KITCHEN MANAGER

Hours

44 hours per week, including weekends and evenings

Salary

From £24,325 depending on experience

Location

North Brewing Co,
Unit 1, Snow Hill,
Queensway,
Birmingham,
B4 6GH

Job Description

North was founded by John Gyngell and Christian Townsley, the brains behind legendary Leeds beer venue North Bar, which opened in 1997; known as “the first craft beer bar in Britain”. North Bar influenced a new wave of modern beer bars and breweries across the country, including their own, with many citing the bar as one of the driving forces and influences behind the craft beer revolution in the UK. The North family has now extended, to multiple sites across Leeds and one in Harrogate.

North Taproom: Snow Hill will be our first site opening in Birmingham and we’re so excited to establish ourselves in a new city and introduce new people to our award-winning beer and amazing bao buns!

Situated opposite Snow Hill station, the taproom will experience heavy footfall and need amazing management and kitchen teams to keep on top of service and provide customers with the best experience possible.

As Kitchen Manager you’ll be responsible for the food offering on site, managing a team of assistants and working alongside the General Manager to ensure that North Taproom: Snow Hill is the place to be!

We need someone to lead our kitchen, fulfilling both in-house and takeaway orders, ensuring that both they and their team thrive in a fast-paced environment while staying red-hot on accuracy and keeping calm under pressure.

 

  • Working alongside the General and Assistant Manager to ensure a smooth service
  • Recruiting, training and managing kitchen staff to ensure a happy and successful workplace
  • Leading regular team meetings and attending management meetings at HQ.
  • Ensure health and safety as well as hygiene are kept to a high standard and in accordance with local authority FSA guidelines
  • Managing and ordering stock
  • Helping to run on site events- providing food for corporate events and internal staff events
  • Creating new and exciting food offerings
  • Using social media in creative and intuitive ways to develop interest and increase business
  • Completing necessary management administrative tasks- compliance, HR, staff development and feedback

We hire people who are-

  • hungry– hardworking and always striving for success in everything they do
  • humble– willing to help others and go above and beyond to get the job done
  • people smart– able to use their initiative and good judgement to bring out the best in themselves and their colleagues.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • Previous kitchen management skills and experience
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Level 3 Food Safety certified
  • Highly organised and effective time management
  • Happy, sociable with a natural tendency towards being hospitable/attentive
  • Strong social media skills- excited to learn new techniques
  • A desire to learn and share knowledge
  • An understanding of GP, management accounts/P&Ls, stock, etc
  • Computer literate- the standard stuff

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Craft beer knowledge
  • Hold clean UK driving license
  • Previous experience with a similar style of food
  • Strong social media skills- excited to learn new techniques

33 days annual leave (including 8 bank holidays)

Access to our Wellbeing Team – they organise workshops and activities, alongside providing digital and physical resources.

Staff discount across all our bars and webshop.

Cost price sustainably sourced merchandise.

Access to the staff Health Cash Plan. This allows staff to claim money towards prescriptions, dental care, contact lenses etc.

Cycle Scheme and Tech Scheme.

1 week ‘life leave’ – this is in addition to your annual leave and covers events that you might usually eat into your allowance for e.g. moving house

Compassionate leave, separate from your annual leave allocation

2 weeks company sick pay

Generous parental leave

Training and development opportunities

An opportunity to work in a friendly, ambitious team at one of the UK’s leading, and fastest growing, Independent Craft Brewers.

The opportunity to learn about a variety of duties in a small and inclusive company. We get stuck in!

Job security – as we continue to grow, we get busier and busier

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for the position of Kitchen Manager please send an up to date CV and covering letter to Sophie on HR@northbrewing.com.  Your application will not be considered without a covering letter.

We are an inclusive and equal opportunities employer, if you feel under-represented in the hospitality/brewing industry then we encourage you to apply. Please click here to read our Recruitment Policy. 

This role has a closing date of 14th October 2022. We may be interviewing as we go but won’t make any final decisions until the closing date has passed.

At North we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t fit perfectly with what we’ve outlined we encourage you to apply anyway.  You may just be the perfect fit for this or another role.

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