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Working As A Kitchen Lead

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  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $41,740

    Average Salary

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Aramark

* Oversee and assist in preparation of food items for the day and dating products
* Oversee and assist in setting up and breaking down of stations designated by the manager
* Cook and otherwise prepare foods according to recipes and directions
* Responsible for use of correct portions when preparing and serving items on the line
* Maintain daily temperature logs
* Responsible for taking samples of all food items on the line prior to serving the customers
* Alert management and pull food items that do not meet quality expectations
* Complete opening and closing station checklists
* Greet customers as they approach and leave the serving line
* Ask customers about the quality of their service and handle any complaints (with assistance from the manager on duty) while maintaining a positive attitude and smile
* Oversee and assist in maintaining a clean work station (including floors, work areas, equipment, walls, refrigerators, and meat blocks)
* Ensures that all work areas and serving utensils are cleaned and sanitized
* Responsible for proper disposal of waste from the service line
* Transfers supplies and equipment between storage and work areas by hand or by cart
* Assist with daily STEP observations and report safety hazards discovered in the location to management immediately
* Additional Job Functions:
* Cross-train in areas as required by your manager
* Able to work in concessions, catering, and special events required by your manager
* Perform task as requested by your manager on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis
* Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team.
* Supervisory Responsibilities:
* Oversee and direct the employees working on the line to ensure timely and effective service of the customers.
* Request support from utility workers for sanitation issues of the line as needed

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Sodexo Inc.

* Understands and follows all policies and procedures.
* Assists in ensuring a safe working environment throughout the facility for all employees.
* Assists in monitoring employee productivity and provides suggestions for increased service or productivity.
* Responsible for the supervision of day-to-day activities of subordinates and assigns responsibility for specific work or functional activities as directed by on-site management.
* Responsible for orientation and training of employees.
* Performs day-to-day assignments in addition to supervision duties.
* Works with customers to ensure satisfaction in such areas as quality, service and problem resolution.
* Takes an interest and initiative in the development of the foodservice team.
* Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.
* Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.
* Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
* Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
* Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
* Maintains key control of operations and responsible for activities to ensure opening, closing and daily procedures are completed.
* Serves as working lead coordinating activities of workers or service employees engaged in food operations or services at smaller less complex facilities of commercial, health care facility, school, campus or other establishments.
* May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Compass Group, North America

* Delivers quality customer service to customers by providing one on one attention to the detail.
* Provide assignments and assistance to team members.
* Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment in all aspects of job performance.
* Relieve shift supervisor in times of absence.
* Adjust or cover schedules as needed during times of short staffing.
* Ensure that team member maintain set standards by conducting quality assurance surveys.
* Monitor and report any equipment issues or shortages.
* Conduct customer and patient surveys.
* Any other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.
* Interact with patients/customers in an appropriate manner in relation to age based competencies.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry
* Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.
* At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.
* Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
* Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position.
* While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. /
* Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)./
* Req ID: 152542
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What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Festival Foods

* Performs tasks as delegated by the Deli Kitchen Manager and effectively leads the Deli department in the absence of the Kitchen Manager
* Leads, coaches, teaches, and reinforces Festival culture, guest service, and performance expectations to all deli kitchen associates
* Trains new deli kitchen associates
* Helps Kitchen Manager write and conduct performance reviews of deli kitchen associates
* Documents violations of company policies/procedures by deli kitchen associates and conducts appropriate corrective action
* Answers questions and provides guidance to all Deli department associates
* Provides excellent services to all guests
* Assists guests with finding items they are looking for on and off the sales floor
* Take and execute special orders and requests
* Answers the telephone and assists guests using proper phone etiquette
* Addresses guest concerns with prep and kitchen made items, and resolves issues when a guest is not satisfied with the service or product received
* Ensures all Kitchen and Department standards are being met in the Deli Kitchen
* Makes decisions on production levels by studying weekly movement report (items sold)
* Makes sure temperatures are being taken on hot bar and salad bar
* Recipe control
* Be sure associates are measuring correctly
* Makes sure recipes are being followed step by step
* Watches dates and freshness of every product
* Shrinks the items that are outdated.
* Products must be dated and initialed in the cooler/freezer
* Product presentation
* Cleanliness of kitchen
* All areas must be cleaned and sanitized
* Veggies must be rinsed
* Proper glove use when using a knife with all associates
* Dishes are clean and organized
* Keep cooler and freezers clean and organized
* Must be food safe certified
* Blast chiller kept cleaned and cooling logs kept up to date
* Responsible for ordering all food from vendors and keeping product levels under control, have par levels set for all items on order guides
* Assist in inventory process
* Assists all department associates with daily responsibilities while leading by example
* Contributes to overall cleanliness of the department by picking up, organizing and cleaning work areas, shelving, and sales floor as needed
* Required to maintain food safety logs
* Ensures all quality standards are being met, including quantity expectations at 100% at 10 am and 5 pm

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At The California Parks Company

* Assists in overall kitchen functions
* Works with prep cooks, kitchen assistants
* Participates in all cooking and preparation by staff
* Assists with menu planning
* Purchases supplies and equipment with direction
* Maintains clean and orderly cook station, following sanitation and food preparation guidelines
* Reports all inventory and supply issues to supervisor
* Notifies supervisor immediately any time a guest is not 100% satisfied with their experience

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Kitchen Lead Career Paths

Kitchen Lead
Chef/Kitchen Manager Chef Manager Executive Chef
Assistant Food Service Director
5 Yearsyrs
Barista Security Officer Night Auditor
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Night Auditor Assistant General Manager
Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Shift Manager Kitchen Manager Dietary Manager
Certified Dietary Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Shift Manager Restaurant Manager Catering Manager
Director Of Catering
7 Yearsyrs
Chef Executive Chef
Director Of Food And Beverage
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant General Manager Restaurant Manager Food Service Director
Director Of Food And Nutrition Services
10 Yearsyrs
Kitchen Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Barista Chef Executive Chef
Food And Beverage Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Sous Chef Chef Executive Chef
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Self-Employed Food Service Worker
Food Service Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Kitchen Manager Sous Chef Executive Chef
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Chef General Manager
General Manager In Training
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Operation Supervisor Assistant General Manager
Multi-Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sous Chef Executive Chef General Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Sales Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Assistant General Manager Kitchen Manager Restaurant Manager
Restaurant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Kitchen Lead Demographics


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  • White

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  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Filipino

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Top Kitchen Lead Skills

  1. Food Preparation Areas
  2. Food Safety
  3. Customer Service Skills
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Make sure that all food safety policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Achieved tasks in a designated time frame, quickly adapted to change, gained customer service skills, and leadership skills.
  • Prepare a variety of meat, seafood, poultry, vegetable, and cold food items.
  • Supervised kitchen staff and maintained cleanliness and quality control measures.

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