Kitchen Manager World of Beer

Nashville, TN

Kitchen Manager at WOB Bar & Kitchen

We are seeking a talented and experienced Kitchen Manager (KM) to join our team at WOB Bar & Kitchen. The Kitchen Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the kitchen operations at WOB (World of Beer), including food preparation, cooking, presentation, and quality control in a fun and busy atmosphere.


  • Competitive Wages
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Career Development and Advancement Opportunities
  • Premium healthcare, dental and vision insurance.
  • Secondary Insurance Benefits (Short/Long Term Disability Insurance, Legal Insurance, etc.) 
  • 401K
  • Direct Deposit
  • Meal Discounts for your WOB Cravings
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that increases with tenure.
  • Bonus benefits as outlined in the bonus program awarded monthly. 

Position Purpose

The Kitchen Manager is the key to success and a great customer experience!  

The Kitchen is responsible for the overall operations for the back of house and kitchen area of WOB. Kitchen managers hire staff, purchase food and operating supplies, and make sure everyone is fully trained on proper food preparation and kitchen safety techniques. In addition, kitchen managers ensure that the WOB standards are upheld: the food Spec is adhered to and is executed properly, the portions are correct, and the food is cooked and served accurately and quickly. The Kitchen manager meets all safety and sanitation standards. Kitchen managers manage Kitchen financial responsibilities, by managing food cost, waste and BOH labor, doing their best to optimize profit for their company and create the best dining experience possible for customers. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant's standards.
  • Responsible for ordering food products according to predetermined product specifications and received in correct unit count.
  • Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products. 
  • Consistent team player to ensure the success of operations.
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition.
  • Make employment decisions including interviewing, hiring, evaluating and disciplining kitchen personnel as appropriate.
  • Provide orientation of company and operations rules, policies and procedures and oversee training of new kitchen employees.
  • Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and timely manner.
  • Schedule labor as required by anticipated business activity.
  • Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and consistent action. 
  • Responsible for training kitchen personnel. 
  • Security issues are always maintained. 
  • Compliance with all labor laws, to include overtime, minimum wage, minors, etc.
  • Make your WOB a great place to work!


  • While not a requirement, the ideal candidate would have a minimum of 5 years of experience in varied kitchen positions including food preparation, line cook, fry cook and expediter with a minimum 2 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Possess strong organizational and decision-making skills.
  • Work well in fast-paced setting, while maintaining a fun, high energy work environment.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Management Food Handler Certification within 30 days of hire or as required by state (complying with all local requirements)

Work Requirements

  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds. -Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time.
  • Must have exceptional hygiene and grooming habits.
  • Ability to retain menu recipe knowledge.
  • Flexible schedule that can accommodate the needs of the WOB location.
  • All BOH Manager and hourly positions might include the ability to withstand frequent exposure to high and low temperatures, smoke, and steam. There is also frequent contact with sanitary latex gloves, sanitation solutions, all food products to include, but not limited to: meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, dairy and produce items.
  • You must have the ability to learn and understand how to prepare all food items on our menu to our World of Beer specifications, appearance and standards in a timely manner.

Pay Structure: Full-time Exempt (Salary) plus bonus potential

Reports to: Managing Partner

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.  


This job description is a summary of duties and is not designed to contain an exclusive listing of duties or responsibilities that are required. The job description and duties may change at any time with or without notice. By applying, you should understand that a job description is not a contract; is neither complete nor permanent; it can be modified at any time. Also, at the request of management, any employee may be asked and expected to perform additional duties, responsibilities or projects with or without notice. Applying constitutes understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the job description.