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Working As A Kitchen Lead

  • Getting Information
  • 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

  • $44,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Aramark

* Responsible for execution of the meal and understanding the timing of food production and to have all components of ready for consumption
* Responsible for expediting and maintaining the amount of food produced based on forecasted demand during peak and non-peak service times
* Communicate with the management to maintain the level of food quality that is expected
* Ensure daily communication between the day and night shifts regarding items that require long cooking times and planning for upcoming meals
* Communicate any issues to the staff which could affect the service before each meal period
* Ability to cook and prepare food according to production guidelines and recipes
* Knowledge of food product, identification, and acceptable level of food quality
* Must know methods of food preparation, cooking times, and portion sizes to insure food is prepared in prescribed manner
* Cuts, trims, bones and carves meats and poultry for cooking
* Evaluate food quality and preparedness by tasting
* Ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature for the appropriate length of time and follows all food safety standards
* Evaluate front-of-house presentation and make changes to food displays as needed
* Sets up/Breaks down work station
* Maintains a clean, safe and sanitary work station, equipment, and utensils
* Must be trained to safely operate all kitchen equipment (choppers, slicers, ovens, steamers, a variety of knives, etc.)
* Responsible for training servers on use of correct portions when cutting, preparing, and serving items
* Maintain production results of each meal
* Communicate with management regarding food product that needs to be ordered for upcoming production plans
* Report safety hazards discovered in the location to management immediately
* Additional Job Functions:
* Serve Safe certified
* Work in other areas as needed
* Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark management team

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 North America is a diversity growth-oriented organization.
* Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates.
* We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.
* 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.
* Req ID: 66918

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Om Nom Organics

* Plans production up to a week ahead; creates and publishes -- -- -- -- -- -- --weekly schedules
* Tracks all food purchases in Excel and categorizes them according -- to vendor
* Reviews daily production goals and creates daily production -- -- -- -- -- -- schedules up to a week ahead
* Ensures daily production schedules are met
* Creates daily reports on production, issues and budgets
* Ensures kitchen staff follow sanitary guidelines.
* Directs and holds -- -- --all staff accountable for proper execution of guidelines
* Plays highly active role in daily production (hands-on)
* Builds trust with staff members and provides clear and honest -- -- -- -- -- --communication and feedback
* Manages waste by ensuring recipes and plating guides are -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --followed
* Provides input and feedback on portion sizes and portion spec
* Documents recipes and trains staff on the execution of recipes
* Assists in implementation and maintains all kitchen systems -- -- -- -- -- -- --(temperature logs, proper dating of all items in fridge etc.)
* Maintains food quality standards
* Responsible for inventory, proper receiving procedures, storage -- -- -- --and rotation
* Responsible for managing on-going repairs, maintenance, etc
* Ensures kitchen staff avoid cross contamination, improper food -- -- -- -- -- handling and/or storage practices, etc., through proper training -- -- -- -- -- and supervision Associated topics: catering, commercial kitchen, corporate kitchen, deli chef, executive kitchen, kitchen, restaurant chef, salad chef, sous chef, sushi

What Does A Kitchen Lead Do At Aramark

* Coordinate, plan, participate, and supervise the production, preparation and presentation of food.
* Provide a safe, sanitary work environment, which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profitable, competitive quality products.
* Supervise and participate in the production, preparation, and presentation of all foods for unit as assigned by the Aramark Executive Chef to ensure that a consistent quality product is produced which conforms to all established standards.
* Interview, schedule, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, resolve problems, provide open communication, recommend discipline as appropriate, and perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

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Average Length of Employment
Kitchen Manager 3.1 years
Lead Cook 2.7 years
Kitchen Supervisor 2.6 years
Kitchen Chef 2.0 years
Kitchen Lead 2.0 years
Kitchen Assistant 1.6 years
Kitchen Staff 1.4 years
Top Careers Before Kitchen Lead
Cook 14.2%
Line Cook 13.4%
Cashier 9.4%
Manager 4.1%
Prep Cook 3.6%
Sous Chef 3.6%
Chef 3.3%
Lead Cook 2.7%
Internship 2.4%
Top Careers After Kitchen Lead
Cook 12.4%
Line Cook 10.3%
Sous Chef 6.9%
Server 5.5%
Manager 5.0%
Chef 5.0%
Cashier 4.6%
Supervisor 3.2%
Prep Cook 2.8%
Lead Cook 2.8%

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Kitchen Lead Demographics

Gender

Male

62.7%

Female

35.1%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

61.8%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

10.6%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

3.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

German

6.7%

Chinese

3.3%

Filipino

3.3%

French

3.3%

Mandarin

3.3%

Bengali

3.3%

Tagalog

3.3%

Russian

3.3%

Italian

3.3%
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Kitchen Lead Education

Schools

Johnson & Wales University

10.7%

University of Phoenix

8.0%

Johnson County Community College

6.7%

East Tennessee State University

5.3%

Western Washington University

5.3%

West Virginia University

5.3%

Hawkeye Community College

5.3%

Tarleton State University

5.3%

Syracuse University

4.0%

Appalachian State University

4.0%

Strayer University

4.0%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

4.0%

Kansas State University

4.0%

Fox Valley Technical College

4.0%

Illinois State University

4.0%

Orange Coast College

4.0%

Bakersfield College

4.0%

Central Washington University

4.0%

Columbus State Community College

4.0%

Schoolcraft College

4.0%
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Majors

Business

24.0%

Culinary Arts

19.2%

General Studies

5.2%

Communication

5.2%

Criminal Justice

4.9%

Hospitality Management

4.2%

Nursing

3.9%

Accounting

3.9%

Psychology

3.6%

Computer Science

3.2%

Liberal Arts

3.2%

Biology

2.6%

English

2.6%

Automotive Technology

2.3%

Education

2.3%

Industrial Technology

1.9%

Kinesiology

1.9%

Political Science

1.9%

Health Care Administration

1.9%

Information Technology

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

40.6%

Bachelors

27.7%

Associate

21.1%

Certificate

6.2%

Masters

2.3%

Diploma

1.7%

License

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Kitchen Lead

  1. Food Safety
  2. Customer Service
  3. Kitchen Equipment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Received food safety certification through ServSafe.
  • Cross-trained and provided back-up for other customer service representatives when needed.
  • Trained employees on proper food safety and sanitation along with teaching the correct way to use kitchen equipment.
  • Train new staff members in all aspects of the restaurant as well as provide support and direction to current team members.
  • Handled food production in a high volume, quick order setting while maintaining an orderly open kitchen line.

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