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Kitchen Lead

Company: The Salty
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


*The Salty is coming to Charlotte!* The Salty is an artisan donut shop that focuses on chef-made, craft donuts that rotate based on seasonality. We use nothing but the highest quality ingredients and make everything in house! Naturally, we don't use any artificial ingredients in anything we make, because, well - that's gross! If we wouldn't serve it to our own family, we definitely wouldn't serve it to yours! Coffee? Yep! We serve Intelligentsia Coffee and have crafted a coffee menu that pleases all palettes. Lastly, to what makes The Salty- The Salty, is our obsession with customer service. Today's day and age it's so easy to get lost in your phone, lost in the madness of the world, so we try to create an environment that is an escape from that hazy life. A place that you know as a customer you'll receive a positive consistent donut and experience each time. This obsession all starts with you.


The Salty is a fast-paced, team-oriented operation both in the back and front of house. The primary focus of our company's management team is to lead by example, inspire, effectively and openly communicate and be collaborative with the rest of their team. There's no "I" @ The Salty. There's nothing that anyone is "too qualified" to do. We're all working with the same intentions and for the same goal, which is to make The Salty not only the most delicious donut shop around, but also a benchmark in the F&B industry when it comes to experiential food and beverage. Ambitious? You bet! Impossible? Nope! - Now let's get to work and absolutely CRUSH it!


The kitchen leads work directly with the Executive Pastry Chef and Sous Chef. They assist in running the kitchen's day to day tasks and operations. The kitchen leads are responsible for monitoring the team's production and pace throughout each day. The kitchen leads will go through extensive training with the Executive Pastry Chef of their respective store. Our training is structured so that the kitchen leads build a strong product-knowledge foundation, gains the skills to be able to train the team underneath them and learns to handle many different situations that may arise within our kitchen.

*What We Offer*

* Schedule flexibility
* Weekly Competitive Pay plus Tips
* 6 weeks paid parental leave
* Health, dental and vision benefit plan options for full-time team members
* Matching Health Savings Account
* 401(k) with company match
* Company paid life insurance
* Employee Assistance Programs
* Pet Insurance
* 40% off all merchandise, donut and coffee orders, and catering
* Friends and family discount
* Anniversary Program
* Opportunity for growth, development and advancement in a rapidly growing company

*About You*

* Previous kitchen experience in a supervisory role
* An extreme attention to detail
* Ability to multitask and set priorities
* Friendly attitude & team player
* Curiosity to continue to learn
* Flexibility to work a variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, weekends, and holidays
* Ability to remain calm and focused in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 10 hours)
* Ability to bend, reach, stoop, and lift up to 50 pounds
* Fluency to read and communicate in English

Summary of Key Responsibilities:


* Acts in a responsible manner that promotes the culture, values and mission of The Salty Donut
* Sets the example for their team by maintaining consistent attendance and punctuality
* Assists with directing the team to ensure proper training and updates them as needed of any changes that need be made
* Demonstrates to BOH team members The Salty's standards of product quality
* Assists in training new team members on the respective station in the kitchen where they'll be working, as needed, during their orientation/onboarding/training period
* Ability to communicate effectively with the Executive Pastry Chef, Pastry Sous Chef, and other leads
* Ability to form a strong, cohesive team that enjoys working together by providing an environment that promotes growth and accountability with a humanized leadership approach
* Ensures that they are promoting a team environment and getting to know the team on a personal level
* Have the ability to praise their team on both small and large victories. It's important not only to communicate when improvements are needed, but also when things are being done well. This allows them to promote a positive work environment that Salty is known for and loves

Key Responsibilities:

* The Kitchen Leads should have thorough knowledge of all the 'disciplines' in the kitchen so that they are able to fill in for any BOH employee at any time. These disciplines include:
* Dough mixing
* Overnight bake (cutting, proofing, frying)
* Decoration
* Prep
* Understands the breakdown of donut quantities needed for each day
* The kitchen leads must be able to maintain the decoration pace, follow the quantities on the board and keep the decorators on time
* The kitchen leads will communicate with the FOH manager throughout the day to make decisions about adjusting the day's production quantities (cutting/adding)
* Understands the store delivery schedule and drivers schedule to ensure doughnuts are ready and leave on time. (Wynwood Kitchen Only)
* Able to execute special orders or menu items Including but not limited to:
* Custom Letters, Custom Shapes, and Donut Towers.
* Able to help keep other team members focused and prioritizing important kitchen tasks
* Has a thorough understanding of The Salty's standards for:
* Glaze Consistency, Weight of Fillings, Flavor, Dough Texture, and Visual Aesthetics.
* The kitchen leads must be comfortable with all of the Salty Donut dough recipes
* When on opening shift, conduct a donut count each day before the overnight leads shift is over, to ensure all donuts were cut for the day.
* Ensures the Executive Pastry Chef is alerted of all raw dough, flat doughnuts and any other inconsistencies immediately
* Communicates with the lead prep cook to help the Executive Pastry Chef ensure the quality of prep items is at a proper standard
* Communicates with the lead prep cook to help the Executive Pastry Chef ensure quantities of prep items that are needed on a daily/weekly basis are being produced
* Helps maintain the cleanliness of entire kitchen by ensuring team members are organizing and cleaning their stations (including under the tables, inside the refrigerators and any equipment used during their shift)
* Helps ensure product quality and freshness throughout the week by FIFO'ing the refrigerators, glazes, toppings and dry goods
* Ability to perform inventory as per pastry chefs request.
* Other related responsibilities as assigned

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour

* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Paid training
* Vision insurance
Restaurant type:
* Bakery
* Coffee shop
Weekly day range:
* Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Charlotte, NC 28203: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: The Salty, Charlotte , Kitchen Lead, Hospitality & Tourism , Charlotte, North Carolina

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