Oak View Group

Oak View Group

Kitchen Manager| McCormick Place Convention Center - Oak View Group (Chicago · IL)

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The Kitchen Manager is accountable for duties related to back of the house kitchen cleaning and sanitation for main kitchen, concessions stands and all Food & Beverage service areas and maintain inventory and standards for kitchen and banquet equipment under the direction of an Executive Chef.


This role will pay a salary of $90,000 to $118,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 11 holidays).


  • The Kitchen Manager will be responsible for overseeing food preparation, distribution, ordering supplies, scheduling shifts, equipment functionality and readiness, cleanliness of all BOH areas and monitoring inventory levels.
  • The Kitchen Manager provides management to stewarding department. The Kitchen Manager will actively supervise, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor stewards in meeting company quality standards, and will independently initiate and authorize all employment actions such as hiring, termination, suspension, discipline, promotion, and transfer.
  • The Kitchen Manager will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant, and cooperative work environment. Must have working knowledge of Union CBA.
  • The Kitchen Manager is responsible for setting and executing regular cleaning standards for the kitchen and verifying that staff are maintaining sanitation levels.
  • The Kitchen Manager inspects the kitchen to ensure everything is organized, sanitized appropriately and in good working order.
  • The Kitchen Manager will also be responsible for managing inventory to ensure equipment needs meet demand and are maintained in good working order with all necessary maintenance and inspections up to date.
  • This role of Kitchen Manager must maintain excellent attendance and be available to work a variable event-driven schedule which includes evenings and weekends.
  • Open availability, professional presentation, outstanding interpersonal skills, self-direction and strong management and independent decision-making skills are required.


  • 3-5 years supervisor experience in a similar setting.
  • Solid understanding and practical knowledge of restaurant business principles and service etiquette.
  • Effective team management experience.
  • A proactive approach toward day-to-day activities and shifting demands.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and food handling practices.
  • Food Handlers Certification.
  • SMART Serve Certified.
  • An aptitude for identifying and assessing details.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Proven to perform well under pressure; manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • An ongoing awareness and responsiveness to client satisfaction.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Confident using Excel, Word and Microsoft Office.