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Kitchen Manager

Union Square Events (640 West 28th Street NY, NY)
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Job Description


Make a meaningful impact as a Kitchen Manager at Union Square Events!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

The Kitchen Manager is responsible for overseeing the bulk production team and the packaging of goods for delivery.

As a valued member of our team, your compensation will include the following benefits:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and managing production schedules in collaboration with the sous chefs
  • Maintains proper organization and workflow of the area and teams they oversee
  • Manages their teams to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner and to specification
  • Manages resources based on the daily production schedule
  • Maintains company standards of kitchen organization and cleanliness
  • Maintains all DOH standards of the kitchen
  • Ensures quality control
  • Able to lead by example and work along side your team to meet deadlines

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Food Cost Optimization
  • Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation
  • Meat Butchery
  • Meat Cookery
  • Menu Development
  • Ordering/Receiving
  • Sauce Development
  • Saute
  • Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking
  • Vegetable Breakdown
  • Vegetable Cookery
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Can work with prolonged standing and mobility for 8-10 hours
  • NYC food handlers a plus
Skills & Requirements Qualifications

Union Square Events (USE) is the catering and venue hospitality business from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). Based in Manhattan's Hudson Yards, USE creates experiences to savor that are rooted in USHG's 30-year heritage of culinary excellence and Enlightened Hospitality. Through collaborations with a diverse portfolio of best in class clients and business partners, USE produces one-of-a-kind catered events and unparalleled dining experiences within a variety of cultural, corporate and entertainment venues throughout New York City.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.