Kitchen Manager at Torchy's Tacos in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Posted in Restaurant - Food Service 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The Torchy's legacy began in Austin, Texas in 2006 with an idea, a dedicated executive chef and a food trailer to now operating in dozens of locations across multiple states.  OUR MISSION: Be Damn Good.


OUR VISION:  Serve people the best damn tacos. OUR WHY: Passion. OUR MOTTO: Devil is in the details.


What you’ll be doing:



  • Responsible for all Back of the House (BOH) operations, including maintaining a safe and impressively clean kitchen, and instilling a culture of “If it’s not great we don’t serve it!”

  • Managing food costs, placing orders, updating pricing, and completing inventories

  • Selecting, interviewing, and hiring all BOH Team Members to ensure proper staffing levels are met

  • Creating the BOH Team Member schedules to hit labor targets that properly support sales projections

  • Verifying that BOH Team Members follow all recipes, properly weigh prepped items, record production numbers for items, and portion servings correctly

  • Utilizing Mystery Shop and the Damn Good Restaurant Assessment results to develop action plans to provide over the top operations and food quality

  • Communicating the "why's and how’s" to Team Members when giving them direction

  • Motivating and leading all Team Members in a way that supports our Torchy’s Values

  • Running Damn Good shifts and supporting the daily operation of the store

  • Partnering with the Learning & Development team to ensure all BOH Team Members are properly trained and certified

QUE-SO…here’s what you’ll need:



  • 3+ years of kitchen management experience

  • Required state alcohol-server and Manager Food Certification

  • High-level understanding of training and development concepts

  • Ability to foster teamwork

  • Leadership skills

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent with time management

  • Bilingual proficiency desired

  • Must be able to use to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects up to 40 pounds

  • Must be able to stand for several hours and walk for long periods of time

  • Must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach for objects on shelves at various height levels

Let’s TACO ‘bout perks:



  • Torchy’s swag

  • Discounts on DAMN GOOD food and merchandise

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Eligibility

  • Paid Time Off

  • Badass co-workers

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