Kitchen Manager

Ska Brewing Company

Colorado, USA

Full time

$41-50k (annually)

May 17

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About Us

It takes characters to brew beer with character, and we at Ska Brewing have been doing that since 1995. Our award-winning craft brewing roots are firmly planted in Durango, Colorado, where our community-minded organization does all we can to give back.

About the Job

We are a seeking talented, enthusiastic, positive energy person to join our culinary team. The Container at Ska focuses on fresh, locally sourced, delicious food; made from scratch with lots of love. A passion for food and providing a great time to folks visiting the brewery is a must. This is an exempt salaried position.

Salary Range $41,000-50,000


  • Manages operations during scheduled shifts that include daily decision-making, staff support, guest interaction, scheduling, planning while upholding food safety standards, cleanliness, and product quality
  • Responsible for optimizing profits by controlling food and BOH labor costs, taking corrective action when needed; ensuring they conform to the annual budget on a monthly basis
  • Identifies operational opportunities to build sales and control costs; develop and implement plans to address opportunities.
  • Maintains an accurate and up-to-date manpower plan of staffing needs. Prepares schedules and ensures that areas of responsibility are staffed properly for all shifts.
  • Staffs, trains and develops BOH team members through ongoing feedback and coaching, establishment of performance expectations and by conducting performance reviews on a regular basis.
  • Works with General Manager to develop and implement and maintain all control systems to include: order guides, ordering, recipes, station check sheets, job descriptions, standard daily operating procedures, budget, inventory spreadsheets, inventory, bid sheets, training manual, scheduling
  • Holds BOH team accountable to following recipes creating a constant product by leading the team during peak service periods.
  • As needed: coordinate written/verbal disciplinary actions/termination with human resources department
  • Demonstrates responsibility for purchasing, receiving and storing food products, inspection of local suppliers, use of correct products and proper par levels to minimize food waste and optimize food cost.
  • Fosters open communication with kitchen and FOH staff.
  • In the absence of the General Manager and as acting Manager on Duty, oversees the entire Container and Tasting Room operation.
  • Works with General Manager on development of and execution of static menu items, creating standardized recipes.
  • Foster farmer/chef partnerships within local community
  • Develop and cost catering menu, ska-b-que specials
  • Coordinate with GM and marketing team on upcoming functions, catering events, happy hour promotions
  • Conduct daily menu meetings with BOH/FOH staff
  • Menu development/R&D/Costings
  • Conduct PM on refrigeration/walk-ins, oversee deep clean schedule including grease trap
  • Able to work 40–50-hour work weeks. As well as different times of day (morning/mid/night shifts).

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of 5 years previous kitchen manager position in mid to high volume establishment
  • Proven menu development and execution
  • Positive professional attitude
  • Team player/collaborator
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Current Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification or willingness to obtain within first 30 days of hire
  • Culinary degree preferred but not mandatory

Ska Benefits

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance available to Full Time employees (a portion of premiums is paid by Ska Brewing Company)
  • Paid Time Off for Full-Time and Part-Time employees
  • 401(k) with company match
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Discounted Ski Passes to Purgatory Resort
  • Free and/or discounted entries into local bike/running races
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dining Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Volunteer Time
  • Monthly employee tab to be used on merchandise and of course… BEER!
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