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Assistant Executive Kitchen Manager

Location: 2101 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing, MI
Brand: Cooper's Hawk

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As an Assistant Executive Kitchen Manager, you will help lead the way in our scratch kitchen, where we produce uniquely-inspired culinary items that are thoughtfully paired with our own Cooper’s Hawk wines. You will partner closely with the Executive Kitchen Manager to drive operational excellence and growth, while coaching and inspiring our team members to ensure high quality food and an exceptional guest experience.  

What You’ll Do 

  • Direct kitchen operations, including Kitchen Managers and Team Members and day-to-day execution for dish, prep and line stations    
  • Adhere to policies, manage assigned operating systems and area of assigned responsibility
  • Ensure collaboration between kitchen and front of house operations
  • Represent Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants brand and values to create a respectful, positive and professional work environment
  • Manage people by:
    • Participating in hourly kitchen team member hiring
    • Reviewing schedules in a timely manner
    • Developing and retaining Kitchen Managers and Team Members
    • Doing side by sides with hourly team members
  • Lead Community meetings and coaches Managers
  • Oversee kitchen training, food execution, menu roll-outs and system initiatives
  • Conduct line checks, create prep lists and oversee supply ordering and inventory management
  • Be accountable for depth of knowledge in food preparation and quality
  • Assist Executive Kitchen Manager with weekly inventory procedures when needed
  • Be responsible for maximizing financial and operational results
  • Effectively operate computer systems including a POS System, Online Team Member Scheduler, Inventory/Ordering software and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment and uphold food safety standards
  • Maintains a professional image by adhering to guidelines listed in the Team Member Handbook
  • Other duties as assigned 

What You’ll Need 

  • 2-3 years of management experience in a full-service restaurant environment. Scratch kitchen experience preferred 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to read, understand and communicate in English 
  • Demonstrates financial acumen 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Preferred certifications include ServSafe and state/local licensing requirements
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for at least 10 hours per shift
  • Must have the ability to work 50-60 hours per week
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, inclusive of weekends and some holidays 

Cooper’s Hawk reviews several factors when establishing compensation. Salaries and hourly wages appearing in a job posting may be published by third parties and may not reflect the salaries or hourly wages offered by Cooper’s Hawk.     

Cooper’s Hawk is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Cooper’s Hawk makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process.     

The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. The Benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered to team members; eligibility for certain benefits apply.


About Us

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants was created with the inspiration of bringing the Napa Valley experience to all of America, by combining an elegant tasting room with a polished casual restaurant and scratch kitchen. Cooper's Hawk wines have won hundreds of awards and are the Official Wines of the Screen Actors Guild® Awards. We are built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge a COMMUNITY, and with the world's largest wine club membership, we are paving the way to democratizing the good life!