen ManagerNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
i don't think gender has anything to do with it, it's about skills and experience! 💪

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Kitchen Manager?
Top employers of Kitchen Manager position: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Red Robin. People who work in Kitchen Manager position most typically go on to work for the Chipotle Mexican Grill.
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Kitchen ManagerMiami, FL - 8 months ago
Outback is fine, but Chipotle and Red Robin are overrated for Kitchen Managers! They lack the excitement, diversity, and fast-paced environment that Miami restaurants offer.
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Kitchen ManagerSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
Red Robin rocks! The energetic atmosphere, awesome menu options, and growth opportunities make it the prime choice for Kitchen Managers in the Pacific Northwest!
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Outback Steakhouse
Red Robin
What Industries Does Kitchen Manager Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Kitchen Manager: Food Service, Accommodation, Retail, Education, Religious / Grantmaking / Civic. Kitchen Manager employees most likely come from a Food Service industry background.
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Kitchen ManagerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
That's so not true! As a Kitchen Manager, I pride myself on my culinary skills and leading by example. Get your facts straight! 🍳
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Kitchen ManagerMiami, FL - 8 months ago
I may not be the most experienced, but as a Kitchen Manager, I'm always willing to learn and improve. Respect goes both ways! ✌

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Which is the best experience for a Kitchen Manager?
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4 months ago
Well, I guess my 7 years as a Assistant store manger in tims Horton didn't matter at all in becoming a District Manager. Thanks for making me feel like my hard work was worthless.
How is the gender diversity among people working as a Kitchen Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
What is the most common age of a Kitchen Manager?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The typical age is 25 for a Kitchen Manager.
Is a Kitchen Manager considered to be a senior profession?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
On average, people have 4 years of experience when they start working as a Kitchen Manager
Which industries have a lot of people working in Kitchen Manager roles?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
For a Kitchen Manager it’s the most likely to work in the Food Services.
Do I need a degree to work as a Kitchen Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
As a Kitchen Manager you’ll probably need No higher education
Which company are you working for as a Kitchen Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
If you are a Kitchen Manager you should definitely apply for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Red Robin, Texas Roadhouse and The Cheesecake Factory
How long do you usually work as a Kitchen Manager before changing to another position?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
4 years is the typical lifespan for a Kitchen Manager.
How likely is it for people working as a Kitchen Manager to switch companies still working as a Kitchen Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
a Kitchen Manager is not a typical job hopper, but might change companies.
From which job titles people come from to work as a Kitchen Manager?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Kitchen Manager are Line Cook, Sous Chef or Cook
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a Kitchen Manager?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Changing from a Kitchen Manager to Sous Chef, Executive Chef or Line Cook is a typical career path.
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