Kitchen Manager/Chef

Just Salad New York, NY
  • compensation depends on experience
    + Bonuses
  • Part Time / Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Meal Plan / Free Food, Ask Us!, Dental Insurance
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

Position Summary:  This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Culinary School graduate to gain culinary management experience. The Kitchen Manager/Chef is responsible for all food prep, the food line opening procedures, and managing a kitchen team.

Primary Duties:

  • Preps and oversees the preparation of vegetables, cheeses, proteins and lettuce.    
  • Utilizes the prep oven (including cooking grains, keeping food items to temperature specs, and toasting bread)  
  • Teaches and holds the kitchen team accountable to following the recipes.
  • Follows and trains the kitchen team on how to use the food production schedule.
  • Manages an opening (A.M.) kitchen team that is responsible for setting up the opening food item line and prepping all of the food items for the day.  
  • Responsible for purchasing the food and restaurant supplies for the store

(including but not limited to; all food, paper goods, restaurant equipment, and linens).

  • Zones the walk-in coolers for a new JS store and assures everything, in the walk-in, is where it belongs, for an established store.
  • Monitors waste and ensures that all food is available at all times.
  • Trains and ensures employees use proper weights and scoops to portion and serve ingredients.
  • Ensures product is received, stored, and rotated following FIFO method.
  • Follows company standards for food production, shelf life, temperature checks, recipes, product quality, and presentation.
  • Complies with JS Kitchen Job Aid book.
  • Responsible for maintaining restaurant cleanliness.
  • Completes responsibilities within established timeframes with a sense of urgency.
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned.


  • A.A. or B.A./B.S. in a related field
  • 1-3 years of Experience as a Cook or Kitchen/Prep Supervisor (Manager) required (Culinary Internships count)
  • Mass prep experience and good knife skills required
  • Kitchen smallware and equipment knowledge required
  • Qualifying Certificate in Food Protection required
  • Experience in high volume kitchen preferred
  • Impeccable service standards, clean work habits, and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions and delegate tasks, while handling a large volume of work in a timely fashion
  • Able to work flexible hours to accommodate business needs
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus

Join our team!  

Open House every Wed at 134 W. 37th St (4–5:30pm) for NYC + NJ.

We’re pleased to offer the following benefits:


All teammates receive free meals while they work, medical and dental benefits, gym and fitness studio discounts, wellness programs through 2BenefitU, and much more to support a fun and healthy lifestyle.

Free Gym Membership:

Live that healthy life! We offer FREE gym memberships for teammates who are with us for over a year!

Development Programs:

We have strong development and promotion programs with no set waiting period before you can move up. Your career path is up to you- Lettuce us grow your potential!

Free Meals:

Get free and healthy meals while working at Just Salad! Get your fill of tasty salads, wraps, market plates, toast boxes, smoothies and more!

Flexible Hours:

We offer flexible hours for our teammates which is perfect for full-time students, busy parents, or someone who wants to start their career in the restaurant business.

Bonus Opportunities:

Every day is a chance to serve some greens and make some GREEN! Every shift presents the opportunity to make up to 5 bonuses!

Commuter benefits:

We offer pre-tax transit benefits for all NYC Just Salad teammates.

Fun Team Building:

We sponsor seasonal team-building exercises for each store, and annual basketball & soccer tournament, and more

Other Benefits:

Up to 184 hours of Paid Time-Off for Assistant Restaurant Team Leaders and up. 40 hours of paid sick time can also be accrued for NYC + NJ hourly teammates.

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