Job Vacancy - Kitchen Manager


Application deadline - Friday 9th February
Interviews:  Friday 16th February

Job Title:

Kitchen Manager

Reporting to:

General Manager


£26,000 - £30,000 DOE


Full Time (37.5 hours/week) which will
include evenings and weekends

Place of work:

Kingfisher Business Park, GL5 2BY

Job Function:

To lead the kitchen team and together deliver unique, fresh and healthy food offer from the “Stroud Brewery Kitchen”

About the kitchen

The kitchen at Stroud Brewery is centred around the wood fired oven and the grill. We focus on using local and/or organic ingredients wherever possible. We have an all day menu with brunch, lunch and grill dishes, plus regular specials and pizzas being offered from Thursdays. We also cater for a range of events and have a dedicated following of regulars who ensure the kitchen is very busy!

Main responsibilities:

Working well in a high paced environment under pressure, you will also lead the team to make sure that they deliver a high quality but personable service to all areas whilst minimising any waiting times:

  • Ensure food hygiene regulations are met, including daily tasks, temperature records and an open and close checklist
  • Control and direct food preparation and related activities
  • Together with the kitchen team continually develop our menu, using local and organic ingredients wherever possible
  • Cost all food items and maintain required kitchen GP%
  • Identify suppliers and ensure regular supply of stock
  • Oversee/ensure monthly stocktake
  • Be fully responsible for hiring, managing and training kitchen staff
  • Manage staffing rota and ensure optimum cover for all service times
  • Authorise team holidays
  • Approve timesheets
  • Complete regular 1:1 appraisals
  • Ensure great customer service
  • Ensure health and safety in the kitchen

    Person Specification


    A passionate chef who has experience managing and leading a large team and can demonstrate the following capabilities:

    • Experience in writing menus across a number of different areas
    • Management experience - understanding team needs in a big kitchen
    • Computer competence (e-mail, spreadsheets, word-processing)
    • Entrepreneurial mind - can provide accurate and timely menu costings and share a commercial overview of the kitchen as a whole
    • Ability to manage GP & wastage to an agreed level
    • Being presentable & professional
    • Maintain a safe working environment within all legal guidelines
    • Passion for organic, fresh local ingredients
    • Experienced in maintaining kitchen hygiene, and health and safety
    • A keen eye for detail - suggestions for continuous improvement for service, prep, menus, ordering, managing the team
    • Practical - oversee basic kitchen maintenance
    • Competent when working with kitchen machinery
    • Works well under pressure
    • Ability to manage & work alongside all Stroud Brewery departments
    • Able to work well in a team
    • Flexible
    • Reliable
    • Conscientious
    • Aptitude for learning
    • Proactive


    • An interest in real ales and their production
    • Curious about cooking with beer and brewery by-products
    • An interest in fermentation & baking
    • Knowledge of sourdoughs
    • Share Stroud Brewery ethos for sustainability


      • Maintain staff vs revenue % at 35%
      • Operate 65% margin based on ingredient costs - 30% food cost 35% labour = 35% profit
      • Maintain health and safety policies
      • Achieve and maintain a 5* hygiene rating
      • Achieve and maintain 60% organic and or/local ingredients

        Application deadline - Friday 9th February
        Interviews:  Friday 16th February