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Kitchen Manager Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION – Kitchen Manager

About Guardian Brewing Company

At Guardian Brewing Company we work by the mantra, “Quality. Innovation. Destination.” Providing quality experiences with quality ingredients from quality people, is what we’re all about. We also strive to innovate, finding new ways to do old things, and seeking to experience new things we’ve never tried. Finally, we are a brewery destination for West Michigan and the USA.

We are open-minded and welcoming, willing to break down barriers and encourage all types of people to join our Guardian team. Guardian is a safe space where our team can grow and challenge one another. Quite simply, we believe that our diverse team can make the world a better place – and Guardian a better company.

About the Position

This position would be filled to support the Head Chef in staff managerial duties, training and creative development of menu items that match the goals of Guardian Brewing Company. The 22-tap taproom and restaurant will provide 20 Guardian-brewed beers and two cider options. Our 2022 plans include building out a larger kitchen. As this plan comes to fruition, we currently have a limited menu from our auxiliary kitchen in the meantime. The approximately 2,000 sq. ft. taproom is open year-round and includes an additional 3,500 sq. ft. of outside patio seating and lawn area that will be used when seasonally permitted. Depending on the day of the week and time of year, we will serve brunch, lunch, snacks, and dinner made from fresh, local, and regional ingredients.

At Guardian Brewing Company, we believe that our restaurant plays key part in bringing the community together by offering fantastic food options blended with great craft beer, educational programming, and recreational activities. The Kitchen Manager assists the Head Chef to ensure a smooth operation of the kitchen by making sure that the food is of the utmost quality, the kitchen is clean, organized, appropriately staffed, and ensures kitchen staff are trained and have everything they need to complete their tasks efficiently and with success. The Kitchen Manager also assists the Head Chef in ensuring that customer and staff needs are addressed quickly, and customers have a positive culinary experience during their visit.

Position Summary

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for aiding in the organization, coordination, training, and supervision of the preparation of hot and cold food production. They also will help oversee maintenance of quality and/or portion control, and the maintenance of sanitation and safety standards. Under the supervision of the Head Chef, the Kitchen Manager acts as a working supervisor-in-training, coordinating, and evaluating the work of the line level kitchen staff and participates in recipe and product development as well as any other day to day kitchen functions. This position is the main right hand of the Head Chef.  


Required Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities

Hours, Compensation, and Benefits

Interested in applying?

Please send an email with the subject line “Kitchen Manger,” along with a cover letter and resume to Please address the email to Chef Abigail Gleason.

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